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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.

Spring Statement: Cambridge data team gets £45m boost

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 15:43
The European Bioinformatics Institute will use the money to enhance "storage and building capacity".

Study reveals the wolf within your pet dog

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 15:26
Wolves lead and dogs follow - but both can cooperate with us, say experts studying wolves tamed from birth.

Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for climate activism

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 13:45
The 16-year-old climate campaigner who has inspired school strikes is in the running to receive the Nobel.

Comic Relief: School shuns red nose plastic because of pollution fears

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:56
Sir David Attenborough has written to the children saying he supports what they're doing.

Professor Stephen Hawking memorial plans 'no further forward'

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:00
Cambridge City Council has not decided how to mark the renowned physicist's life a year after his death.

Emma Haruka Iwao smashes pi world record with Google help

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 08:37
Emma Haruka Iwao calculates the value of pi to 31 trillion digits, after a lifelong fascination.

The photos that made Moon landings possible

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 22:26
Fifty years after the Neil Armstrong moment, these pictures show the value of photography to that mission.

Stonehenge was 'hub for Britain's earliest mass parties'

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 19:03
The variety of pig bones found suggest people travelled a long way for the feasts, researchers say.

Gas heating ban for new homes from 2025

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 15:54
Climate change: fossil fuel burning will become a thing of the past for new homes

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.