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Early air points to cold, dry Mars

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:23
Scientists use impact craters to work out the characteristics of the air on Mars 3.6 billion years ago.

Privacy fears over FBI database

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:33
A facial recognition database being built by the FBI could contain over 52m images by 2015 causing concern to privacy campaigners

What was the mysterious black ring in Leamington Spa?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:24
Just what is the black ring in Leamington Spa?

Double whammy threatens Amazon trees

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:18
The combination of fire and extreme weather events could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study suggests.

How to move a T-Rex dinosaur

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:16
Moving a dinosaur skeleton across the US

Panda is artificially inseminated

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:04
Edinburgh Zoo's giant Panda Tian Tian is artificially inseminated.

'Blood moon' eclipse in Americas

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 03:42
Your photos across the Americas of lunar eclipse

Americas see 'Blood moon' eclipse

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 03:34
Skywatchers in the Americas have caught a rare celestial show caused by the Earth's shadow falling across the Moon.

VIDEO: Footage of rare 'blood moon' eclipse

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 03:15
People in the Americas have been treated to a rare "blood moon" lunar eclipse. Jonathan Amos explains the science behind the colour change.

Water quality at beaches 'excellent'

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:40
A record 73% of beaches in the UK have "excellent" water quality because of last summer's dry weather, says the Marine Conservation Society.

VIDEO: How to pack a dinosaur for a move

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:50
How to prep dinosaur remains for a 2,000 mile road trip

Climate fears over Colombia drought

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 16:43
Colombia's Casanare region ill-prepared for drought

Male monkey cares for dying partner

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 16:33
A wild male marmoset is filmed embracing and caring for his dying female partner.

Asia pollution drives Pacific storms

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 16:24
Air pollution in China and other Asian countries is having far-reaching impacts on weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere, a study suggests.

A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:12
A 13-year-old catching foxes with her golden eagle

Work starts to protect rare seabird

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 13:00
Work is under way to protect one of the UK's rarest seabirds which breeds on a shingle beach in north Wales.

Dutch unveil glow in the dark road

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:25
Streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands are replaced by glow in the dark road markings in a pilot project.

Mini-sub starts search for MH370 wreckage

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:14
Mapping the ocean floor where missing Malaysian jet may be

Canal fish removed to stop poaching

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:53
More than 1,098kg (2,421lb) of fish is removed from a Wiltshire canal in a bid to stop illegal fishing.

Pentagon eyes drone wi-fi hotspots

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:22
The US defence department is working on how to use old drones to provide wi-fi in remote locations, such as on the battlefield.