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Dead sperm whale found in Indonesia had ingested '6kg of plastic'

4 hours 50 min ago
The dead sperm whale, which washed ashore in Indonesia, had ingested nearly 6kg of plastic waste.

Elon Musk renames his BFR spacecraft Starship

8 hours 16 min ago
The entrepreneur would not reveal why he had renamed the craft, which has still not yet been built.

The physicist called Einstein - but not the one you think

12 hours 1 min ago
There is debate around how much Albert Einstein's first wife, Mileva, contributed to his discoveries.

Nasa 2020 robot rover to target Jezero 'lake' crater

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 17:57
America's next robot rover will be sent to a 50km-wide depression that once had water running through it.

Wombat poop: Scientists reveal mystery behind cube-shaped droppings

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:34
Scientists discover how the marsupials are the only known species producing cube-shaped faeces.

Climate change: Report raises new optimism over industry

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:02
Cutting emissions from heavy industry would generate savings and boost economic growth, commission argues.

Attenborough agreed with decision to save penguins' lives

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 13:39
The Dynasties crew took a rare decision to intervene when a group of stranded emperor penguins faced death.

Edible insects

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 13:22
Sainsbury's is the first UK supermarket to stock edible insects - but just how tasty are they?

UK industry to make new 'Hotbirds'

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 13:12
British industry will build new spacecraft for telecoms operator Eutelsat's flagship TV distribution network.

Ash dieback: Seed orchards could help species recover sooner

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 09:57
A scientist at the John Innes Centre in Norwich says resistant seeds could help beat the fatal disease.

Palm oil: One woman's fight to save 'the last place on Earth'

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 00:05
Farwiza Farhan on efforts to protect the forests where orangutan, rhinos, elephants and tigers co-exist.

Kilogram gets a new definition

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:17
Scientists take the massive decision to change the definition of the kilogram.

Dr persistence

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 01:00
Sophia Jex-Blake was a pioneer of women's education on her way to be Scotland's first female doctor.

'Miniature suns'

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 00:07
Is much-heralded nuclear fusion finally ready to fulfil its promise of abundant energy for all?

Climate change: Report says 'cut lamb and beef'

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:44
The number of sheep and cattle in the UK should be reduced to help combat climate change, a report says.

Climate change: Worries over CO2 emissions from intensifying wildfires

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:18
Rising numbers of extreme wildfires could result in a significant increase in CO₂ emissions, scientists have warned.

Greenland ice sheet hides huge 'impact crater'

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 20:35
Scientists find evidence that an iron asteroid slammed into the Earth deep inside the Arctic Circle.

Exoplanet discovered around neighbouring star

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 18:01
Astronomers have discovered a planet around one of the closest stars to our Sun.

'Conservation successes' bring hope for mountain gorilla

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:12
Mountain gorilla: Conservation efforts appear to be paying off for large, charismatic animals.

South Pole: Rock 'hotspot' causes ice sheet to sag

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:31
A large area of warm rock is melting the base of the Antarctic Ice Sheet at the South Pole.