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'Memory transplant' achieved in snails

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 17:31
Memories are transferred from one snail to another in a laboratory.

UK ups the ante on Galileo sat-nav project

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 16:35
London warns Brussels that it is prepared to block Galileo technologies from leaving the UK.

Plant 'thugs' crowd roadside flowers

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 02:35
It is claimed the UK's roadside wild flowers are suffering because of pollution and poor management.

Ebola's return

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 23:42
It is unrealistic to think Ebola will ever be eradicated, but it is now easier to prevent a crisis.

'Oldest' turtle, 80, returns to Blackpool after 15 years

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 23:30
The giant green sea turtle is thought to be oldest of its kind in captivity in the UK.

Cuckoo bee species 'hiding in plain sight'

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 02:16
Researchers identify 15 new species of sneaky bees hidden in museum collections and in an ancient thesis.

Stephen Hawking service: Possibility of time travellers 'can't be excluded'

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 01:02
Anyone born in the next 20 years is eligible to apply for a seat at the Westminster Abbey service.

Nasa will send helicopter to Mars to test otherworldly flight

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 22:44
The space agency says it will be the first test of a heavier-than-air aircraft on another planet.

SpaceX flies 'lessons learned' rocket

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 21:10
The California rocket company SpaceX conducts what is arguably its most important launch to date.

Red squirrels 'may have introduced' leprosy to Britain

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:53
The discovery supports the theory that squirrels may have spread the disease in medieval Europe.

UK space needs 'bold national plan'

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:37
Report: A long-term national programme is required to unlock the UK space sector's full potential.

Massive wave is southern hemisphere record, scientists believe

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 06:30
The 23.8m (78ft) swell is the largest ever recorded below the equator, New Zealand scientists say.

Red tide: Electric blue waves wash California shore

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 23:10
Glowing blue algae have transformed California's coast.

Origins of amphibian-killing fungus uncovered

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 22:09
A deadly fungus that has devastated amphibian populations worldwide probably originated in East Asia, new research suggests.

Trump White House axes Nasa research into greenhouse gas cuts

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 20:32
Cutting Nasa's research jeopardises the ability to measure climate change progress, a journal reveals.

Temperature-controlled turtle sex gene found

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 18:22
Scientists have isolated the gene responsible for temperature-controlled sex determination in turtles.

Network Rail tree felling faces review over wildlife concerns

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 17:24
Removing too much trackside vegetation harms the environment, wildlife charities say.

UN puts brave face as climate talks get stuck

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 16:07
Climate talks in Bonn officially suspended as countries fail to resolve differences about the Paris agreement.

Device could make underwater objects appear invisible to sonar

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 15:18
Researchers have developed a device that could make objects appear invisible to sonar detection.

Hun migrations 'linked to deadly Justinian Plague'

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:17
Scientists find a deadly plague may have been spread to Europe and western Asia by the Huns.