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Splitting the atom

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 05:07
The government is about to set out its position on membership of Europe's nuclear regulator after Brexit.

Do the oceans need new rules?

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 04:08
Why are scientists are worried about the open seas?

Giant iceberg splits from Antarctic

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 01:49
A block of ice a quarter the size of Wales calves from the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula.

'Make new rules' to save the oceans

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 17:15
New rules are urgently needed to protect the open seas, scientists warn.

Can a robot help solve the Atlantic's lionfish problem?

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 16:53
The invasive lionfish poses a number of threats in the Atlantic Ocean – can it be stopped by a robot?

Lark or night owl? Blame your ancestors

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 16:52
Our ancestors could be to blame for the wide variety of human sleeping habits, from larks to night owls.

Do you live in the world's laziest country?

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 16:50
Scientists use smartphones to track and rank activity levels around the world.

Big cash boost for UK satellite sector

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 14:08
The UK government formally announces a more-than-£100m investment in new satellite and rocket test facilities.

First teleportation to low-Earth orbit

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 07:28
China teleports first object from the ground to satellite

Fusion wait

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 02:50
We will have to wait until the second half of the century for fusion reactors to start generating electricity, experts have announced.

Mesmerising video of a whale playing with dolphins

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 22:14
A whale appears to play with a pod of dolphins off the coast of Western Australia.

First vaccine shows gonorrhoea protection

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 16:27
The World Health Organization sees developing a vaccine as vital in stopping "super-gonorrhoea".

Zoo keepers

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 16:07
Galaxy Zoo is one of the most successful citizen science projects ever conceived. We look back at what it's achieved over 10 years.

Fossil sheds light on bird evolution after asteroid strike

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:30
Newly-discovered fossil suggests birds evolved very rapidly after the dinosaurs went extinct.

Shells record West Antarctic glacier retreat

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 07:26
The remains of tiny marine organisms document the wind-driven, warm-water melting in West Antarctica.

G20 Hamburg: Leaders fail to bridge Trump climate chasm

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 12:11
A statement at the G20 summit says the Paris accord is "irreversible" but the US forces compromise.

Mike Pence ignores Nasa 'do not touch' sign

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 18:50
The VP made a tongue-in-cheek apology to Nasa after a photo of him touching the equipment went viral.

Stephen Hawking's daughter Lucy: 'You could ask my dad any question'

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 03:46
Lucy Hawking describes her famous scientist father being asked - what happens if you fall into a black hole?

Merkel’s climate mission at the G20

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 02:02
Germany is battling to stop the US undermining a united front on climate change at the G20 summit.

Mercury mission: BepiColombo gets ready to launch

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:59
A mission to Mercury is getting closer to the launch pad.