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Antarctic iceberg expedition set to reveal hidden realm

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 20:22
Footage shows the iceberg scientists hope will reveal an Antarctic realm hidden for thousands of years.

New crayfish that doesn't need males to mate becomes all-powerful

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:36
The self-cloning species, which can be bought in Canada, is banned in Europe and two US states.

UK team set for giant Antarctic iceberg expedition

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:15
Scientists investigate undersea life exposed by the iceberg that broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula.

'Oumuamua: 'space cigar's' tumble hints at violent past

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 07:53
The 'Oumuamua asteroid from outside our Solar System was involved in a collision, a study finds.

Nigeria's soil-free salad farm

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 00:32
The entrepreneur growing greens in shipping containers.

The barren desert preparing astronauts for life on Mars

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 12:42
Researchers have created a simulation of the red planet with the hope humans will one day live there.

Rocket man

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 00:38
Elon Musk just launched the world's most powerful rocket. It's only a fraction of what he's up to.

Bolivia's lonely frog: Scientists race to find mate for Romeo

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:25
Romeo, a 10-year-old Sehuencas water frog, has been given a dating profile as part of the search.

Asteroid set for 'close' 43,300 mile flight past Earth on Friday

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 14:05
The asteroid, up to 40m in size and only discovered five days ago, passes by on Friday.

Getting a grip

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 14:04
The Bloodhound supersonic car aims to run in South Africa this October, and there is a lot to prepare.

Power switch

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 00:24
Wind and solar energy are expected to account for more than half of Tamil Nadu's power by 2027.

Dippy the diplodocus starts UK tour in Dorchester

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 00:20
The 70ft-long (21m) dinosaur replica only just squeezed into its new home in Dorset.

Potato plastics

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 00:03
Better recycling and compostable materials could be an answer to our plastic pollution problem.

Secrets of solar flares are unlocked

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:56
Scientists may finally understand the mechanism behind solar flares., which can play havoc with technology on Earth.

DNA story of when life first gave us lemons

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 16:33
From sweet oranges to bitter lemons, all citrus fruit came from the Himalayas millions of years ago, say scientists.

Plastic waste 'building up' in Arctic

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:52
Plastic waste is building up in the supposedly pristine wilderness of the Norwegian Arctic, scientists say.

Plastic pollution reaching record levels in once pristine Arctic

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:17
Plastic waste is increasing in the supposedly pristine wilderness of the Arctic.

Scotland's red squirrel numbers stabilise

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 08:19
Researchers find that the population has increased in the north east and stopped shrinking nationwide.

What's going on in a toddler's brain?

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:39
Scientists want to find out more about how very young children develop a sense of self.

Cheddar Man: DNA shows early Briton had dark skin

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:24
Scientists put a face to Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest complete skeleton from 10,000 years ago.