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Solar Impulse aims for Pennsylvania

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 01:16
The sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse takes off from Dayton, Ohio, on a 750km flight to Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania.

Cattle drugs 'could fuel climate change'

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 18:23
Dosing farm animals with antibiotics increases greenhouse gas emissions from cow dung, research suggests.

Yellowstone in 1871 and today

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 16:24
Stunning photos of Yellowstone beauty spots in 1871 and today

Exxon 'has to change or die' on climate

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:17
The world's biggest publicly traded oil company faces a critical AGM under pressure from a broad coalition of shareholders on climate change.

Galileo launch for satellites 13 and 14

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 09:11
Two more satellites in the Galileo network are launched to orbit, putting the EU's version of GPS on course to start services at the end of the year.

Sentinel satellite probes coral health

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:12
European scientists are working on techniques that would allow them to routinely monitor the health of corals worldwide from orbit.

Evolutionary engineer wins tech prize

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:10
US biochemical engineer Frances Arnold takes the million-euro Millennium Technology Prize for pioneering 'directed evolution'.

Fracking approval reignites row

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 04:01
Approval for fracking in North Yorkshire raises the prospect of the controversial technique being allowed at other sites and restarts an intense debate.

China's science revolution

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 03:53
Five glimpses inside China's scientific revolution

Juries 'could enter virtual crime scenes'

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 03:00
Virtual reality technology used in the gaming industry could be utilised to recreate crime scenes for jurors, researchers claim.

VIDEO: How this pig helped a man to see again

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 01:55
Wu Pinggui talks to the BBC after having an operation to transplant a pig's cornea into his eye.

The gene's still selfish: Dawkins' famous idea turns 40

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 00:12
The scientist and author discusses his legacy - and giving up Twitter

Chinese brewed beer 5,000 years ago

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 00:08
Chinese drinkers may have been brewing beer as many as 5,000 years ago, new research suggests.

VIDEO: 'Scary but beautiful' lightning on film

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:46
Darren Soh, a landscape photographer, creates a composite image that captures the beauty of Singapore's lightning storms.

Review call over European GM crop ban

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 17:22
The ban on GM crops by European countries should be reassessed, the president of UK science body the Royal Society has said.

Landmark fracking operation approved

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:44
An application to carry out fracking in England for the first time since a ban was lifted in 2012 is approved.

VIDEO: What fracking vote means - in 20 seconds

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:31
After a successful bid to frack for shale gas in a North Yorkshire village, John Moylan explains how the process works.

Lions and zebras being kept at UK homes

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:43
Wild animals including lions, crocodiles, rattlesnakes and zebras are being kept legally on private property across the UK, licensing figures reveal.

Scientist spots Turkish banknote error

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 04:25
Nobel chemistry laureate spots DNA error on Turkish banknote.

Fossil gives clues to ancient extinction

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 02:54
A strange sea-dwelling reptile fossil suggests there was a burst of evolution after the mass extinction 250 million years ago.