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Great White demystified

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:36
Shark diving is helping tourists improve their perception about the largest predatory fish in the world.

Musk's Tesla to stay in space for millions of years

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:17
A car launched by Elon Musk could stay in space for millions of years before hitting Earth or Venus.

Quantum computers 'one step closer'

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:25
Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the recent development of a silicon-based programmable quantum processor.

AI does grunt work on China's pig farms

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:19
Alibaba rolls out a system that analyses pig squeals and coughs to improve pork production.

Crypto-currency craze 'hinders search for alien life'

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:43
A scientist says the search for alien intelligence has been hit by a shortage of computer hardware.

BBC to ban single-use plastics by 2020 after Blue Planet II

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:31
The move comes after the 'shocking' scale of plastic waste featured on the Blue Planet II series.

Genes remain active after death

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:56
Cells continue to function even after an individual dies, a discovery that could be developed into a forensic tool.

Amazon fish challenges mutation idea

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 05:19
Study of an Amazon fish has challenged ideas about how DNA gathers deadly mutations over time.

New antibiotic family discovered in dirt

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:51
The compounds are called malacidins and can kill several stubborn infections, including superbug MRSA.

Trump budget cuts US cash for International Space Station

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:36
Mr Trump's proposed budget includes funds to transition the space station from public to private.

Antarctic iceberg expedition set to reveal hidden realm

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:22
Footage shows the iceberg scientists hope will reveal an Antarctic realm hidden for thousands of years.

New crayfish that doesn't need males to mate becomes all-powerful

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 09:13
The self-cloning species, which can be bought in North America, is banned in Europe and two US states.

UK team set for giant Antarctic iceberg expedition

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 05:28
Scientists investigate undersea life exposed by the iceberg that broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula.

'Oumuamua: 'space cigar's' tumble hints at violent past

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 23:53
The 'Oumuamua asteroid from outside our Solar System was involved in a collision, a study finds.

Nigeria's soil-free salad farm

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 16:32
The entrepreneur growing greens in shipping containers.

The barren desert preparing astronauts for life on Mars

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 04:42
Researchers have created a simulation of the red planet with the hope humans will one day live there.

Rocket man

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 16:38
Elon Musk just launched the world's most powerful rocket. It's only a fraction of what he's up to.

Bolivia's lonely frog: Scientists race to find mate for Romeo

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:25
Romeo, a 10-year-old Sehuencas water frog, has been given a dating profile as part of the search.

Asteroid set for 'close' 43,300 mile flight past Earth on Friday

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 06:05
The asteroid, up to 40m in size and only discovered five days ago, passes by on Friday.

Getting a grip

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 06:04
The Bloodhound supersonic car aims to run in South Africa this October, and there is a lot to prepare.