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UK scientists seek closer relationship with US after Brexit

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 20:32
Research institutions want to make it easier for scientists to collaborate and share facilities.

'Seagrasses' vital to coastal health

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:33
Underwater flowering plants play multiple roles in keeping coastal ecosystems healthy.

Event Horizon Telescope ready to image black hole

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:01
An Earth-sized "virtual telescope" is ready to take the first ever picture of a black hole - the monster mysterious object at the centre of our galaxy.

Weather experts say new El Niño possible later this year

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 06:41
The World Meteorological Organisation say there is a possibility of a new El Niño later this year.

How can the UK reduce air pollution?

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 06:02
The European Commission says the UK has two months to address repeated breaches of air pollutants.

Running ants: Why scientists built an insect treadmill

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 05:09
The researchers recording ants' brain activity as they run.

Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:04
The discovery could lead to better tests and therapies for children with autism.

Winston Churchill's views on aliens revealed in lost essay

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:00
A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill reveals he was open to the possibility of life on other planets.

Air pollution 'final warning' from European Commission to UK

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 05:37
The European Commission says it will take the matter to the EU court if countries fail to act.

Football headers 'linked to brain damage'

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 03:58
Footballers suffer similar brain damage to boxers, a small scientific study suggests.

First live birth evidence in dinosaur relative

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:20
Scientists have uncovered the first evidence of live births in the group of animals that includes dinosaurs, crocodiles and birds.

History sheds light on Amazon's rich tree diversity

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:43
The rich, diverse communities of trees in the Amazon are the result of species spreading over the vast area over geological time, a study suggests.

The mystery of the whoop whooping bee

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 07:51
Scientists think they have found the explanation behind sounds generated by bees

Banned chemicals persist in deep ocean

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:08
Chemicals banned in the 1970s have been found in the deepest reaches of the ocean, according to a new study.

New Zealand whales: Hundreds refloat on high tide at Farewell Spit

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 07:16
More than 200 whales stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand on Saturday have refloated themselves and returned to sea.

New Zealand whales: Hundreds refloat on high tide at Farewell Spit

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 19:00
More than 200 whales that became stranded at Farewell Spit on Saturday are freed by the tide.

Bolivia begins fumigation against locust plague

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 18:23
Chemical spraying began in Santa Cruz department, the eastern grain region of the country.

New Zealand whales: Frantic bid to save stranded mammals

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 07:39
The mass stranding of whales on a remote beach in New Zealand has taken a turn for the worse as 240 more arrived.