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Schiaparelli: Crashed lander was ill-prepared for Mars

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:55
The crashed European spacecraft Schiaparelli was ill-prepared for its attempt at landing on the surface of Mars, a report suggests.

Flamingo balancing act saves energy

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:28
Flamingos expend less energy standing on one leg than in a two-legged stance, scientists confirm.

Herd knowledge

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:16
As a warming climate threatens traditional food supplies in the Arctic, one rural Alaskan village is flying in hundreds of reindeer by cargo plane. James Cook went to find out why.

The DNA detective

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:14
A man abandoned as a baby 61 years ago traced his family using a DNA detective. But what do they do?

Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:23
Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.

Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:32
Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than lowlanders.

Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:11
A waste disposal firm claims that plastic drinking straws are "the ultimate in human wastefulness".

Two dead whales at Felixstowe and Orford

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 05:17
One is up a river estuary, the other is awaiting removal from a beach.

The moment a sea lion pulls a girl under water

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:58
Experts warn against getting too close to wild animals after a sea lion pulls a young girl under water.

All three chicks at Cairngorms osprey nest die

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:23
The nest in the Cairngorms in which three osprey chicks had hatched now appears to have been abandoned.

Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universities

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 18:47
Make science and research a priority in Brexit talks, says Russell Group.

Reproductive rebels

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 16:17
Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

Mount Everest's famous Hillary Step destroyed, mountaineers confirm

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 09:33
The world's highest mountain poses new hazards after the collapse of a key rocky outcrop.

Mesmerising lava flows from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 08:03
Look but don't touch as it tumbles down the Pulama Pali slope in Hawaii.

First high-energy proton beam machine 'great for UK'

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:23
A key component of the UK's first high-energy proton beam machine is delivered to its new home in Newport.

Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate change

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 08:20
Measures are announced after water enters a frozen facility guarding the world's key crop seeds.

Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary's first Humboldt penguin chick in decade

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 17:23
A Humboldt penguin chick has hatched at a sea life sanctuary for the first time in more than a decade.

Greece battles locust plague on Agios Efstratios island

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:51
Locals say sheep on Agios Efstratios are starving as so much plant life is being devoured by swarms.

Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 04:29
The packaging for Pringles and Lucozade Sport are among the most difficult to recycle, a trade body says.

UN looks to protect birds from green energy threats

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 03:25
Shutting down wind farms when birds pass over is one of the methods being tested to save migrating species.