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Prof Stephen Hawking's multiverse finale

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 08:15
In his last paper, the Cambridge physicist tackles multiple universes and a cosmic paradox.

InSight Diary: Mars mission ready to rumble

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 19:48
London scientist Tom Pike is looking forward to InSight, Nasa's new mission to the Red Planet.

This is what coral reefs sound like

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:05
Sounds from the Great Barrier Reef have got quieter over the past five years.

Rising levels of 'frustration' at UN climate stalemate

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:03
Old divisions between rich and poor are again threatening to limit progress in UN climate negotiations.

Genetic secrets of the rose revealed

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:02
Take time to smell the roses, the saying goes, as a study shows they may smell even sweeter in future.

Meet YouTube's plastic-free vloggers

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 20:06
Kim and Amanda are dedicated to educating women about plastic-free reusable period products.

Thwaites Glacier: Biggest ever Antarctic field campaign

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 07:01
British and American scientists will assess the stability of one of Antarctica's biggest ice streams.

Solar plant built at site of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 20:22
How solar power is giving the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster a new beginning.

Health warnings after toxic caterpillar outbreak in London

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 13:21
Hairs on the caterpillars can cause fevers and eye and throat irritations, officials say.

Rescued bald eagle released into the wild in Canada

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 10:23
The female bird of prey was given a traditional Native American farewell in Canada.

Ethics debate as pig brains kept alive without a body

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 14:35
Scientists raise ethical concerns as the brain cells of decapitated pigs are kept alive for 36 hours.

Sentinel tracks ships' dirty emissions from orbit

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:55
The EU's new satellite pollution-tracker will be a powerful tool to monitor vessels' emissions.

EU member states support near-total neonicotinoids ban

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 06:22
Member states vote in favour of an almost complete ban on the use of chemicals linked to harming bees.

Wildlife photo competition disqualifies 'stuffed anteater' image

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 05:02
Wildlife Photographer of the Year excludes a winning image for featuring a taxidermy specimen.

Space agencies aim to deliver rocks from Mars to Earth

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 16:45
Nasa and Esa sign a letter of intent that could lead to the first "round trip" to the Red Planet.

'Guns, germs and trees' determine gorilla's fate

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 03:37
The largest ever survey of western lowland gorillas shows most are living in unprotected areas.

Seventh EU Sentinel goes into orbit

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 21:56
Europe's latest Earth observation satellite will focus on the behaviour and health of oceans.

The robot helping to deliver water in rural India

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 20:05
The customised robot is part of a study looking at how technology can help those in rural areas.

Companies sign up to pledge to cut plastic pollution

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 20:02
More than 40 firms including Coca-Cola have promised to reduce harmful packaging.

Mesmerising footage shows lava lake overflow in Hawaii

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 18:55
Lava has risen above the crater floor in Hawaii's Kilauea volcano for the first time since 2016.