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DNA shows that horse's 'funny walk originated in York'

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 08:17
The speedy, almost comical horse step known as an ambling gait originated in England in the middle of the Ninth Century, scientists say.

Rare giant panda cub born at Vienna zoo - mother's fourth

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 05:29
Another giant panda cub is born at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo - the fourth time that mother Yang Yang has conceived naturally.

China launches first mobile telecoms satellite from Beijing

Sun, 08/07/2016 - 00:39
China launched its first mobile telecommunications satellite, to establish a network serving large swathes of the world.

Disappointment for LHC physicists

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 08:04
A physicist speaks to BBC2's Horizon programme as a tantalising discovery recedes into the background of data from the Large Hadron Collider.

New particle hopes fade as LHC data 'bump' disappears

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 08:01
Results from the Large Hadron Collider show that a "bump" in the machine's data, previously rumoured to represent a new particle, has gone away.

Badgers may not spread TB to cattle through direct contact

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 16:11
New research suggests that badgers do not transmit TB to cattle by direct contact.

Rocks tell story of China's great flood

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:01
Geologists have found evidence for an ancient megaflood which they say could be the mythical flood at the dawn of the first Chinese dynasty.

Men may have evolved better 'making up' skills

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 10:18
An analysis of sports events suggests men may be better at reconciliation after conflicts which could give them advantages in the workplace.

Hidden Degas portrait revealed

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 06:09
A hidden portrait by the French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas has been revealed using powerful x-rays, scientists report.

China farewells Jade Rabbit Moon rover

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 22:25
China's Jade Rabbit says a final goodbye and shuts down forever, after 31 months exploring the Moon, far outliving its predicted lifespan.

Brain's thirst circuit 'monitors the mouth'

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 16:11
Scientists observe activity in the mouse brain which can explain why we get thirsty when we eat, and why cool water quenches thirst more quickly.

Moon Express cleared for lunar landing

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 11:21
Moon Express becomes the first private firm to win US approval for an unmanned mission to the moon.

Vibrations bring still photos to life

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 10:26
Photographs in which still objects can be manipulated are developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Vibrations bring still photos to life

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 10:25
Photographs in which still objects can be manipulated are developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Why are crying babies so hard to ignore?

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 10:00
A neuroscientist explains why Donald Trump found a crying baby at his rally so distracting.

Two rare Amur leopards born at Twycross Zoo

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 02:39
Two Amur leopards - believed to be the world's rarest big cat - are born at Twycross Zoo.

China's elevated bus: Futuristic 'straddling bus' hits the road

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 02:26
The 2m-high Transit Elevated Bus took its inaugural test run in the streets of Hebei, much to the amazement of Chinese citizens.

'Science gives us hope in a turbulent world'

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 22:24
Professor Brian Cox talks to the BBC about how why science can give us hope in a turbulent world.

The deadly trade around exotic fish

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 19:22
Emily Voigt devoted three years of her life and visited fifteen countries in search of the rare Asian arowana.

Research head urges UK to seize Brexit opportunity

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 04:52
The man who has taken charge of UK research funding says Brexit presents scientists with an opportunity.