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Neanderthals 'could kill at a distance'

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:28
Neanderthals produced weapons that could kill from 20m away, a new study claims.

India sends 'lightest satellite' to space

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 07:54
Kalamsat-V2 weighs just 1.26kg (2.6lb) and was made by students belonging to a space education firm.

Rare angel sharks found living off Wales

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 02:31
Sightings from fishing boats suggest the mysterious angel shark is present in Welsh waters.

Big rise in atmospheric CO2 expected in 2019

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 02:10
The Met Office says that the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere in 2019 will rise at near record pace.

Vegan leather

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 00:09
We've had vegan burgers and sausage rolls, could animal-free clothing be our next obsession?

Why we still underestimate the Neanderthals

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 19:51
Evidence is increasingly forcing us to re-visit our assumptions about the Neanderthals.

Skye volcanic eruption 'changed climate'

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 10:55
Researchers say it is the first time a large-scale explosive volcanic event has been confirmed in Scotland.

UK team drills record West Antarctic hole

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 06:04
The British Antarctic Survey puts instruments 2km under the surface of the Rutford Ice Stream.

'Tipping point' risk for Arctic hotspot

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 02:35
Climate change re-draws map of the Arctic Ocean

How warmer waters threaten Arctic Ocean life

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 00:18
The Barents Sea is shifting from an Arctic climate to an Atlantic climate, and is now said to be at tipping point as its waters heat up.

Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket system flies for 10th time

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 16:07
The Amazon boss puts up his New Shepard space vehicle from Texas for a series of Nasa experiments.

Research body to fund humanitarian efforts

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 01:43
New science funding initiatives are accused of pandering to political imperatives.

Experts call for review of quake limits on UK fracking

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 17:28
Researchers involved in monitoring fracking in the UK say the limits on seismic activity are "too conservative".

Prince William interviews Sir David Attenborough in Davos

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 16:04
Prince William interviews Sir David Attenborough at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Davos: Prince William interviews Sir David Attenborough

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 15:52
The naturalist tells Prince William people must look after the natural world, or it will be wrecked.

Satellites saw rapid Greenland ice loss

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 14:09
Greenland went through an "unprecedented" period of ice loss in the last two decades.

Facial recognition tool tackles illegal chimp trade

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 13:39
Automated software is now scouring social media posts looking for evidence of ape trafficking.

Dippy the dinosaur arrives in Scotland

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 09:37
The famous replica skeleton, usually displayed at London's Natural History Museum, goes on show in Glasgow.

Antarctic krill: Key food source moves south

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 22:58
A warming climate shifts the distribution of the krill species eaten by whales and other predators.

Fossil shark named after 80s video game

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 16:04
The shark's teeth resemble alien spaceships from the game, Galaga, according to US scientists.