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Materials programmed to shape shift

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 11:26
Scientists have pre-programmed materials to change their shape over time.

First 'three person baby' born using new method

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 10:13
The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, heralding a new era in medicine, say experts.

Chester Zoo releases footage of rare giant jumping rat

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 07:49
The first footage of a rare giant jumping rat born at Chester Zoo is released.

Why does the Europa water plume matter?

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 04:21
Professor Michele Dougherty explains the importance of the water plumes on Jupiter's moon

CITES species body rejects process for ivory sales

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 01:05
Delegates at the Cites meeting in Johannesburg have defeated an attempt to set up a process to resume sales of ivory.

Proteins from 'deep time' found in ostrich eggshell

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 00:45
Scientists extract fossil proteins - some of biological tissue's building blocks - in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell.

Water spotted spurting from Jupiter's moon

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 13:22
Nasa says jets of water spotted spurting from Jupiter's moon, Europa, take them a step closer to finding out if there is life in space.

Europa moon 'spewing water jets'

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:13
Further evidence has been obtained to show that Jupiter's icy moon Europa throws jets of water out into space.

SpaceX 'Mars' rocket engine tested

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 05:44
Private company SpaceX has carried out its first test of the Raptor rocket engine designed to send humans to Mars.

'Colossal' wasp nest found in Corby attic

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 04:46
A "colossal" wasp nest the size of a "barrel" with a 1.4m tunnel attached is found in an attic.

China's Geely auto group backs Bloodhound

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 03:11
China’s Geely auto group has become the main sponsor behind the British Bloodhound supersonic car project, enabling an assault on the land speed record.

Thriving sector

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 21:26
Monday's successful launch of eight satellites into space proves India's commercial space programme is booming, writes Yogita Limaye.

Nelly the enemy?

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 17:36
As the Cites conference on endangered species meets in Johannesburg, Matt McGrath travelled to Zambia to hear the voices of people with first-hand experience of conflicts between humans and wildlife.

Pangolin: The most trafficked mammal in the world

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 16:08
A conference in South Africa could make the trade in pangolin illegal.

New report confirms grim outlook for elephants

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 04:55
Elephant populations in Africa have declined by around 111,000 over the past ten years according to a new study presented at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

China's colossal radio telescope begins testing

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 02:41
The world's largest radio telescope has received its first signals from space and is now entering an intensive testing phase.

Poor food 'risks health of half the world'

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 18:28
As the population grows over the next 20 years half the world will be left malnourished, an independent panel of experts on food and agriculture warns.

Grand Canyon in blue

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 16:38
President Barack Obama has created the first underwater national monument off the US east coast, protecting a vast ecosystem of canyons and extinct volcanoes. It is home to thousands of rare species, but is also a source of controversy.

How to encourage hedgehogs into your garden

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 16:34
A hedgehog officer explains how to help hedgehogs in your garden

Deep divisions over elephants to dominate key species meeting

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 03:34
The world's biggest conference on species protection has opened in South Africa amid differing views on the survival of elephants.