Science

UK public urged to recommend scientist for new 50-pound note

Nov 2, 2018

The Bank of England says the next person to feature on the 50-pound note in Britain will celebrate the country's scientific heritage

Top scientists warn of consequences of Brexit

Oct 23, 2018

Top scientists from around Europe have warned that Britain leaving the European Union without an agreement on future relations would harm research across the continent

AP Exclusive: Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis for sale

Oct 22, 2018

AP Exclusive: Auction of Stephen Hawking possessions includes complex scientific papers, iconic wheelchair and a script from 'The Simpsons'

In posthumous message, Hawking says science under threat

Oct 15, 2018

Stephen Hawking has spoken from beyond the grave to warn that science and education are under threat around the world

Royal Botanic Garden seeks respect for world's fungus

Sep 11, 2018

The scientists at the renowned Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are trying to correct an injustice: They don't believe fungus gets the respect it deserves

UK physicist donates $3 million prize to boost diversity

Sep 6, 2018

One of Britain's leading astrophysicists is donating her $3 million purse from a major science prize to encourage diversity in physics

Birth control app highlights emerging health tech market

Aug 17, 2018

Smartphone birth control app highlights emerging health tech market

US teacher rows solo across Atlantic in record time

Aug 5, 2018

A high school science teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio has rowed solo across the Atlantic, setting a record for a west-to-east crossing

Iceland stops hunting minke whales but only for this season

Aug 2, 2018

One of Iceland's top whaling companies says it has stopped hunting minke whales this year, in response to a new government regulation that has enlarged the protected area for baleen whales

UK court ruling seen as landmark in right-to-die cases

Jul 30, 2018

Britain's highest court has ruled that the family of a patient in persistently vegetative state does not to seek a court's permission to have life support removed

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