They aim to probe the depths and reveal the hidden secrets of our seas. And the National Oceanography centre in Southampton has been given three million pounds to help them do it. Their efforts will make the most of the very latest technology, with underwater robots leading the way. Our reporter Andrew Pate took the plunge today to find out more. And just a warning - there is some flash photography in this report.
One in four people with HIV don't know they have it and are running the risk of passing the disease on to other people - that's according to a new report.
On 'National HIV Testing Week' figures reveal Brighton continues to have the highest rate of infections in the country, outside London, with numbers way beyond the national average.
Andy Dickenson meets one man diagnosed with HIV who is taking his message into local schools and colleges.
Andy speaks to Carl Churchman and Sue Riley of Positive Voices, and Ben Shelley and Kimberly Kabuchi from Terrence Higgins Trust.
He's Britain's first official astronaut - and next month he's off to space for the first time. Tim Peake grew up in Chichester and more recently lived in Salisbury. But for six months he'll be staying on the international space station.
The former Army Test pilot blasts off on December the 15th. Over the past couple of years Fred has met up with our local space hero. And tonight Fred can let us know exactly what Major Peake will be up to.
A 6-year-old from Hampshire is the county's first recruit to a new study to find better ways to diagnose and treat rare medical conditions.Read the full story ›
Campaigners fighting plans to build a wind farm off the south coast are celebrating after developers announced they WON'T appeal against the government's decision to reject it. The £3.5 billion Navitus Bay project would have seen up to 121 turbines off Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Andrew Pate has more,
A team of doctors and scientists from the University of Oxford have tested a tissue oxygen monitor in microgravity for the first time.Read the full story ›
Researchers from the University of Southampton have demonstrated how a pioneering device can improve the cleaning of medical instruments.Read the full story ›
Badger culls have started in Dorset despite calls from the Queen guitarist and campaigner for them to stop while he seeks a judicial reviewRead the full story ›
A Hampshire-based scientist has taken what may be the first photograph of a Blue Whale spotted in UK waters.Read the full story ›