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Closing gender gap in physics 'will take generations'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:40
The gender gap in science subjects like physics is likely to persist for hundreds of years, study suggests.

Solar sailing

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:14
How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it? The isolated Achuar peoples of Ecuador have created an ingenious solution.

Bajau people 'evolved bigger spleens' for free-diving

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:49
In an example of human natural selection, Asia's Bajau people have evolved bigger spleens for diving.

Poison project

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:00
Scientist Vladimir Uglev has no doubt the agent that poisoned the Skripals was made in Russia.

Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 06:51
Plan for a ban in England is announced as Commonwealth leaders are urged to tackle plastic waste.

Nasa's Tess: Planet-hunting satellite lifts off

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 01:42
Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) searches for new planets.

Planet-hunter launches from Florida

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:22
The US space agency's Tess satellite lifts off on a mission to find thousands of new worlds.

100 Women: 'Record number' of Nepalese women climbing Everest this season

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:55
A record number of Nepalese women are climbing Mount Everest this spring season, officials tell the BBC.

Last of the wild asses back from the brink

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:50
Wild equines are being reintroduced to the grasslands of Kazakhstan where they once roamed in large numbers.

Heatwaves 'cook' Great Barrier Reef corals

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:12
Recurring spells of ocean warming impact the diversity of coral reef communities.

Keeping livers 'alive' boosts transplant success, trial finds

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:59
The alternative to ice involves pumping livers with blood, nutrients and medicines while in a machine.

Chemical attack

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 06:22
Experts describe the challenges facing those investigating an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

Meteorite diamonds 'came from lost planet'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 05:34
The space rock that exploded in 2008 seems to have come from the early Solar System.

Costa Coffee vows 'cup recycling revolution'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 01:03
The UK's biggest coffee chain says it will recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020.

Will China beat the world to nuclear fusion and clean energy?

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:53
China's nuclear fusion research might put the country at the fore of future clean energy solutions.

Blue Planet: Plankton named after David Attenborough series

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:26
Scientists at University College London (UCL) decide to honour Sir David Attenborough and the team.

Porpoise plucked from shallow waters

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:03
The young female porpoise had become stranded at Grange burn near to Grangemouth.

Bialowieza forest: Poland broke EU law by logging

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 02:52
Poland violated EU law by ordering large-scale logging in Bialowieza forest, Europe's top court says.

Kids ask Nasa astronaut about going to space

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 02:46
Karen Nyberg, who's been to space twice, answers questions from primary school children.

The first person on Mars 'should be a woman'

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:02
A senior Nasa engineer has said the first person to set foot on Mars should be a woman.