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AUDIO: Titchmarsh 'angry' at nature policy

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:23
Alan Titchmarsh says he is "angry" that successive governments do not plan enough for the future.

'Male' kangaroo has baby in Siberia

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 05:30
A kangaroo in a Siberian zoo who was thought to be male surprises everyone by delivering a baby.

Salamanders shrink as home heats up

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:58
Salamanders living in the eastern US have shrunk in size in response to climate change, researchers say.

VIDEO: 'A deep misunderstanding of genetics'

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:23
Prof Steve Jones says Boris Johnson shows a "deep misunderstanding of genetics" when he talks about cornflakes.

Scientists film inside a flying insect

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:00
Scientists use powerful X-rays to film the minuscule muscles inside an insect's body that power its flight.

Cutting-edge methods in MH370 search

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 03:54
Working out the final path of flight MH370

Space station crew delayed in orbit

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 03:37
A rocket carrying US and Russian astronauts to the International Space Station has to delay docking for almost two days because of a technical hitch.

VIDEO: Footage from inside a flying insect

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 03:08
Scientists use powerful x-rays to film the minuscule muscles inside a flying insect.

Pony contraceptive scheme at risk

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 02:06
The first trial of its kind in the UK to use contraception on hill ponies is at risk of failing, a charity says.

Living materials could grow products

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 01:42
Bacterial biofilms with "smart" properties could be the basis of greener manufacturing, scientists say.

VIDEO: Teen photographer's love for animals

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:09
The teen who reminds us we're not the only species on Earth

VIDEO: Soyuz spacecraft bound for ISS

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 16:42
A Soyuz spacecraft has been launched in Kazakhstan bound for the International Space Station.

Danish zoo kills four healthy lions

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:49
A zoo in Denmark that provoked outrage after putting down a healthy giraffe, has killed a family of four lions to make way for a new young male lion.

VIDEO: Inside a rain measuring radar

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 09:49
The BBC's Science Editor David Shukman takes a look at how rain in the air is calculated through a radar system.

Climate report aims to blossom in Japan

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:56
Can a big climate report blossom in Japan?

UK's future climate to be all sorts

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 04:59
UK's fickle forecasts to remain

£310m invested in UK wind turbines

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 03:20
Manufacturing giant Siemens and the UK's Associated British Ports are to invest a total of £310m in UK wind turbine factories, creating 1,000 jobs.

Why black boxes can't always provide the answers

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 02:56
Why black boxes can't always provide the answers

VIDEO: Fracking plans spark oil well warning

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 23:54
The UK must learn from leaks and poor monitoring at existing onshore oil and gas sites before any expansion of shale gas "fracking", scientists have warned.

Monster turtle fossils re-united

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:35
Two halves of a fossil bone found more 160 years apart finally allow scientists to scale one of the biggest sea turtles that ever lived.