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Paul Weitz: Skylab and shuttle astronaut dies aged 85

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 07:51
US astronaut Paul Weitz, who helped save a Nasa space station after it was damaged during launch, has died aged 85.

Astrolabe: Shipwreck find 'earliest navigation tool'

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 21:00
Marine archaeologists say the object - discovered off the coast of Oman - is an astrolabe.

The Lion Man: An Ice Age masterpiece

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:30
The story behind a small ivory sculpture that was carved 40,000 years ago.

Paris accord: US and Syria alone as Nicaragua signs

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:16
Nicaragua signs the Paris agreement, leaving only two countries not supporting it.

Stephen Hawking PhD readers crash Cambridge University website

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 07:21
Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis, written as a 24-year-old, was made available to the public on Monday.

Blue Planet II: Why Sir David will never tire of his work

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 16:03
The great naturalist tells our science editor David Shukman why he'll never tire of his work.

More acidic oceans 'will affect all sea life'

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 15:01
The eight-year study finds infant sea creatures will be especially harmed by more acidic oceans.

Ocean graveyard

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 15:26
Why one of the Earth's most remote places is the preferred place to dump space junk.

Pollution hot spots around the world

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:37
What's it like to live somewhere like Beijing, where you can even see pollution with the naked eye?

Puppy dog eyes are for human benefit, say scientists

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 03:59
Researchers investigate how dogs change their expressions in response to their owners.

Colombia vets nurse tiny spider monkey back to health

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 02:01
Vets in Colombia are nursing a tiny spider monkey back to health.

Carbon case history

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 04:15
Prof Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London explains why this gas has played a crucial role in shaping the Earth's climate.

Alarm over decline in flying insects

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 23:07
Flying insects have declined by more than 75% in 30 years in German nature reserves, alarming ecologists.

Stonehenge builders 'ate food from Scotland'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:50
Animals were transported from as far away as the north east of Scotland to the Neolithic site in Wiltshire.

Photo of butchered rhino wins top award

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:14
A shocking image of a dehorned black rhino makes Brent Stirton Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

'Big, bad wolf' image flawed - scientists

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:35
New research casts doubt on the idea that dogs are naturally more tolerant and friendly than wolves.

Neutron stars: 'Hear' the mighty cosmic collision

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:44
Scientists convert the gravitational wave signal from merging neutron stars into sound.

Einstein’s waves detected in star smash

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:20
Scientists detect the warping of space generated by the collision of two neutron stars.

How this camel ended up in Norway

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 03:57
The Saetereng family are trying to live a sustainable lifestyle in Akkarfjord, northern Norway.

1,000mph 'Bloodhound' rocket car fires up

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:36
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green describes the sensation of starting up the Bloodhound supersonic car for the first time.