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Why are so few women inventors named on patents?

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 16:06
Women inventors account for just under 13% of patent applications globally, according to a study.

How to weigh a whale without a scale

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 16:06
Drones can be used to work out the body mass of the largest animals on the planet, helping in their conservation.

The Himalayan village that confiscates single-use plastics

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 16:01
This tiny Himalayan village has shunned single-use plastics – the impact is too serious for them.

Tsunamis linked to spread of deadly fungal disease

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 16:00
A huge earthquake off Alaska in the 1960s caused tsunamis that scientists say washed a tropical fungus ashore.

Scientists estimate Earth's total carbon store

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 14:50
There are 1.85 billion, billion tonnes of carbon on Earth, nearly all of it held beneath the surface.

Island reveals rising tide of plastic waste

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 05:43
A remote island in the southern Atlantic Ocean reveals the scale of the problem of plastic waste facing our seas.

Dutch tractor protest sparks 'worst rush hour'

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 03:48
There were some 1,100km (700 miles) of jams as farmers reacted to plans to cut nitrogen emissions.

Collecting polar bear footprints to map family trees

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 03:18
Scientists use new 'environmental DNA' technique to identify each polar bear and their relationship.

Bloodhound supersonic car set for high-speed trials

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 02:23
The UK-led project to break the land speed record is ready to start testing in South Africa.