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When flying to Mars is your day job
Living on Mars time, landing nightmares and sometimes spreadsheets... a day in the life of a Nasa engineer.[click for more]
Public 'back' taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste
Ministers say they are looking at measures after thousands support action to reduce single-use items.[click for more]
Earliest galaxies found 'on our cosmic doorstep'
Some of the earliest galaxies to form in the Universe are sitting on our cosmic doorstep, a study says.[click for more]
Ancient Egyptian mummification 'recipe' revealed
Forensic examination of a mummy shows the original ancient Egyptian embalming recipe, scientists say.[click for more]
Wheat gene map to help 'feed the world'
Researchers are set to develop higher yield wheat varieties requiring less water after making a gene map.[click for more]
New pesticides 'may have risks for bees'
Attempts to find a new generation of pesticides to replace neonicotinoids have been dealt a potential blow.[click for more]
Being human: Big toe clung on longest to primate origins
Our big toe was one of the last parts of the foot to become human-like, as our early ancestors evolved to walk on two legs.[click for more]
Palm oil: A new threat to Africa's monkeys and apes?
Large-scale expansion of palm oil in Africa will very likely risk the lives of primates, a study finds.[click for more]
How the humble cabbage can stop cancers
Researchers reveal how chemicals in some vegetables can prevent bowel cancer.[click for more]
Mystery Russian satellite's behaviour raises alarm in US
Official says "there is no way to verify" what object is and whether or not it may pose a danger.[click for more]
Next few years 'may be exceptionally warm'
The next few years could be "anomalously warm", according to a new study.[click for more]
Footage suggests basking sharks use Scottish seas for courtship
Scientists collected footage showing basking sharks being "sociable" with each other off the coast of Mull.[click for more]
Tax haven link to rainforest destruction and illegal fishing
Deforestation of the Amazon and illegal fishing have both been linked to tax havens according to a new study.[click for more]
Winged reptiles thrived before dinosaurs
A newly discovered species of pterosaur that lived about 210 million years ago has been found in the Utah desert.[click for more]
Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world
With frequent floods, sinking markets and engulfed homes, by 2050 parts of Jakarta will be underwater.[click for more]
Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun'
The US space agency launches a probe that aims to travel closer to the Sun than ever before.[click for more]
The Meg: the myth, the legend (the science)
What to we really know about the giant prehistoric shark reincarnated by Hollywood?[click for more]
Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days
After 17 days, the orca at last stops carrying her newborn and begins chasing salmon off Canada.[click for more]
Hippo bite kills Taiwan tourist in Kenya
The animal turned on the Taiwanese man after he got too close with his camera at Lake Naivasha.[click for more]
Weedkiller glyphosate 'doesn't cause cancer' - Bayer
The new owner of the Monsanto group insists glyphosate use is safe despite a cancer payout.[click for more]
Rise in wolf attacks alarms Dutch sheep farmers
After one wolf killed 26 sheep Dutch farmers worry about installing costly electric fencing.[click for more]
Organic solar cells set 'remarkable' energy record
Cheap, flexible solar panels could become a reality as organics achieve the same power efficiency as silicon.[click for more]
Primate speech: How some species are 'wired' for talk
Primate brain study reveals a "wiring" key to our ability to talk.[click for more]
Coral reefs 'weathered dinosaur extinction'
Researchers have found that the algae living in coral reefs may have evolved 160 million years ago.[click for more]
Online dating: Aim high, keep it brief, and be patient
Researchers say that contacting people "out of your league", can be a successful online dating strategy.[click for more]
The unpleasant reason men navigate better than women
Scientists show innate ability is not the explanation for men navigating better than women.[click for more]
Elusive nightjar back at RSPB Sandy reserve
A pair have been spotted breeding at the Bedfordshire site for the first time in 45 years.[click for more]
Climate change: 'Hothouse Earth' risks even if CO2 emissions slashed
Researchers warn that even limited climate warming could trigger conditions not seen in a million years.[click for more]
Why stealthy viruses are making you ill
Newly discovered trick used by viruses makes them more dangerous.[click for more]
Plastic food pots and trays are often unrecyclable, say councils
The majority of plastic containers used for yoghurts, ice cream, ready meals and fruit end up in landfill.[click for more]