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Kids ask Nasa astronaut about going to space

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 02:46
Karen Nyberg, who's been to space twice, answers questions from primary school children.

The first person on Mars 'should be a woman'

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:02
A senior Nasa engineer has said the first person to set foot on Mars should be a woman.

Reality Check

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 17:01
It's not as easy to recycle your takeaway coffee cup as people may have thought.

Delay for Nasa's Tess planet-hunter

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:11
The launch of the Tess mission to find new worlds beyond our Solar System is delayed by 48 hours.

Recycling hope for plastic-hungry enzyme

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:46
Science created a 'wonder material' in plastic; now nature is helping to unmake it.

Gorilla Calaya gives birth at Smithsonian National Zoo

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:49
Calaya, the western lowland gorilla, gave birth at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC.

Nasa's Tess planet-hunter: What stars sound like

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 09:58
UK astronomer Bill Chaplin demonstrates the "sounds" that stars make and why this is useful to know.

Nasa planet-hunter set for launch

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 05:53
The Tess mission will survey nearly the entire sky and is expected to find thousands of new worlds.

Animals' popularity 'a disadvantage'

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 09:42
A new study shows that some species may become victims of their own prestige.

Why some cancers are 'born to be bad'

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:00
Breakthrough explains why some cancers are far more deadly than others.

Russian spy poisoning: Nerve agent inspectors back UK

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:48
The international chemical weapons watchdog confirms the UK's analysis of the nerve agent in Salisbury.

Rolls-Royce and Boeing invest in UK space engine

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:25
Boeing and Rolls-Royce are investing in the UK company developing a revolutionary propulsion system.

Secrets of the sea bed: Hunt for Stone Age site in North Sea

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:23
UK and Belgian scientists explore the seabed off Norfolk after prehistoric finds.

Past in focus

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:13
Ancient DNA from human remains has helped construct a new narrative for human history.

Isolated lakes found beneath Canadian ice sheet

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:05
Two lakes discovered beneath an Arctic ice sheet may help us to learn about Europa's subsurface ocean.

Climate change dials down Atlantic Ocean heating system

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:01
An Atlantic Ocean circulation system that warms Europe's climate is weaker today than it has been in 1,000 years, say scientists.

Nazi legacy found in Norwegian trees

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 05:22
The chemical fog used to hide the Tirpitz battleship in WWII stunted the growth of trees.

Map records UK's small ups and downs

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 18:22
The subtle warping of the land surface across Britain is fully mapped in detail for the first time.

Iron Age study targets British DNA mystery

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 16:35
A project to sequence DNA from ancient remains may solve a puzzle involving people from south-east Britain.

Magnetic water

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 14:25
Satellites make the most detailed observations yet of the magnetism generated by moving seawater.