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Dig planned at rare 'Neolithic mortuary' in Aberdeenshire

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:19
Archaeologists hope to uncover new details of a site where dead may have been left for scavengers.

Hayabusa-2: Asteroid mission exploring a 'rubble pile'

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:46
The mission exploring an asteroid finds that it consists of material blasted off another asteroid.

Hen harriers 'vanishing due to illegal killing' - study

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:32
Bird of prey 10 times more likely to die on English grouse moors than other habitats, data shows.

New Horizons: Ultima Thule 'a time machine' to early Solar System

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:43
Ultima Thule has been described as a Frankenstein object, composed of "poorly formed snowmen".

Climate change: Water shortages in England 'within 25 years'

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 05:00
Wasting water should be as taboo as blowing smoke in a baby's face, says Environment Agency boss.

Bubble maths researcher wins top award

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:16
One of the highest prizes for mathematics is awarded to Prof Karen Uhlenbeck for her ground-breaking work.

Fund to boost female and black physicist numbers

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:50
Astrophysics star launches a scheme to help female and black students to become researchers.

Artificial meat: UK scientists growing 'bacon' in labs

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 18:28
Researchers have grown animal cells on blades of grass - could a slaughter-free bacon supply be feasible?

Psyche: Metal world mission targets 'iron volcanoes'

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 09:20
What exotic processes occur on the world known as 16 Psyche? A Nasa mission will soon find out.

Soggy Ben Nevis can be bone dry

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 09:18
Old weather data reveals how the UK's highest mountain can experience periods of near-zero humidity.

Dead Philippines whale had 40kg of plastic in stomach

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 00:56
The whale that washed up in the Philippines had ingested 16 rice sacks and "multiple" shopping bags.

UK space internet firm OneWeb ready for lift-off

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 00:13
OneWeb secures new funding enabling it to speed up plans for a global high-speed broadband network.

US detects huge meteor explosion

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 22:07
The fireball is the second most powerful in 30 years and the biggest since Chelyabinsk in 2013.

Sinking island in the Sundarbans Delta

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 17:17
Thousands of people still live on the Indian island, which has shrunk in size to just 4.5 sq km.

UK's air-breathing rocket engine set for key tests

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 05:54
Important tests lie ahead for the engine concept that could take a plane from London to Sydney in about four hours.

Climate strikes spread worldwide as students call for action

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 03:24
Thousands of school pupils protest in cities across Asia and Europe against climate change.

Climate strike: What is a climate emergency?

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 03:04
Bath is the latest council to declare one, as students protest about the planet.

Climate change: What are your questions?

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 18:06
We want to hear which questions you want answered on climate change.

Ancient migration transformed Spain's DNA

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 17:45
A migration from Central Europe transformed the genetic make-up of Iberia, a new DNA study reveals.

'Super worried' about the planet - in Spain, Kenya, Bangladesh

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 17:25
Young people around the world on their fears about the effects of pollution and climate change.