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VIDEO: Duck walks again on 3D printed feet

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 00:02
A duck from the US state of Wisconsin which lost both feet to frostbite has been fitted with a new pair made on a 3D printer.

Being in EU 'good for UK environment'

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 17:46
Being in the European Union benefits environmental protection in the UK, a committee of MPs says although a leading Conservative member says its arguments are flawed.

Dinosaurs 'declining' before asteroid hit

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:50
The dinosaurs were already in decline 50 million years before the asteroid strike that finally wiped them out, a study suggests.

Economic losses from disasters counted

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:44
Natural disasters around the globe have resulted in economic losses of roughly $7 trillion since 1900, according to a new calculation from scientists.

Global prize honours Cambodian activist

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:29
An activist's undercover work to shed light on illegal logging in Cambodia's forests has been recognised by the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.

Gravity mission passes 'sanity check'

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:39
A European Space Agency effort to try to detect gravitational waves in space is not only technically feasible but compelling, a new report finds.

France 'committed' to Hinkley Point

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 16:20
The French government is "completely committed" to building the UK's Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, France's economy minister tells the BBC.

VIDEO: Space station gets inflatable extension

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 13:52
An experimental inflatable module has been attached to the International Space Station remotely by a Nasa ground control team.

VIDEO: Repaired Solar Impulse flies again

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 07:46
The zero-fuel aircraft Solar Impulse is ready to resume its round-the-world challenge following repairs in Hawaii.

E-skin 'can monitor body's oxygen level'

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 19:13
Scientists in Japan say they have developed ultra-thin electronic "skin" that can measure oxygen levels when stuck to the body.

The Soviet space secret found by pupils

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:21
The English school that unearthed a Soviet space secret

UN picks wildlife poster winners

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 07:16
Poster competition to raise awareness about wildlife conservation gains 300 entries from around the world with winners coming from the UK, China and Africa.

Steel jobs 'can be saved by tech'

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:40
The UK steel industry is doomed unless it embraces cutting-edge technology, a Cambridge professor warns.

VIDEO: How do Monarch butterflies navigate?

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:11
Scientists in the United States say they have solved one of nature's great navigation mysteries, how Monarch butterflies migrate all the way from Canada to Mexico.

Butterfly migration mystery solved

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:23
Scientists solve the navigation mystery of one of nature's most famous journeys - the migration of monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico.

Moose on the loose as Alaska warms

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 04:14
Rising temperatures and longer summers have helped the iconic Alaskan moose conquer vast new stretches of the frozen tundra.

England's only golden eagle feared dead

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:39
England's only resident golden eagle is feared to have died, Lake District wildlife chiefs say.

VIDEO: Schools plant seeds sent from space

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 01:05
Schools in the UK are to receive seeds that British astronaut Tim Peake has sent back from the International Space Station.

Bat-sound library tracks biodiversity

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:05
Scientists have put together the biggest known library of bat sounds in an effort to identify and conserve rare species in Mexico.

Space seeds on their way to schools

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:03
Thousands of schools in the UK will be receiving seeds that have been in space with British astronaut Tim Peake.