12 amazing hummingbird facts for kids!

Fast, small and always hungry. Sounds familiar...

The Great Asian Space Race

Live from the World Conference of Science Journalists 2015, Seoul, South Korea

What makes a scientific paper go viral?

Combing through data reveals surprising relationship between news coverage and social media activity

Flying through data in a planetarium

Because sometimes data visualisations need a bit more space


Science: a path of perseverance

A career in research takes a special kind of person

Science is for lovers. If you don’t love it, then you’re better off finding a different career path: one with financial freedom, glamorous clothes, and the opportunities to wear them. If you’re really set on it though, let me walk you through the life that lies ahead.
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NHS trusts: deficit or surplus? Get the data!

With the NHS receiving a £300m cash injection to get it through the winter, we look at how they performed financially in the same period last year. The answer: not great.

Emergency funds of £300m have been made available to NHS England by the Department of Health, due to fears that the system may not be able to cope with the increased demand over the winter. The fears were prompted by an October which, despite mild weather, saw the number of waiting time targets missed hit a higher
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How much energy does the ‘greenest government’ get through?

They may not be the greenest, but they should be one of the warmest

Cast your mind back five years to 2010. The tallest building in the world had been open just a few months. The World Cup was around the corner, and people genuinely thought England had a chance. And the United Kingdom got its first coalition government since the Second World War. Politicians aren’t exactly known for
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Waste Water

The machine that turns sewage into clean water, electricity - and money.

The Janicki Omni-processor, funded by the Bill Gates Foundation, tuns sewage into clean drinking water, electricity, and money.
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LIVE: Are robots really after our jobs?

Live coverage of the BioCentre event "Are robots really after our jobs?" from University College London

I don’t know much about robots, but what I do know – thank you Hollywood – is that they all want to take over the world. The question is, how close are we to that becoming a scientific reality? And should we be worried? A report by Pew Research canvassed 2,000 experts on artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and economics,
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