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Wild beaver family to be rehomed

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 01:11
Beavers living wild in Devon are to be caught and "rehomed" in captivity, the government says.

'Malaria leads to body odour change'

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 23:57
Malaria parasites may change the smell of infected mice, researchers say.

Clotting balls 'may stop bleeding'

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 19:47
Scientists in the US have developed miniature balls which help stop catastrophic internal bleeding in injured mice.

Robots might roam UK nuclear sites

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 19:34
Robots could soon be roaming over decommissioned nuclear sites and abandoned coal mines in the UK to test their ability to work autonomously.

The view from 'Pillinger Point'

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:48
Mars' 'Pillinger Point' honours British space scientist

The man who 'discovered' hay fever

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:45
Why was hay fever once seen as an upper-class disease?

Higgs boson spills secrets as LHC prepared for return

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:43
What does Higgs particle tell us about lifetime of the Universe?

Public asked to spot clever birds

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:08
The British Trust for Ornithology is asking the public to help study the behaviour of rooks, one of our most intelligent garden birds.

Deal boosts Cumbria nuclear plans

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 06:01
Plans to build Europe's largest new nuclear project in Cumbria take a step forward after Toshiba and GDF Suez sign a deal to develop the site.

Warming threat to emperor penguins

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:51
Climate change is likely to cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100, a study suggests.

Dog aids fight on squirrel frontline

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 01:25
How a gamekeeper's dog in southern Scotland is playing its part in helping to preserve the native red squirrel population.

Cuckoos' egg-laying tactics revealed

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 20:42
Great spotted cuckoos lay their eggs while magpie mothers are still sitting on their nests, a study reveals.

Older sperm donors 'just as good'

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 17:57
Women should not worry about using sperm from older donors as the success rate is the same as for younger men, doctors say.

VIDEO: Nasa tests Mars landing technology

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:40
US space agency Nasa has successfully tested a flying-saucer shaped space craft that could help scientists plan future missions to Mars.

'Supercooling' keeps organs fresh

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:08
A new technique known as "supercooling" can preserve organs for days before they are transplanted, US researchers claim.

VIDEO: Giant 20kg jellyfish in Cornwall

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 07:34
A giant barrel jellyfish has been spotted swimming in an estuary near St Mawes in Cornwall.

Nasa 'flying saucer' tests Mars tech

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 15:54
Nasa uses a flying saucer-shaped vehicle to test new landing technologies for use at Mars - with partial success.

'Citizen science' hits 50-year mark

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 16:20
The Biological Records Centre, which supports more than 80 of the UK's wildlife recording societies and schemes, celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Increased protection for war wrecks

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 16:04
Ships sunk in World War One to be offered increased protection

Huge X-ray space telescope planned

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 03:31
The European Space Agency initiates the process that should lead to the biggest X-ray telescope ever built going into orbit in 2028.