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Are animals conscious? How new research is changing minds

A series of experiments have led a number of scientists to say animals may be conscious.

Read More 16 June 2024 | 5:04 am

Drones reveal Antarctic whale 'acrobatics'

Aerial footage of humpback whales shows how efficiently they can twist and turn their huge bodies.

Read More 15 June 2024 | 6:20 am

BBC uncovers 6,000 possible illegal sewage spills in one year

Data from English water firms suggests thousands more sewage spills took place on dry days, including during record 2022 heatwave.

Read More 14 June 2024 | 5:01 am

Explorer Shackleton's last ship found on ocean floor

Wreck hunters find the ship on which famed polar explorer Ernest Shackleton made his final voyage.

Read More 12 June 2024 | 5:26 pm

Who owns the Moon? A new space race means it could be up for grabs

A race for the lunar surface's resources is currently under way. What’s to stop a Wild West opening up?

Read More 9 June 2024 | 5:58 am

Crossbows and eerie silences – following Antarctic whales for climate change clues

How scientists are discovering secrets of Antarctic climate change in the bodies of giant humpback whales.

Read More 8 June 2024 | 6:06 am

Nature groups launch legal bid over wildlife loss

Countryside and wildlife conservation groups want a judicial review of government action on nature loss.

Read More 7 June 2024 | 4:46 pm

Call for UK agency to regulate harmful chemicals

The Royal Society of Chemistry says the current regulation of chemicals is 'not fit for purpose'.

Read More 5 June 2024 | 3:12 pm

China's far-side Moon mission begins journey back

Chang'e-6 will bring home rock samples that could help scientists study how planets are formed.

Read More 4 June 2024 | 1:13 pm

Earliest and most distant galaxy ever observed

The James Webb Space Telescope smashes its own record for detecting the most distant known galaxy.

Read More 31 May 2024 | 5:07 am

Satellite to probe mystery of clouds and climate

Europe's Earthcare satellite will tell us if the planet could lose the cooling effect of clouds.

Read More 29 May 2024 | 4:31 am

Space telescope reveals new images of the Universe

The Euclid telescope mission, backed by Durham University scientists, releases dark Universe images.

Read More 23 May 2024 | 4:27 pm

Airbus UK to build satellite to monitor Sun storms

The spacecraft will give earlier warnings of conditions that produced the recent auroral lights.

Read More 22 May 2024 | 9:47 pm

US says Russia likely launched anti-satellite weapon

The Russian satellite launched last week may be capable of attacking other satellites, the Pentagon says.

Read More 22 May 2024 | 10:22 am

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Nasa to repair leaky Artemis-1 moon rocket on launchpad

Nasa will repair the leaks on the Artemis-1 moon rocket on the launch pad and then return it to the Vehicle Assembly Building for nearly two weeks.

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Is BBC Science Focus peer reviewed?

Try 3 issues of BBC Science Focus Magazine for £5! The peer-review process is designed to make sure research stands up to scrutiny. Before a scientific paper is published in a journal, it is usually peer-reviewed