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Multiple waterspouts spotted in Sochi

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:06
Footage of a number of waterspouts in Russia has emerged.

XFEL: Brilliant X-ray laser comes online

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:04
A powerful machine opens in Germany to probe the structure of matter to help make new drugs and materials.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust launches Lackford Lakes appeal

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 03:04
Suffolk Wildlife Trust says species including the stone curlew will benefit from the purchase.

Florence: Largest asteroid in century to safely fly by Earth

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 02:57
Florence will pass by at a relatively close distance but scientists say there is nothing to worry about.

Young tagged hen harrier goes missing in 'suspicious' circumstances

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 16:41
Calluna, a female harrier fitted with a satellite tag, has not been tracked for more than a fortnight.

Inefficient vacuum cleaner sales banned

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 16:02
Those using more than 900 watts and emitting more than 80 decibels are now banned in Europe's shops.

New research reveals why is yawning so contagious

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:25
New research sheds light on why yawns are so contagious.

Clues to why leaves come in many sizes

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:14
Scientists are closer to solving one of the big puzzles of the plant world - why leaf size matters.

Otter 'social learning' observed in Anglia Ruskin University study

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 07:52
Researchers observe smooth-coated otters watching and learning from each other.

Flood capital

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 05:02
The reasons why the fourth-largest city in the US has become its flood capital.

Hyperloop pod breaks own high-speed record

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 04:58
More tests next month might mean the pods for the science-fictional transport system hit 500 km/h

Amazon study discovers 381 new species in two-year period

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 03:56
Conservation charity WWF warns that the species were found in areas at risk from human activity.

The scientists watching stars being born

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 03:53
This is the largest radio telescope on Earth, 5,000m up in the Atacama Desert. It can see stars and planets being born millions of light-years away.

Science funding: Will 'picking winners' work?

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 02:09
Why has the government returned to an industrial strategy abandoned in the 1980s?

The animals rescued from war zones

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 18:40
Vet Amir Khalil goes into conflict areas to save the zoo animals left behind.

First cancer 'living drug' gets go-ahead

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:47
US authorities approve a treatment which re-designs a patient's own immune system to attack cancer.

Brazil court blocks Amazon mining decree

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 08:51
The order prevents the government from exploiting a protected area bigger than Denmark.

Cassini hints at young age for Saturn's rings

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 22:27
New data gathered by the Cassini probe suggests Saturn's icy bands formed relatively recently.

Smelly clue to bird navigation skills

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 07:33
Birds rely on smell to find their bearings when land is out of sight, according to a study.

'Sea dragon' fossil is 'largest on record'

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 03:06
A 200-million-year-old fossil 're-discovered' in a museum is something special, say scientists.