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DNA story of when life first gave us lemons

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 08:33
From sweet oranges to bitter lemons, all citrus fruit came from the Himalayas millions of years ago, say scientists.

Plastic waste 'building up' in Arctic

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 04:52
Plastic waste is building up in the supposedly pristine wilderness of the Norwegian Arctic, scientists say.

Plastic pollution reaching record levels in once pristine Arctic

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 04:17
Here's why the Arctic is no longer what you see in the pictures.

Scotland's red squirrel numbers stabilise

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:19
Researchers find that the population has increased in the north east and stopped shrinking nationwide.

What's going on in a toddler's brain?

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 16:39
Scientists want to find out more about how very young children develop a sense of self.

Cheddar Man: DNA shows early Briton had dark skin

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 05:57
Scientists put a face to Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest complete skeleton from 10,000 years ago.

Plastic bottle scheme that could help clean the oceans

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:04
As the scale of plastic pollution in the world's oceans becomes ever more apparent, could bottle deposit schemes help turn the tide?

Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 21:01
The world's most powerful rocket successfully lifts clear of its pad on historic maiden flight.

Hedgehog numbers 'down by half', warn wildlife groups

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 16:44
Hedgehogs are continuing to decline in the UK, particularly in rural areas, according to a new report.

UK 'could adopt' Norway bottle recycling system

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
A Scandinavian deposit-based system for recycling bottles is thought likely to be adopted in the UK.

The story of Elon Musk rocket launch

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:47
The rocket's payload is Elon Musk's own Tesla, and two of the three rocket segments have landed.

Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket blasts off

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 13:15
Wild cheering greets the launch of the maiden flight of the new rocket.

Elon Musk's huge Falcon Heavy rocket set for launch

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:12
The entrepreneur will attempt to fly the world's most powerful rocket with his own Tesla as payload.

The oddities sent into space

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 11:22
A car, a golf ball, a pie... and other items items dispatched on cosmic journeys over the years.

Dinosaurs ‘too successful for their own good’

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 17:42
A study modelling how dinosaurs spread worldwide shows they may have been a victim of their own success.

'Extraordinary' fossil sheds light on origins of spiders

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 08:03
A fossil preserved in amber for 100 million years is shaking up ideas about the evolution of spiders.

Plastic pollution: Scientists' plea on threat to ocean giants

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 21:01
Scientists call for monitoring of plastic pollution risks to whales, sharks and rays that strain water to feed.

Mayan surprise

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:33
Latest technology reveals a network of more than 60,000 structures under Guatemala's jungle.

Design call for 'solar sentinel' mission

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:24
The UK will play a leading role in developing a spacecraft to warn of solar storms.

Bones clue to 'lost' Viking army which made England

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 06:40
New analysis suggests part of a nation-changing army of Vikings was buried in a town churchyard.