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Frolick and Yap to solve climate change?

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 17:59
Could developing countries' laws fix climate change?

Longest aircraft unveiled in UK

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 17:52
How the world's longest aircraft was built

Lotus F1 Team looks to tech to win

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 17:20
Harnessing technology in quest for F1 trophies

An Australian hero's story of survival

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:20
A hero’s astonishing 500km trek to safety

VIDEO: Large crack appears on top of cliff

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:00
A 30ft (9m) crack appears along the cliff top at Birling Gap in East Sussex.

VIDEO: Close-up: Fiery end for Syria chemicals

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 09:44
The BBC's David Shukman goes behind-the-scenes at a waste-handling site in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, which is on standby to receive 150 tonnes of chemicals from Syria.

UK ready to destroy chemical weapons

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 07:52
UK site set to destroy Syria's chemical weapons

Mysterious mummy ritually sacrificed

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 03:32
A previously unidentified female mummy was killed in a ritual sacrifice in South America, new research has found.

Rare prehistoric rock art found

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 03:20
A rare example of a type of prehistoric rock art, that could be 5,000 years old, is uncovered in the Highlands.

Rare songbird faces fire ant threat

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:06
An award-winning conservation project to save the Tahiti monarch faces threats from rain, rats and fire ants.

Hidden history found beneath Alcatraz

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 18:48
Uncovering what lies beneath the world’s most notorious prison

Pine smell 'limits' climate change

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 13:42
Scientists say they've found a mechanism by which the scent of pine forests can limit the impacts of global warming.

Kepler bags huge haul of planets

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 13:33
The science team sifting data from Nasa's Kepler space telescope says it has identified 715 new planets beyond our Solar System.

Ancient trees revealed by storms

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:30
The ancient Manx trees revealed by the storms

Roman 'gladiator school' recreated

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 09:35
Archaeologists have mapped the remains of a Roman school of gladiators on the banks of the Danube in Austria.

Bloodhound Diary: Stopping is compulsory

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 08:04
Making sure the brakes work on Bloodhound

Most snow in hills 'in 69 years'

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 04:07
World-renowned climber Hamish MacInnes believes this winter in Scotland's mountains has the most snow since 1945.

Key crops head to 'doomsday vault'

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:45
More than 20,000 crops, including the first shipment from Japan, arrive at the "Doomsday seed vault" as the Arctic depository marks its sixth anniversary.

Stunning whale graveyard explained

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 18:32
Scientists think they can now explain the astonishing discovery of a graveyard of fossil whales in Chile that accumulated more than five million years ago.

Ancient forest losses 'data lacking'

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 18:14
The scale of ancient woodland being lost to development in Britain is being made worse because of a lack of accurate data, say campaigners.