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Brexit 'damaging science', UK academies warn

Wed, 2016-07-20 04:33
An open letter to the government from UK academies representing science, medicine and engineering warns that Brexit is already harming science.
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Cuckoo decline finally mapped

Wed, 2016-07-20 01:14
Forty-two tiny tracking devices fitted to cuckoos in the UK may have solved the mystery of the birds' decline.
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Cuckoos count cost of shortcut home, say scientists

Wed, 2016-07-20 01:10
The cuckoo is in decline in the UK, and its migratory habits may be to blame, according to a study of tagged birds.
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UK scientists speak about Brexit pain

Tue, 2016-07-19 23:18
BBC News speaks to UK researchers already feeling the effects of Brexit on their research.
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Navy sonar broke whale protection laws, says US court

Tue, 2016-07-19 21:24
A US appeals court has ruled that sonar approved for use by the US Navy broke marine laws.
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Original Bramley apple tree in Southwell is dying

Tue, 2016-07-19 19:44
The original Bramley apple tree - planted more than 200 years ago and the "mother" of all modern Bramley apples - is dying from a fungal infection.
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Academies warn Brexit 'damaging science'

Tue, 2016-07-19 19:12
An open letter to the government from UK academies representing science, medicine and engineering warns that Brexit is already harming science.
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Dolly's sisters

Tue, 2016-07-19 15:03
Scientists are studying Dolly the sheep's "siblings" in order to study the health of cloned animals.
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F1 tech behind 'flying' boat's cup bid

Tue, 2016-07-19 10:31
Could F1 and aeronautical tech help Sir Ben Ainslie's 'flying' catamaran win the America's Cup?
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Mercury 13

Tue, 2016-07-19 10:22
In the early 60s, 13 women undertook secret tests at Nasa to see if they could become astronauts.
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Storage device writes information atom-by-atom

Tue, 2016-07-19 03:17
The quest for storage devices that pack ever more information into a small space has reached a new limit, with memory that writes information atom-by-atom.
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Could these cyborg beetles save lives?

Tue, 2016-07-19 02:25
Scientists in Singapore have created cyborg beetles that they believe could help save lives.
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Ancient barley DNA gives insight into crop development

Tue, 2016-07-19 01:17
An international group of scientists have analysed the DNA of 6,000 year old barley, showing that it is remarkably similar to modern day varieties.
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Farming and forestry can deliver food security, says UN

Tue, 2016-07-19 00:24
Improving co-operation between nations' farming and forestry sectors will help reduce deforestation and improve food security, a UN report suggests.
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Iraq marshlands named Unesco World Heritage Site

Mon, 2016-07-18 22:20
The United Nations cultural agency Unesco names Iraq's southern marshes - once decimated by Saddam Hussein - a World Heritage Site.
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DNA sequencer sent to space station

Mon, 2016-07-18 21:24
Nasa has sent a DNA sequencer to the International Space Station in an effort to help astronauts monitor their own health.
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Moonlit launch for SpaceX rocket carrying ISS supplies

Mon, 2016-07-18 18:02
A SpaceX cargo rocket is bound for the International Space Station after a successful launch from Florida.
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1,000mph car

Sun, 2016-07-17 20:24
Andy Green says the Bloodhound 1,000mph supersonic car project has to file a mountain of paperwork before it can go racing in South Africa next year.
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Countryside faces Brexit anxiety

Sat, 2016-07-16 03:56
Farmers and environmentalists alike are facing anxiety as the shadow of Brexit looms over Britain’s countryside.
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First farmers had diverse origins, DNA shows

Sat, 2016-07-16 03:07
Analysis of DNA from some of the world's first farmers shows that they had surprisingly diverse origins.
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