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Sir David Attenborough to present Blue Planet sequel

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 16:01
The sequel to 2001's ocean series is due to be shown later this year on BBC One.

SpaceX successfully launches rocket after Saturday setback

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 08:33
The US rocket company sends a cargo ship to resupply the International Space Station.

Gravity probe exceeds performance goals

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 09:23
The long-planned space mission that seeks to detect gravitational waves is on course to be selected this summer.

Eclipse to be turned into mega-movies

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 05:07
Citizen photos taken during August's total solar eclipse in the US will be spliced into continuous videos.

Naica's crystal caves hold long-dormant life

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 23:31
Long-dormant microbes are found inside giant crystals of the Naica mountain caves - and revived.

GM hens help build 'frozen aviary' in Edinburgh

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:24
Genetically-modified hens that can lay eggs from different poultry breeds are helping scientists set up a "frozen aviary" to conserve rare birds.

Ocean mapping XPRIZE cuts teams to 21

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 04:55
The international competition to drive innovation in seafloor mapping announces the teams that will take part in its semi-final stage.

Plastic 'nurdles' found littering UK beaches

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 03:27
Billions of tiny plastic lentil-sized pellets can be spotted on UK shores - but how do 'nurdles' get there?

Call for brain donors

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 22:32
Scientists are calling for more people to donate their brains to research to help find cures for mental and psychological disorders.

Cardiff Uni's new way of making compounds for drugs

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 22:28
Researchers in Cardiff develop a new "highly-efficient" method of extracting disease-fighting compounds.

Zealandia: Is there an eighth continent under New Zealand?

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 22:25
Almost entirely submerged, Zealandia meets all the criteria to be considered a continent, say researchers.

Scientists appeal for more people to donate their brains

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 20:13
They say they are lacking the brains of people with disorders such as depression and PTSD.

UK scientists seek closer relationship with US after Brexit

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 19:32
Research institutions want to make it easier for scientists to collaborate and share facilities.

'Seagrasses' vital to coastal health

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:33
Underwater flowering plants play multiple roles in keeping coastal ecosystems healthy.

Event Horizon Telescope ready to image black hole

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 09:01
An Earth-sized "virtual telescope" is ready to take the first ever picture of a black hole - the monster mysterious object at the centre of our galaxy.

Weather experts say new El Niño possible later this year

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 05:41
The World Meteorological Organisation say there is a possibility of a new El Niño later this year.

How can the UK reduce air pollution?

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 05:02
The European Commission says the UK has two months to address repeated breaches of air pollutants.

Running ants: Why scientists built an insect treadmill

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 04:09
Researchers are hoping to reveal the insects' navigation secrets to help the development of robots.

Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:04
The discovery could lead to better tests and therapies for children with autism.

Winston Churchill's views on aliens revealed in lost essay

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:00
A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill reveals he was open to the possibility of life on other planets.