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GM plant tech boosts malaria drug yield

7 hours 25 min ago
Scientists have modified a plant's genes to make it produce high levels of a key malaria drug, potentially helping meet the large global demand.

Record concentration of microplastics found in Arctic

9 hours 14 min ago
Discovery prompts fear that melting ice will allow more plastic to be released back into the oceans.

How to revive drowsy bees

10 hours 32 min ago
A vet gives advice on how to assist dehydrated bumblebees emerging from hibernation.

Rotten egg gas around planet Uranus

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:05
The planet Uranus has clouds made up of hydrogen sulphide, the gas that gives rotten eggs their unpleasant smell.

Environment prize goes to Flint water activist

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 23:57
An activist who helped expose a water crisis in a US town has been awarded a prestigious environment prize.

Climate change: Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m for Paris deal

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 23:27
New York City's ex-mayor pledges $4.5m to help cover the lapsed US contribution to the Paris accord.

'Exploding ant' species found in South East Asia

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 22:08
The newly discovered canopy-dwelling ants are nicknamed after their bizarre defensive behaviour.

Why I live in a plastic bottle castle

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 16:52
The man building a four-storey castle out of recycled plastic bottles.

Hemsby: Clifftop home destroyed erosion spanning 40 years

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 16:15
Erosion of the cliff at Hemsby, Norfolk, has left 18 homes uninhabitable over the past five years.

Nasa engineer: Three facts about landing on Mars

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 16:29
A Nasa flight analyst explains three things you need to know about going to Mars.

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 01:13
The endangered animal died in Italy during an attempt to fit him with a collar to track movements.

The best and worst space films, according to Nasa

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 01:04
The best and worst space films, according to Nasa

UK weather: Why this isn't a heatwave... yet

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:08
People across the UK have been enjoying unusually warm weather, but when can we call it a heatwave?

Scientists discover mechanism behind motor neurone disease

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:48
An international team found that a protein causes brain cells to die when it is stuck in the jelly phase.

ExoMars: Getting ready to drive on the Red Planet

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 04:03
Engineers finish assembly of the test model for Europe's ExoMars rover mission.

National Trust needs to be 'radical'

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 02:27
The new director-general of the National Trust says the charity needs to reach out to people in urban areas.

Stella McCartney: Fashion is swamping our planet

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:34
Designer Stella McCartney says fashion is a medieval industry, which produces a huge amount of waste.

Oxford Dodo was shot in head, scans find

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:52
The world-famous specimen is the world's best-preserved example of the extinct bird.

Closing gender gap in physics 'will take generations'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:40
The gender gap in science subjects like physics is likely to persist for hundreds of years, study suggests.

Solar sailing

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:14
How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it? The isolated Achuar peoples of Ecuador have created an ingenious solution.