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Smart energy 'could save £8bn a year'

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 17:01
The government's infrastructure advisers say the UK could save up to £8bn a year by using electricity better.

VIDEO: Rare albino whale and calf filmed

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 15:18
A rare albino whale has been filmed off Mexico's Pacific coast - apparently gliding through the waters with its calf.

Hubble sets 'new cosmic distance record'

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 14:06
The Hubble Space Telescope spies a galaxy that existed more than 13 billion years ago, very close to the dawn of star formation.

Less poaching but elephants decline

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 07:08
The number of elephants being killed for their tusks has stabilised but overall species numbers have continued to decline.

Banksy lawyers delayed profiling study

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 05:00
A study that tests the method of geographical profiling on the artist Banksy is published after a delay caused by legal discussions.

Forewarned is forearmed

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 04:27
Keeping a space eye on the world's fastest race track

Bloodhound Diary: Forewarned is forearmed

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 04:27
Keeping a space eye on the world's fastest race track

Fears over Facebook wildlife trade

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 18:09
Environmentalists say they are worried about the emergence of Facebook as an online marketplace for trade in endangered species.

Renewables subsidy cuts may boost bills

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 17:03
Sudden cuts to UK renewables subsidies have spooked investors and may lead to higher energy bills, say MPs.

Powerful quake strikes off Indonesia

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 09:27
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of western Indonesia, the US Geological Survey reports, with local tsunami alerts now lifted.

VIDEO: Why were astronauts in space for a year?

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 08:37
A Nasa astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut return to earth after spending nearly a year on board the International Space Station.

Latest Sentinel debuts Earth images

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 08:23
Sentinel-3a, the EU's latest Earth observer, returns its first pictures of the planet, featuring a collection of ocean and land margins.

Shell is sued over Nigeria oil spills

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 07:25
Oil giant Shell is being sued in London for the second time in five years over spills in the Niger Delta but Shell says it is reviewing the claims and the case should be heard in Nigeria.

Fungus is oldest known land fossil

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 03:31
The fossil of a microscopic fungus that dates back 440 million years is thought to be the oldest of its kind - and the earliest fossil evidence of land dwellers.

ISS crew members end year in space

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 22:57
US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko touch down safely in Kazakhstan after almost a year in space.

Himalayan seeds 'illegally sold' in UK

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 21:05
Seeds of exotic plants illegally collected in the Himalayas are being sold in the UK, a BBC investigation has found.

Moon shot

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 15:52
Millions of images of the moon taken from space

VIDEO: Photos of the Moon from all angles

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 15:52
Millions of images of the moon taken from space

UK trio win 1m euro 'Brain Prize'

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 07:01
Three British researchers win a one million-euro prize for their work on how memories are stored inside the brain.

Meteor 'fireball' sparks reports

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 06:40
Sightings of a large, bright flash in the skies over Scotland prompt 999 calls to police in Aberdeen and Inverness.