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Einstein's waves win Nobel Prize in physics

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 01:54
The 2017 Nobel prize in physics has been awarded to three scientists for the detection of gravitational waves.

Prehistoric reptile's last meal revealed

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 01:13
The fossil of a marine reptile from 199 million years ago gives clues to the diet of baby reptiles.

Beaver kit spotted on recent survey in Knapdale Forest

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 16:31
Only one of four groups of Beavers in Argyll is showing signs of successful breeding.

Michael Gove suggests plastic bottle deposit scheme

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 08:54
Michael Gove wants views on whether a "reward and return" system would improve recycling in England.

Body clock scientists win Nobel Prize

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 03:18
Understanding how our bodies keep time has "vast implications" for health, say Nobel committee.

UK's longest-lasting patch of snow melts away

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 00:14
The UK's hardiest snow patch melts for what is thought to be only the seventh time in 300 years.

Leicester space scientist wins BBC Two astronaut show

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 12:08
Suzie Imber, who beat 11 people to the prize, is "excited" she could "one day end up in space".

Bali volcano: What is it like waiting for an eruption?

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 02:31
More than 100,000 people have fled their homes as they wait for Bali's Mount Agung to erupt.

Bloodhound supersonic car fires up Eurofighter engine

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 09:07
The British-led project to build a 1,000mph car reaches a key milestone in its development.

Iconic kiwi could be extinct in 50 years

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:07
New Zealand's forest used to be home to millions of kiwi. Now there are only 68,000 left.

Elon Musk: Rockets will fly people from city to city in minutes

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 03:49
The entrepreneur says his new rocket could fly people from London to New York in 29 minutes.

The portable science kit entrepreneur

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 03:46
Creator of ChemStart, Bathabile Mpofu, takes hands-on scientific experiments into schools in South Africa.

Tsunami drives species 'army' across Pacific to US coast

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:44
Hundreds of Japanese species have been found on US coasts, swept there by the deadly 2011 tsunami.

Europe plans Sentinel satellite expansion

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 08:58
The process begins of scoping new spacecraft for the Sentinel Earth observation network.

Will this rover succeed in exploring the Moon's surface?

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 08:23
A team in Bangalore has entered the Google Lunar X Prize to land a rover on the Moon.

Embryo: Precise 'chemical surgery' performed

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 05:01
Sir Paul Nurse says this kind of technique could be done in the UK.

'Virtual flu'

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 04:45
A major citizen science project will spread virtual flu with the aim of understanding how to stop the real thing.

New species of giant rat discovered on the Solomon Islands

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 02:50
Four times larger than regular rodents, a large, tree-dwelling rat has been found in the Pacific.

DNA surgery on embryos removes disease

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 20:57
A Chinese team corrected the potentially fatal blood disorder beta-thalassemia.

Environmentalists: UK's Antarctic islands need protection

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 16:00
Conservationists push the UK to make its remote South Sandwich Islands a protected sanctuary.