Science

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Feb 21, 2019

Zebra stripes are dazzling, particularly to flies and scientists say that might be the answer to how zebras got their stripes

UN: Experts to develop oversight standards for gene editing

Feb 14, 2019

The World Health Organization is convening a meeting next month to develop global standards for the governance of gene editing, after a Chinese researcher announced he had created the world's first gene-edited babies

UK-built Mars rover named after scientist Rosalind Franklin

Feb 7, 2019

The British-built Mars rover that is scheduled to be launched in 2020 has been named after scientist Rosalind Franklin

Remains of explorer who first rounded Australia found in UK

Jan 25, 2019

The remains of a noted Royal Navy explorer who led the first circumnavigation of Australia have been found by archeologists excavating a burial ground where a railway station is planned

Correction: Britain-Statistic of the Year story

Dec 21, 2018

Correction: Britain-Statistic of the Year story

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

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