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Stephen Hawking thanksgiving service public ballot closes

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 05:47
More than 27,000 people applied for 1,000 public places at the scientist's Westminster Abbey service.

MPs criticise government clean energy policies

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 03:26
Two parliamentary committees say ill-thought out policies have driven down clean energy investment.

Delay for Bloodhound supersonic car's high-speed trials

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 00:55
Testing of the 1,000mph car is pushed back ahead of next year's attempt on the land speed record.

1,600 IT workers and engineers denied UK visas

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:59
More than 1,600 IT specialists and engineers offered jobs in the UK were denied visas between last December and March, BBC News has learned.

Dinosaur parenting: How the 'chickens from hell' nested

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 17:48
Dinosaurs may have used a unique nesting strategy to prevent their eggs from being crushed.

Building back up

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 01:21
After last years first test runs, the Bloodhound supersonic car is being rebuilt ready to go faster still.

'Feel good' factor not CO2 boosts global forest expansion

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 23:56
Forests are increasing around the world because of rising incomes and national wellbeing say researchers.

'Memory transplant' achieved in snails

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:31
Memories are transferred from one snail to another in a laboratory.

UK ups the ante on Galileo sat-nav project

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 09:35
London warns Brussels that it is prepared to block Galileo technologies from leaving the UK.

Plant 'thugs' crowd roadside flowers

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 19:35
It is claimed the UK's roadside wild flowers are suffering because of pollution and poor management.

Ebola's return

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 16:42
It is unrealistic to think Ebola will ever be eradicated, but it is now easier to prevent a crisis.

'Oldest' turtle, 80, returns to Blackpool after 15 years

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 16:30
The giant green sea turtle is thought to be oldest of its kind in captivity in the UK.

Cuckoo bee species 'hiding in plain sight'

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 19:16
Researchers identify 15 new species of sneaky bees hidden in museum collections and in an ancient thesis.

Stephen Hawking service: Possibility of time travellers 'can't be excluded'

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 18:02
Anyone born in the next 20 years is eligible to apply for a seat at the Westminster Abbey service.

Nasa will send helicopter to Mars to test otherworldly flight

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 15:44
The space agency says it will be the first test of a heavier-than-air aircraft on another planet.

SpaceX flies 'lessons learned' rocket

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 14:10
The California rocket company SpaceX conducts what is arguably its most important launch to date.

Red squirrels 'may have introduced' leprosy to Britain

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 04:53
The discovery supports the theory that squirrels may have spread the disease in medieval Europe.

UK space needs 'bold national plan'

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 04:37
Report: A long-term national programme is required to unlock the UK space sector's full potential.

Massive wave is southern hemisphere record, scientists believe

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 23:30
The 23.8m (78ft) swell is the largest ever recorded below the equator, New Zealand scientists say.

Red tide: Electric blue waves wash California shore

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 16:10
Glowing blue algae have transformed California's coast.