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Did a meteorite kill a man in India?

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 05:17
Did a meteorite kill a man in India?

Court halts Obama's key climate plan

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 01:16
President Obama's plans to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from US power plants are stalled by the Supreme Court.

Legal breakthrough for Google car

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:11
Google's self-driving technology should be considered a legal driver, the US highways authority says.

Horses recognise human emotions

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:14
Horses discriminate between happy and angry human facial expressions, according to research.

Climate change 'to make flights longer'

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 16:29
Flights from the UK to the US could take longer due to the changes in the climate, according to a new study.

India 'meteorite death' to be probed

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 22:03
Indian scientists have been asked to examine claims that a man died after being hit by a meteorite in southern Vellore city.

Bacteria 'see' like tiny eyeballs

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 21:59
Biologists discover how bacteria sense light and move towards it: the entire single-cell organism focuses light like a tiny eyeball.

Caves reveal Australia wasteland's secret past

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:06
Caves reveal a desert's rainforest past

Dating dispute over 'oldest Koran'

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 17:25
Carbon dating row over 'oldest Koran'

Mutant sperm-factories spread in testes

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 16:46
Mutant sperm-factories spread in men's testicles as they age to increase the risk of children with genetic diseases, researchers have shown.

Flashes of light may stop jet lag

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 16:45
Exposure to short flashes of light at night could help travellers adjust to new time zones and avoid jet lag, according to scientists.

Water rights 'threaten Spanish wetland'

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 16:16
One of Europe's most important wetland areas is under threat say environmentalists as Spain and Catalonia argue about the future of the Ebro river.

Sixth man on Moon Edgar Mitchell dies

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:24
US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon and had an "epiphany" in space, dies at the age of 85.

Sea lion found in San Diego restaurant

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 21:07
A hungry sea lion pup is rescued after finding its way into a restaurant in the US city of San Diego.

'Wrong type of trees' boost warming

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:44
Scientists say replacing broadleaved species with conifers over the past two centuries has increased global temperatures.

Bears hibernate 'with bacterial help'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:05
A Swedish study suggests that changes in the gut flora of brown bears help them to cope with the weird metabolic demands of hibernation.

Spread of bee disease 'largely manmade'

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 18:16
The global honeybee trade is driving a pandemic that threatens hives and wild bees, according to a study.

Winning photos from beautiful gardens

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:11
What is the most beautiful garden photo of the year?

New rainforests boost carbon capture

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:01
Secondary rainforests - if allowed to flourish in the right conditions - can absorb 11 times as much carbon as old-growth rainforests, a study shows.

New tarantula named after Johnny Cash

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:03
Among 14 newly described species of tarantula is Aphonopelma johnnycashi, which lives near Folsom Prison in California.