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Hunting for life's chemistry on Mars

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 05:34
Nasa says organic matter suggests there might have been life on the planet.

Plastic and other waste found in British mussels

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 04:29
Scientists say more work is needed to understand the health effects of consuming the seafood.

Curiosity rover sees seasonal Mars methane swing

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:27
Methane on the Red Planet waxes and wanes with the seasons - another clue in the search for life.

Oldest 'footprints' found in China

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:19
The oldest known "footprints" left by an animal have been uncovered in China.

Key 'step forward' in cutting cost of removing CO2 from air

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 08:10
A Canadian firm says new technology has dramatically cut the cost of removing carbon from the air.

Shunning Britain

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 04:43
British farmers say they are facing a shortage of workers to pick fruit and vegetables as recruitment companies say they can't find enough to fill vacancies.

European Commission hopes for big science funding uplift

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 03:30
The European Commission sets out how it wants to spend €100bn (£87bn) on science in the next EU budget.

Spain's king swears in Sanchez cabinet with majority of women

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 03:15
Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has put women in charge of 11 of the 17 portfolios.

Human planet

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 17:00
Scientists Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin believe humans are not on an inevitable course to self-destruction.

Meet the nuns helping save a sacred species from extinction

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:24
The axolotl - a salamander unique to Mexico - has almost been wiped out by pollution and over-fishing.

Pollution hits fungi that nourish trees - study

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:16
Scientists say pollution could have unpredictable effects on Europe's forests by damaging fungi.

Has US physics lab found a new particle?

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:07
Results from the MiniBooNE physics experiment suggest a particle known as the sterile neutrino might have been found.

European astronaut set to command ISS launches on Soyuz

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 05:44
The next European commander of the International Space Station has just blasted off into orbit.

European Commission seeks to boost space spending

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 03:53
The European Commission wants to expand its space activities, and will set up a new agency to support them.

50 nations 'curbing plastic pollution'

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 02:19
Levies and bans have been among the most effective strategies to curb plastic waste, a UN report says.

Take a look inside the world's largest legal cannabis farm

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:45
Canada is on the verge of legalising marijuana for recreational use. The BBC visited a huge cannabis farm in British Columbia, which the operators say is the world's largest.

How does plastic move around the oceans?

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:11
BBC Science Editor David Shukman explains what happens to plastic once it gets into the sea.

Heathrow Airport: Cabinet approves new runway plan

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 08:38
Ministers say "the time for action is now" with MPs set to vote on expansion in the coming weeks.

Guatemala volcano: Search after deadly eruption

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 22:30
The most violent eruption to hit the country in more than a century is over for now, say volcanologists.

What do slugs hate? Home remedies put to the test

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 17:33
Traditional remedies used by gardeners to deter slugs and snails are to be tested scientifically for the first time.