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'Rosalind Franklin': Europe's Mars rover heads for fit checks

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:52
The six-wheeled robot survives the simulated conditions it'll experience on the Red Planet.

Deforested parts of Amazon 'emitting more CO2 than they absorb'

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 10:42
Up to a fifth of the Amazon rainforest has become a net source of CO2, research suggests.

Tyrannosaurus species named 'Reaper of Death' found in Canada

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 05:44
The fossils of the predator, which stood around 8ft (2.4m) tall, were found by a farmer in Alberta.

Sir David Attenborough to explore threat to 'perfect planet'

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 03:40
A new series will show how the forces of nature - such as the weather - affect animals and the planet

Oxford University Museum of Natural History gives exhibits fresh look

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 17:30
The natural world specimens are being temporarily removed to make way for new display cabinets.

Ocean Infinity: Exploration company goes for robot boats at scale

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 15:20
Uncrewed Surface vessels are the future on water, just as are driverless cars are on land.

Climate assembly considers flying bananas

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 02:28
The UK's climate assembly considers the issues of flying bananas and indoor fleeces.

Solar Orbiter: Sun mission primed for launch

Sun, 02/09/2020 - 11:48
The European probe will gather some of the most detailed ever pictures and movies of our star.

Climate change: Why are US senators wearing this symbol?

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 16:01
Climate Stripes, a graphic made by a UK academic, is being worn by US politicians posted on social media.

Solar Orbiter launch: what is it and what's it going to do?

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 16:01
Many scientists are calling it the UK's most important mission for a generation.

Four rare mountain gorillas 'die in Uganda lightning strike'

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 06:24
The four killed by suspected electrocution include a pregnant female, a conservation group says.

What do a coyote and badger tell us about animal relations?

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 04:04
A zoologist explains why footage showing the two animals working together, might be more common than you think.

Why is there less snow on Scotland's mountains this year?

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 16:00
Enthusiasts say they have noticed a difference in conditions on the hills in recent years.

The research centre dedicated to the science of cracks

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 16:00
Strathclyde University is claiming a world-first with a research centre that simulates and analyses fissures.

Climate change: Loss of bumblebees driven by 'climate chaos'

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 17:25
"Climate chaos" has caused widespread losses of bumblebees across continents, experts say.

Fireflies face extinction risk - and tourists are partly to blame

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 16:35
Tourists love the sight of fireflies glowing at night but it can kill the insects, scientists say.

Poorer households may get help on energy bills

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 16:01
The burden of paying for clean energy technology could be shifted to the tax payer.

OneWeb: London start-up set to launch first big batch of satellites

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 11:34
The UK-based firm plans near-monthly launches of spacecraft to deliver a broadband internet service.

Seven female scientists you may not have heard of - but should know all about

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 09:27
The government is being told to act over a "lack of visible role models for girls" in science. Here's a whole array they could use.

MPs question ministers on tree-planting plans

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 09:23
Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers is quizzed on the government's tree-planting plans.