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The battle to break plastic's bonds

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 07:38
US chemists have turned plastic into motor oil, but the scientific battle to break down the tide of plastic waste continues.

Google claims 'quantum supremacy' for computer

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 06:26
The company claims a quantum computer has surpassed conventional devices for the first time.

Lighthouse moved 70m on rails to save it from falling into sea

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 12:39
Coastal erosion threatened to topple Denmark's Rubjerg Knude lighthouse - but now it's being moved.

Climate change: Switch to 100% organic farming would boost emissions

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 09:38
Going fully organic in England and Wales would require more imports of food and increase carbon output.

'Molar Berg': Getting a measure of Antarctica's big new iceberg

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 08:31
Scientists use satellites to run the rule over the White Continent's latest mega-berg.

Bezos floats 'national team' to build Moon lander

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 07:21
Four aerospace firms will team up in a bid to build a lunar landing system.

How liquid air could help keep the lights on

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 06:15
The UK will build the first ever liquid air energy storage plant, based on an idea from a backyard inventor.

How space affects women and men differently

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 16:48
BBC Radio 5 Live speaks to a space gynaecologist about the impact of space travel on female astronauts.

Neanderthal 'glue' points to complex thinking

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 13:44
A Neanderthal tool from the Netherlands bears traces of ancient "glue".

Female astronauts answer questions from orbit after spacewalk

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 12:47
US astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch answer questions about their all-female space walk.

Climate change: Peatlands 'turning into carbon sources'

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 10:33
Scientists call for urgent action to prevent peatlands drying out and releasing vast stores of carbon.

Prime editing: DNA tool could correct 89% of genetic defects

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 08:00
New technology - called prime editing - is like a "genetic word processor" able to re-write DNA.

Dementia in football: Ex-players three and a half times more likely to die of condition

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 07:55
Former professional footballers are three and a half times more likely to die of dementia than people of the same age range in the general population, according to new research.

Are electric cars as 'green' as you think?

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 02:36
The lithium powering electric vehicles is found deep beneath the salt flats of Argentina

Black hole scientist Dr Katie Bouman on trolling and teamwork

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 16:00
Dr Katie Bouman's photo of the moment she saw her first black hole image went viral - but it wasn't all good.

Nasa Mars 2020 Mission's MiMi Aung on women in space

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 16:50
At 16, MiMi Aung travelled alone to the US for an education. Now she's a project lead on Nasa's Mars mission.

European SolO probe ready to take on audacious mission

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 13:43
A UK-assembled European spacecraft aims to take the closest ever pictures and movies of the Sun.

Nasa astronauts make all-women spacewalk

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 05:29
Two female astronauts are making history with the first ever all-women spacewalk.

Satellites to monitor whale strandings from space

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 15:50
Scientists are developing the techniques to spot mass stranding events from orbit.

Why a brainless yellow 'blob' that can learn is mystifying scientists

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 08:50
A yellow organism, which looks like fungus but acts like an animal, has gone on display at a Paris zoo.