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Sir David Attenborough polar research ship set to begin sea trials

1 hour 26 min ago
Four years in the making, Britain's new £200m polar ship is leaving the builder's yard for testing.

Elation as Nasa's Osiris-Rex probe tags asteroid Bennu in sample bid

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 22:20
Osiris-Rex makes brief contact with asteroid Bennu in an effort to pick up fragments of rock.

Why US election could decide climate change battle

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 16:37
Who next occupies the White House could be decisive in the battle to limit global warming.

Extreme E invites scientist bids for ship research

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 08:16
Extreme E are inviting applications from scientists to conduct ocean based research aboard their 'floating paddock', the St Helena.

Nasa's Osiris-Rex probe aims for daring 'high five' with asteroid Bennu

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 23:23
Osiris-Rex will make the briefest of contacts with Asteroid Bennu to try to pick up rock samples.

Eating jellyfish: Why scientists are talking up a 'perfect food'

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 23:03
Amid fresh concern about overfishing, scientists say eating more jellyfish may give us benefits.

Could cold water hold a clue to a dementia cure?

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 00:13
Swimmers at a London lido aid understanding of what cold does to the body.

Gardens help towns and cities beat countryside for tree cover

Sat, 10/17/2020 - 23:25
A survey of tree cover in England and Wales throws up a few surprises.

Ammonite: Who was the real Mary Anning?

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 23:23
In a romantic Victorian-era drama, Kate Winslet plays the role of fossilist Mary Anning. Who was she?

Coronavirus testing lab 'chaotic and dangerous', scientist claims

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 08:25
One experienced virologist raises concerns about safety protocols and a lack of training.

Pieces of orbiting space junk 'avoid collision'

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 02:09
There is "no indication of collision" between bits of discarded Russian and Chinese space hardware.

Extreme weather: October downpour sees UK's wettest day on record

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 00:29
Persistent rain on Saturday 3 October breaks the record for the wettest day across the entire UK.

Boy, 12, discovers rare dinosaur skeleton

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 16:00
He was hiking with his father in Alberta, Canada, when he stumbled upon the Hadrosaur remains.

Conservation: Bridge of hope for world's rarest primate

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 15:00
An artificial rope bridge across a divided forest could help save the ape, a type of gibbon, from extinction.

Unlocking the secrets of 'six-headed chief' burial

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 12:25
Archaeologists have used DNA analysis to help explain who was buried in the ancient Highlands grave.

Superconductors: Material raises hope of energy revolution

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 09:47
Scientists find a material that displays a much sought-after property at room temperature.

Idris Elba: We can all help solve climate change

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 02:38
Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina tell BBC podcast there is "hope" for beating climate change.

I Am Greta: The coming of age movie wrapped up in a super-hero flick

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 23:01
A documentary about the teenage climate change activist is compelling because it's so unlikely.

Glitter litter 'could be damaging rivers'

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 22:35
Glitter contains microplastics, which can get into rivers and seas, taking years to degrade.

Soyuz rocket reaches ISS in record time

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 18:15
The trip took just three hours and three minutes – half the usual journey time.