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The elaborate appeal of Heath Robinson

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:37
The elaborate appeal of Heath Robinson

VIDEO: Camera specs for partially sighted

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:36
Researchers from Oxford University develop "smart" glasses for people with severe sight loss.

How Australia's Perth is battling a water crisis

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:25
How Perth aims to stay wet in Australian aridity

'Weedy thing' thrives as Pole warms

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 09:10
Rising temperatures in Antarctica are helping a meek little moss species thrive at the expense of other marine creatures.

VIDEO: Footage captures new Etna eruption

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 05:40
A new eruption at Mount Etna eruption has forced the closure of Catania Airport in Sicily

Sharper satellite images now allowed

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 05:26
Sites like Google and Bing Maps will now be able to use higher-quality satellite images, thanks to US restrictions being lifted.

'Unclear' if badger jabs cut TB

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:52
It is unclear whether vaccinating badgers in north Pembrokeshire has cut TB in cattle, Wales' chief vet says.

VIDEO: Meet Bob, the robo-security guard

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 22:00
Scientists at Birmingham University are running a project that puts an autonomous robot in a working office environment to do a real job.

Super infuriating animals?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:33
The prickly problem of dealing with non-native and invasive species

Washing chicken 'spreads infection'

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:09
Consumers are being warned to stop washing raw chicken as doing so increases the risk of food poisoning.

Could Big Brother make work more civilised?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 16:05
Does being monitored make us nicer to each other?

Unesco to rule on Australian sites

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 04:14
An Australian request to revoke the World Heritage Site status of part of the ancient Tasmanian forest to allow logging is to be discussed by Unesco in Qatar.

Deforestation leaves fish hungry

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:16
Deforestation is reducing the amount of leaf litter falling into rivers and lakes, resulting in less food being available to fish, a study suggests.

The metal that can store power for a small town

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 16:24
The metal that makes legendary swords and giant batteries

Higgs boson scientists are knighted

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 15:25
A physicist who predicted the Higgs boson - and another who eventually found it - are among scientists recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

African elephants' 'survival threat'

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 09:02
The survival of Africa's elephants is under threat, with estimated poaching levels well above their birth rate, an environmental report says.

Bloodhound unveils '1,000mph office'

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 22:54
The cockpit is fitted out for the British Bloodhound supersonic car, which will try to break the World Land Speed Record next year.

Crustaceans experience 'anxiety'

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 17:25
Crayfish, once thought too primitive to experience emotion, may feel anxious, a study suggests.

Dinos neither warm nor cold blooded

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 13:41
A new study claims that dinosaurs fit into an intermediate class between warm and cold blooded animals, based on a survey of growth rates.

Paraplegic kicks off World Cup

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:57
A paraplegic man has made the first kick of the World Cup using a mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton.