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GM chickens lay eggs to help fight cancer

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 17:44
Researchers have genetically modified chickens to lay eggs which contain drugs that fight cancer.

Antarctic Weddell expedition targets Shackleton's lost ship

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 15:47
The coming days will see an attempt to locate the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance ship.

Norfolk study shows new ditches could help improve rivers

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 17:26
Pollution from farmers' fields that endangers fish is cut by a university-backed project.

Children's climate rallies gain momentum in Europe

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 08:53
Thousands skip school in Berlin and some other European cities to urge action on global warming.

Nasa's New Horizons: Best image yet of 'space snowman' Ultima Thule

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 03:40
Deep pits on the surface of the small, icy object Ultima Thule come into much sharper view.

Neanderthals 'could kill at a distance'

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 03:28
Neanderthals produced weapons that could kill from 20m away, a new study claims.

India sends 'lightest satellite' to space

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 00:54
Kalamsat-V2 weighs just 1.26kg (2.6lb) and was made by students belonging to a space education firm.

Rare angel sharks found living off Wales

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 19:31
Sightings from fishing boats suggest the mysterious angel shark is present in Welsh waters.

Big rise in atmospheric CO2 expected in 2019

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 19:10
The Met Office says that the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere in 2019 will rise at near record pace.

Vegan leather

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 17:09
We've had vegan burgers and sausage rolls - could animal-free clothing be our next obsession?

Underestimated cousins

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 12:51
Evidence is increasingly forcing us to re-visit our assumptions about the Neanderthals.

Skye volcanic eruption 'changed climate'

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 03:55
Researchers say it is the first time a large-scale explosive volcanic event has been confirmed in Scotland.

UK team drills record West Antarctic hole

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 23:04
The British Antarctic Survey puts instruments 2km under the surface of the Rutford Ice Stream.

'Tipping point' risk for Arctic hotspot

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 19:35
Climate change re-draws map of the Arctic Ocean

How warmer waters threaten Arctic Ocean life

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 17:18
The Barents Sea is shifting from an Arctic climate to an Atlantic climate, and is now said to be at tipping point as its waters heat up.

Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket system flies for 10th time

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 09:07
The Amazon boss puts up his New Shepard space vehicle from Texas for a series of Nasa experiments.

Research body to fund humanitarian efforts

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 18:43
New science funding initiatives are accused of pandering to political imperatives.

Experts call for review of quake limits on UK fracking

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 10:28
Researchers involved in monitoring fracking in the UK say the limits on seismic activity are "too conservative".

We could wreck natural world, David Attenborough tells Prince William

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 09:05
The naturalist tells Prince William people must look after the natural world, or it will be wrecked.

Prince William interviews Sir David Attenborough in Davos

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 09:04
Prince William interviews Sir David Attenborough at the World Economic Forum in Davos.