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Earliest animal fossils are identified

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:45
Scientists have identified the earliest known animal in the geological record.

The inventor who plans to build a city under the sea

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:35
After spending decades exploring the deep sea, Phil Nuytten plans to build a colony there.

Giant pandas can tell a mate from their calls

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:20
Pandas have to be within 20 metres of each other to identify each other's calls in their bamboo forest home.

Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers ready for touchdown on asteroid

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:11
Japan's space agency sets dates for its plan to explore the surface of an asteroid with robots.

Cane toad DNA breakthrough 'may help stop' toxic pest

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 03:21
It may help stop the animal's rapid and destructive march across Australia, researchers say.

RemoveDebris: UK satellite nets 'space junk'

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 00:04
A British satellite successfully deploys a net in orbit to demonstrate how to capture space debris.

Are wasps the bees knees? Scientists think they should be

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 00:03
People dislike wasps but love bees despite both species providing similar ecological benefits says a new study.

The satellite that can clean up space rubbish from Earth's orbit

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 23:54
It's part of a plan to clean up the millions of pieces of rubbish floating in Earth's orbit.

Starvation fears after piglets stolen from London farm

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 19:55
There are fears for the welfare of 11 tiny piglets stolen from a farm in London.

Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop'

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 02:19
The first private passenger to fly around the Moon with SpaceX will be a Japanese billionaire.

Solar Orbiter: Spacecraft to leave UK bound for the Sun

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 01:19
UK engineers finish building a satellite that will carry cameras closer to the Sun than ever before.

NovaSAR: UK radar satellite to track illegal shipping activity

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 00:11
The all-British NovaSAR spacecraft will monitor big stretches of ocean for suspicious shipping activity.

Nasa laser launches into space

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 16:41
ICESat-2 will use laser beams to measure ice levels on Earth as it orbits 500km above the planet.

'World's oldest brewery' found in Israel

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 13:51
Researchers believe they have found the world's oldest brewery in a prehistoric cave in Israel.

Nightingales 'could become extinct in Hampshire'

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 23:26
A wildlife trust is warning the species could become extinct in Hampshire.

Prickly cactus species 'under threat'

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 23:14
The iconic cactus plant is veering into trouble say researchers.

ICESat: Space laser to get unprecedented view of Earth's ice

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 15:59
The US space agency is due to launch a laser to assess the impact of climate change on the poles.

Intensive farming 'least bad option' for food and environment

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 15:58
Scientists say that high-yield farming may be the best way to meet demand for food while conserving biodiversity.

Cities lead the way on curbing carbon emissions

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:04
Twenty-seven leading cities see their greenhouse gas emissions peak and decline over the past five years.

Salford scientists show how cars could power your home

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 08:11
The electric cars with stored power that could be transferred to a dwelling.