A curated selection of the latest Science news from around the world.

£1 Billion Investment Makes UK a Frontrunner in Quantum Technologies
Investment hits a £1 billion milestone, showing the government’s modern Industrial Strategy is helping the UK lead the world in new technologies.
Friday, June 14, 2019

Unique Iron Age Shield Gives Insight into Prehistoric Technology
A bark shield, thought to have been constructed with wooden laths during the Iron Age, has provided new insight into the construction and design of prehistoric weaponry.
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Plastic Pollution Harms the Bacteria That Help us Breathe
Ten per cent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean. Now laboratory tests have shown that these bacteria are susceptible to plastic pollution, according to a study published in...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Tiger Sharks Revealed as Lazy Predators
One of the ocean’s most feared predators – the tiger shark - has been revealed as a relaxed and sometimes lazy hunter by scientists studying their behaviour.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Five Deeps Expedition Sets World Depth Record for a Manned Submersible
Five Deeps Expedition has successfully dived to the bottom of one of the world’s five oceans.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

They Were Defrosting Leopard Seal Poo... You Won't Believe What Happened Next!
For more than a year a frozen slab of leopard seal poo sat in a National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research “NIWA” freezer.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Coolest Experiment in the Universe
What's the coldest place you can think of? Temperatures on a winter day in Antarctica dip as low as -120ºF (-85ºC). On the dark side of the Moon, they hit -280ºF (-173ºC). But inside NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory on the...
Sunday, December 30, 2018

‘Treasure Trove’ of Dinosaur Footprints Found in England
More than 85 well-preserved dinosaur footprints – made by at least seven different species – have been uncovered in East Sussex, representing the most diverse and detailed collection of these trace fossils from the...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Environmental Disaster: Humankind Faces the End
By the year 2050, the situation in Australia had deteriorated even further as the deserts of the arid interior spread ever outwards, slowly devouring the once fertile coastal regions.
Monday, November 5, 2018


The Security Council should reject categorically Russia’s illegal assault on Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure
Statement by Ambassador Barbara Woodward at the UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine.
Monday, June 10, 2024

NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Vice President’s Discussion with Higher Education Leaders
Vice President Mike Pence led a discussion with higher education leaders from across the country to discuss the all-of-America approach to respond to COVID-19 and drive America’s phased economic revival.
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Students Across Europe Learn Swift to Unlock New Opportunities
This month, in classrooms across Europe celebrating EU Code Week, students of all ages are living proof that coding opens doors to opportunities never before possible.
Friday, October 4, 2019

NASA Takes Delivery of First All-Electric Experimental Aircraft
The first all-electric configuration of NASA’s X-57 Maxwell now is at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.
Friday, October 4, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson Launches Police Recruitment Drive
The recruitment of 20,000 new police officers will begin within weeks, confirming the commitment made by the Prime Minister as he entered Downing Street.
Friday, July 26, 2019