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'Devastating' coral loss in South China Sea - scientists

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:13
Researchers are warning of a "devastating" loss of coral at the Dongsha Atoll in the South China Sea.

Bloodhound supersonic car record bid slips again

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 03:04
The British-led effort to break the World Land Speed Record is delayed by cash-flow problems to 2018.

Europa: Our best shot at finding alien life?

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:54
After years of planning, scientists are set now to send missions to explore the ocean world of Europa.

Exmoor gardens raided by 'wily old stag'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:15
A mature stag has learnt how to use its antlers to lift bird feeders off garden trees.

British scientists claim major advance in TB treatment

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:11
Researchers are using genome sequencing to make sure patients get the right drugs more quickly.

Kaikoura: 'Most complex quake ever studied'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:14
2016's big quake in New Zealand will likely prompt a rethink about how such events are expected to behave.

Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 09:00
The sensor comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties and alerts to cooling problems.

Dinosaur crater's clue to origin of life

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:58
The crater made by the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs reveals clues to the origins of life on Earth.

'New' wave-like cloud finally wins official recognition

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 18:25
The new clouds include the rare, wave-like asperitas, after a long campaign by skywatchers.

How an obscure seed is helping to save the elephant

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 17:22
A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.

Paleo artist

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:27
An award-winning artist brings ancient fossil discoveries to life through illustrations.

Major shake-up suggests dinosaurs may have 'UK origin'

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:01
Scientists reclassify dinosaurs, putting British fossils at the base of their family tree.

UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 07:02
The A-level student noticed something odd in radiation levels from the International Space Station.

Princess Anne: GM crops 'have real benefits'

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 01:55
Princess Anne has told the BBC's Farming Today she believes gene technology has important benefits to offer in terms of providing food.

Genetically-modified crops have benefits - Princess Anne

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 01:00
The Princess Royal's views in a BBC radio show appear to be at odds with those of the Prince of Wales.

Plans for coal-fired power plants drop by almost half in 2016

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 00:44
A report suggests a "dramatic" decline in the number of coal-fired power plants in pre-construction.

'Dispersal machines'

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:25
How the toxic pests, described as "dispersal machines", are thwarting efforts to halt their advance.

Fossil named after Sir David Attenborough

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:25
The ancient arthropod, found in Herefordshire, joins a long list of items named after the TV legend.

Sea otters ahead of dolphins in using tools

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:16
Sea otters may have been using stone tools for thousands or even millions of years, say scientists.

Nasa 'smallsats' open up new planetary frontier

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 17:23
Nasa plans small satellite missions, which could open up new ways of exploring the Solar System.