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Cautious green light for fracking

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 01:32
The government’s climate change advisors have given a cautious green light to fracking in the UK.

UN: Global fish consumption per capita hits record high

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 01:15
Global per capita fish consumption passes the 20kg per year mark for the first time, but natural marine resources continue to be overfished, UN data shows.

Conservation heartbreak for endangered bird

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 22:57
How a celebrated milestone for the spoon-billed sandpiper turned to sadness.

Sea worm fossil gives clues to 'common ancestor'

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 16:52
Fossils of a sea worm that lived on the ocean floor about 500 million years ago are giving new insights into how early creatures evolved.

Ewe win again

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 15:53
In July 1996, scientists in Scotland created the world’s first animal cloned from an adult cell

Has the LHC discovered a new particle?

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 10:59
After its much heralded re-start last year, has the Large Hadron Collider found a new particle?

Japanese knotweed web advice 'confusing'

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 02:48
Gardeners searching the web for advice on the best way to tackle Japanese knotweed are likely to find confusing and contradictory advice, a study says.

Warming unlikely to limit chances of UK soggy summers

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 02:03
Random shifts in the paths of Atlantic storms during the summer are more responsible for changes in temperatures than greenhouse gases, according to a new study.

Juno probe enters into orbit around Jupiter

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 01:32
The US space agency's Juno probe puts itself in orbit around Jupiter after a five-year-journey.

Nasa: 'Juno welcome to Jupiter'

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 21:11
The US space agency has successfully put a new probe in orbit around Jupiter.

Renewable energy: UK expected to miss 2020 targets

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 18:19
The UK is almost certain to miss its EU 2020 targets for renewable energy, the National Grid says.

Otterly famous

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 16:57
Meet the furry stars of Singapore who live in Marina Bay, the heart of Singapore's central business district.

Dolly's legacy

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 15:38
What has been the human and scientific impact of cloning since Dolly the sheep's birth in 1996?

Juno mission: Jupiter probe on course for orbit manoeuvre

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 10:39
The US space agency says its Juno probe is in good shape as it prepares to orbit Jupiter and begin a survey of what lies beneath the giant planet's obscuring clouds.

Looking forward to Jupiter mission

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 04:44
Dr Chris Lintott explains why he's looking forward to Juno's arrival at Jupiter.

Bloodhound supersonic car project back on track

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 01:26
The Bloodhound supersonic car project is back on track thanks to new sponsorship, and now aims to break the land speed record in October 2017.

China fits final piece on world's largest radio telescope

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 01:16
China has fitted the final piece on what is set to be the world's largest radio telescope, the size of 30 football fields and worth $180m (£135m).

'Grown' drones and hypersonic speeds

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 21:36
The BBC's defence correspondent Jonathan Beale finds out more about the development of new military technology, including whether a drone can be chemically "grown".

The lion herding sheep in Russia's Dagestan

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 12:20
This lion's role on a farm in northern Russia will surprise you.

Juno mission: British rocket engine ready for Jupiter task

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 09:41
When the US space agency’s latest probe to Jupiter tries to enter into orbit around the planet on Tuesday, it will be relying on a British rocket engine.