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LHC: Five new particles hold clues to sub-atomic glue

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:14
Researchers discover five new sub-atomic particles that could help to explain how atoms are held together.

Virtual reality could spot concussion in footballers

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 06:09
New technology which could be used by club doctors is being trialled, a BBC investigation finds.

Sperm swimming technique 'all down to simple maths'

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 19:16
Knowing why some sperm succeed and others fail could help treat male infertility, researchers say.

Secret of a sperm's success

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 17:46
How a sperm manages to reach the fallopian tubes is clear at last, scientists say.

SpaceX Dragon capsule returns to Earth

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 10:45
The SpaceX Dragon capsule returns to Earth after its mission to the International Space Station.

Hi-tech tribe

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 17:35
How a remote community in Guyana is using cutting-edge software and equipment against deforestation.

Buzz Aldrin launches VR plan to get humans to Mars

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 00:06
The second man to set foot on the Moon, launches a virtual reality movie detailing his plan to get humans to Mars.

Baby pygmy hippo in debut splash

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 06:25
Taronga Zoo's baby pygmy hippopotamus - the first born in seven years - has made its first public appearance.

Can dolphins reveal why whales strand?

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 04:33
Researchers in the US are working with dolphins in an effort to work out why closely related whale species in the wild strand themselves on land.

Etna escape: 'Pelted with hot debris'

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 03:26
Science correspondent Rebecca Morelle describes her violent encounter with Europe's most active volcano.

Device promises injections without needles

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 02:10
A computerised system for injecting medicine without using needles has won an innovation award at the South by SouthWest Interactive technology conference in Austin, Texas.

'Narcissistic' bird wins internet fans in Australia

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 00:55
A bird that watched its own reflection for hours becomes the subject of internet fun.

Black tide

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 18:32
Fifty years ago, the supertanker the SS Torrey Canyon hit rocks off the coast of Cornwall, spilling more than 100,000 tonnes of crude oil. But it was the clear-up operation that led to the real environmental disaster.

Scientists play 'geological genealogy'

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 16:33
Researchers trace the parental history of Canadian rocks to a time just after Earth's formation.

Mount Etna: BBC crew caught up in volcano blast

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:13
Volcano watchers suffer cuts, bruises and burns as an explosion pelts them with hot rocks and steam.

North Face widow Tompkins donates land for Chile parks

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 09:09
Chile signs a historic deal with Kristine McDivitt Tompkins to create a "network of national parks”.

'Boaty McBoatface' loaded for Friday departure

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 08:49
The UK's favourite yellow submarine is set to leave port for the Antarctic.

Climate change: Biofuels 'could limit jet contrails'

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 07:22
Chase planes flying behind a jet are providing new insights into aircraft pollution.

Germany to push for carbon price at G20

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 05:14
Germany will use its G20 Presidency to nudge world leaders towards a global price on carbon, say officials.

Hans Rosling, population expert: Five last thoughts

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 18:56
In his last BBC interview, the statistician highlighted five key ways demographics are shaping the world.