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IVF ethics pioneer Mary Warnock dies

7 hours 4 min ago
The philosopher Baroness Mary Warnock has died at the age of 94.

Mount Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies

10 hours 33 min ago
The remains of mountaineers who died on the world's highest peak are being exposed as its ice melts.

Bloodhound: Land speed record car is relaunched

13 hours 26 min ago
The Bloodhound supersonic car is back and preparing to renew its pursuit of the land speed record.

Rogue waves occurring less but 'becoming more extreme'

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:23
Rogue waves that can appear out of calm seas are growing in size, a study of the US coast suggests.

The Indonesian paradise island drowning in plastic

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 00:14
Beaches on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are covered in plastic - and some of it is being dumped there by local businesses.

Super bloom tourists cause small town 'safety crisis'

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:31
Tourists hoping to photograph a bloom of wild poppies briefly shut down a California canyon.

Spring arrival: Public to capture new season in words

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:37
The public is being asked to contribute entries to a national nature diary documenting the arrival of spring.

Dig planned at rare 'Neolithic mortuary' in Aberdeenshire

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:19
Archaeologists hope to uncover new details of a site where dead may have been left for scavengers.

Hayabusa-2: Asteroid mission exploring a 'rubble pile'

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:46
The mission exploring an asteroid finds that it consists of material blasted off another asteroid.

Hen harriers 'vanishing due to illegal killing' - study

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:32
Bird of prey 10 times more likely to die on English grouse moors than other habitats, data shows.

New Horizons: Ultima Thule 'a time machine' to early Solar System

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:43
Ultima Thule has been described as a Frankenstein object, composed of "poorly formed snowmen".

Climate change: Water shortages in England 'within 25 years'

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:00
Wasting water should be as taboo as blowing smoke in a baby's face, says Environment Agency boss.

Bubble maths researcher wins top award

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:16
One of the highest prizes for mathematics is awarded to Prof Karen Uhlenbeck for her ground-breaking work.

Fund to boost female and black physicist numbers

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:50
Astrophysics star launches a scheme to help female and black students to become researchers.

Artificial meat: UK scientists growing 'bacon' in labs

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:28
Researchers have grown animal cells on blades of grass - could a slaughter-free bacon supply be feasible?

Psyche: Metal world mission targets 'iron volcanoes'

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 16:20
What exotic processes occur on the world known as 16 Psyche? A Nasa mission will soon find out.

Soggy Ben Nevis can be bone dry

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 16:18
Old weather data reveals how the UK's highest mountain can experience periods of near-zero humidity.

Dead Philippines whale had 40kg of plastic in stomach

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 07:56
The whale that washed up in the Philippines had ingested 16 rice sacks and "multiple" shopping bags.

UK space internet firm OneWeb ready for lift-off

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 07:13
OneWeb secures new funding enabling it to speed up plans for a global high-speed broadband network.

US detects huge meteor explosion

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 05:07
The fireball is the second most powerful in 30 years and the biggest since Chelyabinsk in 2013.