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Why hasn't the US eradicated the plague?

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 15:00
Why hasn't the US eradicated the plague?

VIDEO: Close-Up: Award-winning wildlife photos

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 13:47
An image of warring foxes has won the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

VIDEO: Australia feral cat cull sparks anger

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 13:13
Celebrities have condemned plans by the Australian government to cull two million feral cats.

Humans in Asia '20,000 years early'

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 09:01
Fossil teeth from a cave in China are shaking up the traditional narrative of humankind's dispersal from Africa.

VIDEO: Giant panda gives birth to twins

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 00:44
A giant panda has given birth to twins at Toronto Zoo - the first panda cubs to be born in Canada since the zoo was loaned two of the bears by China in 2014.

VIDEO: How to make Matt Damon walk on Mars

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 15:18
Visual effects artist Richard Stammers reveals the secret of how to make Matt Damon walk on Mars

VIDEO: Jupiter's Red Spot revealed in 4K

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 15:03
New ultra-high definition imagery, rendered in 4K, has revealed details of Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot.

Warring foxes take top photo prize

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 13:42
A picture of a red fox standing over the bloodied body of an Arctic fox wins the prestigious 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

VIDEO: Should wolves be introduced in Scotland?

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 11:07
Wolves have been hunted to extinction across much of Europe but it seems where they have been thriving, their growing numbers may be causing problems.

Poorest farmers 'need helping hand'

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 09:08
Society must offer the world's poorest farmers a helping hand in order to break the cycle of poverty, a key United Nations report concludes.

Wolf hunters deployed to French Alps

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 09:01
A team of wolf-hunters is operating in a region of the French Alps to kill wolves that are seen as a threat to livestock.

VIDEO: Tracking wolves in the French Alps

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 08:17
Claire Marshall attempts to track wolves in the French Alps with expert tracker Troy Bennett.

Brain map makes stable 'fingerprint'

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 19:36
Neuroscientists say they can distinguish between individuals using a map of how different brain regions "pair up" in brain activity scans.

Climate chief hails CO2 progress

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 16:01
Europe's climate change chief says he is astonished at the positive progress by governments towards a global deal on CO2.

The science behind hallucinations

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 10:59
Cardiff University researchers study whether the predictive nature of the brain could explain why people suffer hallucinations.

'GM could make pig organs for humans'

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 07:52
A gene-editing method could one day make pig organs suitable for use in people, scientists say.

War drives 'alarming' global hunger

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 05:53
Conflict is "development in reverse" and a key factor that is leaving almost 800 million without enough food, the 2015 Global Hunger Index observes.

Life of Ada Lovelace in new display

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 04:11
Opium, maths and Victorian computing in Ada Lovelace exhibition

Polar research ship builder revealed

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 04:10
A £200m polar research vessel is to be built by a shipyard on Merseyside, which is named as the preferred bidder against international competition.

Alaska: Oil to pay for climate change

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 01:19
The Governor of Alaska tells the BBC that expanding the state's search for oil is necessary to pay for the damage caused by climate change.