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Nasa planet-hunter set for launch

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:53
The Tess mission will survey nearly the entire sky and is expected to find thousands of new worlds.

Animals' popularity 'a disadvantage'

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 16:42
A new study shows that some species may become victims of their own prestige.

Why some cancers are 'born to be bad'

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 16:00
Breakthrough explains why some cancers are far more deadly than others.

Russian spy poisoning: Nerve agent inspectors back UK

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:48
The international chemical weapons watchdog confirms the UK's analysis of the nerve agent in Salisbury.

Rolls-Royce and Boeing invest in UK space engine

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 23:25
Boeing and Rolls-Royce are to invest in the UK company developing a revolutionary propulsion system.

Secrets of the sea bed: Hunt for Stone Age site in North Sea

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 23:23
UK and Belgian scientists explore the seabed off Norfolk after prehistoric finds.

Isolated lakes found beneath Canadian ice sheet

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 23:05
Two lakes discovered beneath an Arctic ice sheet may help us to learn about Europa's subsurface ocean.

Climate change dials down Atlantic Ocean heating system

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 17:01
An Atlantic Ocean circulation system that warms Europe's climate is weaker today than it has been in 1,000 years, say scientists.

Nazi legacy found in Norwegian trees

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:22
The chemical fog used to hide the Tirpitz battleship in WWII stunted the growth of trees.

Map records UK's small ups and downs

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 01:22
The subtle warping of the land surface across Britain is fully mapped in detail for the first time.

Iron Age study targets British DNA mystery

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 23:35
A project to sequence DNA from ancient remains may solve a puzzle involving people from south-east Britain.

How ancient DNA is transforming our view of the past

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 23:32
Ancient DNA from human remains has helped construct a new narrative for human history.

Earth's magnetic ocean tides mapped from space

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 21:25
Satellites make the most detailed observations yet of the magnetism generated by moving seawater.

The seismic signal of Lionel Messi

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 14:55
When the Barcelona striker nets another wonder goal, the city literally shakes.

Silent robots listen to ocean winds

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:50
Autonomous sea-gliders fitted with hydrophones gather information far from weather stations.

Ancient sea reptile was one of the largest animals ever

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 07:50
Sea reptiles the size of blue whales swam off the English coast 200 million years ago, fossils show.

More than half your body is not human

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 00:36
Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count, while the rest are microscopic colonists.

Antarctic expedition hopes for Ernest Shackleton bonus

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 23:12
A scientific cruise next year will look for Ernest Shackleton's famous lost ship given the opportunity.

Mission to Antarctica's Larsen ice shelves

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 23:11
An international expedition next year will try to reach the site of a major new iceberg.

Tasmanian devil cancers targeted by human drugs

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 16:02
Cambridge University researchers find human cancer drugs could halt the extinction of the marsupial.