Science

vivoboard July 18, 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device Could you live without a car? Reya from London asked herself this question when she moved into a car-free development, but over the past year she’s been fine. Lil from Dorset says she can’t use rural buses because they are “rubbish” – but she’s embarrassed to drive so […]

vivoboard July 16, 2018

A remote, boggy stretch of land on the north coast of Scotland is likely to become the UK’s first spaceport. The A’Mhoine Peninsula in Sutherland has been chosen as the most suitable place from which to launch rockets vertically to put satellites in orbit. The UK Space Agency is giving Highlands and Islands Enterprise £2.5m […]

vivoboard July 15, 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device Sir David Attenborough has launched the 10,000-tonne hull of the UK’s newest polar ship – named after him – into the River Mersey. The broadcaster pushed the button, sending the hull sliding out from the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead, into the water where building will continue. “Our […]

vivoboard July 14, 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device It should make for quite a splash! The 10,000-tonne hull of the UK’s new polar ship will be put in the River Mersey later – around 12:20 BST. Named after the TV naturalist Sir David Attenborough, the vessel has been assembled at the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead […]

vivoboard July 13, 2018

Whalers in Iceland have killed what appears to be a blue whale, one of the largest creatures left on the planet. Photographic evidence from campaigners opposed to whaling show a large animal being butchered for export. Several experts have concluded from these pictures that it’s a juvenile male blue, a species that hasn’t been deliberately […]

vivoboard July 13, 2018

Ghost-like particles known as neutrinos have been puzzling scientists for decades. Part of the family of fundamental particles that make up all known matter, neutrinos hurtle unimpeded through the Universe, interacting with almost nothing. The majority shoot right through the Earth as though it isn’t even there, making them exceptionally difficult to detect and study. […]

vivoboard July 12, 2018

Scientists say they’ve found the earliest known evidence of a human presence outside Africa. Stone tools discovered in China suggest primitive humans – or a close relative – were in the region as early as 2.12 million years ago. They are about 270,000 years older than the previous earliest evidence, which consists of bones and […]

vivoboard July 12, 2018

Travelling in time might sound like a flight of fancy, but some physicists think it might really be possible. BBC Horizon looked at some of the most promising ideas for turning this staple of science fiction into reality. Ron Mallett has a dream: He wants to travel in time. This isn’t mere fantasy – Mallett […]

vivoboard July 11, 2018

Travelling in time might sound like a flight of fancy, but some physicists think it might really be possible. BBC Horizon looked at some of the most promising ideas for turning this staple of science fiction into reality. Ron Mallett has a dream: He wants to travel in time. This isn’t mere fantasy – Mallett […]

vivoboard July 10, 2018

The open, legal sale of antique ivory in many European countries is covering up a trade in illegal and recently poached ivory, campaigners say. Researchers from environmental group Avaaz bought 100 ivory items and had them radiocarbon dated at Oxford University. Three quarters were modern ivory, being sold illegally as fake antiques. Ivory from an […]