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Thomas Becket: Alpine ice sheds light on medieval murder

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 21:06
Ancient air pollution, trapped in ice, reveals details about life and death in 12th Century Britain.

Machine translates brainwaves into sentences

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 08:20
Scientists have taken a step forward in their ability to decode what a person is saying just by looking at their brainwaves when they speak.

Peacock spiders show more of their colours

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 08:18
A new batch of these ostentatiously coloured and popular arachnids is described in Australia.

'Virus-fighting' scientist gets magnets stuck in nose

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 07:10
The astrophysicist was trying to create a necklace which would stop people touching their faces.

A place that makes you ask the questions that really matter

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 17:20
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt found a visit to Antarctica made him emotional, and ultimately hopeful.

Coronavirus: What we still don't know about Covid-19

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 17:20
There are many unanswered questions about the new coronavirus, Covid-19.

Coronavirus: OneWeb blames pandemic for collapse

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 02:00
OneWeb, the high-profile London-based satellite start-up, files for bankruptcy protection in the US.

Heirloom plants: Saving the nation's seeds from extinction

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 00:04
The incredible history of the UK's heirloom plants and why they're set to make a comeback.

Coronavirus: Lockdowns continue to suppress European pollution

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 09:13
New data confirms the improvement in air quality over Europe - a by-product of the coronavirus crisis.

Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and rivers

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 05:04
Scientists find out more about the threats of plastic to thousands of fish, whales and other aquatic life.

Climate change: 'Gob-smacking' vision for future UK transport

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 04:50
Public transport and active travel will be the "natural first choice", the Transport Secretary says.

US Space Force launches first mission

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 18:20
The newest branch of the US military, established by President Trump, goes into orbit for the first time.

Coronavirus: How can I shop or get deliveries and takeaways safely?

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 17:35
If coronavirus can be transferred on to surfaces, safe food shopping presents challenges.

Green sea turtles: Vulnerable animal's hatching season draws to close

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 17:14
The green sea turtle is vulnerable to extinction as the climate warms, Australian scientists say.

US Space Force launches first national security mission

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:18
The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Neanderthals ate sharks and dolphins

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 13:33
Neanderthals were eating fish, mussels and seals at a site in present-day Portugal, according to a new study.

Coronavirus: Pangolins found to carry viruses related to Covid-19

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 03:32
Pangolins smuggled into China were carrying viruses closely related to the one sweeping the world.

Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching in five years

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 23:19
The third such event in five years prompts scientists to renew urgent warnings about climate change.

Help needed to rescue UK's old rainfall records

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 19:10
Pre-1960s handwritten rain gauge data can inform drought and flood planning, but only if digitised.

Coronavirus: Calls to protect great apes from threat of infection

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 06:51
The possibility of infection in great apes like gorillas warrants the utmost caution, say experts.