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Ultra-tough antibiotic to fight superbugs

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 05:29
The modified drug might help tackle resistant superbug infections, experts hope.

Southern lights dance across skies of Australia and New Zealand

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 05:06
Pictures from across Australia and New Zealand show the Southern Lights in the night sky.

Barrier reef suffers huge coral loss

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 04:55
Australia's Great Barrier Reef lost nearly a third of its corals in the past year, officials have said.

Earth-i plans space video network

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 00:02
Earth-i promises daily, fast-turn-around pictures and colour video of the planet's surface.

Aurora Australis: Colourful show hits Australia and New Zealand

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 21:52
Onlookers are treated to a spectacular display as the Southern Lights hit Australia and New Zealand.

Bangalore water woes: India's Silicon Valley dries up

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 16:12
Drought, excessive construction and a water cartel are all adding to Bangalore's woes.

Harambe: A year from gorilla death which sparked numerous memes

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 09:35
Social media users target Cincinnati Zoo on the anniversary of Harambe's killing.

Climate change: Trump keeps world waiting on Paris deal

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 20:47
The US president says he will announce this week if he will pull out of the Paris agreement.

Terrorists' moral judgment probed in psychology test

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:27
Researchers say their study identifies "cognitive factors" that might lie behind brutal acts.

Britain's great explorations now online

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 05:16
The Royal Geographical Society is releasing films of its scientific explorations from the early 20th Century.

Can fish skin help treat burns?

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:08
Doctors in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for burns by using fish skin.

Juno peers below Jupiter's clouds

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:09
Scientists say the Solar System's biggest planet is showing itself to be far more complex than anyone thought.

New Zealand space launch is first from a private site

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 01:41
The first ever launch from New Zealand is a step towards making it cheaper to get cargo into space.

Endangered turtle set free in Florida

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:33
Antibiotics and vitamins helped the injured loggerhead sea turtle back to health in Marathon, in the Florida Keys.

Schiaparelli: Crashed lander was ill-prepared for Mars

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:55
The crashed European spacecraft Schiaparelli was ill-prepared for its attempt at landing on the surface of Mars, a report suggests.

Flamingo balancing act saves energy

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:28
Flamingos expend less energy standing on one leg than in a two-legged stance, scientists confirm.

Herd knowledge

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:16
As a warming climate threatens traditional food supplies in the Arctic, one rural Alaskan village is flying in hundreds of reindeer by cargo plane. James Cook went to find out why.

The DNA detective

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:14
A man abandoned as a baby 61 years ago traced his family using a DNA detective. But what do they do?

Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:23
Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.

Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:32
Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than lowlanders.