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Dinosaur tracks on Skye 'globally important'

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 16:19
Researchers find that the footprints belonged to sauropods and therapods from the Middle Jurassic period.

Space junk demo mission launches

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:10
A UK-led project heads to orbit to trial technologies for removing redundant space hardware.

Tiangong-1: Defunct China space lab comes down over South Pacific

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 19:22
China's defunct Tiangong-1 space lab mostly burnt up on re-entering the Earth's atmosphere.

Dumping pesticides, using ducks instead

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 16:06
Bernard Poujol believes ducks are the future for rice farms, but he hasn't quite perfected his technique.

Tiangong-1: China space lab's return approaches

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 10:54
The defunct station is hurtling towards Earth but chances of it falling into your garden are slim.

RAF looks to space for the future

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 17:46
The Royal Air Force is pushing boundaries, 100 years since it began. Three women serving with the RAF explain.

Rhino census in India's Kaziranga park counts 12 more

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 11:22
A census suggests that one-horn rhino numbers have increased by 12 to 2,413 in the national park.

Prof Stephen Hawking funeral: Legacy 'will live forever'

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 09:02
Tributes led by actor Eddie Redmayne are paid at the funeral of the visionary scientist in Cambridge.

Tesla in fatal California crash was on Autopilot

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 03:24
The company says a Model X vehicle involved in a fatal crash in the US was in Autopilot mode.

Vanishing lake

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 18:18
It's been shrinking fast, but could a plan to divert water to one of Africa's largest lakes stop it disappearing?

Shipping faces demands to cut CO2

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 17:01
The industry could contribute almost a fifth of the global total of CO2 by 2050 but some nations resist targets.

Higgs factory a 'must for big physics'

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 01:38
The head of America's leading particle physics lab says a "factory" to make the Higgs boson will speed up discoveries.

Scientists explain the sound of knuckle cracking

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 06:09
What's behind the snapping sound when we crack our knuckles? Scientists have the answer.

Up close: The moment a cheetah joined a safari

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 04:50
Britton Hayes was on safari with his step uncle in Tanzania when a cheetah entered the vehicle.

Ghostly galaxy may be missing dark matter

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 10:00
Scientists have imaged a "transparent" galaxy that may have no dark matter.

Drinks bottles and can deposit return scheme proposed

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 04:28
A money-back scheme for returning glass, plastic bottles and cans in England is to be introduced.

Iron test

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 02:48
A Manchester-led team tests the detector system it will use in Antarctica to find hidden iron meteorites.

Australia's indigenous languages have one source, study says

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 19:01
All indigenous languages can be traced to a mother tongue dubbed Proto-Australian, researchers say.

JWST: Hubble 'successor' faces new delay

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 08:40
The James Webb Space Telescope will not now be launched until "approximately May 2020".

Bear cubs spending longer with mothers

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 08:00
Hunting pressures mean brown bear cubs now spend an extra year with their mothers, say scientists.