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Kilauea volcano: Molten lava meets the sea

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 02:00
The Kilauea volcano has been pouring lava into the ocean off Hawaii, causing a hydrochloric acid mist.

Gene therapy reverses rat's paralysis

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:08
Experts say the findings could be life-changing for millions of patients.

Prehistoric frogs in amber surface after 99 million years

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:58
Frogs trapped in amber for 99 million years give clues to lost world. The four fossils were found in Myanmar.

Stephen Hawking's words will be beamed into space

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:20
The words of the renowned physicist have been set to music by composer Vangelis.

Mars Opportunity: Rover 'should ride out storm'

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 21:34
Nasa says it is concerned but hopeful that a veteran robot rover can survive a big dust storm.

Einstein's travel diaries reveal racist stereotypes

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 18:09
Xenophobic comments are found in private journals from the physicist's 1920s tour of Asia.

Antarctic ice sheets: Four things you need to know

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:12
With Antarctica shedding ice at an accelerating rate, here's what you need to know about continent's ice sheet.

Saiga antelopes: the Ice Age survivors now in peril

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:12
Scientists hope to save the saiga, a Central Asian antelope which survived the Ice Age, but is now in peril.

Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:01
Satellites observing the White Continent detect a jump in the rate of ice being lost to the ocean.

UK rebuffed over Galileo sat-nav procurement

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 09:36
Delegations to the European Space Agency vote to procure another batch of spacecraft, despite British calls to delay.

Daredevil raccoon's Minnesota skyscraper climb

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 08:17
The internet is transfixed as the animal scales a 23-floor Minnesota building for nearly a day.

One in five British mammals at risk of extinction

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:09
The red squirrel, the wildcat, and the grey long-eared bat face severe threats, a study says.

Top hat

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 08:18
With the first 500mph runs now pushed back to mid-2019, there is more time to prepare the world's first supersonic car.

Big cat spat

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:58
The US has more captive tigers than the rest of the world has wild ones. Why?

Scientists shocked by mysterious deaths of ancient trees

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:10
Many of the oldest and largest specimens of Africa's baobab tree have died over the past 12 years.

How many animals are born in the world every day?

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 17:27
Calculating the number of daily births takes in the very largest and smallest creatures.

Climate change: Pope urges action on clean energy

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 04:18
Francis tells oil executives the world must convert to clean fuel in an unprecedented conference.

Nobel laureate joins another exclusive club

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:30
Dr Richard Henderson is made a Companion of Honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Could an emoji save your life?

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:02
Scientists are campaigning for a new emoji which they feel could be vital during earthquakes.

Plastic and cotton found in UK's wild mussels

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 06:47
Scientists warn material including strands of underwear could be found in the seafood.