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Lentils: 'First UK commercial crop' harvested

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 03:43
A supplier is working with farms in Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Suffolk, Sussex and Wiltshire.

Scientists and astronauts join forces to create world's deepest coral farm

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 23:42
Scientists from Florida International University have teamed up with Nasa to create the world's deepest coral farm in an effort to tackle the decline of coral reefs.

Northern lights linked to North Sea whale strandings

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 16:27
Scientists connect the solar storms behind the Aurora Borealis to the deaths of 29 whales in the North Sea.

How to create a digital copy of dinosaur fossils

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 16:19
Palaeontologists are turning to technology to preserve dinosaur fossils.

Voyager 1 at 40: Scientists 'amazed' 1970s space probe still works

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 16:15
The Voyager 1 space probe was launched 40 years ago and continues to send back data from interstellar space.

Memorial held for green campaigner

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 07:23
Around 200 members of family and colleagues attended a memorial for Stephen Tindale.

ISS crew return to Earth

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 01:38
The three-person crew of Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer and Fyodor Yurchikhin have landed safely in Kazakhstan.

Multiple waterspouts spotted in Sochi

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:06
Footage of a number of waterspouts in Russia has emerged.

XFEL: Brilliant X-ray laser comes online

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:04
A powerful machine opens in Germany to probe the structure of matter to help make new drugs and materials.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust launches Lackford Lakes appeal

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 03:04
Suffolk Wildlife Trust says species including the stone curlew will benefit from the purchase.

Florence: Largest asteroid in century to safely fly by Earth

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 02:57
Florence will pass by at a relatively close distance but scientists say there is nothing to worry about.

Young tagged hen harrier goes missing in 'suspicious' circumstances

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 16:41
Calluna, a female harrier fitted with a satellite tag, has not been tracked for more than a fortnight.

Sales of inefficient vacuum cleaners banned

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 16:02
Those using more than 900 watts and emitting more than 80 decibels are now banned in Europe's shops.

New research reveals why is yawning so contagious

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:25
New research sheds light on why yawns are so contagious.

Clues to why leaves come in many sizes

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:14
Scientists are closer to solving one of the big puzzles of the plant world - why leaf size matters.

Otter 'social learning' observed in Anglia Ruskin University study

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 07:52
Researchers observe smooth-coated otters watching and learning from each other.

Flood capital

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 05:02
The reasons why the fourth-largest city in the US has become its flood capital.

Hyperloop pod breaks own high-speed record

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 04:58
More tests next month might mean the pods for the science-fictional transport system hit 500 km/h

Amazon study discovers 381 new species in two-year period

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 03:56
Conservation charity WWF warns that the species were found in areas at risk from human activity.

The scientists watching stars being born

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 03:53
This is the largest radio telescope on Earth, 5,000m up in the Atacama Desert. It can see stars and planets being born millions of light-years away.