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Coronavirus: Lockdown prompts clear fall in UK air pollution

2 hours 6 min ago
Ground monitoring stations in major British cities detect clear reductions in two major pollutants.

Self-isolation proves a boon to rainfall project

6 hours 5 min ago
Scientists have been amazed at the public's response to help digitise the UK's old rainfall records.

Coronavirus: Lockdown 'must become the social norm'

10 hours 28 min ago
"Social pressure from others" will be key in persuading the UK to stay at home, a study suggests.

Thomas Becket: Alpine ice sheds light on medieval murder

16 hours 30 min ago
Ancient air pollution, trapped in ice, reveals details about life and death in 12th Century Britain.

Machine translates brainwaves into sentences

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 15:20
Scientists have taken a step forward in their ability to decode what a person is saying just by looking at their brainwaves when they speak.

Peacock spiders show more of their colours

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 15:18
A new batch of these ostentatiously coloured and popular arachnids is described in Australia.

'Virus-fighting' scientist gets magnets stuck in nose

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 14:10
The astrophysicist was trying to create a necklace which would stop people touching their faces.

A place that makes you ask the questions that really matter

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 00:20
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt found a visit to Antarctica made him emotional, and ultimately hopeful.

Coronavirus: What we still don't know about Covid-19

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 00:20
There are many unanswered questions about the new coronavirus, Covid-19.

Coronavirus: OneWeb blames pandemic for collapse

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 09:00
OneWeb, the high-profile London-based satellite start-up, files for bankruptcy protection in the US.

Heirloom plants: Saving the nation's seeds from extinction

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 07:04
The incredible history of the UK's heirloom plants and why they're set to make a comeback.

Coronavirus: Lockdowns continue to suppress European pollution

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 16:13
New data confirms the improvement in air quality over Europe - a by-product of the coronavirus crisis.

Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and rivers

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:04
Scientists find out more about the threats of plastic to thousands of fish, whales and other aquatic life.

Climate change: 'Gob-smacking' vision for future UK transport

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 11:50
Public transport and active travel will be the "natural first choice", the Transport Secretary says.

US Space Force launches first mission

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 01:20
The newest branch of the US military, established by President Trump, goes into orbit for the first time.

Coronavirus: How can I shop or get deliveries and takeaways safely?

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 00:35
If coronavirus can be transferred on to surfaces, safe food shopping presents challenges.

Green sea turtles: Vulnerable animal's hatching season draws to close

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 00:14
The green sea turtle is vulnerable to extinction as the climate warms, Australian scientists say.

US Space Force launches first national security mission

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 23:18
The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Neanderthals ate sharks and dolphins

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 20:33
Neanderthals were eating fish, mussels and seals at a site in present-day Portugal, according to a new study.

Coronavirus: Pangolins found to carry viruses related to Covid-19

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 10:32
Pangolins smuggled into China were carrying viruses closely related to the one sweeping the world.