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Kent mussels tested for plastic contamination

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 16:00
Almost two thirds of mussels in the sea around Kent are contaminated with plastic particles, research has shown.

Blue sky thinking

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 15:08
British scientists played a key role in developing radar, which has helped deliver safer skies.

Australia's solar challenge begins

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 20:14
Teams from around the world are competing on solar cars in an epic transcontinental race.

Swallowtail butterfly could benefit from Papua New Guinea project

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 04:23
A conservation project in Papua New Guinea could help secure the future for Britain's biggest butterfly.

Red deer rut 'spectacle' draws visitors to RSPB Minsmere

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 03:34
RSPB Minsmere has about 200 red deer, one of the largest wild herds outside Scotland.

Toronto Zoo's tumbling panda cubs

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:58
The Canadian zoo releases a compilation video of their giant panda cubs falling and tumbling.

Butterfly swarm shows up on Denver radar system

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 06:02
Weather scientists first mistook the radar pattern to be birds, and turned to social media for help.

Ivory trade to be banned in UK 'to protect elephants'

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 23:02
Conservation groups welcome government proposals for a full-scale ban on sales and exports.

SS Thistlegorm images released by Nottingham University

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:18
The SS Thistlegorm, a British merchant steam ship, was hit by a German bomber in 1941.

Mike Pence wants to see astronauts return to the Moon

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:24
The US vice-president expresses the intention for America to send humans back to the lunar surface.

Pesticides linked to bee deaths found in most honey samples

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:16
A new study finds traces of neonicotinoid chemicals in 75% of honey samples from across the world.

What do peace and dynamite have in common?

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 07:53
The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday but where do the prizes come from?

100 Women: Where are the female Nobel Prize winners?

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 03:22
The 2017 Nobel prizes for the sciences have all been announced, but many in the scientific community are pointing out the lack of female laureates.

Government 'failed to clean up air'

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 02:37
New figures show the UK government failed to reduce illegal levels of air pollution in the 18 months after a court ordered it to clean up the air.

Food and farming policies 'need total rethink'

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 22:26
A major conference examines how to limit the more damaging impacts of intensive farming systems.

Athenia: Is this the wreck of the first British ship torpedoed in WW2?

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:13
The remains of a passenger liner torpedoed by a U-boat just hours into the war may have been found.

Sputnik's influence

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 06:12
For the Soviet Union, the launch of the satellite was a triumph not just for science. but socialism.

The dog with the world's longest tongue

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 02:41
Meet Mochi from South Dakota, who has just bagged herself a Guinness World Record.

Nobel prize awarded for imaging molecules

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 01:57
The Nobel prize in chemistry is awarded to three scientists for advances in the imaging of biological molecules

The team that tracked Sputnik - and the world's first intercontinental ballistic missile

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 16:44
How a British observatory played a crucial part in the Cold War.