'Exquisite' gravity probe leaves UK
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:54:23 GMT
UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.
Killer frog disease hits Madagascar
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:21:22 GMT
A devastating disease that has wiped out amphibians around the world has been discovered in Madagascar, scientists report.
Fungus plays 'biomusic' duet
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:52:58 GMT
Scientists at Plymouth University play improvised pieces of music with the help of slime mould.
Lords call for UK Arctic ambassador
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:15:16 GMT
The United Kingdom should create an ambassador for the Arctic or risk being pushed out of key decisions for the region, a House of Lords report says.
Giant caiman packed fierce bite
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:24:13 GMT
A team of Brazilian scientists says they have calculated that the bite of a giant prehistoric caiman was twice has strong as that of a T-Rex.
Machine learns to play video games
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:00:03 GMT
A machine inspired by the human brain has learned how to play 49 classic Atari video games - a step towards self-thinking robots, scientists say.
Solar loses out in renewables auction
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:24:22 GMT
The results of the UK government's first auction for renewable energy subsidies are a boost for offshore wind, with solar the biggest loser.