'Ripples' from black holes detected
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:32:21 GMT
For the first time, scientists have detected tiny, rhythmic distortions in space and time - gravitational waves - predicted by Einstein 100 years ago.
Gravitational waves: A triumph for big science
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:37:24 GMT
The first direct detection of gravitational waves is without doubt one of the most remarkable breakthroughs of our time, and opens the door to a completely new way to investigate the Universe.
Gravity search was 'a global effort'
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:35:46 GMT
The first gravitational wave detection depended on the contributions of nearly 1,000 scientists from countries around the world.
Record year for river fish releases
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:37:52 GMT
Almost two million captive-bred fish and larvae were released in 2015 to boost populations in England's rivers, says the Environment Agency.
Toxic chemicals found in beached whales
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:00:24 GMT
A pod of whales stranded in Fife in 2012 are found to have had high concentrations of toxic chemicals in their bodies, scientists find.
Court halts Obama's key climate plan
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:16:06 GMT
President Obama's plans to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from US power plants are stalled by the Supreme Court.