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Ancient undersea landslide discovered in Australia

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 06:44
Scientists say the collapse next to the Great Barrier Reef dates back more than 300,000 years.

Face of Orkney's St Magnus reconstructed

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 01:50
A facial reconstruction has been made of Orkney's St Magnus by a forensic artist to help mark the 900th anniversary of his death.

The late Hans Rosling tells the modern world's story

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 14:50
Hans Rosling, who has died in Sweden aged 68, tells 200 years of world history in four minutes.

Hans Rosling: Data visionary and educator dies aged 68

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 14:05
Mr Rosling was known for lively, data-driven presentations debunking myths about global development.

Endangered antelope 'may be wiped out'

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 13:28
Disease has killed up to a quarter of Critically Endangered Saiga antelope in Mongolia, scientists say.

How do you reintroduce a herd of bison into the wild?

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 07:48
A herd of plains bison have been successfully reintroduced to Canada's oldest national park, more than 100 years after they were nearly hunted out of existence.

Gecko eludes foes with tearaway skin

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 06:35
A newly discovered species of gecko has tearaway skin that leaves predators with nothing but a mouthful of scales when attacked.

Bison return to Banff national park in Canada

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 13:18
The staged reintroduction since the end of last month is going smoothly, officials say.

Terrific Scientific: BBC Breakfast's fizzy bottle rocket flop

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 07:07
BBC Breakfast presenters battle it out in the Terrific Scientific Bottle Rocket Challenge.

Satisfying the thirsty

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 05:26
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green describes how the Typhoon jet engine in the Bloodhound supersonic car will be fed with fuel.

Fall armyworm 'threatens African farmers' livelihoods'

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 03:32
Scientists say a pest that destroys maize is spreading rapidly across Africa and could reach Asia and the Mediterranean in the next few years.

Boosting water table can curb climate risks, says study

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 17:11
Increasing the water table under arable peatland can help boost yields and the amount of carbon stored in the soil, a study says.

Illustrious light bulbs

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 16:21
Once too precious to use, now too cheap to notice – the significance of the light bulb is profound.

Bawdsey Radar Station set for restoration in 80th year

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 02:28
Work to preserve the crumbling birthplace of radar is to get under way later this year.

Norfolk beach rhino fossil revealed by storm surge

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 02:27
The rhino found on a Norfolk beach dates back about 700,000 years.

Super Bowl: Astronaut throws football '564,644 yards'

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 01:48
Nasa releases a video of the ISS crew preparing to watch the Super Bowl from 250 miles above Earth.

Why aren't we gene editing people to be my size?

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 17:53
Kiruna Stamell, who has dwarfism, explains her problem with gene editing

Scientists record breach in magnetic field

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:54
Scientists in India have recorded the events that unfolded after the Earth's magnetic shield was breached.

Car ban fails to curb air pollution in Mexico City

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 08:24
Banning cars on Saturdays in a heavily polluted city hasn't made the air any cleaner, according to new research.

UK completes Antarctic Halley base relocation

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 06:38
The British Antarctic Survey shifts its futuristic Halley base to keep it away from a watery grave.