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19/09/2014 - 14:05
Submitted by Jason Goodyer
Galaxies appear to be the ultimate cannibals. Australian researchers have found that massive galaxies are snapping up their smaller sized neighbours. These ‘monster galaxies’ hardly...
12/09/2014 - 09:55
Submitted by Jason Goodyer
It turns out that dinosaurs were beasts of the sea as well as the land. Palaeontologists have discovered that the Spinosaurus ­– possibly the largest carnivorous dinosaur ever – was...
08/09/2014 - 14:49
Submitted by James Lloyd
The high ticket prices and wacky space-age glasses may elicit an emotional response, but does 3D actually enhance the emotional power of a film? Apparently not, according to psychologists at the...
05/09/2014 - 10:04
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Mon 8 September The Mother of the Sea BBC Radio 4, 11:00-11:30am Science journalist Quentin Cooper celebrates the life and work of...
03/09/2014 - 08:34
Submitted by James Lloyd
Astronomers have witnessed an eruption of dust around a young star. But this is no ordinary cloud of dust: it appears to be the result of colliding asteroids. Studying this asteroid smash-up could...
02/09/2014 - 10:34
Submitted by James Lloyd
Daniel Bennett gets behind the wheel of the Volkswagen XL1 – the world’s most economical car. 313 miles. That’s how far Volkswagen claims its new car, the XL1, will take you on just...
01/09/2014 - 16:02
Submitted by James Lloyd
Furrowed brow; thinned lips; flared nostrils. If you’ve ever rubbed someone up the wrong way, you’ll know that the signs of anger are hard to miss. Now, psychologists have discovered why...
21/08/2014 - 15:15
Submitted by James Lloyd
Bárðarbunga is the latest of Iceland’s volcanoes to show seismic activity, sparking fears that it may be about to blow. But how likely is an eruption, and what'll happen if it does erupt?...
19/08/2014 - 15:34
Submitted by James Lloyd
Our earliest attempts at drawing can provoke delight in our parents, but could they also provide a glimpse into the future? Researchers have found that the drawings of four-year-old children can...
18/08/2014 - 14:26
Submitted by James Lloyd
  For many years, the common magpie has been steeped in superstition and considered as an elite thief in the birding world. Yet new research suggests that, despite the old wives' tale,...
15/08/2014 - 15:21
Submitted by James Lloyd
  Details of the evolution of our cosmos could be revealed thanks to 30,000 ‘citizen scientists’ who dug through thousands of images to identify what may be the first ever particles...
15/08/2014 - 12:32
Submitted by Daniel Bennett
Electric cars are getting serious. Volkswagen, “the people’s car”, now sells battery-powered versions of two of their most popular cars: the Up and the Golf. There’s even...