Antibody designed to recognise pathogens of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers have found a way to design an antibody that can identify the toxic particles that destroy healthy brain cells – a potential advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
today ~6 min

Tags: chemistry dementia alzheimers-disease neuroscience

Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit rocket fails on debut flight

A California company owned by UK businessman Sir Richard Branson fails to launch a rocket to orbit.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
today ~1 min

Tags: commercial-space-travel space-exploration newquay california richard-branson

Grenfell fears prevent timber building boom

Climate change: Grenfell fears prevent timber building boom

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
today ~4 min

Tags: climate-change

Coronavirus: Drivers plan to walk more to keep cleaner air of lockdown - survey

Survey suggests British motorists are ready to change their behaviour to protect the environment.

By Justin Rowlatt • bbcnews
today ~4 min

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

Life-sized Crystal Palace Park dinosaur sculpture damaged

The Grade I-listed Megalosaurus statue has been in Crystal Palace Park since the Victorian era.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
yesterday ~2 min

Tags: crystal-palace dinosaurs sculptures

Millions of periodical cicadas to emerge in parts of US

After spending most of their lives in the soil, periodical cicadas will come out in three US states.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
yesterday ~2 min

Tags: united-states insects virginia north-carolina

Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronauts complete rehearsal for historic mission

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken ready themselves and their kit for Wednesday's flight to the space station.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
yesterday ~3 min

Tags: astronauts spacex international-space-station united-states space-exploration nasa

The Nasa-SpaceX mission timeline in graphics

These are the key phases in the first crew mission to go to orbit from the US in nine years.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
yesterday ~4 min

Tags: spacex international-space-station united-states space-exploration nasa

Nasa SpaceX launch: Who are the astronauts?

BBC News profiles the space travellers who will launch in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule on Wednesday.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
yesterday ~8 min

Tags: astronauts florida spacex commercial-space-travel international-space-station united-states space-exploration nasa houston elon-musk space

Berlin WW2 bombing survivor Saturn the alligator dies in Moscow Zoo

His colourful history included escaping from a zoo and a rumour he once belonged to Adolf Hitler.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: world-war-two

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