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China's 'magic bunny' goes viral

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 15:39
China's endangered Ili Pika goes viral

Dark matter flits through collisions

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:31
A long-running study shows dark matter coasts unscathed through galactic collisions, betraying a ghostly lack of interaction with the known Universe.

River health revealed in 'shocking' figures

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:47
Just 17% of England's rivers are judged to be in good health, according to "shocking" Environment Agency figures.

Getting ready for the mission to Hell

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 05:38
Europe and America are building two satellites to study the Sun that will venture closer to the solar inferno than any previous missions.

Drones bounce back from collisions

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:58
Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover from mid-air collisions.

VIDEO: The drone wings that bounce back

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:55
Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover after mid-air collisions.

What are the Designs of the Year?

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 22:00
Weird and wonderful entries vie for Design of the Year

DNA of 'an entire nation' assessed

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 18:54
The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.

Water 'could warm a million homes'

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:35
A million properties across England could in future be heated by water from rivers, canals and the sea, the government says.

Swimmer has Russian Ross Sea talks

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:39
The record-breaking endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh discusses the possibility of an Antarctic Ross Sea marine reserve with the Russians.

Bloodhound car has engine fitting

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 06:46
The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car has a fitting with the Rolls-Royce jet engine it will use to try to break the world land speed record.

House sparrow rule roost in Scotland

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:20
House sparrows are the most commonly spotted bird in gardens in Scotland, according to an RSPB survey.

Badger TB vaccine expansion plans

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:20
A trial to give Bovine TB vaccines to badgers will expand after it was deemed a success by scientists in Cornwall.

Mars rover detects 'useful nitrogen'

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 02:37
The Curiosity rover makes a detection of nitrogen compounds which provide further evidence that ancient Mars would have been a habitable world.

Hopes grow for climate-proof beans

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:23
A breakthrough in the development of temperature-resilient beans could help sustain a vital source of protein for millions of people around the globe.

The myths about food and pregnancy

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:14
Pregnant women are often told what to eat and what to avoid but sound advice can get lost in a mix of badly-reported science and old wives' tales.

Why I consumed my own blood

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:11
Michael Mosley on why he snacked on his own blood

Where does my personality fit in?

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:11
What does where you live say about you?

Short circuit delays LHC restart

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:24
The restart of the Large Hadron Collider hits a delay, after a short circuit is detected in one of its powerful electromagnets.

Olive tree disease spreads in Italy

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 07:46
Italy must step up efforts to contain a bacterial disease blighting olive trees in the southern province of Lecce, EU officials warn.