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Dissent over key climate report

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:26
Senior researchers and government officials gather in Japan to agree a critical report on the impact of global warming.

Learning from 'ghosts of megafauna'

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 15:58
Scientists assess the ecological consequences of a megafauna-depleted world and what, if anything, should be done about the loss of Earth's biggest animals.

AUDIO: Deep sea mining 'worth £150bn' to UK

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:22
Deep sea mining could provide the UK economy with a "great deal" of mineral resources and wealth, a marine biologist claims.

Flower planting to halt bee decline

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 00:55
Wildflowers are to be planted in Monmouthshire to increase pollination and help reduce the decline of bees.

Rain could increase river pollution

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 23:00
Wetter winters in the future could increase agricultural pollution in Britain's rivers, say scientists.

Warmer springs boost tit survival

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 17:45
Warm spring weather boosts long-tailed tits' chances of surviving the winter, say scientists.

Fenland flooded with hi-tech firms

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 17:17
Why Cambridge is the capital of start-ups

Afghanistan's first spaceman returns home

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:47
From heroic spaceman to humble accountant

Neither rare, nor earths

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 17:40
Cerium, promethium... the many and varied roles of the rare earths

Doubt cast on evidence for wet Moon

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 07:50
Scientists cast doubt on a major part of the case for the Moon having once held abundant water.

How maths helped find another lost plane

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:25
How maths helped locate a lost plane at sea

Here comes the flood

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:03
Why concerns about climate change are nothing new

Rosetta's instruments come alive

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 07:28
After its near three-year, deep-space hibernation, the comet-chasing Rosetta probe begins testing its science payload.

VIDEO: Searching for the Northern Lights

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 02:49
BBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood looks at what causes the Northern Lights and tries to see them in the UK.

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