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Rosetta set for 'capture' manoeuvres

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:38
The Rosetta probe is about to begin the manoeuvres that will take it properly into orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Ebola response 'lethally inadequate'

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 08:52
A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.

Badger vaccination scheme under way

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:58
A scheme to vaccinate badgers against bovine tuberculosis in a bid to tackle the disease in cattle is launched by the government.

Africa's farmers face failed seasons

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:12
African farmers face 'failed seasons' risk as a result of being overwhelmed by climate change, warns a status report on the continent's agriculture.

VIDEO: Is it easy for politicians being green?

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:57
David Cameron may have made himself a hostage to fortune when pledging to lead the greenest government ever in 2010.

Does limiting the power of appliances save energy?

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:20
Would banning high-power appliances actually save energy?

Sentinel system pictures Napa quake

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 02:43
First report from Europe's new quake-watcher

Russian sex geckos die in orbit

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:51
Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says.

How corals stir up their world

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:57
Corals stir up the water, creating vortices that draw in nutrients and drive away waste, research reveals.

Action films 'may make you fat'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:53
Watching action films could make you more likely than other TV programmes to pile on the pounds, according to US researchers.

Water voles end 20-year absence

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:15
Water voles end 20-year absence in Scottish Highlands

Vacuum cleaner debate hots up

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 16:33
Don't get suckered, Mr Vacuum Cleaner tells people trying to beat new EU rules.

Cave yields Neanderthal 'artwork'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 13:41
An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art.

African food security on the menu

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:55
African ministers and business leaders gather in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent's food security.

Antarctic waters 'rising faster'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 03:16
Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report finds.

VIDEO: Greenhouse gas fear over meat production

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:41
Global consumption of meat needs to fall to ensure future demand for food can be met and to help protect the environment, a study says.

Greenhouse gas fear over meat eating

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:56
New research estimates greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if meat and dairy consumption continues to rise at its current rate.

VIDEO: Footage of powerful solar flares

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 18:44
The US Space Agency Nasa has released new footage showing a series of powerful solar flares.

Hi-tech cars pose security risk

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:59
Researchers worry new cars could be vulnerable to hackers

Xenon and argon banned for athletes

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 16:53
Doping experts have yet to find an effective test to uncover athletes using the gases xenon and argon to boost performance, as a ban is introduced.