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VIDEO: Space weather forecast station opens

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:32
The Met Office opens a new centre dedicated to the forecast of the weather in space.

Painted caves challenge art origins

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:05
The discovery of 40,000-year-old artworks in Indonesian caves challenges established views on the origins of humans' artistic capabilities.

Europe backs Hinkley nuclear plant

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:34
A new £24.5bn nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset is to go ahead after it received final approval from European Union regulators.

Dealing with Dounreay's leftovers

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:46
Dealing with the leftovers from the Dounreay demolition job

Skywatchers awed by 'Blood Moon'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:26
A total lunar eclipse has been visible in much of the Americas and East Asia, the second such event of the year.

Microscope work wins Nobel Prize

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:57
Nobel Prize for chemistry is awarded to three scientists for their work on boosting the resolution of microscopes.

Virgin Galactic: Space could finally be getting closer

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:42
Is Virgin Galactic closer to the dream of commercial spaceflight?

VIDEO: Up close with Curiosity Mars rover

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:02
BBC Click gets rare access to the twin of Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover which is helping scientists solve problems on the Red Planet.

Met Office opens solar storm centre

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 21:08
The UK Met Office formally opens its Space Weather Operations Centre to lead the forecasting of the Sun’s disruptive effects on Earth.

The last eel catcher of Rome

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 15:25
The last eel catcher fishing the river in Rome

VIDEO: Girl, 13, could be first human on Mars

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 15:03
Could 13-year-old be first human to reach red planet?

Garlic injection for tree disease

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:39
Injecting trees with a concentrated form of garlic might help save trees in the UK from deadly diseases.

Spain investigates Ebola infection

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:00
A Madrid hospital investigates how a nurse became the first person to contract Ebola outside West Africa, as three more people are quarantined.

VIDEO: Ash dieback: How to inject a tree

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:00
The BBC's Claire Marshall takes a closer look at how you go about injecting a tree with a prototype fungicide, derived from garlic, as part of the fight against ash dieback.

Nobel Prize for blue LED invention

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:51
The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics is won by trio of scientists in Japan and the US for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LED).

VIDEO: How do astronauts return to Earth?

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:06
Professor Brian Cox joins a search-and-rescue mission in the depths of winter as they collect two cosmonauts and an astronaut as they arrive back on Earth after months living aboard the International Space Station.

Nobel winner warns over immigration

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:33
Nobel Prize winner John O'Keefe warns the government that policies on immigration and animal research are risking Britain's scientific standing.

From Alien to Fifa: The art of noise

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 15:21
The magic of video game sound effects

The 21st Century house cat

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:53
Can four felines live happily under the same roof?

Nobel Prize for brain's GPS discovery

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 03:55
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain's "GPS system".