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Genetic testing: What secrets could it reveal about you?

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 16:01
Genome sequencing projects around the world are revealing promising new health insights.

Greta Thunberg to sail Atlantic for climate conferences

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 13:53
Malizia II, a high-speed yacht built to race around the world, will take the teen activist to the US.

UK heatwave: Met Office confirms record temperature in Cambridge

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 10:28
Thursday's 38.7C in Cambridge is the hottest day ever recorded in the UK, the Met Office says.

Ethiopia 'breaks' tree-planting record to tackle climate change

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 09:31
More than 350 million trees have been planted in a single day to tackle deforestation, officials say.

Drug-resistant superbug spreading in Europe's hospitals

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 08:11
Scientists are "extremely concerned" by a bacterium resistant to antibiotics of last resort.

Plastic pollution: Cycle-challenge woman 'speechless' at beach waste

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 07:42
Kiko Matthews, who cycled around the UK coast, says she collected 3.45 tonnes of rubbish from beaches.

What's a 'Science Princess' doing in Alaska?

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 03:55
Celeste Labedz's picture of herself dressed up as a princess while on a field trip researching glaciers has become a viral hit.

India tiger census shows rapid population growth

Sun, 07/28/2019 - 23:19
PM Narendra Modi says India is "now one of the biggest and most secure habitats of the tiger".

Nasa’s Valkyrie robot could help build Mars base

Sun, 07/28/2019 - 16:13
The semi-autonomous robot is able to use human tools and guide itself across difficult terrain.

No-deal Brexit 'threatens' UK science industry, says Wellcome Trust

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 03:04
Wellcome Trust chairwoman warns Boris Johnson that Britain will lose out if it "amputates" the EU.

Dinosaur bone: Scientists uncover giant femur in France

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 07:19
The two-metre long femur is thought to have belonged to a sauropod from the late Jurassic era.

Proms pay space-aged tribute to Nasa engineer Christopher Kraft

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 06:37
Chris Kraft, who founded Nasa's mission control, is honoured at the Proms after his death this week.

Tim Flannery: Climate change - very big and fast moving

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 05:23
Tim Flannery, chief councillor of Climate Council Australia, warns about the pace of climate change.

Trump straws: How the US president is using straws to beat liberals with

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 14:43
Why Trump is selling plastic straws at $15 a pack - and using them as a stick to beat liberals with.

Hawaii TMT: Desecrating sacred land or finding new frontiers?

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 00:43
Plans for a powerful new telescope on a sacred site in Hawaii have created rifts among islanders.

Why is India sending humanoid robots into space?

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 18:37
India will fly robots to understand what weightlessness and radiation do to the human body in space.

Climate change: Current warming 'unparalleled' in 2,000 years

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:22
The speed and extent of global warming exceeds any similar event in the past two millennia, researchers say.

Why is it so hot and is climate change to blame?

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 05:21
Weather experts say a shift in the position of the jet stream is behind Europe's high temperatures.

Stopping child marriage with solar lanterns

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 16:19
Girls in Ethiopia are being given solar lamps to help stop child marriage and keep them in school.

The horrific consequences of rubber's toxic past

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 16:10
The appalling treatment of Congo's rubber workers led to the world's first photographic human rights campaign.