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GM plant tech boosts malaria drug yield

5 hours 31 min ago
Scientists have modified a plant's genes to make it produce high levels of a key malaria drug, potentially helping meet the large global demand.

Record concentration of microplastics found in Arctic

7 hours 19 min ago
Discovery prompts fear that melting ice will allow more plastic to be released back into the oceans.

How to revive drowsy bees

8 hours 38 min ago
A vet gives advice on how to assist dehydrated bumblebees emerging from hibernation.

Rotten egg gas around planet Uranus

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:05
The planet Uranus has clouds made up of hydrogen sulphide, the gas that gives rotten eggs their unpleasant smell.

Environment prize goes to Flint water activist

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 06:57
An activist who helped expose a water crisis in a US town has been awarded a prestigious environment prize.

Climate change: Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m for Paris deal

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 06:27
New York City's ex-mayor pledges $4.5m to help cover the lapsed US contribution to the Paris accord.

'Exploding ant' species found in South East Asia

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 05:08
The newly discovered canopy-dwelling ants are nicknamed after their bizarre defensive behaviour.

Why I live in a plastic bottle castle

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 23:52
The man building a four-storey castle out of recycled plastic bottles.

Hemsby: Clifftop home destroyed erosion spanning 40 years

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 23:15
Erosion of the cliff at Hemsby, Norfolk, has left 18 homes uninhabitable over the past five years.

Nasa engineer: Three facts about landing on Mars

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 23:29
A Nasa flight analyst explains three things you need to know about going to Mars.

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 08:13
The endangered animal died in Italy during an attempt to fit him with a collar to track movements.

The best and worst space films, according to Nasa

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 08:04
The best and worst space films, according to Nasa

UK weather: Why this isn't a heatwave... yet

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:08
People across the UK have been enjoying unusually warm weather, but when can we call it a heatwave?

Scientists discover mechanism behind motor neurone disease

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:48
An international team found that a protein causes brain cells to die when it is stuck in the jelly phase.

ExoMars: Getting ready to drive on the Red Planet

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:03
Engineers finish assembly of the test model for Europe's ExoMars rover mission.

National Trust needs to be 'radical'

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:27
The new director-general of the National Trust says the charity needs to reach out to people in urban areas.

Stella McCartney: Fashion is swamping our planet

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:34
Designer Stella McCartney says fashion is a medieval industry, which produces a huge amount of waste.

Oxford Dodo was shot in head, scans find

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:52
The world-famous specimen is the world's best-preserved example of the extinct bird.

Closing gender gap in physics 'will take generations'

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:40
The gender gap in science subjects like physics is likely to persist for hundreds of years, study suggests.

Solar sailing

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 23:14
How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it? The isolated Achuar peoples of Ecuador have created an ingenious solution.