Spider web gives up DNA secrets
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:32:54 GMT
Spiders - and their prey - can be identified from the DNA they leave behind stuck on webs, say US scientists.
Europe's Mars missions are go - finally
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 22:54:38 GMT
Ten years after being formally approved, Europe's ExoMars project is at last ready to send some hardware - a satellite - to the Red Planet.
'Good' settlement for UK science
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:19:40 GMT
The UK chancellor has said that the science budget will be protected in real terms - equating to an increase.
2015 likely to be warmest on record
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:13:19 GMT
Temperatures across the globe are likely to break records in 2015 with readings running "well above" any previous year, scientists say.
Sneezes spray 'sheets and strings'
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 21:10:18 GMT
Physicists discover a striking sequence of shifting shapes that is formed as the fluid we sneeze breaks up into droplets.
Carbon capture £1bn grant dropped
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:42:00 GMT
The UK government announces it is axing a £1bn grant for developing new carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.
Australia trial for GM fruit fly
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:15:50 GMT
Australia will carry out trials of a genetically modified fruit fly to break the breeding cycle of this crop pest.