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Asteroids 'dumped water in molten Moon'

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 12:38
Water found deep in the Moon was delivered when icy asteroids splashed into magma oceans 4.3 billion years ago, a study suggests.

Baking soda 'sponge' to capture carbon

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 03:03
Scientists in California are testing a spongy material made with the key ingredient of baking soda as means of capturing carbon emissions.

Officials seize tigers from Thai temple

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 20:20
Wildlife authorities in Thailand are removing tigers from a controversial Buddhist temple after accusations of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse.

Zoo defends Harambe gorilla shooting

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 14:44
The director of Cincinnati zoo says he would do the same again after a gorilla, into whose enclosure a child fell, was shot dead.

Crocodile snatches woman night swimmer

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 07:15
A woman is feared dead after a crocodile attack in Australia's Daintree National Park.

Backlash over gorilla killing at US zoo

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 22:04
The killing of a gorilla at a zoo in the US city of Cincinnati after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure triggers outrage on social media.

VIDEO: Can baking soda save the world?

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 16:17
US researchers are testing a key ingredient of baking soda as a means of capturing carbon dioxide.

Flexi-space room expansion complete

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 01:40
A new, expandable "room" has been opened up on the International Space Station.

Zoo gorilla shot as boy falls into moat

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 00:37
Zoo officials shoot dead a gorilla after it grabbed a four-year-old boy who fell into its enclosure in the US city of Cincinnati.

Jurassic 'sea monster' is unveiled

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 22:41
Piecing together the bare bones of a sea reptile that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.

Alma telescope peers into space

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 16:38
Alma telescope peers into space from Chile

VIDEO: Onboard camera captures rocket landing

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 02:53
An onboard camera has captured the successful landing of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, returning from space after launching an Asian communications satellite.

Cooling technologies become red hot

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 13:23
Sainsbury's is trialling new food-cooling technologies that promise to be more eco-friendly than current alternatives.

VIDEO: Ice blocks make fridges less 'stupid'

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 13:22
Roger Harrabin visits a factory in Wales that is using ice to make fridges more economical.

Zion revisited

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 05:17
US scientists produce their most precise date yet for the colossal landslide that shaped the big red canyon running through what is now Zion National Park.

DNA 'tape recorder' to trace cell history

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 04:11
Researchers invent a DNA "tape recorder" that can trace the family history of every cell in a body.

Australia removed from UN climate report

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 01:00
All references to climate change's impact on World Heritage sites in Australia are removed from a UN report after a government request.

VIDEO: A haven for endangered water voles

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 23:54
The water vole has become Britain's most endangered mammal, but a project in Worcestershire is trying to reverse the decline.

VIDEO: Did Neanderthals create stone rings?

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:53
Stone rings thought to be created by Neanderthals have been found in France

VIDEO: New room inflated on side of ISS

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:36
A new room is being inflated on the side of the International Space Station.