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Scientists 'solve' the ketchup problem

19 min 41 sec ago
A super-slippery coating for bottles could make getting liquids out much easier, US scientists say.

Slippery bottle solves ketchup problem

36 min 20 sec ago
Scientists in Boston have found a way to get every last drop of ketchup out of the bottle.

Sir David Attenborough to present Blue Planet sequel

7 hours 9 min ago
The sequel to 2001's ocean series is due to be shown later this year on BBC One.

AAAS chief puts weight behind protest march

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 04:50
April's pro-science Washington rally has the full backing of the world's largest scientific membership organisation.

Ice-locked ship to drift over North Pole

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 01:33
German research vessel Polarstern is set for a remarkable year-long expedition in the Arctic.

SpaceX successfully launches rocket after Saturday setback

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 20:46
The US rocket company sends a cargo ship to resupply the International Space Station.

Gravity probe exceeds performance goals

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 17:23
The long-planned space mission that seeks to detect gravitational waves is on course to be selected this summer.

Eclipse to be turned into mega-movies

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 13:07
Citizen photos taken during August's total solar eclipse in the US will be spliced into continuous videos.

Naica's crystal caves hold long-dormant life

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 07:31
Long-dormant microbes are found inside giant crystals of the Naica mountain caves - and revived.

Plastic 'nurdles' found littering UK beaches

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 20:43
Billions of tiny plastic lentil-sized pellets can be spotted on UK shores - but how do 'nurdles' get there?

GM hens help build 'frozen aviary' in Edinburgh

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 18:24
Genetically-modified hens that can lay eggs from different poultry breeds are helping scientists set up a "frozen aviary" to conserve rare birds.

Ocean mapping XPRIZE cuts teams to 21

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:55
The international competition to drive innovation in seafloor mapping announces the teams that will take part in its semi-final stage.

Call for brain donors

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 06:32
Scientists are calling for more people to donate their brains to research to help find cures for mental and psychological disorders.

Cardiff Uni's new way of making compounds for drugs

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 06:28
Researchers in Cardiff develop a new "highly-efficient" method of extracting disease-fighting compounds.

Zealandia: Is there an eighth continent under New Zealand?

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 06:25
It's almost all under water, but Zealandia should be considered a continent, say researchers.

Scientists appeal for more people to donate their brains

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 04:13
They say they are lacking the brains of people with disorders such as depression and PTSD.

UK scientists seek closer relationship with US after Brexit

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 03:32
Research institutions want to make it easier for scientists to collaborate and share facilities.

'Seagrasses' vital to coastal health

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 19:33
Underwater flowering plants play multiple roles in keeping coastal ecosystems healthy.

Event Horizon Telescope ready to image black hole

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 17:01
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 - 13:41
The World Meteorological Organisation say there is a possibility of a new El Niño later this year.