Rats taught to drive tiny cars to lower their stress levels

Researchers taught rats to drive tiny "ratmobiles" in exchange for food, which helped the rats relax.

BBC Science News | Oct. 24, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

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Why this woman hates to hear about 'big bad wolf'

The leashed beasts may look like large powerful dogs, but they still have the wild heart of a wolf.

By Dhruti Shah | Oct. 16, 2019 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

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Bird populations 'in global crisis'

Bird populations in the US and Asia are "in crisis", according to two major studies.

By Victoria Gill | Sept. 19, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

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Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space

The space agency is reportedly looking into an allegation against astronaut Anne McClain.

BBC Science News | Aug. 24, 2019
~3 mins |

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Nasa astronauts train in underwater space station

Nasa astronauts have been sampling the spacecraft experience at the Johnson Space Centre in Texas.

BBC Science News | Aug. 23, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

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Raspberry Pi used to steal data from Nasa lab

Lax security at a Nasa lab let a hacker lurk on the agency's network for almost a year, says report.

BBC Science News | June 24, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

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Hidden Figures: Nasa renames street after black female mathematicians

Hidden Figures Way is named after the African-American women featured in the Oscar-nominated film.

BBC Science News | June 13, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

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Cat declawing: Should it be banned, and why does it happen in the US?

New York might become the first US state to ban cat declawing - but it's been illegal in Europe for years.

By Helier Cheung | June 5, 2019 | bbcnews
~10 mins   

Tags: new-york united-states cats

'Sabotaged' tanker in Gulf of Oman leaked oil

A satellite spotted an oil slick trailing from a tanker mysteriously attacked off the UAE on 12 May.

BBC Science News | May 24, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: united-arab-emirates iran shipping united-states saudi-arabia

Washington becomes first US state to legalise human composting

Under the new law, people can choose to have their body turned into soil after their death.

BBC Science News | May 21, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

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