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Top hat

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 08:18
With the first 500mph runs now pushed back to mid-2019, there is more time to prepare the world's first supersonic car.

Big cat spat

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:58
The US has more captive tigers than the rest of the world has wild ones. Why?

Scientists shocked by mysterious deaths of ancient trees

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:10
Many of the oldest and largest specimens of Africa's baobab tree have died over the past 12 years.

How many animals are born in the world every day?

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 17:27
Calculating the number of daily births takes in the very largest and smallest creatures.

Climate change: Pope urges action on clean energy

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 04:18
Francis tells oil executives the world must convert to clean fuel in an unprecedented conference.

Nobel laureate joins another exclusive club

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:30
Dr Richard Henderson is made a Companion of Honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Could an emoji save your life?

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:02
Scientists are campaigning for a new emoji which they feel could be vital during earthquakes.

Plastic and cotton found in UK's wild mussels

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 06:47
Scientists warn material including strands of underwear could be found in the seafood.

Hunting for life's chemistry on Mars

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 05:34
Nasa says organic matter suggests there might have been life on the planet.

Plastic and other waste found in British mussels

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 04:29
Scientists say more work is needed to understand the health effects of consuming the seafood.

Curiosity rover sees seasonal Mars methane swing

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:27
Methane on the Red Planet waxes and wanes with the seasons - another clue in the search for life.

Oldest 'footprints' found in China

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:19
The oldest known "footprints" left by an animal have been uncovered in China.

Key 'step forward' in cutting cost of removing CO2 from air

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 08:10
A Canadian firm says new technology has dramatically cut the cost of removing carbon from the air.

Shunning Britain

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 04:43
British farmers say they are facing a shortage of workers to pick fruit and vegetables as recruitment companies say they can't find enough to fill vacancies.

European Commission hopes for big science funding uplift

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 03:30
The European Commission sets out how it wants to spend €100bn (£87bn) on science in the next EU budget.

Spain's king swears in Sanchez cabinet with majority of women

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 03:15
Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has put women in charge of 11 of the 17 portfolios.

Human planet

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 17:00
Scientists Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin believe humans are not on an inevitable course to self-destruction.

Meet the nuns helping save a sacred species from extinction

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:24
The axolotl - a salamander unique to Mexico - has almost been wiped out by pollution and over-fishing.

Pollution hits fungi that nourish trees - study

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:16
Scientists say pollution could have unpredictable effects on Europe's forests by damaging fungi.

Has US physics lab found a new particle?

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:07
Results from the MiniBooNE physics experiment suggest a particle known as the sterile neutrino might have been found.