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Death metal music inspires joy not violence

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 01:12
Despite gruesome lyrics, death metal does not desensitise fans to images of violence, a study shows.

Professor Stephen Hawking's nurse struck off over his care

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 13:57
Patricia Dowdy was accused of financial misconduct and failing to properly care for the scientist.

Solar storm: Evidence found of huge eruption from Sun

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 13:04
Scientists have found evidence of a huge blast of radiation from the Sun that hit Earth more than 2,000 years ago.

#Trashtag: The online challenge cleaning places up

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:38
Thousands have joined the Trashtag Challenge and cleaned up litter-filled places along the way.

Why India is a world leader in waste paper

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 01:33
Ever wondered what happens to the household waste paper thrown out for recycling in Europe and the US?

Prof Stephen Hawking commemorated on new 50p coin

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 01:31
The Royal Mint's tribute reflects the physicist's pioneering work and making science accessible.

YouTuber Jack Harries: 'Climate change protests were worth arrest'

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 15:48
Jack Harries is to appear in court after taking part in climate change protests.

Climate change: Pledge to cut emissions from dairy farms

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 08:48
A dairy firm is promising to make its farms carbon-neutral by 2050 in a move described as "ambitious".

Air pollution: Cars should be banned near schools says public health chief

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 05:58
The comments come as Public Health England publishes new recommendations on improving air quality.

Galleonosaurus dorisae: New dinosaur discovered in Australia

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 04:33
Based on its teeth, Galleonsaurus would have been a herbivore and belonged to the ornithopod family.

Wildlife World Zoo: Jaguar attacks selfie-taker

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 15:56
Zoo officials warn that barriers are "there for a good reason" after a woman is injured.

Bristol project aims to cut plastic waste from takeaways

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 00:32
One project in Bristol is linking scientists with takeaways to solve their plastic container problem.

SpaceX Dragon demo capsule returns to Earth

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 14:06
The commercial astronaut capsule completed its demonstration flight on Friday with a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.

Moment SpaceX Dragon capsule undocks from ISS

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 10:51
The unmanned commercial test vehicle will splash down in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday afternoon.

Government's worries over backdoors in Huawei’s 5G tech castle

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 06:52
One potential problem with next-gen mobile technology may have more to do with castles than you’d expect.

Trail-blazing gardening women of Kew

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:31
The first female gardeners at Kew had to garden in bloomers, but in some ways were ahead of their time.

Ash dieback: Deadly tree fungus spreading 'more quickly'

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:10
Millions of diseased trees near buildings, roads and railways will have to be cut down, it is warned.

Hunterston B: Pictures show cracks in Ayrshire nuclear reactor

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 01:09
New images show cracking in the bricks which make up the core of nuclear reactors at Hunterston B Power Station.

Students with a food waste problem

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 01:06
How easy is it to reduce our food waste? Two students have been finding out.

SpaceX Dragon demo capsule set to return to Earth

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 23:05
In its next Nasa test, the new crew capsule will re-enter the atmosphere for an Atlantic splashdown.