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How the mouse came to live alongside humans

16 min 11 sec ago
The origins of house mice go back about 15,000 years to the Middle East, fossil evidence suggests.

Fossil tracks are Australia's 'Jurassic Park'

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 09:13
Scientists describe a remarkable collection of dinosaur tracks on beaches in Western Australia.

Planet Nine: Astronomers want help from amateur stargazers

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 08:09
An Australian university has asked amateur stargazers to help find a possible ninth planet.

Testing for 'defectives'

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 23:54
After years of protest, the University of Melbourne has removed the name of a controversial figure.

'Fake research' comes under scrutiny

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 23:41
The scale of "fake research" in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests.

Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 01:24
Scientists locate the source of powerful tsunamis that swept across Mars three billion years ago.

Changing to BST: Will the clock change affect your kids?

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:09
Research is underway to determine how clock changes affect children's sleep patterns.

Cardboard cribs

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 00:29
What evidence is there that Finland's famous baby boxes actually reduce infant mortality rates?

The Foehn feeling

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:09
For centuries, people in the Alps have attributed health issues, headaches in particular, to the mountain wind known as the Foehn.

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:13
The State Department says the project, blocked by Barack Obama, is in the national interest.

'Devastating' coral loss in South China Sea - scientists

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:13
Researchers are warning of a "devastating" loss of coral at the Dongsha Atoll in the South China Sea.

Bloodhound record bid slips again

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:04
The British-led effort to break the World Land Speed Record is delayed by cash-flow problems to 2018.

Europa: Our best shot at finding alien life?

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:54
After years of planning, scientists are set now to send missions to explore the ocean world of Europa.

Exmoor gardens raided by 'wily old stag'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:15
A mature stag has learnt how to use its antlers to lift bird feeders off garden trees.

British scientists claim major advance in TB treatment

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:11
Researchers are using genome sequencing to make sure patients get the right drugs more quickly.

Kaikoura: 'Most complex quake ever studied'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 19:14
2016's big quake in New Zealand will likely prompt a rethink about how such events are expected to behave.

Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 16:00
The sensor comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties and alerts to cooling problems.

Dinosaur crater's clue to origin of life

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 07:58
The crater made by the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs reveals clues to the origins of life on Earth.

'New' wave-like cloud finally wins official recognition

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 01:25
New edition of International Cloud Atlas includes asperitas cloud after long campaign by skywatchers.

How an obscure seed is helping to save the elephant

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:22
A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.