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VIDEO: Thousands of nesting penguins gather

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 11:08
Tens of thousands of penguin couples gather in Antarctica for their nesting season.

Climate talks 'facing breakdown'

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 17:41
The head of the US delegation at UN climate talks warns of a "major breakdown" in the process if negotiators fail to come to an agreement in Lima.

Climate summit goes into overtime

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 21:12
Talks continue through the night at the key UN climate summit in Peru, with major divisions between rich and poor nations hampering progress.

Even in colour, Comet 67P is grey

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:50
The first colour image from the Rosetta spacecraft shows that Comet 67P is even more dark and monochrome than expected.

Top 10 physics breakthroughs listed

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 05:53
Landing on a comet, laser fusion and a working tractor beam are among the physics breakthroughs of the year, as chosen by a leading magazine.

Anti-pollution laws at risk in EU

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 02:25
The EU may scrap plans for legislation on air pollution and waste in a drive to boost the economy.

VIDEO: Weather bomb: Why the new exotic name?

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 16:02
Had you heard the phrase "weather bomb" until this week? Newsnight's Stephen Smith has been looking into weather's new exotic language

VIDEO: Palm-sized drone follows you round

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 16:02
Meet your personal drone - it weighs four grams

Selfie-help for conservation areas

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:32
Images uploaded to social media websites hold valuable data that could be used to help protect or manage natural spaces, a study suggests.

Ebola vaccine trial 'interrupted'

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 06:36
The clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine in Switzerland has been interrupted after some patients complained of joint pains in their hands and feet.

Will Kerry strike gold in Lima?

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 05:45
US Secretary of State John Kerry's appearance at the climate talks in Lima is being seen as evidence of America's new engagement with the UN process.

Spider-style sensor for vibrations

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 03:39
By copying organs found in spiders’ legs, engineers build a sensor that can detect tiny vibrations, including speech and blood flow.

Water woes in Lima: A glimpse of our future?

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 18:20
The Lima suburb where 10% of income goes on water

Greenpeace sorry for Nazca stunt

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 18:17
Activists apologise for any "moral offence" that Greenpeace has caused, after a publicity stunt on the ancient Nazca lines in Peru.

Superbugs to kill 'more than cancer'

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 16:29
Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide by 2050 unless action is taken, a study says.

Comets 'not source of Earth's water'

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:05
Data from Europe's Rosetta probe suggest that water on Earth may not have come from comets, scientists conclude.

VIDEO: Seals thriving year after tidal surge

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:18
A record number of seals have been born at the Donna Nook sanctuary nature in Lincolnshire.

'It's the job on Earth that matters'

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 06:56
Singing spaceman Chris Hadfield meets Manchester pupils

VIDEO: Astronaut sets space challenge

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 04:01
UK astronaut Tim Peake has invited members of the public to suggest digital experiments to be carried out in space.

Bishops call for end to fossil fuels

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 03:49
Catholic bishops from around the world are calling for an end to fossil fuel use and increased efforts to secure a global climate treaty.