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Tim Peake holds news conference after returning from ISS

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 03:57
Tim Peake speaks at his first news conference since returning from the International Space Station.

New crop varieties 'can't keep up with global warming'

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 17:33
Temperatures around the world are rising faster than scientists can develop varieties that can cope with a warmer world, according to a new study.

How early mammals evolved night vision to escape dinos

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 09:13
Night-time vision evolved millions of years ago in early mammals, a study suggests.

Project re-ignited

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 07:50
Andy Green says a new source of funding means preparations to run the Bloodhound 1,000mph supersonic car in South Africa next year can resume.

China builds world's most powerful computer

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 04:46
The 93 petaflop Sunway TaihuLight in China has topped a newly published list of supercomputers.

Solar Impulse sets off on 90-hour Atlantic crossing

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:08
Solar Impulse 2 aircraft sets off from New York to cross the Atlantic in an attempt to fly around the globe using solar energy.

British astronaut Tim Peake's 'incredible experience'

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 02:56
British astronaut Tim Peake has said he is elated to be back on earth after six months onboard the international space station.

President Obama in Yosemite: 'Climate change is a reality'

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 19:10
President Barack Obama draws attention to the dangers of climate change while on a visit to Yosemite National Park in California.

UK astronaut returns: The moment Peake fell to Earth

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 03:49
Footage shows the descent of UK astronaut Tim Peake and two other crew members as they touched down in Kazakhstan.

UK astronaut Tim Peake returns to Earth

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 02:15
UK astronaut Tim Peake is safely back on Earth after a historic mission to the International Space Station.

Final handshakes in space station

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 20:47
British astronaut Tim Peake has boarded the spacecraft that will return him to Earth following an historic six-month mission to the space station.

Nasa-style mission needed to map ocean floor

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 11:57
Ocean experts call for international action to generate the kinds of maps of global seabeds that space missions have already returned for the Moon and Mars.

Advance of the giant spider crabs

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 09:39
A horde of giant spider crabs has amassed in waters near Melbourne. Australian aquatic scientist Sheree Marris filmed this incredible footage.

Melt ponds suggest no Arctic sea-ice record this year

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 07:43
Arctic sea-ice may have hit a record low in May but that does not mean September will set a new minimum mark, say polar experts at Reading University, UK.

Mars crater named after Nepal quake village Langtang

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 05:46
A crater on Mars is named Langtang, in tribute to one of the worst-hit villages during the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

Study unlocks surprising behaviour of soil bacteria

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 04:53
Newly sequenced genomes of soil bacteria have led to questions about how differing land management affects the organisms' behaviour, on agriculture and emissions.

Tim Peake to return to 'ground control' on earth

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 23:52
British astronaut Tim Peake is due back to earth six months after blasting off into space.

Giant crab horde gathers in Australia

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 23:16
A massive population of giant spider crabs amasses in waters off the Australian city of Melbourne.

Deep Atlantic: Scientists launch ocean mission

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 22:03
Biggest ever deep Atlantic exploration mission launched by UK scientists.

UK astronaut Tim Peake prepares for return to Earth

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 20:06
British astronaut Tim Peake is preparing to return to Earth after an historic six-month stay aboard the International Space Station.

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