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Does facial recognition tech work?

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:52
Does facial recognition technology work?

MPs say yes to three-person babies

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:21
MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man, in a historic move.

Bloodhound Diary: A couple of sticky issues

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 07:37
Gluing together components of the world's fastest car

VIDEO: How birds take it in turns to lead

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 07:31
Like a cycling peloton, birds solve their flocking dilemma by taking it in turns, research reveals.

VIDEO: MPs to vote on three-person babies

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 06:30
MPs will hold a crucial vote on Tuesday to decide whether to allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people.

Drug-delivery engineer wins £1m prize

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 04:59
A pioneer of medical technologies that have benefited millions of people is the latest winner of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

Obama seeks to raise Nasa funding

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 04:52
US President Obama seeks to raise funding for Nasa in the Fiscal Year 2016 to $18.5bn (£12.3bn).

Birds take it in turns to lead

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 03:01
Like cyclists in a peloton, birds solve their flocking dilemma by taking it in turns, research reveals.

'Innocent' on police photos database

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 02:46
Police forces have uploaded up to 18 million "mugshots" to a facial recognition database, many of them of innocent people, Newsnight learns.

Babies created from three people

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 19:11
The science and ethics behind the controversial technique

Ex-science chief: GM tech 'is safe'

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:17
The technology behind GM crops is safe, according to scientific consensus, says the outgoing science adviser to the European Commission.

Ebola: Call for more sharing of science

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 07:53
Why isn't more data on Ebola being made public?

Inmarsat launches next-gen satellite

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 07:46
The UK satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat launches the second of its I5 series of spacecraft - part of its next-generation Global Xpress constellation.

VIDEO: Secrets of ancient scrolls unlocked

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 23:39
Scientists in France have a found a way to look inside fragile charred scrolls from the ancient Roman library in Herculaneum.

VIDEO: Nasa launch to study soil moisture

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 11:29
Nasa has launched an Earth-observing satellite, which will measure the amount of moisture in soil.

VIDEO: Starlings 'ballet' thrills city

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 02:41
People in Norwich have been turning their heads skywards at thousands of starlings performing a "mesmerising murmuration" en route to a new city roost.

Study fells cosmic inflation claim

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 13:54
Scientists who claimed to have found direct evidence for a cosmic super-expansion at the Big Bang made no such discovery, a soon-to-be published study will say.

Controllers banking on Philae wake-up

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 07:28
The European Space Agency says it will conduct no more dedicated searches for its lost comet lander, and will now wait for the probe itself to call home.

'Cold plasma' kills off norovirus

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 07:03
Norovirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the world, can be killed with "cold plasma", scientists report.

Will the falling oil price undermine green energy?

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 05:25
What do falling oil prices mean for green energy?