05252017

Schiaparelli: Crashed lander was ill-prepared for Mars

Image copyright ESA Image caption Artwork: The retrorockets should have fired for about 30 seconds The crashed European spacecraft [...]

Flamingo balancing act saves energy

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The one-legged posture is passive, requiring no active muscular force Flamingos [...]

Frozen ‘space sperm’ passes fertility test

Image copyright RobinOlimb/Getty Healthy baby mice have been born using freeze-dried sperm stored in the near-weightless environment of space. The Japanese team behind the gravity-breaking experiment [...]

Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

Image copyright Extreme Everest Image caption Science at the top of the world Nepalese Sherpas have a physiology that uses oxygen [...]

Brexit barriers ‘would harm science’, say universities

Image copyright PA Image caption The UK’s universities are among the biggest beneficiaries of EU research funding Barriers [...]

Brexit barriers ‘would harm science’, say universities

Image copyright PA Image caption The UK’s universities are among the biggest beneficiaries of EU research funding Barriers [...]

Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says

Image copyright Getty Images A waste disposal firm has stepped into the row over hard-to-recycle products by demanding a tax on plastic drinking straws. The firm, BusinessWaste.co.uk, says manufacturers [...]

Mount Everest’s famous Hillary Step destroyed, mountaineers confirm

Image copyright STR/AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Hillary Step (pictured as it used to look) was the last big technical challenge before Everest’s [...]

All three chicks at Cairngorms osprey nest die

Image copyright RSPB Scotland Image caption An osprey with a fish at the nest on Monday morning All three chicks being raised [...]

Brexit barriers ‘would harm science’, say universities

Image copyright PA Image caption The UK’s universities are among the biggest beneficiaries of EU research funding Barriers [...]