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Nazi legacy found in Norwegian trees

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 05:22
The chemical fog used to hide the Tirpitz battleship in WWII stunted the growth of trees.

Map records UK's small ups and downs

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 18:22
The subtle warping of the land surface across Britain is fully mapped in detail for the first time.

Iron Age study targets British DNA mystery

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 16:35
A project to sequence DNA from ancient remains may solve a puzzle involving people from south-east Britain.

How ancient DNA is transforming our view of the past

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 16:32
Ancient DNA from human remains has helped construct a new narrative for human history.

Earth's magnetic ocean tides mapped from space

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 14:25
Satellites make the most detailed observations yet of the magnetism generated by moving seawater.

The seismic signal of Lionel Messi

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 07:55
When the Barcelona striker nets another wonder goal, the city literally shakes.

Silent robots listen to ocean winds

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 05:50
Autonomous sea-gliders fitted with hydrophones gather information far from weather stations.

Ancient sea reptile was one of the largest animals ever

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 00:50
Sea reptiles the size of blue whales swam off the English coast 200 million years ago, fossils show.

More than half your body is not human

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 17:36
Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count, while the rest are microscopic colonists.

Antarctic expedition hopes for Ernest Shackleton bonus

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 16:12
A scientific cruise next year will look for Ernest Shackleton's famous lost ship given the opportunity.

Mission to Antarctica's Larsen ice shelves

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 16:11
An international expedition next year will try to reach the site of a major new iceberg.

Tasmanian devil cancers targeted by human drugs

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:02
Cambridge University researchers find human cancer drugs could halt the extinction of the marsupial.

Finger bone points to early human exodus

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 08:47
A fossil find from Saudi Arabia adds to growing evidence that modern humans left Africa earlier than supposed.

Belgrade's 'tiny head' Gagarin statue causes dismay

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 06:36
Serbian social media users mock city's tribute to the first man in space.

100 years of chemical weapons

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 05:35
From chlorine to novichok, Hamish de Bretton-Gordon takes us through the history of chemical weapons.

BBC climate change interview breached broadcasting standards

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 05:29
The media watchdog says the ex-chancellor was "not sufficiently challenged" during a radio interview.

Big increase in Antarctic snowfall

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 01:00
The annual extra now compared with the early 1800s has a water volume twice that of the Dead Sea.

Hunting mystery giant lightning from space

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 16:18
A new mission aboard the International Space Station is taking storm chasing to new heights.

Virgin Galactic spaceship completes test flight

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 09:31
The supersonic test flight of its SpaceShipTwo rocket ship was the first since a crash in 2014.

The pest controller of Kandahar

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 20:33
It's not just spiders, scorpions and snakes for the man in charge of pest control at Kandahar air base.