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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.

The plastic bottle scheme that could help clean the oceans

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 06:04
As the scale of plastic pollution in the world's oceans becomes ever more apparent, could bottle deposit schemes help turn the tide?

Hedgehog numbers 'down by half', warn wildlife groups

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 00:44
Hedgehogs are continuing to decline in the UK, particularly in rural areas, according to a new report.

UK 'could adopt Norway recycling system'

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 00:41
A Scandinavian system for recycling bottles is thought likely to be adopted in the UK.

The story of Elon Musk rocket launch

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 23:47
The rocket's payload is Elon Musk's own Tesla, and two of the three rocket segments have landed.

Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 21:21
The world's most powerful rocket successfully lifts clear of its pad on historic maiden flight.

Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket blasts off

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 21:15
Wild cheering greets the launch of the maiden flight of the new rocket.

The oddities sent into space

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:22
A car, a golf ball, a pie... and other items items dispatched on cosmic journeys over the years.

Dinosaurs ‘too successful for their own good’

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 01:42
A study modelling how dinosaurs spread worldwide shows they may have been a victim of their own success.

Elon Musk's huge Falcon Heavy rocket set for launch

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 01:40
The entrepreneur will attempt to fly the world's most powerful rocket with his own Tesla as payload.

'Extraordinary' fossil sheds light on origins of spiders

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 16:03
A fossil preserved in amber for 100 million years is shaking up ideas about the evolution of spiders.

Plastic pollution: Scientists' plea on threat to ocean giants

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 05:01
Scientists call for monitoring of plastic pollution risks to whales, sharks and rays that strain water to feed.

Mayan surprise

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 16:33
Latest technology reveals a network of more than 60,000 structures under Guatemala's jungle.

Design call for 'solar sentinel' mission

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 16:24
The UK will play a leading role in developing a spacecraft to warn of solar storms.

Bones clue to 'lost' Viking army which made England

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 14:40
New analysis suggests part of a nation-changing army of Vikings was buried in a town churchyard.