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Saturn's spectacular rings are 'very young'

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 20:30
One of the most distinctive features in the Solar System is no more than 100 million years old.

Swimming with sharks

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:40
The shark, believed to be one known as Deep Blue, weighs 2.5 tonnes and is nearly 20ft long.

Climate change: Is nuclear power the answer?

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:57
How green is nuclear power and what are the other options?

World's coffee under threat, say experts

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:41
Of 124 coffees in the world, we only drink two, but we need to protect all of them, say scientists.

Giant ice disc appears in Presumpscot River, Westbrook

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:00
The approximately 91m (298ft) wide frozen slab formed naturally and has been slowly spinning.

Cairns catastrophe

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 22:22
Two months ago, a record-breaking heatwave devastated Australia's population of spectacled flying foxes.

World's loneliest frog finds a possible mate

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:45
The world's loneliest frog, known as Romeo, finds friends (and a possible date) after water frogs found in the wild.

World's 'loneliest' frog gets a date

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:02
Scientists find a Juliet for water frog, Romeo, once thought to be the last of his kind in the world.

Cern plans even larger hadron collider for physics search

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:01
The Future Circular Collider could be Europe's £20bn successor to the existing Large Hadron Collider.

China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:08
The seeds, inside a sealed container, are the first plants ever grown on the Moon's surface.

Concerns over increase in toxic brine from desalination plants

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 15:39
Operations to extract fresh water from the sea are now producing 50% more of this salty effluent than expected.

Watch how air pollution moves across Europe

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 13:26
See an animation showing the concentration and movement of nitrogen dioxide through the atmosphere.

Wood burners and open fires face restrictions in new clean air plan

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:34
Ministers hail the UK's "world leading" pollution plan, but green groups call it a missed opportunity.

James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 15:28
Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has repeated remarks about race and intelligence.

Guardian switches to potato starch wrapping

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 15:17
Readers, who pressed for the change, can compost or put the new packaging in their food waste bin.

The women fighting fast fashion waste

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 00:02
Claire and Emily run a hub that empowers people to turn their old clothes into new ones.

Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah dies aged 89

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 12:38
The former Cambridge professor had received the highest honour in his subject - a Fields Medal.

Spektr-R: Russia's only space telescope 'not responding'

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 12:17
Spektr-R has stopped receiving commands from Earth, Russian astrophysicists say.