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Scientists track Fukushima plume

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 04:36
The likely scale of the radioactive plume of water from Fukushima due to hit the west coast of North America should be known in the next couple of months.

Last Neanderthal home is studied

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:34
An ice age site said to be one of the last known places Neanderthals lived is being studied to assess storm damage.

Blue lagoons and higher roads to curb flood threat?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 21:52
Could a fashionable solution have prevented the Somerset Levels flooding?

Letter from Africa: Elephant in the room

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 18:14
Will destroying ivory stockpiles really save elephants?

Deadly tests by gas mask pioneer

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 17:01
WW1 gas mask pioneer experimented on himself

Rival North Sea oil visions set out

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 13:16
The Scottish and UK governments set out competing visions for the future of North Sea oil and gas.

Seabird death toll 'at least 600'

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:16
More than 600 dead seabirds have now been found on Jersey's beaches, wildlife experts confirm.

'Biggest meteorite impact' hits Moon

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 06:55
Astronomers have observed a record-breaking meteorite impact on the surface of the Moon.

Crystal is 'oldest scrap of crust'

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:36
A tiny 4.4-billion-year-old crystal from the Jack Hills region of Western Australia is confirmed as the oldest fragment of Earth's crust.

VIDEO: Meet the 'text detectives'

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 04:02
Using text message analysis to solve crimes

Rare 'polio-like' disease reports

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:18
US doctors are warning of an emerging polio-like disease in California where up to 20 people have been infected.

Does medicine really need lab mice?

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 21:43
Does medicine really need lab mice?

How do we really make decisions?

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 19:28
The battle waged every time you make a decision

Hotel where warfare changed forever

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 17:05
How the tank’s invention was secretly plotted in a Lincoln hotel

Tourism hope for threatened lemurs

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 07:45
The world's most threatened primate could be saved from extinction by eco-tourism according to conservationists.

Tree loss mapped in 'near real time'

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:17
A new global monitoring system has been launched that promises "near real time" information on deforestation around the world.

Owls drafted in to fight deadly virus

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 02:38
Chilean officials turn to an unlikely ally - owls - to fight a virus that has already killed 15 people.

Dog and human brain link revealed

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 17:52
The canine brain reacts to voices in the same way that the human brain does - especially when they hear emotionally charged sounds, a study suggests.

Fear suppressing neurons found

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 12:37
Scientists find neurons that prevent mice forming fearful memories in an area of the brain called the hippocampus.

EU takes UK to court over dirty air

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:53
The European Commission is launching legal proceedings against the UK for failing to deal with continuing air pollution.