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Record 2014 freeze for parts of UK

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 04:21
Temperatures plunge as England, Wales and Northern Ireland record their lowest temperatures of 2014, BBC Weather says.

The year 2014 in archaeology

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 17:01
The stories that made an impact in archaeology this year

VIDEO: Christmas trees used as flood defence

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 00:49
Old Christmas trees are being put to use by the Environment Agency as flood defences on riverbanks and shorelines.

Learning how to limit tsunami misery

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 17:05
How planning and rapid response can mitigate tsunami effects

Ebola: How does it compare?

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 16:15
How Ebola compares with other diseases and outbreaks

Whooping cough 'evolving fast'

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 17:21
Whooping cough may be evolving to outsmart current vaccines and could result in "serious consequences", warn researchers.

The most stunning space pictures of 2014

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 16:02
The most stunning space photos of 2014

Paralysis cure, new vaginas...and other medical stories of 2014

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 16:16
A year of incredible highs and devastating lows.

Science: Best long reads of 2014 (part one)

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 16:14
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC

In pictures: Science news highlights of 2014

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 04:03
Science highlights of the year in images

The science news highlights of 2014

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 17:16
Science and environment news highlights from 2014

The insects that made Christmas

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 17:50
Meet the insects that made Christmas

Scientists attack student exit plan

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 05:56
Home Secretary Theresa May's plan to expel foreign graduates draws criticism from the scientific community.

Sun's sizzling X-rays photographed

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 05:03
Nasa's "X-ray eye", designed to study distant galaxies and black holes, has turned its attention to our own star and snapped a remarkable portrait.

VIDEO: Yellow River waterfall turns to ice

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 02:01
Extremely cold temperatures have frozen parts of the Hukou waterfall on the Yellow River in north-west China.

Big cat trade from Burma to China up

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 01:45
A new study suggests that the trade in parts of tigers and other wild cats from Myanmar into China is growing.

The mystery of Chopin's death

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 17:13
A mystery still unsolved by science

VIDEO: Can endangered white rhino be saved?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:22
Zoo keepers from around the world are due to meet next month to discuss ways to save the endangered northern white rhino.

VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 19:41
Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.

Antarctic science archive unlocked

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:19
Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.