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Nasa rover Curiosity visits 'Scotland' on Mars

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:45
Curiosity has reached a part of the Red Planet with geology named after places across Scotland.

'Serious gap' in cosmic expansion rate hints at new physics

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:45
A discrepancy in measurements of the Universe's expansion rate has now become "pretty serious".

Giant bat: Remains of extinct burrowing bat found in New Zealand

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:33
The newly found bat is said to be three times the size of an average bat today.

The Birmingham high street that cut air pollution

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:00
Local residents take part in a day-long experiment to cut traffic and improve air quality.

Meet the butterflies from 200 million years ago

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:59
Newly discovered fossils in Germany shed light on the emergence of butterflies and moths.

Theresa May aims to eradicate plastic litter by 2042

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:43
Theresa May will launch a 25-year plan to improve the environment but green groups say it has no legal force.

Mystery space radio pulses explained by astronomers

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:48
Astronomers have explained enigmatic radio waves that were once considered a potential message from aliens.

US offshore drilling: Florida wins exemption from Trump plan

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:24
Governor Rick Scott successfully fights off President Trump's plans, with more opposition expected.

Flying telescope yields insights into birth of stars

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 06:47
A Nasa telescope inside a jumbo jet yields new insights into how stars are born from collapsing gas and dust.

Plastic bag charge: 5p levy to be extended in England

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 02:58
Corner shops could be told to charge shoppers for single-use carrier bags under new government plans.

Japanese astronaut sorry for 9cm ISS growth mistake

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 02:32
Norishige Kanai says he has actually grown 2cm in space in three weeks, blaming a measuring mistake.

A marine biologist says a humpback whale saved her from a shark

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 00:03
A marine biologist says a humpback whale saved her from a shark during a recent research expedition

How North Carolina's alligators are surviving the cold snap

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 20:16
The reptiles employ a clever trick when the water they live in freezes over

Sam Gyimah is new science minister

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 17:32
Who is the new man in charge of higher education in England?

Great Barrier Reef: Warmer seas 'turning turtles female'

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:30
Green sea turtles' gender is temperature dependent and warmer seas are turning too many of them female, a study has found.

Pollution hotspots revealed: Check your area

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 14:01
Enter your postcode to see what the air quality is like where you are living in Britain.

End signalled for European Ariane 5 rocket

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:57
A final batch order is raised for the Ariane 5 - the workhorse European rocket of the last 20 years.

Paraguay lagoon sees giant lily pads return

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:37
Tourists are flocking to see the giant water lilies, which locals had thought were extinct.

ISS: Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai worried by growth spurt

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:22
Norishige Kanai says he is worried he will not be able fit in his Soyuz seat for the return to Earth.

Marine wildlife charities' worries over management plan

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 06:56
Almost a decade in the making, it sets out how seas should be used and protected in the next 20 years.