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The 'Baby' that ushered in modern computer age

2 hours 26 min ago
Scientists are celebrating the birth 70 years ago of a machine that kick-started the modern computer age.

The gene-edited pigs immune to lung disease

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:30
Pigs in Scotland have had their genes altered so they are now immune to a deadly respiratory disease.

Gene-edited farm animals are on their way

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:00
Scientists create pigs that are immune to one of the world's costliest livestock diseases.

Astronauts eject UK-led space junk demo mission

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:50
The RemoveDebris satellite will trial technologies for snaring broken hardware drifting in orbit.

Wolves in France: Farmers fear attacks

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 23:03
One mayor says children under 10 years old should not walk alone, in case of an attack.

Mountain lion kittens found living in US cave

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:58
Meet the new residents of a cave in California.

Rover test: What's it like to ride a rocket to Mars?

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:36
European engineers shake their Mars rover to see that it can survive the violence of a rocket launch.

Puan, oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 05:04
Puan left an "incredible legacy" of descendants for the critically endangered species, keepers say.

Will Norway's electric plane take off?

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 03:18
A battery-powered plane that could mean guilt-free travel is part of a plan to tackle climate change.

Hot air

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:01
As demand for air conditioning goes through the roof, what are the implications for our planet?

How hats were placed atop the Easter Island statues

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:10
It took only small teams using ramps and ropes to cap the giant statues of Rapa Nui, a new study says.

'Dumpling-shaped' space rock comes into view

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:27
A Japanese space probe has been sending back images as it approaches its target, the asteroid Ryugu.

Hong Kong's fish are eating plastic - and people could be too

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 00:15
A lot of Hong Kong's fish contains tiny bits of plastic that could end up on your plate.

Horsefly season: How to avoid being bitten

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:19
It is horsefly season, which means all those enjoying the countryside should watch out for bites.

What a load of crocs!

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:02
Wade Kelly's drone captured dozens of the reptiles on camera this week, sunbathing by the Daly River in Australia.

Stars turn out for Stephen Hawking memorial at Westminster Abbey

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:51
All corners of society attend a London service to pay tribute to the great Cambridge physicist.

Work starts to upgrade Large Hadron Collider

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:26
Improvements to the world's biggest particle smasher are designed to uncover new physics.

Ten ways to cut down on plastics at home

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:55
Author and activist Will McCallum gives us his top tips for eliminating plastics from our everyday lives.

Kilauea volcano: Molten lava meets the sea

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:00
The Kilauea volcano has been pouring lava into the ocean off Hawaii, causing a hydrochloric acid mist.

Gene therapy reverses rat's paralysis

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:08
Experts say the findings could be life-changing for millions of patients.