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Huge weather rescue project under way

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:24
After digitising old weather data from atop Ben Nevis, citizen scientists tackle a much bigger project.

'Unnatural' microbe can make proteins

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 23:29
A bacterium made with "unnatural" DNA assembles proteins - a key characteristic of a functioning organism.

Caesar's invasion site 'found': Is this where the Romans landed?

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 19:53
Archaeologists believe they may have uncovered the first evidence of Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain.

Hidden history of prehistoric women's work revealed

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 19:33
Prehistoric women's manual work was tougher than rowing in today's elite boat crews, say scientists.

Polecats sightings reported in Essex

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 14:57
A wildlife trust has asked people to get in touch if they spot the creatures.

Trophy hunting removes 'good genes' and raises extinction risk

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 14:32
Hunting animals with the biggest horns, tusks or manes could lead to extinction, according to a study.

Julius Caesar's Britain invasion site 'found by archaeologists'

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:36
Archaeologists say evidence indicates Caesar's invasion in 54BC began in Kent.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell doesn't mind Nobel overlook

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:14
The astrophysicist says at the time students weren't awarded Nobel Prizes.

Food waste: Clearer label plan in bid to cut

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 01:57
Confusion over food labels is prompting people to throw away usable produce, waste agency claims.

Breakthrough in coral restoration, say researchers

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 00:21
Coral is growing on the Great Barrier Reef after first being grown in tanks, say researchers.

Footage of Earth from the International Space Station

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 23:50
Astronaut Randy Bresnik shares footage of a maintenance mission outside the International Space Station.

Three beavers released into the wild

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 23:12
The latest trio has been introduced to Knapdale Forest in Argyll, Scotland.

River departed 'before Indus civilisation emergence'

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:35
One of the world's earliest urban civilisations thrived in the absence of a big Himalayan river, a new study finds.

How to solve the problem of space junk

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:22
A British spacecraft is trying to clean up what we send up but never bring down.

RemoveDebris: Space junk mission prepares for launch

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 18:32
A spacecraft that will test the best methods to clean up space debris is nearing completion.

Teenage brains 'not wired for high stakes'

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:47
Developing brain circuits shape how adolescents approach their goals, say US psychologists.

Russia loses contact with new weather satellite

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 09:52
The Meteor satellite was found not to be on its planned orbit, hours after launch from a new base.

Bird pulled from brink of extinction facing poisoning threat

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 02:19
The red kite is still at risk from poisoning despite the success of conservation schemes, say scientists.

How bats keep an ear on their prey

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 18:15
A structure that allows sound information to be processed extremely fast has been identified in bats' brains.

Clean air target 'could be met more quickly'

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 16:02
Targets for reducing illegal levels of NO2 pollution from vehicles will be achieved more quickly than the government expects, a study says.