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How physics gender gap starts in the classroom

Image copyright Getty Images Some progress has been made in encouraging girls to study physics at A-level, according to a report by the Institute of Physics (IoP). In...

Scientists detect oxygen legacy of first stars

Media captionRichard Ellis: “Our bodies are made of atoms that were synthesised in stars” Astronomers have made the most distant ever detection of oxygen....

Madagascar emerges as whale shark hotspot

Image copyright Simon J Pierce Image caption Whale sharks are the largest living fish Large numbers of endangered whale sharks have been sighted in waters off...

‘Shocking’ human impact reported on world’s protected areas

Image copyright PAUL MULONDO/WCS Image caption Despite more and more land being “protected”, biodiversity is still in decline One third of the world’s...

Copy of BepiColombo Mercury mission goes on display

Image copyright SCIENCE MUSEUM Image caption The BepiColombo Structural Thermal Model will become the centrepiece for events that will be held at the museum to mark key...

1,600 IT workers and engineers denied UK visas

Image copyright Getty Images More than 1,600 IT specialists and engineers offered jobs in the UK were denied visas between December and March, BBC News has learned. They...

Mysterious rise in emissions of ozone-damaging chemical

Image copyright NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption Ozone depletion over the Arctic has been much less pronounced than over the Antarctic Scientists have detected...

‘Oldest’ turtle, 80, returns to Blackpool after 15 years

A giant green sea turtle thought to be the oldest example in captivity in the UK has returned to its former home in Blackpool. The reptile, called Lulu, has been moved...

Network Rail tree felling faces review over wildlife concerns

Image copyright Getty Images Network Rail’s tree felling programme is to be reviewed over concerns it is harming wildlife, the government says. Rail Minister Jo...

‘Feel good’ factor not CO2 boosts global forest expansion

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The researchers say that human wellbeing and development are the main drivers of increased global forest cover Forests are...