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Fireball caught on camera over Perth

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 05:28
A fireball - believed to be a meteor - has lit up the sky near Perth in Western Australia.

Goats 'drawn to happy human faces'

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 00:03
Scientists find that goats are drawn to humans with happy facial expressions.

Galileo: Brexit funds released for sat-nav study

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 21:46
UK ministers set aside £92m to study the feasibility of a sovereign satellite-navigation system.

Yemen cholera epidemic 'controlled' by computer predictions

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 20:21
Cases are slashed thanks to a new system that predicts where outbreaks will occur.

What is 'primitive technology' and why do we love it?

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 00:00
Why are millions of people watching videos of men in woods demonstrating "primitive technology"?

Galileo: Funding pledge for UK rival to EU sat-nav system

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 13:45
The UK's own satellite navigation system project is to get a £92m boost, an official tells the BBC.

Meet an ivory trafficker's 'worst nightmare'

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 02:22
A new technique is helping turn dogs at one Kenyan port into super-sniffers.

Dinosaur DNA clues unpicked by researchers at University of Kent

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 00:45
Dinosaurs may have their DNA to thank for why they stuck around so long on Earth.

The birds that follow planes to get home

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 23:44
One of the world’s most endangered birds has lost its sense of direction. So a team of humans are flying aircraft over 1,000km with a flock of birds behind them.

Can a turtle live without its shell?

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 21:37
Scientists have found evidence that confirms turtles once lived without shells.

Yes, Antarctica has a fire department

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 17:45
Yes, Antarctica has (and needs) a fire department. Megan Branson spent three seasons there as a fire-fighter/paramedic.

The festivals mixing music and science

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 00:49
Why are music festivals increasingly becoming a venue for science as well as bands?

Lies, damned lies and favourite stats

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 00:24
The Royal Statistical Society wants people to send in their favourite stat of 2018 for a competition.

Aeolus: How a satellite will measure wind across Earth

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 05:02
Meteorologists are hopeful Aeolus will have a big impact on the quality of medium-range weather forecasts.

Ancient fossil turtle had no shell

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 17:01
Scientists have found new evidence confirming that turtles once lived without shells.

Cave girl was half Neanderthal, half Denisovan

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 17:01
Genetic detective work gives a rare insight into the liaisons of early humans living 50,000 years ago.

How plastic waste has been turned into benches

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 16:01
Plastic waste collected at the Volvo Ocean Race is recycled and used to make items such as plastic benches.

Aeolus space laser set to map Earth's winds

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:35
A UK-assembled satellite goes into orbit later to make the first truly global maps of wind behaviour.

More protection needed for Chinese pangolins

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 08:45
Pangolins should be considered top priority for conservation in China, say scientists studying their decline.

Is India ready to send someone to space?

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 00:58
If this happens, India will become the fourth country to launch humans into space.