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Fund to boost female and black physicist numbers

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:50
Astrophysics star launches a scheme to help female and black students to become researchers.

Climate change: Water shortages in England 'within 25 years'

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 06:04
Wasting water should be as taboo as blowing smoke in a baby's face, says Environment Agency boss.

UK scientists join race for lab-grown meat

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:28
Researchers have grown animal cells on blades of grass - could a slaughter-free bacon supply be feasible?

Super bloom tourists cause small town 'safety crisis'

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 18:21
Tourists hoping to photograph a bloom of wild poppies briefly shut down a California canyon.

Psyche: Metal world mission targets 'iron volcanoes'

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 16:20
What exotic processes occur on the world known as 16 Psyche? A Nasa mission will soon find out.

Soggy Ben Nevis can be remarkably dry

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 16:18
Old weather data reveals how the UK's highest mountain can experience periods of near-zero humidity.

Dead Philippines whale had 40kg of plastic in stomach

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 07:56
The whale that washed up in the Philippines had ingested 16 rice sacks and "multiple" shopping bags.

UK space internet firm OneWeb ready for lift-off

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 07:13
OneWeb secures new funding enabling it to speed up plans for a global high-speed broadband network.

US detects huge meteor explosion

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 05:07
The fireball is the second most powerful in 30 years and the biggest since one over Chelyabinsk in 2013.

Sinking island in the Sundarbans Delta

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 00:17
Thousands of people still live on the Indian island, which has shrunk in size to just 4.5 sq km.

UK's air-breathing rocket engine set for key tests

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:54
Important tests lie ahead for the engine concept that could take a plane from London to Sydney in about four hours.

Global warming: Children's climate strike spreads worldwide

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:24
Thousands of children protest in cities across Asia and Europe against climate change.

Climate strike: What is a climate emergency?

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:04
Bath is the latest council to declare one, as students protest about the planet.

Climate change: What are your questions?

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 01:06
We want to hear which questions you want answered on climate change.

Wandering males transformed Spain's DNA

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 00:45
An ancient mass migration transformed the genetic make-up of people in Iberia, a new DNA study reveals.

Climate change: How people around the world are directly affected

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 00:25
Young people around the world spoke to the BBC about how they are directly affected by climate change.

Astronauts who survived Soyuz breakdown blast off to ISS

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 20:42
It is Nick Hague and Alexey Ovchinin's first flight since their rocket malfunctioned last year.

Grande America: France braces for oil spill damage after ship blaze

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 17:21
Tonnes of "hazardous materials" have spilled into the Atlantic after a container ship sank.

Phones crushed to reveal precious metals

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:47
Researchers are blending mobile phones to find out what rare and precious metals are in them.

European satellite captures Nasa Mars lander from orbit

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:35
Europe's newest satellite at Mars has spied the landing site of the American-led InSight probe.