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Elon Musk's huge Falcon Heavy rocket set for launch

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 17:40
The entrepreneur will attempt to fly the world's most powerful rocket with his own Tesla as payload.

'Extraordinary' fossil sheds light on origins of spiders

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 08:03
A fossil preserved in amber for 100 million years is shaking up ideas about the evolution of spiders.

Plastic pollution: Scientists' plea on threat to ocean giants

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 21:01
Scientists call for monitoring of plastic pollution risks to whales, sharks and rays that strain water to feed.

Mayan surprise

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:33
Latest technology reveals a network of more than 60,000 structures under Guatemala's jungle.

Design call for 'solar sentinel' mission

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:24
The UK will play a leading role in developing a spacecraft to warn of solar storms.

Bones clue to 'lost' Viking army which made England

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 06:40
New analysis suggests part of a nation-changing army of Vikings was buried in a town churchyard.

Are we stuck with plastic drinking straws?

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 06:30
A leading maker of straws says greener alternatives are too costly and their development has stalled.

Fossil from south Wales named as new reptile species

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 06:20
The ancient animal would have shared its home with dinosaurs, say Bristol researchers.

New Zealand gannet 'no mates Nigel' dies alongside fake partner

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 02:50
The lonely bird died beside a concrete bird replica he had courted - and nested with - for years.

Volcanic eruptions in Guatemala captured in time-lapse video

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 01:33
Volcan de Fuego sent ash over a mile into the sky.

Mind control

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 16:05
Controlling machines using thought can be used in medicine, gaming, transport and many other sectors.

Polar bears captured on collar cams

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:33
High-tech tracking collars on polar bears reveal a growing Arctic struggle, say scientists.

Polar bears 'running out of food'

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:21
Tracking collars on female polar bears measure the animals' struggle to find food on diminishing Arctic ice.

Genetic secret of English salmon

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 18:46
Researchers have discovered that salmon from the chalk streams of southern England are genetically unique.

Dying in agony

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:26
While the US suffers an overdose epidemic, most of the world misses out on painkillers.

Space shuttle Columbia's final mission

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:17
It's 15 years since disaster struck as the Columbia returned to Earth following a research mission.

Luxembourg PM watches GovSat-1 space launch

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:10
Xavier Bettel is at Cape Canaveral in Florida to see his nation's latest space project go into orbit.

The 'super blue blood Moon' across the world

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:23
Eyes around the globe have been turning to the skies to view the lunar event.

Hong Kong bans ivory trade in 'historic' vote

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 07:14
The move by Hong Kong's lawmakers is hailed by campaigners as "a lifeline for elephants".

Killer whale says 'hello'

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 03:15
A killer whale is taught to mimic words such as "hello" and "bye bye" in a scientific experiment.