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Hen harriers and grouse can co-exist

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:05
Research carried out at Aberdeen University suggests hen harriers can co-exist with profitable grouse shooting.

Panda triplets unveiled in China

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:37
A zoo in southern China unveils newborn panda triplets, thought to be the world's first known surviving trio.

Sea meadows 'lost like rain forests'

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:12
Under sea feeding grounds for young fish are being lost at the same rate as Amazonian rain forests and could damage the fishing industry, scientists in Swansea warn.

UK satellite's view of Planet Earth

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:15
UK satellite captures video of Planet Earth

Liberia to receive Ebola trial drug

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 22:04
Liberia will receive an untested experimental drug, Zmapp, to treat people infected with Ebola, the government says following a request to the US.

Purest-ever silicon in quantum fix

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:36
Physicists make the purest silicon ever seen, solving a supply problem for research into quantum computers.

Good prospects for grouse shooting

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:36
The prospects for this year's grouse shooting season, which has just begun, are said to be "unusually favourable".

Kew's green medicine

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:16
The stimulating, healing - but also potentially harmful - power of plants

VIDEO: 'Supermoon' lights up world skies

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:09
Stargazers have been taking images of the spectacular ''supermoon'' overnight, where the moon appears bigger and brighter than usual because of its proximity to the earth.

Wine regional 'fingerprints' found

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:00
Regional varieties of wine have distinct chemical “fingerprints” which can authenticate their origin and quality, scientists report.

'Tractor beam' created in water

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:10
Australian physicists have discovered how to control the movement of a floating object using wave patterns.

EDF shuts two nuclear power stations

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 05:22
Electricity company EDF temporarily shuts down two of its nuclear power stations, Heysham 1 and Hartlepool.

Bloodhound Diary: Super-wheels

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 05:12
Making super-wheels for a 1,000mph car

Sheep rustling boosts rural crime

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 18:30
Rural crime is rising, with a spate of sheep rustling and an increase in the theft of farming tools, vehicles and fuel driving up the figures.

Supermoon: Your pictures

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 16:40
Readers' images of the spectacular 'Supermoon'

VIDEO: Hey presto: Magic therapy for kids

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 16:11
How the art of illusion is helping disabled children

Ethics: Resolving the Ebola dilemma

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 16:02
What are the ethics of using experimental treatment drugs?

Liberia buckles under Ebola strain

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 09:19
Liberia's information minister admits that the country's health care system has been overwhelmed by the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Dolphin 'pushed man underwater'

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 08:43
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group reminds the public to exercise "extreme caution" around dolphins after a report that a bottlenose dolphin "aggressively" pushed a man underwater off the County Cork coast

Zookeeper's MSc in sea lion whiskers

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 03:17
A woman who trains sea lions at Blackpool Zoo gains a master's degree for researching how they use their whiskers.