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Were the Romans the first whale hunters?

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 06:52
Whale bones unearthed at Roman ruins suggest whales were present around the shores of the Roman Empire.

How to build a real time machine

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 23:59
Travelling in time might sound like fantasy, but some physicists think it might really be possible.

Major sewage pollution incidents increase

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 23:45
Rivers overall are getting cleaner, but water firms still need to do better, the Environment Agency says.

On board the flying lab testing UK wildfire smoke

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 23:03
Victoria Gill joins scientists trying to find out how wildfires affect the air we breathe.

Israeli unmanned spacecraft to land on Moon in 2019

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 13:02
It will be the first privately-funded unmanned spacecraft to land on the lunar surface.

Sir David Attenborough polar ship ready for launch

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:27
The UK's new £200m polar research ship is on the slipway ready to go in the River Mersey.

Fossil of 'first giant' dinosaur discovered in Argentina

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 23:36
Discovery of "first giant" shows how and when dinosaurs grew to such massive proportions.

Elephant poaching: 'Sick' EU ivory sales 'cover up illegal trade'

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 23:13
Campaigners find many legally sold antique ivory trinkets in Europe come from recently killed elephants.

Salisbury poisoning: What is Novichok?

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 23:08
Laura Foster explains how the Novichok nerve agent works and what to do if you think you've been exposed to it.

Krill companies stop Antarctic fishing

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 22:26
The overwhelming majority of krill companies are to stop fishing in vast areas of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Cliff jumping: Lucky escape for boys after Llanberis rock fall

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 14:11
A boy who jumped off a cliff into water in Llanberis escaped injury when rocks fell in after him.

Nigel Farage criticised over photo with protected shark

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 13:39
"Depressed over Brexit. Went fishing," he posts alongside a photo of himself holding the protected species.

Ozone hole mystery: China insulating chemical said to be source of rise

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 03:43
A banned chemical used to make household insulation is implicated in damage to the ozone layer.

Electric cars: New-build homes could be fitted with charge points

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 01:05
Hundreds of thousands more charge points could be installed under plans from the transport secretary.

Exoskeleton that allows humans to work and play for longer

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 23:49
The technology to give people superhuman powers is being developed, but is it the right thing to do?

Bristol University discovers how wingless spiders fly

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 14:10
Bristol University has discovered how spiders fly thousands of miles

Foam pollution kills fish in River Great Ouse

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:09
The pollution has now "diluted" and is no longer causing problems, says the Environment Agency.

UK engineers to design new Mars rover

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 00:14
The robot vehicle would retrieve rocks that could be brought to Earth for detailed study.

Precious 'Gollum's toad' on brink of extinction

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 00:10
A toad named after the character in Lord in the Rings joins a new list of species at risk of extinction.

Scott Pruitt quits as head of US environment agency

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 20:03
The EPA administrator has been embroiled in allegations of ethics violations for months.