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Weather supercomputing ‘heads to Italy’

March 2, 2017 - 6:26pm
Europe's medium-range weather forecasts will cease to be constructed in the UK from 2020.
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Mysteries of elephant sleep revealed

March 2, 2017 - 4:12am
African elephants living in the wild sleep for the shortest time of any mammal, according to a study.
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Huge Large Hadron Collider experiment gets 'heart transplant'

March 2, 2017 - 2:10am
One of the Large Hadron Collider's huge experiments has been given what's described as a "heart transplant".
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Nature report should be released now - MPs

March 1, 2017 - 6:44pm
The government's long-delayed 25-year plan for improving nature in England should be published immediately, MPs say.
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Lasers reveal how Big Ben 'bongs'

March 1, 2017 - 6:37pm
Scientists use lasers to analyse how the sound of Big Ben's "bongs" is created.
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Humans help cook up mineral bounty

March 1, 2017 - 6:18pm
Scientists identify 208 new minerals that owe their existence wholly or in part to humans.
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Earliest evidence of life on Earth 'found'

March 1, 2017 - 12:02pm
Researchers discover fossils of what may be some of earliest living organisms.
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'Best ever' view of what a dinosaur really looked like

March 1, 2017 - 4:35am
Lasers reveal invisible details of the shape of a feathered dinosaur that lived 160 million years ago.
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Scotland's non-biting midges

March 1, 2017 - 3:50am
A new species of midge has been discovered but there is no need to reach for the insect repellent.
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Tagged animals at risk from hunters and nature-lovers

February 28, 2017 - 6:43pm
Radio signals from tags are helping hunters and harming conservation, warn scientists.
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Will SpaceX be ready to fly tourists around the moon?

February 28, 2017 - 3:38pm
Two private citizens are reported to have paid large deposits to fly around the moon in 2018
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'Oldest' Iron Age gold work in Britain found in Staffordshire

February 28, 2017 - 11:27am
A British Museum expert says the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs are of international importance.
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Fears for environment as automatic legal 'cost cap' scrapped

February 28, 2017 - 4:40am
Environmental groups have launched a legal challenge to the government's rule change.
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Can Spraybot make your home warmer?

February 28, 2017 - 12:25am
Spraybot can fit under floorboards to help insulate homes.
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Nest-boxes no substitute for tree cavities, says study

February 27, 2017 - 7:18pm
Artificial nests have a markedly different microclimate from tree cavities, a study suggests.
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UK 'must insulate 25 million homes'

February 27, 2017 - 6:07pm
Huge numbers of draughty homes could stop it meeting emissions targets by 2050, a report says.
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SpaceX to fly two tourists around Moon in 2018

February 27, 2017 - 5:48pm
The US rocket company says the customers have already paid for the flight planned for late 2018.
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Scientists have found a way of growing human tissue on apples

February 27, 2017 - 3:47pm
Scientists at the University of Ottawa have developed a way of growing human cells and tissue on apples.
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Bread's environmental costs are counted

February 27, 2017 - 11:26am
The environmental impact of producing a loaf of bread has been analysed in depth - from the farm to the supermarket shelf.
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Nobel winner: Attack on experts 'undermines science'

February 27, 2017 - 11:19am
One of UK's top scientists, Sir Paul Nurse, says experts are being "derided and pushed back".
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