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Plant eats bee-killing Asian hornets

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 06:20
Bee-killing Asian hornets spreading across Europe are fatally attracted to a carnivorous plant, French experts say.

VIDEO: Divers in underwater plastics clean-up

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 01:21
A group of divers in Cornwall are engaged in an underwater clean-up, in a bid to stop plastic rubbish damaging marine life.

Bangladesh 'tiger poachers' shot dead

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 20:11
Six suspected tiger poachers are shot dead in a gunfight with Bangladeshi police in the world's largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans.

VIDEO: Pakistan monsoon flood toll hits 170

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 17:34
At least 170 people have been killed in Pakistan in this year's monsoon rains.

How far will India's dog-lovers go to save strays?

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 16:52
How far are they going in the battle to save India's strays?

Cuban internet delivered by hand

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 16:49
Cuban people are getting round a lack of internet access by having a weekly delivery of content by hand.

Scotland to ban GM crop growing

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 01:31
Scotland is to ban the growing of genetically modified crops, the country's rural affairs secretary announces.

Web's random numbers are too weak

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 20:04
The data scrambling systems used by millions of web servers could be much weaker than they ought to be, say researchers.

Drought to cut Panama ship draft

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 19:38
The Panama Canal says it will temporarily cut the draft - or depth in the water - of ships allowed through because drought has lowered water levels.

Anti-thalidomide hero dies at 101

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 17:49
Frances Oldham Kelsey, the Canadian doctor who played a central role in preventing thalidomide being distributed in the US, dies at 101.

How time zones confused the world

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 14:24
There is now Pyongyang Time to add to Greenwich Mean Time, Eastern Standard Time and Lord Howe Standard Time. Time zones are as much about politics, diplomacy and rebellion as they are about... the time.

Fastest neutrino among new findings

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 07:59
Physicists unveil a raft of new findings about neutrinos bombarding the Earth from above, below - and within.

Coasts 'final frontier' for study

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:31
Archaeologists want the public's help as they attempt to tackle what they describe as the "final frontier" - England's coastline.

Ash cloud grounds Bali-bound flights

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 04:47
Australian flights to and from the holiday island of Bali are halted due to a persistent volcanic ash cloud.

VIDEO: Solving the mystery of air accidents

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:10
The BBC's Richard Westcott speaks to Prof Graham Braithwaite at The Accident Lab at Cranfield University, where air accident investigators are trained.

Cecil the lion: Why a hunting ban is not the answer

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 19:02
Would a hunting ban cost more lives than it saves?

Risk of further Nepal-India quake

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 16:01
Scientists warn that Nepal's devastating April earthquake failed to release all of the stress built up underground, increasing the chance of a quake further west.

Fast-growth fish risks overlooked

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 06:45
A study of global fish populations suggests fast-growth fish species are more vulnerable to population collapses than previously thought.

VIDEO: Can ocean currents map MH370 debris?

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 03:41
Ocean experts have said a video modelling of ocean currents predicted that the wreckage of MH370 would be discovered near the remote French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.

Concern over marine protected areas

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 02:30
Fishermen's leaders warn the creation of Marine Protected Areas around Scotland's coast could result in a modern-day "clearance" that would devastate small fishing communities.