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Environment Agency chief: Avoid building new homes on flood plains

7 hours 45 min ago
The head of the Environment Agency says new buildings should be made more resilient to flooding.

Europe's Rosalind Franklin Mars rover to make 'pit stop' for repair

8 hours 18 min ago
The Rosalind Franklin robot will be moved from Cannes to Turin to fix a fault on its solar panels.

Coronavirus: World must prepare for pandemic, says WHO

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 02:12
But the UN health body says the coronavirus outbreak does not yet meet the criteria for a pandemic.

Coronavirus: The race to find the source in wildlife

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 00:09
From animals to humans, how did the deadly coronavirus make the leap? We look at the scientific evidence.

Would you eat a 'steak' printed by robots?

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 00:06
3D printing is meeting some of the ambitions touted when the technology emerged 20 years ago.

Katherine Johnson: Hidden Figures Nasa mathematician dies at 101

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 18:09
Ms Johnson, who helped launch the first American into orbit, was portrayed in the film Hidden Figures.

Nasa's InSight probe senses hundreds of 'Marsquakes'

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 17:02
The US space agency's InSight probe detects over 450 significant seismic events since landing in 2018.

Australia fires were far worse than any prediction

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 15:59
The 'breathtaking scale' of the Australian bushfires were way beyond anything climate science predicted, say scientists.

Extinction: Meet the new poster animals of conservation

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:02
Scientists say charismatic but lesser-known "flagship species" are key to raising money for conservation.

Climate change: Schools failing us, say pupils

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 00:35
Educated people cause most harm to the planet so schools must change, say teenage climate campaigners.

Study finds quarter of climate change tweets from bots

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 01:59
Researchers at Brown University found bots were far more likely to post tweets denying climate change.

Oxford food waste used to help grow more food

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 00:47
How unwanted food is processed to produce electricity and fertiliser.

Romulus mystery: Experts divided on 'tomb of Rome's founding father'

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 16:31
A discovery at an ancient temple divides experts over possible links to the city's legendary founder.

Scientists discover powerful antibiotic using AI

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 16:03
Researchers claim it could be used to kill some of the world's deadliest bacteria.

Blind Portsmouth astronomer shares his love of space

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 00:42
Nic Bonne, who uses 3D-printed models to study galaxies, wants more people to stargaze.

'Birdgirl' Mya-Rose Craig receives Bristol University honorary doctorate

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 16:03
Mya-Rose Craig has been campaigning for equality in the environmental movement since 2015.

The man who can make music with his mind

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 15:53
Academic and electronic musician Bertolt Meyer has hacked into his prosthetic arm and connected it to his synth.

Conservation: New protections for jaguar and Asian elephant

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:04
New measures to protect migrating species have been agreed at an international summit in India.

Heather Couper: Broadcaster and astronomer dies at 70

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:27
She appeared on TV shows ranging from Blue Peter to The Sky At Night, as well as documentaries.

'Astonishing' blue whale numbers at South Georgia

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 03:00
The biggest animal on Earth is returning to waters where it was nearly driven to extinction.