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China boy finds 3,000-year-old sword

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:01
Archaeologists date the weapon to the Shang or Zhou dynasties - the dawn of Chinese civilisation.

Briton dies in Australia shark attack

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:32
A British man has died after being badly bitten on the leg by a shark off a beach in Australia's popular Byron Bay, officials say.

AUDIO: How badgers are culled

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 02:52
A second year of badger culling has begun in parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset in a bid to tackle bovine TB.

'Pocket' diagnosis for Parkinson’s

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:38
Smartphone technology revealed at the British Science Festival could help diagnose and treat Parkinson's disease.

Citizen bee survey's surprise result

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:44
City-centre flowers attract more bumblebees than those country, according to early results from a nationwide survey, conducted by schoolchildren.

CO2 rises at fastest rate since 1984

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 19:09
Concentrations of warming gases in the atmosphere reached record levels in 2013, the World Meteorological Organisation says.

China's Island Factory

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:15
China makes new territory in the South China Sea

Liberia 'faces huge Ebola surge'

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:40
Ebola is spreading exponentially in Liberia, with many thousands of new cases expected in next three weeks, the World Health Organization says.

Food crop wild relatives endangered

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 05:14
Scientists from the University of Birmingham compile a database that identifies and maps the wild relatives of common food crops.

AUDIO: Meteorite strikes Nicaragua

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 04:15
A meteorite that landed near the Nicaraguan capital Managua on Sunday could have come from the 2014 RC asteroid which was passing the earth at the time, experts have said.

AUDIO: How much does the Earth weigh?

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 03:41
Scientists are exploring why it is so difficult at accurately measure the Newtonian constant of gravity.

Meteorite lands in Nicaragua capital

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 02:19
A small meteorite which may have broken off an asteroid caused a 12m-wide crater near Managua's international airport, Nicaraguan officials say.

House-sized asteroid flies by Earth

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 17:27
A 60ft asteroid is flying close to Earth but is not expected to pose any danger, US space agency Nasa says.

AUDIO: Scientists 'make telepathy breakthrough'

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 02:01
Research led by experts at Harvard University shows technology can be used to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two.

VIDEO: Blue whale numbers bounce back

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:04
Researchers believe that California blue whales have recovered in numbers and the population has returned to sustainable levels.

Ebola: How bad can it get?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:25
Ebola outbreak takes turn for worse - can it be stopped?

Selfie science: taking perfect pics

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 16:40
Tips and tricks on taking the perfect photo

VIDEO: 'Dreadnought' dinosaur biggest ever

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:35
Fossils unearthed in Argentina represent the most complete giant sauropod dinosaur ever discovered.

Sowing the seeds for green revolution

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:33
More than 1,000 delegates, including heads of state and business leaders, consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve food security in Africa.

Blue whale numbers bounce back

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:11
Researchers believe that California blue whales have recovered in numbers and the population has returned to sustainable levels.