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'Ground-breaking' galaxy collision detected

2 hours 29 min ago
Fourteen galaxies pile into a small region of space... only one can emerge.

Gaia telescope's 'book of the heavens' takes shape

3 hours 10 min ago
A European space telescope measures the precise positions and distances to over one billion stars.

Swedish archaeologists reveal 5th Century massacre at Sandby borg

3 hours 19 min ago
A new study says dozens at the Oland island fort were killed and left to rot where they fell.

An unusually late start to the season for USA's Tornado Alley

4 hours 10 min ago
Things are unusually quiet in Oklahoma and Kansas this year as 2018 could see the latest start to the tornado season on record.

Galileo: UK plan to launch rival to EU sat-nav system

9 hours 14 min ago
The UK is looking at its own sat-nav system if the EU locks it out of Galileo because of Brexit.

Fancy a French farm for free?

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:47
This Brittany farm could be available to someone who will preserve its traditional methods.

GM plant tech boosts malaria drug yield

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:57
Scientists have modified a plant's genes to make it produce high levels of a key malaria drug, potentially helping meet the large global demand.

Record concentration of microplastics found in Arctic

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:09
Discovery prompts fear that melting ice will allow more plastic to be released back into the oceans.

How to revive drowsy bees

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 06:50
A vet gives advice on how to assist dehydrated bumblebees emerging from hibernation.

Rotten egg gas around planet Uranus

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:05
The planet Uranus has clouds made up of hydrogen sulphide, the gas that gives rotten eggs their unpleasant smell.

Environment prize goes to Flint water activist

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 23:57
An activist who helped expose a water crisis in a US town has been awarded a prestigious environment prize.

Climate change: Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m for Paris deal

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 23:27
New York City's ex-mayor pledges $4.5m to help cover the lapsed US contribution to the Paris accord.

'Exploding ant' species found in South East Asia

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 22:08
The newly discovered canopy-dwelling ants are nicknamed after their bizarre defensive behaviour.

Why I live in a plastic bottle castle

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 16:52
The man building a four-storey castle out of recycled plastic bottles.

Hemsby: Clifftop home destroyed erosion spanning 40 years

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 16:15
Erosion of the cliff at Hemsby, Norfolk, has left 18 homes uninhabitable over the past five years.

Nasa engineer: Three facts about landing on Mars

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 16:29
A Nasa flight analyst explains three things you need to know about going to Mars.

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 01:13
The endangered animal died in Italy during an attempt to fit him with a collar to track movements.

The best and worst space films, according to Nasa

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 01:04
The best and worst space films, according to Nasa

UK weather: Why this isn't a heatwave... yet

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:08
People across the UK have been enjoying unusually warm weather, but when can we call it a heatwave?

Scientists discover mechanism behind motor neurone disease

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:48
An international team found that a protein causes brain cells to die when it is stuck in the jelly phase.