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'Big, bad wolf' image flawed - scientists

Mon, 16/10/2017 - 21:35

New research casts doubt on the idea that dogs are naturally more tolerant and friendly than wolves.

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Neutron stars: Sound of collision recorded for first time

Mon, 16/10/2017 - 16:44

It's the first time this noise has ever been detected.

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Einstein’s waves detected in star smash

Mon, 16/10/2017 - 15:20

Scientists detect the warping of space generated by the collision of two neutron stars.

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How this camel ended up in Norway

Mon, 16/10/2017 - 12:57

The Saetereng family are trying to live a sustainable lifestyle in Akkarfjord, northern Norway.

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1,000mph 'Bloodhound' rocket car fires up

Mon, 16/10/2017 - 09:36

World Land Speed record holder Andy Green describes the sensation of starting up the Bloodhound supersonic car for the first time.

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Floating bin sucking up Portsmouth Harbour's rubbish

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 21:38

The ‘Seabin’ can collect the equivalent of around 83,000 plastic bags a year.

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DNA study provides insight into how to live longer

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 12:59

A year in school adds nearly a year to your life, study in Edinburgh shows.

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UK-Dutch-built Sentinel launches to track air quality

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 12:06

Sentinel-5P lifts off from Russia to make 20 million daily observations of pollution across the globe.

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Nasa carbon space observatory 'watches Earth breathe'

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 12:01

A US space agency satellite provides new insights on how CO2 is moved through Earth's atmosphere.

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Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding season

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 11:36

Only two chicks survived in a colony of 36,000 in a "catastrophic" breeding season in east Antarctica.

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Scraping out the London sewers by hand

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 05:25

Fitted with a body camera, a sewer engineer tries to remove a blockage.

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How do you build the next-generation internet?

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 02:01

What will it take to build the ultra-fast internet of the future?

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Clean Growth Plan could see stamp duty incentive for homeowners

Thu, 12/10/2017 - 14:30

The changes are part of the Clean Growth Plan to reduce the UK's greenhouse emissions.

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Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 years

Thu, 12/10/2017 - 14:00

Rising global emissions of some chemicals could slow the progress made in healing the ozone layer.

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Asteroid close approach to test warning systems

Thu, 12/10/2017 - 07:43

A house-sized asteroid passes close to Earth, allowing scientists to rehearse future strike threats.

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Satellites spy Antarctic 'upside-down ice canyon'

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 09:03

An Antarctic ice shelf is shown to have a deep gorge cut in its underside by warm ocean water.

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Mass extinctions 'offer cautionary tale'

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 00:36

Past mass extinctions have the potential to guide modern conservation efforts, say scientists.

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Why British scientists are watching Iceland's volcanoes

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 18:43

A team of British scientists flies around Iceland's volcanoes to find out how to avoid future air traffic disruption.

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Clothed in green

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:05

We continue to buy new clothes at an incredible rate. How can manufacturers reduce fashion's environmental footprint?

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Siberian blue robin excites bird watchers in Orkney

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:27

The sighting in North Ronaldsay is believed to be the first time an adult male Siberian blue robin has been seen in the UK.

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