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US detects huge meteor explosion

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Artwork: The fireball was the kind of event expected to happen only two to three times per century A huge fireball exploded in...

Astronauts who survived Soyuz breakdown blast off to ISS

Image copyright EPA Image caption The rocket launched at 01:14 on Friday local time Two astronauts who survived a failed Soyuz launch last year are now on their way to...

European satellite captures Nasa Mars lander from orbit

Image copyright ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSIS Image caption The picture of the InSight landing location was acquired on 2 March Europe’s newest satellite at Mars has spied...

Red Nose Day: School shuns red nose plastic because of pollution fears

School children in Cornwall say they’re not buying plastic noses for Comic Relief because it’s better for the environment if they make their own. Pupils at...

Spring Statement: Cambridge data team gets £45m boost

Image copyright EMBI-EBI Image caption The institute specialises in storing data used in the front line of scientific research New jobs will be created at a Cambridge...

Study reveals the wolf within your pet dog

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scientists say the negative image of wolves is not always justified Wolves lead and dogs follow – but both are equally...

Climate strikes spread worldwide as students call for action

Media captionClimate change: Fears about effects of pollution and climate change Thousands of school pupils worldwide have abandoned classrooms for a day of protest...

Ancient migration transformed Spain’s DNA

Image copyright L Benitez de Lugo Enrich – Jose Luis Fuentes Sanch Image caption Bronze Age burials: Iberia saw a dramatic genetic shift during this period A...

UK’s air-breathing rocket engine set for key tests

Image copyright Reaction Engines LTD Image caption Artwork: Sabre could enable intercontinental travel at five times the speed of sound The UK project to develop a...

Global warming: Students’ climate strike spreads worldwide

Media captionClimate change: Fears about effects of pollution and climate change Thousands of school pupils worldwide have abandoned classrooms for a day of protest...