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‘Important’ Iron Age settlement found at Warboys dig

Image copyright Oxford Archaeology East Image caption Roman finds include this jug and human remains, including six skeletons Iron Age roundhouses, Roman burials and...

Chris Kraft: Key Apollo 11 director dies days after anniversary

Image copyright NASA Image caption Chris Kraft: A pioneer in a pioneering field The first flight director of US space agency Nasa has died at the age of 95 – days...

Nasa Moon lander vision takes shape

Image copyright NASA Image caption Artwork: Nasa is seeking proposals for a lander to take humans to the Moon’s surface Nasa has outlined more details of its plans...

Women in science: Smashing glass ceilings and glass walls

Image copyright Schmidt Futures/BBC/NovoNordisk/Getty A woman engineer who worked on the moon landing spoke this week of how she was once told the control room was no...

Chandrayaan-2: India launches second Moon mission

Media captionScientists at the Sriharikota space station applauded the launch India has successfully launched its second lunar mission a week after it halted the...

‘Restore UK bogs’ to tackle climate change

Image copyright Getty Images Restoring peat moors degraded by farming may prove a relatively inexpensive way of tackling climate change, a report shows. Wet peat bogs...

How Apollo 11 brought humanity together

Image copyright NASA-VRS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption The Moon landing was born out of conflict but for a moment in time brought the world together As if...

Israel mosque find: Archaeologists unearth 1,200-year-old ruins in desert

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The mosque was found in the Israeli Bedouin town of Rahat in the Negev desert One of the world’s earliest known mosques,...

Bioluminescent plankton hunters capture ‘magical’ glow

Media captionFacebook group Bioluminescent Plankton Watch Wales has more than 6,000 members “Every splash, every jump, made the sea just light up. It won’t...

Cigarette butts in soil hamper plant growth, study suggests

Image copyright Getty Images Discarded cigarette butts can hamper plant growth, new research suggests. The study, led by Anglia Ruskin University, found the presence of...