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With the first 500mph runs now pushed back to mid-2019, there is more time to prepare the world's first supersonic car. *Featured images and content...

How many animals are born in the world every day?

Calculating the number of daily births takes in the very largest and smallest creatures. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...
Puppy dog eyes influence dog choice

Puppy dog eyes influence dog choice

Why do we choose one dog over another? Prof Bridget Waller, an evolutionary psychologist from the University of Portsmouth, UK, found one factor influences...

Waterwheel: Ten times faster than a Venus flytrap

The hunting mechanism of the carnivorous waterwheel plant has been studied in detail for the first time. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Red squirrel numbers boosted by predator

Why red squirrel numbers are boosted by the activity of their natural predator, the pine marten. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Discovering King Tutankhamun’s tomb: Harry Burton’s photographs

A new exhibition reappraises the work of Harry Burton, who photographed the decade-long Tutankhamun excavation. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Wave of plastic hits Dominican Republic

This was the scene on a beach in the Dominican Republic after a storm. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Why sharks like it hot – but not too hot

Scientists have calculated the water temperature at which tiger sharks are most active and abundant. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Clean air plan ‘ambitious but vague’

Plan promises much cleaner air for many, but it's accused of ducking difficult issues *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

What is a shelf cloud?

The weather system was captured at Lake Superior, Michigan, in the US. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science &...

Origin of ‘six-inch mummy’ confirmed

Scientists investigate an unusual, small, mummified skeleton from Chile to establish its medical history. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Plastic pollution: ‘Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo’

Flushing daily disposable lenses down the toilet is increasing the threat from plastics, say experts. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Star system has record eight exoplanets

Nasa has found a distant star circled by eight planets, equal to the complement in our own Solar System.It's the largest number of worlds...

Jupiter Great Red Spot has deep roots

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Map records UK’s small ups and downs

The subtle warping of the land surface across Britain is fully mapped in detail for the first time. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France

The first panda ever born in France has gone on display to the public. Source: Science & Environment Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France

‘Boaty McBoatface’ sub survives ice mission

The nation's favourite yellow submarine returns safely after a dangerous dive in the Antarctic. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Largest population of penguins found in Antarctic Peninsula

Over 1.5m penguins, the largest population on the Antarctic Peninsula, has been found on the Danger Islands. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Pacific 'baby island' is natural lab to study Mars

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Cloned Newmarket dachshund expecting puppies

Cloned Newmarket dachshund expecting puppies

A dachshund created through cloning is now expecting naturally-conceived puppies.Minnie Winnie was cloned after her owner Rebecca Bourne, from Wickhambrook, near Newmarket, entered her...

Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb

The discovery of a prehistoric pet gibbon suggests humans pushed apes to extinction far back in history. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Prehistoric bake-off: Recipe for oldest bread revealed

Charred crumbs found in a middle-eastern desert show that bread-making dates back 14,000 years. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

The whales who love to sing in the dark

A new study reveals the surprising complexity of bowhead whale song. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science & Environment...

Margaret Atwood: ‘If the ocean dies, so do we’

Speaking at a climate change conference in London, author Margaret Atwood supported a ban on single use plastic. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Seventh EU Sentinel goes into orbit

Europe's latest Earth observation satellite will focus on the behaviour and health of oceans. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Archaeopteryx flew like a pheasant, say scientists

The famous winged dinosaur Archaeopteryx, once thought of as the first bird, could fly, research shows. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

UK engineers to design new Mars rover

The robot vehicle would retrieve rocks that could be brought to Earth for detailed study. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Wolves in France: Farmers fear attacks

One mayor says children under 10 years old should not walk alone, in case of an attack. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Pioneer astronaut John Young dies

US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has died aged 87, Nasa said."Today,...

How ancient DNA is transforming our view of the past

Ancient DNA from human remains has helped construct a new narrative for human history. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Science behind the blood moon

Friday night's lunar eclipse will last longer than any in the 21st Century. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science...

Mirage-like dust devil swirls in Llandrindod Wells heat

The strange weather phenomenon was spotted in Powys, as temperatures soared across Wales. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science...

Mysterious rise in emissions of ozone-damaging chemical

Researchers discover an unexplained rise in a compound that is highly destructive to the ozone layer. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Northern Forest: Plan to plant 'ribbon of woodland' across England

Plans to create a new Northern Forest stretching from Liverpool to Hull have been kick-started by the government.It is providing £5.7m to increase tree...

How does plastic move around the oceans?

BBC Science Editor David Shukman explains what happens to plastic once it gets into the sea. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...
Science stories coming up in 2018

Science stories coming up in 2018

The BBC's global science correspondent, Rebecca Morelle, reveals what to watch out for in the new year. Science stories coming up in 2018 Source: Science &...

Flamingo that escaped a zoo in 2005 spotted in Texas

The bird, tagged as number 492, is seen near Lavaca Bay, Texas, after fleeing a Kansas zoo in 2005. *Featured images and content are taken...

Interstellar asteroid checked for alien technology

A project searching for intelligent life in the cosmos is going to check the first known interstellar asteroid for signs of alien technology.The odd-shaped...

Rush to dam

Developing economies around the world are investing in hydropower. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science & Environment News Full article...

Eight amazing science stories of 2017

It was a year of endings and beginnings: the plucky Cassini spacecraft's 13-year-long mission reached its finale, while the fledgling field of gravitational wave...

Sea reptile fossil gives clues to life in ancient oceans

A new fossil is shedding light on the murky past of the sea reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.With tiny heads...

Rocket rumbles give volcanic insights

What do volcanoes and rockets have in common? "Volcanoes have a nozzle aimed at the sky, and rockets have a nozzle aimed at the...

Climate change: Michael Bloomberg offers $4.5m for Paris deal

The former New York Mayor offers $4.5m to cover the lapsed US contribution to the Paris climate deal. *Featured images and content are taken from...

'Job done'

A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). Powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet...

Antarctic ice sheets: Four things you need to know

With Antarctica shedding ice at an accelerating rate, here's what you need to know about continent's ice sheet. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Kew Gardens will reopen the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse

The Temperate House at Kew Gardens, which was built in 1863, is home to some of the world's rarest plants. *Featured images and content are...

California fires: Sentinel satellite tracks wildfire smoke plume

Europe's new Sentinel-5P satellite has captured a dramatic image of the smoke billowing away from the devastating California wildfires.It is a powerful demonstration of...

‘Send in the drones’ to protect soil

Drones should be used to locate and penalise farmers who let soil run off their fields, a report will say. *Featured images and content are...

Nasa's New Horizons probe strikes distant gold

The American space agency's New Horizons mission has struck gold again. After its astonishing flyby of Pluto in 2015, scientists have just discovered that...