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Category: Science News

Earliest animal fossils are identified

Image copyright Ilya Bobrovskiy Image caption The affiliations of Dickinsonia had previously been unclear Scientists have identified the earliest known animal in the...

All the plastic you can and cannot recycle

Most people are trying their best to recycle plastic – but the many different ways in which recycling is collected by different councils has left people confused....

‘Nature-based’ greenhouse gas removal to limit UK climate change

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Newly planted forests like this one in Yorkshire are key to removing emissions of CO2 Planting millions of acres of trees and...

Solar Orbiter: Spacecraft to leave UK bound for the Sun

Image copyright AIRBUS DS/MAX ALEXANDER Image caption The €1bn European Space Agency mission is set to launch in February 2020 It’s taken a little longer than...

Why do we hate wasps and love bees?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wasps, often encountered on picnics, have a poor reputation with the public A new study reveals that wasps are largely...

Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX ‘Moon loop’

Image copyright SpaceX Image caption Artwork: The BFR spaceship will be able to carry humans on a trip around the Moon Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has unveiled the...

RemoveDebris: UK satellite nets ‘space junk’

Media captionThe satellite RemoveDebris will use a net and a harpoon to clean up space junk A British satellite has successfully deployed a net in orbit to demonstrate...

Are wasps the bees knees? Scientists think they should be

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wasps, often encountered on picnics, have a poor reputation with the public A new study reveals that wasps are largely...

The secret life of fungi: Ten fascinating facts

Image copyright Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Image caption Fungi come in all shapes and sizes They’re all around us, in the soil, our bodies and the air, but are...

Smarty pants: Robot trousers could keep the elderly mobile

Image copyright Uni Bristol Image caption New mobility tech: (L) A stiffening “cuff” to support the knee; (R) artificial muscles (background) can raise a...