Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Image copyright SpaceX A joint US-German mission has gone into orbit to weigh the water on Earth. The Grace satellites are replacing a pair of highly successful spacecraft that stopped working last year. Like their predecessors, the...
Image copyright The Cairngorm Reindeer Herd Image caption Reindeer Lulu and her twins Britain's only free-roaming herd of reindeer has seen the birth of its first live twins.Previously, twins in The Cairngorms Reindeer Herd have...
Image copyright Getty Images Plans to tackle sources of air pollution - such as wood-burning stoves - put too much responsibility on local councils, critics say.The government, as part of its clean air strategy, wants to clamp...
Image copyright Robert Murphy Image caption Jing Che of the Chinese Academy of Sciences lifts a giant salamander The world's largest amphibian is in "catastrophic" decline, with possibly only a handful left in the wild.Field...
Image copyright Science Photo Library The secrets of how malaria became a human-killer have been revealed by a genetic study.The work, led by researchers from Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridge, compared seven types of malaria - tracing...

Fatal confusion

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Walter Huang, 38, was killed in a crash while using Tesla's Autopilot function The confusion between fully autonomous self-driving cars and those that simply offer driver assistance technologies is leading...
Image copyright PETER POWELL Image caption The Prime Minister sets out her proposal for a special research relationship with the EU post-Brexit at Jodrell Bank The Prime Minister made the strongest commitment yet to "fully...
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The vaccines were first used in a limited trial during the 2014-16 West Africa Ebola outbreak Health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have begun an immunisation campaign...
Image copyright AFP Image caption The satellite launched on a Long March-4C rocket from the Xichang launch centre China has launched a relay satellite to prepare for a lunar rover mission planned for later in...
Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption An illustration of a grey/white asteroid on a starfield An asteroid in Jupiter's orbit may have come from outside our Solar System, according to a new study.Unlike 'Oumuamua,...

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