Category Archives: science

Ivory trade to be banned in UK 'to protect elephants'

Conservation groups welcome government proposals for a full-scale ban on sales and exports.

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100 Women: Where are the female Nobel Prize winners?

The 2017 Nobel prizes for the sciences have all been announced, but many in the scientific community are pointing out the lack of female laureates.

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The dog with the world's longest tongue

Meet Mochi from South Dakota, who has just bagged herself a Guinness World Record.

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Einstein's waves win Nobel Prize in physics

The 2017 Nobel prize in physics has been awarded to three scientists for the detection of gravitational waves.

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Bloodhound supersonic car fires up Eurofighter engine

The British-led project to build a 1,000mph car reaches a key milestone in its development.

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Elon Musk: Rockets will fly people from city to city in minutes

The entrepreneur says his new rocket could fly people to Mars or move them rapidly between cities.

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DNA surgery on embryos removes disease

A Chinese team corrected the potentially fatal blood disorder beta-thalassemia.

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Climate change: Ministers should be 'sued' over targets

The ex-chief scientist says the government should be made to enshrine a zero-emissions target in law.

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Botanic gardens 'best hope' for saving endangered plants

The world’s botanic gardens contain a third of all known plants and help protect 40% of endangered ones.

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Scottish Power says UK will need to boost capacity

Scottish Power says electric cars and a shift to electric heating could mean a big rise in demand for electricity.

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