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High-energy 'ghost particles' absorbed by Earth

4 hours 36 min ago
Neutrinos are famous for travelling through solid objects, but they don't go through everything, a study shows.

Light pollution: Night being lost in many countries

4 hours 52 min ago
Much of the world is "losing the night" as artificial light becomes brighter and more widespread, say scientists.

Plague reached Europe by Stone Age

6 hours 40 min ago
Plague was present in Europe during the late Stone Age, according to a study of ancient remains.

Research money central to Budget

7 hours 46 min ago
The Chancellor Philip Hammond has made investment in research the centrepiece of his budget.

How dinosaur scales became bird feathers

10 hours 54 min ago
The genes that caused scales to become feathers in the early ancestors of birds have been found by US scientists.

UK judges to get scientific guides

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:45
A Supreme Court Justice launches the first of a series of scientific guides for UK judges.

Seeds hold hidden treasures for future food

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:41
More than 70,000 seeds have been sent from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank to Lebanon, for vital crop research.

Drug-driving cases dropped over forensics

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:35
Thousands more cases - including violent and sexual crimes - could be affected by "manipulated" tests.

Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive traces found

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 04:57
The weather service says the levels of a radioactive isotope were nearly 1,000 times normal levels.

Bialowieza forest: EU threatens Poland with fine over logging

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 01:49
Europe's top court says Poland must prove it has stopped logging in Bialowieza forest or face fines.

Albatrosses hit by fishing and climate

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:10
The spectacular albatrosses featured in the BBC's Blue Planet series have seen a big slump in numbers.

Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:53
An asteroid that visited our Solar System from interstellar space is one of the most elongated celestial bodies known to science.

European memory champion reveals winning trick

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 03:25
Simon Reinhard mastered the Method of Loci to become a European memory champion.

Antarctic glacier’s rough belly exposed

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 03:11
The melting glacier contributing most to sea-level rise currently may be more resilient than previously recognised.

Bosnia's silent killer: The coal industry

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:17
The Balkan country has the world's second highest death rate caused by air pollution.

Floods: How to stay safe when disaster strikes

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:12
Floods have been a deadly staple of 2017. But can you protect yourself against the natural disaster?

The world's biggest lithium battery farm

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:59
The plant in the US state of California stores enough energy to power 20,000 homes for four hours.

Small steps forward as UN climate talks end in Bonn

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:40
UN climate talks finish with progress on technical issues but with questions on carbon cuts unresolved.

Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:52
The US president's move comes a day after US hunters were told they could import elephant trophies.

How worried should we be about melting ice caps?

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:02
As the UN climate change conference ends, BBC Science's David Shukman takes a look at melting ice caps.