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Flower power: How plants bounce back after crushing blows

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A busy lizzie, an example of a flower able to recover quickly from being trampled on [...]

Coronavirus complicates journeys home from Antarctica

Image copyright JULIA WELLNER/UNI OF HOUSTON Image caption A UK-US research team was working on a ship off West Antarctica when the pandemic was declared [...]

Whale sharks: Atomic tests solve age puzzle of world's largest fish

Image copyright Wayne Osborn Image caption Researcher Mark Meekan diving with a whale shark Data from atomic bomb tests conducted [...]

Coronavirus will transform UK work and travel, says AA

Image copyright AFP Image caption Is the infrastructure we need for the future better motorways or broadband super-highways? [...]

10 years to save 'world’s most threatened sea turtle'

Image copyright fundaoprncipe_ffi Image caption Numbers are declining due to accidental fishing and egg collecting The largest [...]

Dr William Frankland, allergy scientist pioneer, dies aged 108

Image copyright Getty Images Dr William Frankland, a British immunologist who transformed the world’s understanding of allergies, has died aged 108. His pioneering work included developing [...]

Coronavirus: Expert panel to assess face mask use by public

Image copyright Reuters Should more of us wear face masks to help slow the spread of coronavirus? This question is to be assessed by a panel of advisers to the World Health Organization (WHO). The [...]

Oceans can be successfully restored by 2050, say scientists

Image copyright R.Hucke-Gaete Despite being treated as humanity’s rubbish dump for decades, the oceans of the world are proving remarkably resilient, says a new scientific review. Building [...]

Self-isolation proves a boon to rainfall project

Image copyright Hulton Collection Scientists have been amazed at the public’s response to help digitise the UK’s old rainfall records. Handwritten numbers on documents dating back [...]

Machine translates brainwaves into sentences

Image copyright SPL Image caption Brain activity was fed into a computer system, which recognised recurring features in the data [...]