A round-up of general science news as collated by the BBC (in the UK).

Signal may be from first 'exomoon'

27 Jul 2017 at 2:30pm
A team of astronomers has potentially discovered the first known moon located beyond the Solar System. Read more...

Diesel and petrol car ban: Clean air strategy 'not enough'

26 Jul 2017 at 1:55pm
The clean air strategy should include a scrappage scheme and clean air zones, campaigners say. Read more...

On a mission to Mars (with Hawaii stopover)

25 Jul 2017 at 6:34pm
Researchers living near the active Hawaiian Volcano Mauna Loa are simulating what it's like to "live" on Mars. Read more...

Time, not material goods, 'raises happiness'

24 Jul 2017 at 7:42pm
Contentment comes from paying others to take on chores such as cleaning and cooking, a study says. Read more...

China set to launch an 'unhackable' internet communication

24 Jul 2017 at 6:13pm
China might not have the lead in research but its application of secure networks is leading the way. Read more...

South African child 'virtually cured' of HIV

24 Jul 2017 at 3:32am
The nine-year-old has no active HIV in the body after catching the infection at birth. Read more...

High risk of 'unprecedented' winter downpours - Met Office

24 Jul 2017 at 4:05am
A new analysis suggests there's a greater chance of the heavy rain that led to extensive flooding in 2014. Read more...

World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

23 Jul 2017 at 2:31pm
The revolutionary technology allows wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for current turbines. Read more...

Electricity shake-up could save consumers 'up to £40bn'

24 Jul 2017 at 1:13am
New rules will encourage UK consumers to generate and store their own power, ministers say. Read more...

Fukushima disaster: Robot finds possible melted nuclear fuel

23 Jul 2017 at 3:07am
An underwater robot spotted the lava-like rocks inside a reactor of Japan's destroyed nuclear plant. Read more...


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