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Gender equality: 'No room at the top for women scientists'

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 19:49
The number of women climbing the career ladder in science remains "disappointingly low", says a study.

Drones warning over breeding seals in Pembrokeshire

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 17:04
Experts say the animals become agitated and go into the water, which could lead to them not returning.

Chandrayaan-2: The grand ambitions of India's second Moon mission

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:24
India will try to land a rover on the Moon, but how will it get there and why does it matter?

Are forest fires as bad as they seem?

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:20
Forest fires are raging in many parts of the world but are there more than ever?

Detecting a lethal poison in drinking water

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:16
Scientists hope a new test will help millions of people in Bangladesh avoid arsenic in their water.

Team plans colour film of black hole at galaxy's centre

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 08:49
The team that took the first ever image of a black hole announces plans to take a "razor sharp" full-colour video of the one at the centre of our galaxy.

Loch Ness Monster may be a giant eel, say scientists

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 07:38
A DNA study rules out suggestions that "Nessie" is a prehistoric reptile or a shark.

Tyrannosaurus rex had 'air-con' in its head

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 05:45
Two holes in the mighty predator's head may have helped it lose heat, according to scientists.

Mystery surrounds lost German sea data station

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 02:48
A massive environmental monitoring unit on the seabed vanishes, baffling German experts.

US lifts ban on old-style light bulbs

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 02:35
The ban, due to start in 2020, could have seen the end to incandescent bulbs which waste energy.

Raspberry Pi computer looks down on Earth

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 01:07
UK satellite company SSTL is taking pictures of the planet with the small educational computer.

Greenland: 'It's scary to see the ice melting'

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 16:15
Greenlanders talk about the impact of their country's giant ice sheet melting and what they can do about it.

Early animal had 'complex behaviour'

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 12:50
A millipede-like creature from 550 million years ago is among the earliest examples of this.

Greenland's rapidly vanishing glaciers

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 23:00
The BBC's David Shukman returns to the Sermilik glacier that he last visited in 2004.

Meat-eating plants making a comeback in England

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 18:21
Endangered carnivorous plants are being reintroduced in an attempt to reverse their decline.

Climate change: Greenland's ice faces melting 'death sentence'

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 14:35
The massive ice sheet covering Greenland may have melted by a record amount this year, scientists say.

Battle of Worcester artefacts unearthed for first time

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 10:20
It is the first time physical evidence of the 1651 Battle of Worcester has been discovered.

Will a woman set foot on the Moon soon?

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 09:48
Nasa's Artemis mission plans to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon.

Anak Krakatau: Volcano's tsunami trigger was 'relatively small'

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 07:02
The tsunami hazard from volcanoes that collapse into the sea may have been underestimated as a result.

What is sustainable palm oil?

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 23:42
Can the palm oil industry improve its impact on the environment?