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Parker Solar Probe: Nasa's daring mission to unlock Sun's mysteries

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 11:58
The US space agency is all set to launch one of the boldest missions in its history.

Rise in wolf attacks alarms Dutch sheep farmers

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 11:57
After one wolf killed 26 sheep Dutch farmers worry about installing costly electric fencing.

Coral reefs 'weathered dinosaur extinction'

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 06:06
Researchers have found that the algae living in coral reefs may have evolved 160 million years ago.

Primate speech: How some species are 'wired' for talk

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 21:17
Primate brain study reveals a "wiring" key to our ability to talk.

Organic solar cells set 'remarkable' energy record

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 18:02
Cheap, flexible solar panels could become a reality as organics achieve the same power efficiency as silicon.

Killer whale still carrying dead baby after 16 days

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:12
A mother whale is still carrying her baby's body more than two weeks after it died.

The unpleasant reason men navigate better than women

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:20
Scientists show innate ability is not the explanation for men navigating better than women.

Elusive nightjar back at RSPB Sandy reserve

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:21
A pair have been spotted breeding at the Bedfordshire site for the first time in 45 years.

Beastie joys: Photographer's love of Scottish bug life

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 00:20
A woman passionate about insects and photography shares images of some of Scotland's colourful bug life.

Parker Solar Probe: How Nasa is trying to 'touch' the Sun

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 23:26
Nasa's Parker Solar Probe will get closer to our star than any other in history.

Online dating: Aim high, keep it brief, be patient

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 18:07
Researchers say that contacting people "out of your league", can be a successful online dating strategy.

Why stealthy viruses are making you ill

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:31
Newly discovered trick used by viruses makes them more dangerous.

Hailstorm kills two animals and injures 14 people at a zoo in Colorado

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 21:47
Two animals died and 14 people were injured after hailstones reported to be the size of baseballs hit a zoo in Colorado.

Summer's extreme weather captured

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 18:51
The last month has seen deadly wildfires, monsoon rains and droughts hit several countries.

Artist's paper cup pyramid highlights waste problem

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 05:43
After walking past bags of rubbish in Oxford, artist Simon Mandarino decided to illustrate the issue in a rather more visual way.

Climate change: 'Hothouse Earth' risks even if CO₂ emissions slashed

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 19:07
Researchers warn that even limited climate warming could trigger conditions not seen in a million years.

It'll be toasty

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:25
When the Bloodhound supersonic car attempts to break the land speed record, managing heat around the vehicle is going to be important.

Rush to dam

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 01:13
Developing economies around the world are investing in hydropower.

Plastic food pots and trays are often unrecyclable, say councils

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 07:45
The majority of plastic containers used for yogurts, ice cream, ready meals and fruit end up in landfill.

Meet Nasa's commercial flight astronauts

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 21:18
They will be aboard the first US flights to the International Space Station since the shuttle programme ended.