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Depression: A revolution in treatment?

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 17:43
Can treating the immune system lead to a revolution in treating depression?

Perfume traces could help to solve crimes

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 16:48
Detecting traces of perfume could help in the fight against crime, a study suggests

MPs call for ban on plastic microbeads

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 16:48
A worldwide ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics should be imposed as soon as possible, MPs demand.

Hundreds of thousands of dead fish wash up in New Jersey

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 15:15
Hundreds of thousands of fish, commonly known as peanut bunker fish, have washed up dead in a New Jersey creek.

How to shave a mountain

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 08:29
Tourists gather in Transylvania to help with the traditional mountain hay harvest. BBC Gaelic Journalist Teàrlach Quinnell went with them.

Most nations lack ability to deal with invasive species

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 04:33
Most countries in the world have little capacity to deal effectively with invasive species, a study suggests.

New badger culling trials given go ahead across England

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 03:23
Badger culls are to be carried out in five new areas of England in a bid to control bovine TB, the BBC learns.

Are you rubbish at recycling?

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 22:33
There has been a massive spike in the amount of recycling that gets rejected.

Mystery stone structure under Neolithic dump on Orkney

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 06:42
Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious stone structure buried under what they describe as Scotland's "largest Neolithic rubbish dump".

Spider silk helps creates microscope superlens

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 04:27
Spider silk is used to create a superlens for a microscope, allowing Bangor University scientists to view objects previously deemed "invisible".

California wildfires: Blue Cut blaze curbed as evacuees return

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 03:13
Firefighters in California gain ground in tackling the massive Blue Cut wildfire, containing around 40% and allowing many evacuees to return home.

Zebra finch 'heat song' changes hatchling development

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 01:19
A study of Australian zebra finches makes the surprising discovery that singing to eggs can alter hatchling development.

Water voles: National Trust releasing 100 in Yorkshire Dales

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 00:16
About 100 water voles are to be released into Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales.

HMT Arfon: Sunken WWI mine trawler protected

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:19
The sunken wreck of a fishing trawler that swept for mines during World War One is given special protection by Historic England.

Satellite images used to predict poverty

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 11:59
Researchers have combined satellite imagery with AI to predict areas of poverty across the world.

Tourists flock to Kilauea Volcano lava streams

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 09:39
Tourists flock to Hawaii's Kilauea volcano after lava from its Pu'u O'o vent reached the sea. Aerials - Lava Ocean Tours.

A global audience joins Prof Michael Sandel to discuss the world's response to climate change.

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 08:30
A global audience joins Prof Michael Sandel to discuss the world's response to climate change.

Snail 'Swat teams'

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 08:06
Australian researchers are investigating if the scent of giant sea snails could help repel millions of coral-eating starfish from the Great Barrier Reef.

DNA traces origins of Iceman's ragtag wardrobe

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 06:07
A new analysis shows that Oetzi the Iceman's clothes came from at least five species of animal, including a hat of brown bear fur.

Satellite tagged Aberdeenshire raptor missing in Highlands

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 16:33
A satellite tag fitted to a hen harrier has stopped transmitting in the same mountains where eight tagged eagles "vanished", says RSPB Scotland.