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Sterile flies released in Florida to combat flesh-eating worm

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 07:19
Authorities in Florida are releasing sterile flies in a bid to stamp out a flesh-eating livestock disease that has returned to the US for the first time in 30 years.

Big Chinese rocket makes maiden flight

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 06:26
China has launched its biggest rocket to date - the Long March 5.

UN review says carbon plans fall well short of climate goals

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 04:00
An analysis of national plans to cut carbon says they are still way above the levels needed to keep the rise in global temperatures under 2C.

James Webb: Two years to Hubble successor's launch

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 03:31
Engineers finish assembling the telescope that will succeed Hubble. James Webb, as it is known, is now on track to be launched two years from now.

Pupils find out results of ISS space seeds experiment

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 14:44
Thousands of school children have been helping to carry out experiments to see whether seeds that have been in space grow as well as those that have stayed on Earth.

Rock shelter used by speedy early Australians

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 10:06
The swiftness with which the first Aboriginal settlers spread across Australia is underlined by the discovery of an ancient rock shelter north of Adelaide.

DNA clues to how chipmunk earned its stripes

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 10:01
New research suggests chipmunks and a type of mouse evolved stripes early in their evolution, which may have given them an advantage in outwitting predators.

Tim Peake schools seed experiment results released

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 10:01
The results of a mass schools experiment led by Tim Peake have been released.

Green group wins air pollution court battle

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 03:58
Campaigners have won the latest battle in legal action against the UK Government over levels of air pollution.

Baby rhino takes first bath

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 02:00
A newborn rhino, born at Blank Park Zoo in the US city of Des Moines, has been taking her first bath.

MPs call for major reform of flood risk management

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 17:17
Radical plans to overhaul the system of managing flood risk are called for by the Commons environment and rural affairs committee.

Project aims to end 'ambiguity' of plant-based medicine

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 17:01
A team of scientists at Royal Botanical Gardens Kew embarks on the mammoth task of creating a single database of the world's medicinal plant species.

Biggest telescope may switch location

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 13:06
One of the world's biggest telescope projects might be forced to move its location.

Seismic risks remain after Italian quakes

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 11:40
There remains the potential for future quakes in Italy’s Apennines region, say scientists who have reviewed the latest satellite maps of the region.

Thousands of baby turtles released into Peruvian Amazon

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 08:11
Thousands of baby Taricaya turtles have been released into the Peruvian Amazon as part of an effort to save them from extinction.

How the BBC is preparing to broadcast Arctic Live

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 02:11
The BBC is preparing to broadcast live from Churchill in Canada, which has become known as the polar bear capital of the world.

Wetland archaeological sites at risk

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 13:23
Archaeological remains at wetland sites across the world could be at risk of being degraded and lost to environmental change, say scientists.

'Bionic' plants can detect explosives

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 09:52
Scientists have transformed the humble spinach plant into a bomb detector.

Ladybird invasion

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 09:18
The last weekend of October sees ladybirds swarm public spaces, people's homes and ex-footballers.

Vampires are more real than you think

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 04:40
The 'Prof of Goth' Nick Groom on the origin of the vampire