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Plastic pollution: 'Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo'

11 hours 27 sec ago
Flushing daily disposable lenses down the toilet is increasing the threat from plastics, say experts.

Public 'back' taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 02:13
Ministers say they are looking at measures after thousands support action to reduce single-use items.

What's the truth about spiders in our homes?

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:07
Animal expert Dr Tim Cockerill talks us through the truth about spiders.

When flying to Mars is your day job

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:41
No one is free from email admin and spreadsheets... but what else do Nasa engineers do all day?

Earliest galaxies found 'on our cosmic doorstep'

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:09
Some of the earliest galaxies to form in the Universe are sitting on our cosmic doorstep, a study says.

Wheat gene map to help 'feed the world'

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:00
Researchers are set to develop higher yield wheat varieties requiring less water after making a gene map.

Ancient Egyptian mummification 'recipe' revealed

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 18:01
Forensic examination of a mummy shows the original ancient Egyptian embalming recipe, scientists say.

New pesticides 'may have risks for bees'

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:46
Attempts to find a new generation of pesticides to replace neonicotinoids have been dealt a potential blow.

Star Trek saga casts new Spock actor Ethan Peck

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 07:49
How will Ethan Peck compare to Leonard Nimoy and other actors who've played the pointy-eared science officer?

Mystery Russian satellite's behaviour raises alarm in US

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 05:05
Official says "there is no way to verify" what object is and whether or not it may pose a danger.

Footage suggests basking sharks use Scottish seas for courtship

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 03:39
Scientists collected footage showing basking sharks being "sociable" with each other off the coast of Mull.

Hot weather reveals hidden history to archaeologists

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 20:44
The UK heatwave has been good for aerial archaeologists spotting hidden treasures in the dry fields.

How the humble cabbage can stop cancers

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 17:22
Researchers reveal how chemicals in some vegetables can prevent bowel cancer.

Study suggests drastic decline in mountain hares

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:36
Conservation groups have called for an end to the "indiscriminate and ruthless" mountain hare culls.

Rare Chinese tree's flowers attract visitors to Roath Park

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 09:00
The Chinese tree has flowered for the first time since it was planted in Cardiff more than 100 years ago.

Next few years 'may be exceptionally warm'

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 08:31
The next few years could be "anomalously warm", according to a new study.

Being human: Big toe clung on longest to primate origins

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 06:35
Our big toe was one of the last parts of the foot to become human-like, as our early ancestors evolved to walk on two legs.

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa's monkeys and apes?

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 17:58
Large-scale expansion of palm oil in Africa will very likely risk the lives of primates, a study finds.

The farmers using sewage to make saris

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 16:08
As groundwater supplies dwindle in rural India, farmers turn to wastewater to grow crops like mulberry, which is used to make silk.

Going plastic-free with kids: Tips to reduce your dependence

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 16:05
Blogger Mamalina gives five tips on reducing your plastic dependence if you have young children.