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Rare water vole colony filmed by a Tesco supermarket

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 04:21
A wildlife blogger captures unique footage of the endangered mammals living in a Shropshire brook.

The oldest living thing on Earth

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 02:34
Mayflies live for a day, humans live a century - if we’re lucky - but what is the oldest living organism on the planet?

3D printed bionic hands trial begins in Bristol

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 01:38
The hands could become available on the NHS bringing life-changing improvements for patients.

Rehydrating the bodies

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 17:56
Dr Alejandro Hernández Cárdenas has developed a new technique to help identify corpses.

Trading tool

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 16:26
The earliest known script was a tool developed to help run the economy.

A goat's dream job?

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 23:36
Mangers of Prospect Park in New York are happy with their new employee.

Fiendishly complex

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 04:28
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green examines how the extremes of speed and acceleration will affect the airflow around the Bloodhound supersonic car.

Dogs and wolves share sense of fair play

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 01:08
Animals take umbrage when they feel that others are getting greater rewards than they are.

Therapy could stop superbugs on farms

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 07:57
Researchers show that it might be possible to develop an alternative to antibiotics for treating diseases in pigs and humans

Quack science

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 07:51
The biological trick that allows a female mandarin duck to become a male.

Objective truth ‘only hope' of democracy

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 01:57
Neil deGrasse Tyson challenges the treatment of science in the Trump administration

Renewables provide more than half UK electricity for first time

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 01:55
The National Grid says alternative fuel generated more electricity than coal and gas in the UK on Wednesday.

'Monster' rocket 'selfie' delights India

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 21:43
Onboard footage from the Indian space agency's 640-tonne rocket has been widely shared on Twitter.

'Oldest Homo sapiens' found

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 16:38
Fossils of five early humans have been found in North Africa that show Homo sapiens emerged at least 100,000 years earlier than previously recognised.

Wingsuit pilot Fraser Corsan 'breaks speed record'

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 16:33
A British man is thought to have broken the World Record for greatest peak speed flown in a wingsuit.

Asian nations make plastic oceans promise

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 16:05
China, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines say they will act to stop plastic polluting the oceans.

'First of our kind' found in Morocco

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:03
Fossils of modern humans uncovered in north Africa are at least 300,000 years old.

Paris pollution victim sues France for bad air

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 02:17
Parisian Clotilde Nonnez has lived in the capital for 30 years and has seen her health deteriorate.

Big move

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 00:28
The permanent reoccupation of the UK's Halley station depends on how an ice crack develops.

British ice station on the move

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 00:28
The Halley VI Research Station was moved more than 20km across the ice sheet.