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Canyon cut by short, savage floods

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:56
Geologists find that a huge canyon in Iceland was created by a few short days of catastrophic flooding, separated by thousands of years.

Australia in 'extinction calamity'

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:58
The introduction of the fox and cat from Europe is having a devastating impact on native mammals in Australia, say scientists.

Heart of Earth's inner core revealed

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 01:57
Scientists gain new insights into what lies at the very centre of the Earth, with a US-Chinese team saying its inner core is made of two parts.

'Wake-up call' to MPs on investment

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 22:07
Government spending on research and innovation needs to be doubled to stop the UK falling behind other countries, say science leaders.

When did Earth become Planet Oil?

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 17:45
Prof Iain Stewart investigates our addiction to oil

How do US cities get rid of snow?

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 15:44
Snowploughs in US cities are running out of space

Doomed stars found at nebula's heart

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:40
At the centre of a mysterious nebula, astronomers discover two stars locked in such a tight orbit that they will eventually merge and explode.

VIDEO: Nasa reveals far side of the Moon

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 05:47
Using nearly five-years worth of mapping data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA has to provided a view of the moon from the side the cannot be seen from earth.

Scientists take to the stage

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 02:24
Scientists take to the stage on climate change

VIDEO: How to build a house out of straw

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 19:09
Architect Craig White shows BBC reporter Victoria Gill around one of the new affordable homes made from straw bales.

Straw bale houses go on sale

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 19:08
The first straw bale houses in the UK to be sold on the open market go up for sale in Bristol.

Supersonic dreams hit by climate change

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 17:04
What passenger planes will look like in future

VIDEO: New satellite warns of solar storms

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 02:07
A new deep space satellite will give quicker and more accurate notice about approaching solar storms.

VIDEO: Why sheep could be fitted with WiFi

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 01:57
A team of researchers in North Wales are planning to connect sheep to the internet.

'Low awareness' about wildlife trade

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 00:59
Front-line transport workers largely lack awareness on how criminal networks disguise illegal wildlife products, a summit hears.

VIDEO: Island home for red squirrels

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:54
Mersea Island is the only place in the east of England where red squirrels are living wild.

Wild birds 'may spread flu virus'

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:02
Migratory birds may be spreading viruses that cause bird flu around the world, say scientists.

Ceres gets bigger in the viewfinder

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 11:34
The American space agency's (Nasa) Dawn satellite returns its latest images of Ceres as it approaches orbit insertion on 6 March.

Relocated chimps learn local grunts

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:08
Chimpanzees can change their grunts to communicate with new companions, according to a study of captive animals moved from the Netherlands to Scotland.

Planck puts new date on first stars

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:15
Scientists working on Europe’s Planck satellite say the first stars lit up the Universe more than 100 million years later than was previously thought.