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VIDEO: Ice blocks make fridges less 'stupid'

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 13:22
Roger Harrabin visits a factory in Wales that is using ice to make fridges more economical.

Zion revisited

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 05:17
US scientists produce their most precise date yet for the colossal landslide that shaped the big red canyon running through what is now Zion National Park.

DNA 'tape recorder' to trace cell history

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 04:11
Researchers invent a DNA "tape recorder" that can trace the family history of every cell in a body.

Australia removed from UN climate report

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 01:00
All references to climate change's impact on World Heritage sites in Australia are removed from a UN report after a government request.

VIDEO: A haven for endangered water voles

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 23:54
The water vole has become Britain's most endangered mammal, but a project in Worcestershire is trying to reverse the decline.

VIDEO: Did Neanderthals create stone rings?

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:53
Stone rings thought to be created by Neanderthals have been found in France

VIDEO: New room inflated on side of ISS

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:36
A new room is being inflated on the side of the International Space Station.

Navy investigates 'lost submarine find'

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:23
The Royal Navy is investigating claims the wreckage of a British submarine lost during World War Two has been discovered off the coast of Sardinia.

Solar Impulse lands in Pennsylvania

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 01:11
The sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has landed in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, after a near-17-hour flight.

HS2 'over-priced' say transport experts

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:55
HS2 is an over-priced, gold-plated project and will fail in many of its objectives a group of transport experts warns.

Exxon takes 'small step' on climate

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 13:58
Shareholders at Exxon Mobil AGM reject most proposals but voted in favour of a resolution that could see a climate activist elected to the board in the future.

Neanderthal stone structures discovered

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:59
Researchers investigating a cave in France have identified mysterious stone rings that were probably built by Neanderthals.

Contract to construct giant telescope

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:08
The contract is signed that will lead to the construction of one of this century's key astronomical facilities - the European Extremely Large Telescope.

'Polar bear hybrid' shot in Canada

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:07
A possible grizzly-polar bear hybrid has been shot by a hunter in northern Canada.

'Dinosaur crater' drill project success

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:43
Chicxulub drill project declared a success

Crayfish and worms may die out together

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:22
A study finds that bizarre, tentacled worms which live attached to crayfish are at risk of extinction, alongside the crayfish themselves.

VIDEO: Storm-chasers film Kansas tornados

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:09
A news crew has been filming tornados outside Dodge City in Kansas. At least two people were injured in severe storms.

Solar Impulse aims for Pennsylvania

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 01:16
The sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse takes off from Dayton, Ohio, on a 750km flight to Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania.

Cattle drugs 'could fuel climate change'

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 18:23
Dosing farm animals with antibiotics increases greenhouse gas emissions from cow dung, research suggests.

Yellowstone in 1871 and today

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 16:24
Stunning photos of Yellowstone beauty spots in 1871 and today