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Mount Etna is 'sliding towards the sea'

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 02:35
Measurements show the entire bulk of Europe's most active volcano is edging eastwards, Scientists say.

How effective are earthquake early warning systems?

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 01:42
A new study investigates how early a warning can be issued for major earthquakes.

Hamelin Bay: Nearly 150 beached whales die in Australia

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 23:23
Rescuers manage to return just six surviving pilot whales to deeper waters in Western Australia.

Whales in mass stranding on Western Australia beach

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 05:26
About 150 animals wash up on a beach south of Perth, prompting a major rescue effort.

How science GCSEs in England are changing

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 00:37
Students will be graded numerically on a scale from 9 to 1.

Engineering giant

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 00:28
A new museum dedicated to IK Brunel reveals the man behind the carefully cultivated public image.

How DNA can be used to store computer data

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 00:28
British scientists think DNA could be used to solve a global problem - where to store all our data.

Human-eye VR

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 00:16
VR has suffered from an image problem, so could very high resolution headsets be the answer?

Origin of 'six-inch mummy' confirmed

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:03
Scientists investigate an unusual, small, mummified skeleton from Chile to establish its medical history.

Plastic patch in Pacific Ocean growing rapidly, study shows

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 14:12
It is estimated some 80,000 tonnes of plastic is circulating in a patch between Hawaii and California.

'Radical change' needed on countryside

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:20
The UK government is failing rural communities and the natural environment, a report says.

Curiosity rover: 2,000 days on Mars

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 09:07
The Nasa robot this week celebrates 2,000 martian days investigating the surface of the Red Planet.

Anger over Sheffield's plan to fell healthy trees

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 08:38
Sheffield City Council's plan to fell thousands of healthy trees prompts angry protests.

New plant list to help deter garden deer

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 01:25
The public is being asked to report damage to garden plants from visiting wild deer.

Ocean plastic could triple in decade

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 01:21
But there are opportunities to cash in on the "ocean economy", a major report for the UK government says.

Triceratops may have had horns to attract mates

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 00:02
Dinosaurs may have evolved horns and frills to attract a mate, according to a new study.

Brexit: Ministers suffer nuclear defeat in Lords

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 21:24
Peers vote for the UK to remain in Euratom until a post-Brexit replacement deal is in place.

Stephen Hawking's ashes to be interred near Sir Isaac Newton's grave

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 17:37
The scientist's remains will be also be interred close to Charles Darwin's grave at Westminster Abbey.

UK will lead European exoplanet mission

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 15:29
A telescope to study planets beyond our Solar System is selected by the European Space Agency.

Northern white rhino: Last male Sudan dies in Kenya

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:50
Sudan's death at the age of 45 leaves only two females of his subspecies alive in the world.