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Nasa Mars 2020 Mission's MiMi Aung on women in space

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 23:50
At 16, MiMi Aung travelled alone to the US for an education. Now she's a project lead on Nasa's Mars mission.

European SolO probe ready to take on audacious mission

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 20:43
A UK-assembled European spacecraft aims to take the closest ever pictures and movies of the Sun.

Nasa astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir in all-women spacewalk

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 19:50
Two female astronauts made history as they replaced a power unit on the International Space Station.

Satellites to monitor whale strandings from space

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 22:50
Scientists are developing the techniques to spot mass stranding events from orbit.

Extinction Rebellion protesters dragged from Tube train roof

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 18:41
Extinction Rebellion says it will "take stock" of the reaction to the action for future protests.

Climate change: Boris Johnson to chair new committee

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 16:25
A committee is set up to push climate action but critics point to delay on environment policy.

Why a brainless yellow 'blob' that can learn is mystifying scientists

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 15:50
A yellow organism, which looks like fungus but acts like an animal, has gone on display at a Paris zoo.

How plastic bags were supposed to help save the planet

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 23:00
Family of inventor says they were designed to be reused to stop trees from being destroyed.

Why this woman hates to hear about 'big bad wolf'

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 18:51
The leashed beasts may look like large powerful dogs, but they still have the wild heart of a wolf.

Human 'mini-brains' slow at developing among primates

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 17:03
Researchers grow brains in a lab and discover that human neurons develop more slowly than those of other primates.

Bloodhound diary: South African trials get under way

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 16:11
The team behind the Bloodhound supersonic car is in Northern Cape to start running the vehicle.

Prince William calls for climate change action on glacier visit

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 14:06
The Duke of Cambridge calls for more education and awareness during a visit to northern Pakistan.

Nasa unveils new spacesuit for next Moon landing

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 12:52
The agency reveals a prototype for a lunar surface spacesuit to fit all shapes and sizes.

Plant 'takes' botanical world's first selfie in London Zoo experiment

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 12:49
A camera set-up powered by a plant could pave the way for the remote monitoring of rainforests.

Unmanned ship to go on 400-year-old journey across the Atlantic

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 11:01
UK-based team to chart unprecedented waters with fully autonomous sea journey.

Egypt archaeologists find 20 ancient coffins near Luxor

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 10:01
The coffins, whose decorations are still visible, were uncovered at a Theban necropolis near Luxor.

Why scientists are ‘listening’ to the Matterhorn

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 07:00
Sparked by an unexpected rockfall, researchers placed sensors on the mountain to monitor the site.

Brexit hits UK science funding and workforce

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 01:20
The first figures emerge demonstrating that Brexit uncertainty has adversely affected UK research.

Southwest Atlantic humpback whales on recovery path

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 23:18
The population first ravaged by commercial whalers in the 1900s is almost back to where it was.

Yikes! Fox and rodent battle is top wildlife photo

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 22:06
A shot of a predator-prey confrontation wins the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.