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PM to "supercharge" UK science with fast visa system

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 09:36
Boris Johnson wants a new fast-track visa system to attract leading scientists to work in the UK.

Rosalind Franklin Mars rover nears completion

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 06:08
Engineers are close to finishing the assembly of the joint Europe-Russia robot set for launch in 2020.

TikTok videos spread climate change awareness

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 02:24
The play-on-words hashtag #Globalwarning has been viewed more than 24 million times by users of the app.

Plant-based diet can fight climate change - UN

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 01:00
A major report says the West's high consumption of meat is fuelling global warming.

What's wrong with buying a dinosaur?

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 16:39
There's a growing fashion for fossils, but some argue it is undermining scientific research.

Chernobyl vodka: First consumer product made in exclusion zone

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 16:00
Atomik is made with grain and water from the abandoned area around the damaged nuclear power plant.

Body found in search for scientist in Greece

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 08:12
Natalie Christopher, 35, was last seen on Monday going for a run on the island of Ikaria.

Tardigrades: 'Water bears' stuck on the moon after crash

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 04:32
Tiny animals called tardigrades are thought to have survived a crash-landing on the moon.

Do these icebergs produce the worlds purest water?

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 03:38
Selling water from melted icebergs is big business on Canada's eastern coast, but there are concerns over Arctic warming.

Ancient parrot in New Zealand was 1m tall, study says

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 03:22
The parrot roamed New Zealand 19 million years ago, and may have been flightless and carnivorous.

Staring at seagulls helps protect food, say scientists

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 01:21
The seaside birds are less likely to steal your chips when you watch them, according to scientists.

Europe launches second EDRS space laser satellite

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 14:11
Optical links will pull pictures and data from other spacecraft and then speed them to the ground.

Basking sharks caught on ‘SharkCam’ in Inner Hebrides

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 07:00
It is hoped the footage from the Inner Hebrides will reinforce a case for conservation in the area.

Thailand: Hidden temple emerges from drought-hit landscape

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 03:00
An underwater temple in Thailand has emerged as water levels drop in a reservoir.

Climate change: Hungry nations add the least to global CO2

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 16:05
Impoverished African countries are the most food-insecure, stemming from climate change, says a charity.

July confirmed as hottest month on record

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 06:13
July this year was the warmest month ever observed worldwide, satellite data has confirmed.

Stop abusing land, scientists warn

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 16:16
Scientists are poised to deliver a stark condemnation of the damage people are wreaking on Earth's land surface.

The Nairobi sanctuary caring for orphaned elephants

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 00:24
This Nairobi orphanage cares for elephants whose parents have often been killed by poachers.

Ebola vaccine: Why is a new jab so controversial?

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 17:17
The outbreak shows no signs of abating, so why is the roll-out of a second vaccine proving contentious?

'Siberia is burning': Artists raise awareness of Russia wildfires

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 05:07
Russian artists want more urgent action to take place.