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Edinburgh scientists discover mammoth secret in ivory DNA

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 16:48
Researchers at Edinburgh Zoo have found woolly mammoth DNA inside ivory trinkets from the illegal trade.

Moon motivation

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 16:03
What China's Chang'e-4 mission could tell us about the far side of the Moon.

Genetically modified 'shortcut' boosts plant growth by 40%

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 11:44
Scientists overcome a natural restriction in plants that could boost yields from important food crops.

China in space

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 07:06
China has successfully landed on the far side of the moon, but that is not the limit of its ambitions.

China Moon mission lands Chang'e-4 spacecraft on far side

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 05:58
The robotic space mission is the first landing on the side of the Moon that never faces Earth.

Climate change: LED lights making dent in UK energy demand

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 02:16
Energy efficiency is more important in the battle against climate change than wind and solar power, research shows

Anak Krakatau volcano: Satellites get clear view of collapse

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 17:16
New images of Anak Krakatau, which erupted last month and caused a deadly tsunami, are revealed.

Nasa's New Horizons: 'Snowman' shape of distant Ultima Thule revealed

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 11:11
The first detailed picture from Tuesday's historic flyby in the outer Solar System is released.

Warming seas linked to bluefin tuna surge in UK waters

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 11:00
Increased sightings of bluefin tuna off the UK are linked to the warming effect of a long term ocean current.

New Horizons: Nasa probe survives flyby of Ultima Thule

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 08:03
The New Horizons spacecraft confirms its "healthy" status after a historic encounter with an icy world.

New Horizons: Nasa waits for signal from Ultima Thule probe

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 01:45
The New Horizons spacecraft is expected to confirm its successful pass of a far-flung world.

Recycling: Where is the plastic waste mountain?

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 16:49
A year ago China imposed a ban on waste imports, so what's happened to the UK's plastic?

Pete Tong NYE 'balloon drop' cancelled after protests

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 03:30
Organisers had planned to release 130,000 balloons at a Manila nightclub to ring in the new year.

Mother of the Hubble: Tributes paid to Nasa scientist

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 01:49
Dr Nancy Grace Roman, the first woman to hold a senior leadership position at Nasa, has died at 93.

Ancient roots

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 21:10
Aryans are not the earliest or only source of Indian civilisation, suggests new research on genetic ancestry.

Capt Lou Rudd is first Briton to cross Antarctic unaided

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 08:18
A British Army officer has become the second person ever to trek unaided across Antarctica.

Police diver adopts dog rescued from icy lake

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 02:11
A puppy was saved from a frozen lake by a police diver in Turkey.

Anak Krakatau: Indonesian volcano's dramatic collapse

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 17:13
Satellite images indicate Anak Krakatau lost over two-thirds of its height and volume when it erupted.

Fireworks banned on the Galapagos to protect wildlife

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 15:38
Authorities in Ecuador say animals suffered elevated heart rates and anxiety after pyrotechnic shows.

Madagascar pochard: World's rarest bird gets new home

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 05:17
A species of duck thought to have been wiped out a decade ago is re-released at a lake in Madagascar.