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10kgs of 2,000-year-old butter found in a bog in Ireland to go on display

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 08:07
Jack Conway was working in a bog cutting turf when he came across a massive chunk of butter.

Up close with the Titanic's sunken sister

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 00:18
The BBC's Andrew Bomford dives more than 100 metres underwater in a submarine to see the wreck of the Britannic in the Aegean, where it sank in 1916.

Tim Peake will be wobbly after landing - Helen Sharman

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 11:07
Tim Peake is likely to feel unsteady after landing says fellow British astronaut Helen Sharman.

Tim Peake: The UK astronaut's best photos and comments

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 11:06
Has Tim Peake got the best photo album on (and off) Earth? As his space mission comes to an end, we compile some of his best shots along with his comments.

Tim Peake: Watch key moments from UK astronaut's mission

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 11:06
As UK astronaut Tim Peake comes back to Earth, BBC News has compiled some of the best Esa videos from his six-month mission.

Tim Peake: A look at Sokol spacesuit used for re-entry

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 11:05
As British astronaut Tim Peake ends his mission, BBC News takes a look at the spacesuit used for launch and re-entry.

The moth that could devastate UK crops

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 09:03
UK crops could potentially be "devastated" by an infestation of a species of moth arriving from continental Europe, scientists say.

Operation Puerto: Blood bags in Spanish cycling doping case to be handed over

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 08:48
Blood bags used as evidence in a major Spanish cycling doping scandal must be handed over to authorities for investigation, a court rules.

'Fossil' meteorite was from asteroid smash-up

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 08:46
Scientists identify a completely new type of meteorite that likely originated in a huge asteroid collision some 470 million years ago.

'Biblical' moth influx threatens to devastate crops

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 05:00
Scientists have learned that cabbage and cauliflower crops could potentially be "devastated" by an infestation of moths from continental Europe.

Baboons return to Tbilisi zoo after floods

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 16:29
The zoo in Georgia's capital Tbilisi has been slowly re-populating with animals, after flooding last year killed nearly half of its former residents.

El Niño likely to boost CO2 in 2016

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 08:34
A big spike in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels means the greenhouse gas is about to pass a symbolic threshold.

Spread of human disease from animals mapped

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 04:19
Scientists say they have developed a better way to predict how diseases such as Lassa fever jump from animals to humans.

Would Brexit compromise the future of UK science?

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 03:58
Leading scientists have been particularly vocal in arguing against the UK leaving the European Union. But how would Brexit really affect UK science, asks Tom Feilden.

Solar Impulse flies over night-time New York

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 01:05
A plane powered only by the sun travels to New York City for a photoshoot at the Statue of Liberty, ahead of crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

Nobel prize winners warn leaving EU poses 'risk' to science

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 19:01
A group of 13 Nobel prize-winning scientists warn leaving the EU poses a "key risk" to British science.

Extraterrestrial honour for UK astronaut Tim Peake

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 14:30
Astronaut Tim Peake is recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Light pollution 'affects 80% of global population'

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 11:08
More than 80% of the world's population lives under light-polluted skies, a study suggests.

Petra, Jordan: Huge monument found 'hiding in plain sight'

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 08:03
Archaeologists using satellite imagery discover a huge, ceremonial monument at the Petra World Heritage site in southern Jordan.

Hummingbird moths colonise UK

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 00:45
A hummingbird-like moth may have colonised the UK, according to conservationists.