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Your pictures: Wild spring rituals

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 19:55
Wildlife spring rituals captured on camera by across the UK.

Egyptian priest digitally unwrapped

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:45
Sweden digitally unwraps an Egyptian priest

Nose can detect one trillion odours

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 15:43
The human nose is much more powerful than we thought, according to a new estimate.

Megadams: Battle on the Brahmaputra

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 14:52
The battle for water on one of the world's great rivers

Can this radar spot a missing plane?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:52
A new advanced radar system has been tested successfully by scientists, but could it make a difference in the search for the missing plane?

Missing Malaysia plane: World's most difficult recovery

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 10:14
How to recover a plane from the deep ocean

AUDIO: Scientists find chicken-like dinosaur

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 06:53
US scientists have discovered a new species of dinosaur, nicknamed the 'Chicken from Hell.'

Meeting the real bionic man

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 02:25
Making artificial limbs that work as well as real ones

Digging gold cufflinks from the sea bed

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 18:43
Exploring a sunken ship of the Spanish Armada

How India is building Asia's largest secure forest network

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 18:33
How India is building Asia's largest forest network

Giant snakes have 'homing instinct'

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:08
Burmese pythons have map and compass senses which help them travel "home" over vast distances, scientists in Florida are surprised to discover.

'Shrapnel' risk to Moon missions

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 16:53
The "shrapnel" generated by small space rocks that periodically hit the Moon may pose a larger risk to lunar missions than was previously believed.

'Chicken from hell' dinosaur discovery

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 16:50
US scientists announce the discovery of a new species of dinosaur, which offers further clues to how the great beast became extinct 66 million years ago.

Twitchers flock to glimpse rare bird

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 08:20
A rare bird seen in Wales just three times since the 1800s is spotted in Pembrokeshire.

Alan Turing Institute to be set up

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 08:10
The Chancellor, George Osborne, announces in his Budget speech that an Alan Turing Institute will be set up to research big data.

Lost sleep may mean lost brain cells

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:50
Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests.

New doping test '1,000 times better'

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 17:14
US researchers develop a new way to detect performance-enhancing drugs that they say is 1,000 times more sensitive than current tests.

Earth rocked by double space impact

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:52
Researchers outline compelling evidence for an occasion when the ancient Earth was battered by two asteroids at the same time.

'Waves' detected on Titan’s lakes

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:27
Scientists believe they have detected liquid waves on Saturn’s moon Titan – the first to be observed on the surface of another world.

Owl survives 300-mile train journey

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 06:45
A tawny owl, named Lucky, survives a perilous journey of more than 300 miles clinging to the front of a freight train.