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Nasa's InSight mission will target 'Marsquakes'

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 14:22
The InSight probe is due to launch this weekend to investigate the interior of the Red Planet.

'Marsquake' monitor due to fly to Mars in Nasa mission

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 12:42
Scientists at Imperial College London have spent more than 25 years developing the device.

New climate 'feedback loop' discovered in freshwater lakes

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 09:27
Methane emissions from lakes could almost double as warming boosts plants that feed gas production.

Extreme weather 'potentially catastrophic' for bats

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 00:25
Extreme weather appears to be disrupting the lifecycle of bats, raising concern over their long-term future.

Making the desert sand bloom

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 23:31
Norwegian scientists have developed a treatment that can turn arid desert sand into farmland soil.

Ancestral remains 'people not objects'

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 14:48
A collective of scientists recommends that human ancestors be respected as individuals.

Seal avoids 'slow and painful death' by air vent filter

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 14:06
Vets who treated the seal, which had a deep neck wound, had "never seen anything as severe".

Kew Gardens: World's largest glasshouse reopens

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 02:11
Kew Gardens' largest glasshouse - the Temperate House - reopens after an ambitious five-year restoration.

Kew Gardens will reopen the world's largest Victorian glasshouse

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 23:04
The Temperate House at Kew Gardens, which was built in 1863, is home to some of the world's rarest plants.

How birds got their beaks - new fossil evidence

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 17:11
Scientists piece together the skull of an ancient bird, which had a primitive beak lined with teeth.

Prof Stephen Hawking's multiverse finale

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:15
In his last paper, the Cambridge physicist tackles multiple universes and a cosmic paradox.

InSight Diary: Mars mission ready to rumble

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 22:48
London scientist Tom Pike is looking forward to InSight, Nasa's new mission to the Red Planet.

This is what coral reefs sound like

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 16:05
Sounds from the Great Barrier Reef have got quieter over the past five years.

Rising levels of 'frustration' at UN climate stalemate

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:03
Old divisions between rich and poor are again threatening to limit progress in UN climate negotiations.

Genetic secrets of the rose revealed

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:02
Take time to smell the roses, the saying goes, as a study shows they may smell even sweeter in future.

Menstrual cup: Meet YouTube's plastic-free vloggers

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 23:06
Kim and Amanda are dedicated to educating women about plastic-free reusable period products.

UK-US initiative to study mighty Thwaites Glacier

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 10:01
British and American scientists will assess the stability of one of Antarctica's biggest ice streams.

Solar plant built at site of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 23:22
How solar power is giving the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster a new beginning.

Rescued bald eagle released into the wild in Canada

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 13:23
The female bird of prey was given a traditional Native American farewell in Canada.

Health warnings after toxic caterpillar outbreak in London

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 09:38
Hairs on the caterpillars can cause fevers and eye and throat irritations, officials say.