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Dead sperm whale found in Indonesia had ingested '6kg of plastic'

3 hours 46 min ago
The dead sperm whale, which washed ashore in Indonesia, had ingested nearly 6kg of plastic waste.

Elon Musk renames his BFR spacecraft Starship

7 hours 12 min ago
The entrepreneur would not reveal why he had renamed the craft, which has still not yet been built.

The physicist called Einstein - but not the one you think

10 hours 56 min ago
There is debate around how much Albert Einstein's first wife, Mileva, contributed to his discoveries.

Nasa 2020 robot rover to target Jezero 'lake' crater

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 17:57
America's next robot rover will be sent to a 50km-wide depression that once had water running through it.

Wombat poop: Scientists reveal mystery behind cube-shaped droppings

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:34
Scientists discover how the marsupials are the only known species producing cube-shaped faeces.

Climate change: Report raises new optimism over industry

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:02
Cutting emissions from heavy industry would generate savings and boost economic growth, commission argues.

Attenborough agreed with decision to save penguins' lives

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 13:39
The Dynasties crew took a rare decision to intervene when a group of stranded emperor penguins faced death.

Edible insects

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 13:22
Sainsbury's is the first UK supermarket to stock edible insects - but just how tasty are they?

UK industry to make new 'Hotbirds'

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 13:12
British industry will build new spacecraft for telecoms operator Eutelsat's flagship TV distribution network.

Ash dieback: Seed orchards could help species recover sooner

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 09:57
A scientist at the John Innes Centre in Norwich says resistant seeds could help beat the fatal disease.

Palm oil: One woman's fight to save 'the last place on Earth'

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 00:05
Farwiza Farhan on efforts to protect the forests where orangutan, rhinos, elephants and tigers co-exist.

Kilogram gets a new definition

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:17
Scientists take the massive decision to change the definition of the kilogram.

Dr persistence

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 01:00
Sophia Jex-Blake was a pioneer of women's education on her way to be Scotland's first female doctor.

'Miniature suns'

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 00:07
Is much-heralded nuclear fusion finally ready to fulfil its promise of abundant energy for all?

Climate change: Report says 'cut lamb and beef'

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:44
The number of sheep and cattle in the UK should be reduced to help combat climate change, a report says.

Climate change: Worries over CO2 emissions from intensifying wildfires

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:18
Rising numbers of extreme wildfires could result in a significant increase in CO₂ emissions, scientists have warned.

Greenland ice sheet hides huge 'impact crater'

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 20:35
Scientists find evidence that an iron asteroid slammed into the Earth deep inside the Arctic Circle.

Exoplanet discovered around neighbouring star

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 18:01
Astronomers have discovered a planet around one of the closest stars to our Sun.

'Conservation successes' bring hope for mountain gorilla

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:12
Mountain gorilla: Conservation efforts appear to be paying off for large, charismatic animals.

South Pole: Rock 'hotspot' causes ice sheet to sag

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:31
A large area of warm rock is melting the base of the Antarctic Ice Sheet at the South Pole.