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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.

Ethics debate as pig brains kept alive without a body

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 17:35
Scientists raise ethical concerns as the brain cells of decapitated pigs are kept alive for 36 hours.

Sentinel tracks ships' dirty emissions from orbit

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 14:55
The EU's new satellite pollution-tracker will be a powerful tool to monitor vessels' emissions.

Wildlife photo competition disqualifies 'stuffed anteater' image

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 08:02
Wildlife Photographer of the Year excludes a winning image for featuring a taxidermy specimen.

EU member states to vote on near-total neonicotinoids ban

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 00:09
Member states will vote on an almost complete ban on the use of chemicals linked to harming bees.

Space agencies intent on mission to deliver Mars rocks to Earth

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 13:11
Nasa and Esa sign a letter of intent that could lead to the first "round trip" to the Red Planet.

'Guns, germs and trees' determine gorilla's fate

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 06:37
The largest ever survey of western lowland gorillas shows most are living in unprotected areas.

Seventh EU Sentinel goes into orbit

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 00:56
Europe's latest Earth observation satellite will focus on the behaviour and health of oceans.

The robot helping to deliver water in rural India

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 23:05
The customised robot is part of a study looking at how technology can help those in rural areas.

Companies sign up to pledge to cut plastic pollution

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 23:02
More than 40 firms including Coca-Cola have promised to reduce harmful packaging.