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What do peace and dynamite have in common?

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 07:53
The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday but where do the prizes come from?

100 Women: Where are the female Nobel Prize winners?

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 03:22
The 2017 Nobel prizes for the sciences have all been announced, but many in the scientific community are pointing out the lack of female laureates.

Government 'failed to clean up air'

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 02:37
New figures show the UK government failed to reduce illegal levels of air pollution in the 18 months after a court ordered it to clean up the air.

Food and farming policies 'need total rethink'

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 22:26
A major conference examines how to limit the more damaging impacts of intensive farming systems.

Athenia: Is this the wreck of the first British ship torpedoed in WW2?

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:13
The remains of a passenger liner torpedoed by a U-boat just hours into the war may have been found.

Sputnik's influence

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 06:12
For the Soviet Union, the launch of the satellite was a triumph not just for science. but socialism.

The dog with the world's longest tongue

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 02:41
Meet Mochi from South Dakota, who has just bagged herself a Guinness World Record.

Nobel prize awarded for imaging molecules

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 01:57
The Nobel prize in chemistry is awarded to three scientists for advances in the imaging of biological molecules

The team that tracked Sputnik - and the world's first intercontinental ballistic missile

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 16:44
How a British observatory played a crucial part in the Cold War.

Bird deaths: Pheasants 'most likely species' to die on UK roads

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 15:02
Pheasants are the bird species most likely to be run over on UK roads, according to new research.

Five plants and animals we don't want any more of

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 06:50
They may not be household names, but, according to experts, they pose risks to the environment.

Einstein's waves win Nobel Prize in physics

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 01:54
The 2017 Nobel prize in physics has been awarded to three scientists for the detection of gravitational waves.

Prehistoric reptile's last meal revealed

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 01:13
The fossil of a marine reptile from 199 million years ago gives clues to the diet of baby reptiles.

Beaver kit spotted on recent survey in Knapdale Forest

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 16:31
Only one of four groups of Beavers in Argyll is showing signs of successful breeding.

Michael Gove suggests plastic bottle deposit scheme

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 08:54
Michael Gove wants views on whether a "reward and return" system would improve recycling in England.

Body clock scientists win Nobel Prize

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 03:18
Understanding how our bodies keep time has "vast implications" for health, say Nobel committee.

UK's longest-lasting patch of snow melts away

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 00:14
The UK's hardiest snow patch melts for what is thought to be only the seventh time in 300 years.

Leicester space scientist wins BBC Two astronaut show

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 12:08
Suzie Imber, who beat 11 people to the prize, is "excited" she could "one day end up in space".

Bali volcano: What is it like waiting for an eruption?

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 02:31
More than 100,000 people have fled their homes as they wait for Bali's Mount Agung to erupt.

Bloodhound supersonic car fires up Eurofighter engine

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 09:07
The British-led project to build a 1,000mph car reaches a key milestone in its development.