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Bezos floats 'national team' to build Moon lander

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 07:21
Four aerospace firms will team up in a bid to build a lunar landing system.

How liquid air could help keep the lights on

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 06:15
The UK will build the first ever liquid air energy storage plant, based on an idea from a backyard inventor.

Climate change: Widespread drying of European peatlands

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 02:55
Scientists call for urgent action to prevent peatlands drying out and releasing vast stores of carbon.

How space affects women and men differently

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 16:48
BBC Radio 5 Live speaks to a space gynaecologist about the impact of space travel on female astronauts.

Neanderthal 'glue' points to complex thinking

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 13:44
A Neanderthal tool from the Netherlands bears traces of ancient "glue".

Female astronauts answer questions from orbit

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 12:47
US astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch answer questions about their all-female space walk.

Prime editing: DNA tool could correct 89% of genetic defects

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 08:00
New technology - called prime editing - is like a "genetic word processor" able to re-write DNA.

Dementia in football: Ex-players three and a half times more likely to die of condition

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 07:55
Former professional footballers are three and a half times more likely to die of dementia than people of the same age range in the general population, according to new research.

Are electric cars as 'green' as you think?

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 02:36
The lithium powering electric vehicles is found deep beneath the salt flats of Argentina

Black hole scientist Dr Katie Bouman on trolling and teamwork

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 16:00
Dr Katie Bouman's photo of the moment she saw her first black hole image went viral - but it wasn't all good.

Nasa Mars 2020 Mission's MiMi Aung on women in space

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 16:50
At 16, MiMi Aung travelled alone to the US for an education. Now she's a project lead on Nasa's Mars mission.

European SolO probe ready to take on audacious mission

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 13:43
A UK-assembled European spacecraft aims to take the closest ever pictures and movies of the Sun.

Nasa astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir in all-women spacewalk

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 12:50
Two female astronauts made history as they replaced a power unit on the International Space Station.

Satellites to monitor whale strandings from space

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 15:50
Scientists are developing the techniques to spot mass stranding events from orbit.

Extinction Rebellion protesters dragged from Tube train roof

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 11:41
Extinction Rebellion says it will "take stock" of the reaction to the action for future protests.

Climate change: Boris Johnson to chair new committee

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 09:25
A committee is set up to push climate action but critics point to delay on environment policy.

Why a brainless yellow 'blob' that can learn is mystifying scientists

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 08:50
A yellow organism, which looks like fungus but acts like an animal, has gone on display at a Paris zoo.

Plastic pollution: how plastic bags could help save the planet

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 16:00
Family of inventor says they were designed to be reused to stop trees from being destroyed.

Why this woman hates to hear about 'big bad wolf'

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 11:51
The leashed beasts may look like large powerful dogs, but they still have the wild heart of a wolf.

Human 'mini-brains' slow at developing among primates

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 10:03
Researchers grow brains in a lab and discover that human neurons develop more slowly than those of other primates.