The public will a chance to find out more about the secrets of space travel when veteran astronaut Mike Foale visits Manchester later. He joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1983, being accepted as an astronaut candidate in 1987 and going on to take part in an incredible six space shuttle missions, as well as becoming the first Briton to make a space walk. He'll be taking part in the so-called "Ask an Astronaut" initiative at William Hulme's Grammar School.
The discovery by UK researchers could help provide clean drinking water for millions who need it.Read the full story ›
A team led by astronomers for Liverpool John Moores University have found at least three planets that could support life.Read the full story ›
A new health study claims that Brits are the worst sleepers in the world. But why? And what can be done to improve your sleep?Read the full story ›
Manchester University researchers are a step closer to proving it's possible to create tiny but very powerful computers at atomic scaleRead the full story ›
Largest earthworm recorded in the UK has been found in a vegetable plot in Cheshire... but died after reaching the Natural History Museum.Read the full story ›
How many of us can ever say we feel like we get enough sleep? And if wanted to grab 40 winks the last place you'd think of to do it would be in a busy shopping centre. But now you can at one of our busiest shopping centres.
The Chronarium at Manchester's Arndale is part sleep lab, part art installation. It's creators say because modern tech like our smart phones is always switched on, it can be difficult for us to switch off. Mel Barham reports.
Construction of a polar research ship, which shot to fame amid calls to name the vessel Boaty McBoatface, is getting under way.Read the full story ›
A state-of-the-art research vessel docked in Liverpool today.
RSS Discovery, a 100-metre long vessel is part of an environmental science event taking place in the city.
It will be moored on the waterfront until October 7th as part of the Natural Environment Research Council’s Into The Blue event.
The remains of a Giant Deer have been scientifically dated 100 years after first being displayed on the Isle of Man.Read the full story ›