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Nasa names astronauts for first commercial flights

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 17:11
The US space agency assigns the first men and women to fly on commercial rockets and capsules.

Stonehenge: First people came from west Wales

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 16:17
The first long-term residents of Stonehenge, along with the first stones, arrived about 5,000 years ago.

Engineered pig lung transplant 'a success'

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 11:24
Scientists have successfully transplanted a bioengineered lung into a pig.

Too hot? In 1858 a heatwave turned London into a stinking sewer

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:35
Temperatures hit the 30s and there were no proper drains, bringing flies, disease and panic.

Crop-spraying drones

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 23:43
Drones are now delivering pesticides, fertilisers and crop monitoring to farms around the world.

Small height evolved twice on 'Hobbit' island of Flores

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 19:19
A new study has shown that small height evolved twice in humans on the Indonesian island of Flores.

Shark thief says it 'needed help'

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 16:52
The man who took a shark from an aquarium in Texas, US said he did it because 'it needed help'.

A bird's eye view: Songbirds perceive colour like humans

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 16:41
Faced with a glorious spectrum of colour, songbirds, just like humans, look for the big picture.

A sunrise from space

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 15:51
This photo time-lapse was taken from the International Space Station of a single orbital sunrise over Earth.

Stonehenge: First residents from west Wales

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 13:00
The first long-term residents of Stonehenge came from west Wales, a study suggests.

Plastic pollution: How one woman found a new source of warming gases hidden in waste

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:04
Researchers uncover a little known source of climate warming gases coming from plastic waste.

In pictures

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 09:32
Parts of eastern Australia are suffering their worst drought in memory, as these aerial images show.

Heathrow high

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 02:08
It's Europe's busiest airport but why is Heathrow also a magnet for hot weather?

Lemur extinction: Vast majority of species under threat

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 00:43
The vast majority of lemur species, unique primates found only in Madagascar, are on the brink of extinction, say scientists.

Tracking Scotland's wildfires from space

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 23:14
Breakthroughs in satellite imaging are helping scientists in Scotland better understand wildfires in real time.

Fields medal: UK refugee's major maths award stolen

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 21:12
The Cambridge professor loses his 14-carat gold medal in Brazil minutes after receiving it.

How Greenland scorched its underside

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 14:10
The world's largest island ran over Iceland's volcanic hotspot and has the rocky scar to prove it.

Dengue fever outbreak stopped by special mosquitoes

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 13:00
An Australian city has been successfully protected from the mosquito-borne disease, researchers say.

Fields medal: UK refugee wins 'biggest maths prize'

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:57
One of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics are awarded at a ceremony in Brazil.

Trial to test if GM fed salmon are more nutritious

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 04:35
Researchers are feeding genetically modified crops to farmed salmon to see if it boosts their nutritional value.