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Trump to sweep away Obama climate change policies

2 hours 9 min ago
Environmentalists warn Mr Trump's order will have serious consequences at home and abroad.

'Fake science used to justify badger culls'

3 hours 19 min ago
A senior researcher claims ministers are using a flawed method for assessing badger numbers in the TB cull.

How the mouse came to live alongside humans

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 00:25
The origins of house mice go back about 15,000 years to the Middle East, fossil evidence suggests.

Kimberley fossil tracks are Australia's 'Jurassic Park'

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 09:13
Scientists describe a remarkable collection of dinosaur tracks on beaches in Western Australia.

Planet Nine: Astronomers want help from amateur stargazers

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 08:09
An Australian university has asked amateur stargazers to help find a possible ninth planet.

Testing for 'defectives'

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 23:54
After years of protest, the University of Melbourne has removed the name of a controversial figure.

'Fake research' comes under scrutiny

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 23:41
The scale of "fake research" in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests.

Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 01:24
Scientists locate the source of powerful tsunamis that swept across Mars three billion years ago.

Changing to BST: Will the clock change affect your kids?

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:09
Research is under way to determine how clock changes affect children's sleep patterns.

Cardboard cribs

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 00:29
What evidence is there that Finland's famous baby boxes actually reduce infant mortality rates?

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:05
The State Department says the project, blocked by Barack Obama, is in the national interest.

The Foehn feeling

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:09
For centuries, people in the Alps have attributed health issues, headaches in particular, to the mountain wind known as the Foehn.

'Devastating' coral loss in South China Sea - scientists

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:13
Researchers are warning of a "devastating" loss of coral at the Dongsha Atoll in the South China Sea.

Bloodhound supersonic car record bid slips again

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:04
The British-led effort to break the World Land Speed Record is delayed by cash-flow problems to 2018.

Europa: Our best shot at finding alien life?

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:54
After years of planning, scientists are set now to send missions to explore the ocean world of Europa.

Exmoor gardens raided by 'wily old stag'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:15
A mature stag has learnt how to use its antlers to lift bird feeders off garden trees.

British scientists claim major advance in TB treatment

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:11
Researchers are using genome sequencing to make sure patients get the right drugs more quickly.

Kaikoura: 'Most complex quake ever studied'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 19:14
2016's big quake in New Zealand will likely prompt a rethink about how such events are expected to behave.

Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 16:00
The sensor comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties and alerts to cooling problems.

Dinosaur crater's clue to origin of life

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 07:58
The crater made by the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs reveals clues to the origins of life on Earth.