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Lab cooks up sugars from 'comet ice'

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 04:04
Experiments show how ribose - an important sugar for life - can form when a simple icy mixture is hit by UV light.

Baby wombat becomes tourism ambassador

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 01:45
An online competition to become the "chief wombat cuddler" of a baby wombat in Tasmania, has made the tiny marsupial something of a celebrity.

Clue to Neanderthal breeding barrier

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 01:34
Incompatibilities in the DNA of Neanderthals and modern humans may have limited the extent of interbreeding between the two groups.

VIDEO: BBC reporter takes Antarctic dip

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 16:04
While reporting from the Antarctic, the BBC's Victoria Gill takes a dip in the near-freezing sea.

'Key piece of ageing puzzle' identified

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 09:01
A common drug, lithium, could hold the key to long life, in flies at least, according to research.

Food waste key in emissions cuts

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 06:46
Reducing food waste and changing the way people consume calories will help deliver a sustainable food system and reduce emissions, a study suggests.

Public asked to aid Antarctic research

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 05:17
British scientists who have set up a network of penguin-monitoring cameras in Antarctica are asking the public to help them carry out their research.

VIDEO: UK's youngest Antarctic researchers

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 05:14
How a newly launched Antarctic citizen science project allows young amateur explorers to adopt and monitor their own penguin colony.

Exploding stars left mark on Earth

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:26
Two studies confirm that multiple supernovae have showered the Earth with radiation within the last few million years.

Computer paints 'new Rembrandt'

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 04:22
A team of technologists working with Microsoft and others produce a 3D-printed painting in the style of Dutch master Rembrandt.

David Shukman

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 03:20

Matt McGrath

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 03:20

Jonathan Amos

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 03:20

'Mystery voyage' of Scottish island deer

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 00:51
Red deer on the outer Scottish islands were probably brought there in boats by Neolithic humans from as far away as mainland Europe, according to a study of ancient and modern deer DNA.

'Mystery voyage' of Scottish island deer

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 00:51
Red deer on the outer Scottish islands were probably brought there in boats by Neolithic humans from as far away as mainland Europe, according to a study of ancient and modern deer DNA.

'Monster' alligator is shot in Florida

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 18:35
A hunter in the US tells the BBC how he shot am 800lb (360kg) "monster alligator" that was feasting on his farm's cattle.

'Monster' alligator is shot in Florida

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 18:35
A hunter in the US tells the BBC how he shot an 800lb (360kg) "monster alligator" that was feasting on his farm's cattle.

Office from the future

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 16:03
The building is high tech but are the workers on board?

Is world's greenest office also smart?

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 16:03
The building is high tech but are the workers on board?

Project to drill into 'dinosaur crater'

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 10:42
An expedition gets under way to drill into the Chicxulub Crater, the deep scar made in the Earth's surface by the asteroid that hastened the end of the dinosaurs.