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Philippines battles climate dilemma

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 09:29
The Philippines, which is vulnerable to climate change, has confirmed controversial plans for more coal-fired power stations.

London ethnically diverse from start

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 09:09
A DNA study confirms London was an ethnically diverse city from its very beginnings, BBC News has learned.

UK astronaut 'ready' for first space flight

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 08:42
The BBC's Sarah Rainsford speaks to Tim Peake, who will soon be making history as the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station.

VIDEO: IVF 'best option' to save white rhinos

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 04:15
The chief executive of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, Richard Vigne, tells the BBC that in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is the best option to save the northern white rhinoceros.

VIDEO: I did this for dad, says Kidman in award speech

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 01:30
Nicole Kidman was named best actress for her role as pioneering British scientist Rosalind Franklin in the play Photograph 51.

Morocco to open giant solar plant

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 17:19
A giant plant using energy from the sun to power a Moroccan city at night will open next month.

In pictures: Royal Society photo award winners

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 16:47
Royal Society photo award winners

US states at risk from climate change

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 16:33
Five US states where climate change could be disastrous

VIDEO: British astronaut set for ISS blast off

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 16:07
British Astronaut Tim Peake and his crew have completed training ahead of their trip to the International Space Station.

Brazil dam toxic mud reaches sea

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 18:17
A wave of toxic mud in the Rio Doce river in Brazil from a collapsed dam at an iron ore mine reaches the sea amid concerns of severe pollution.

UK sets up £1bn fund to fight malaria

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 17:57
The UK government is to create a new £1bn fund aimed at eradicating malaria and other infectious diseases.

Half of Amazon trees 'face extinction'

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 15:22
More than half of all tree species in the Amazon face extinction, warn international scientists.

Tesla's Musk seeks 'hardcore engineers'

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:34
Tesla boss Elon Musk appeals for software engineers to accelerate plans to build self-guiding cars, as the carmaker recalls all Model S cars sold over a potential seatbelt problem.

'Winnie-the-Pooh' skull revealed

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 09:54
The skull of the bear that inspired the Winnie-the-Pooh books is going to be put on public display for the first time in a London museum.

Pigeons classify breast cancer images

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 05:21
A study finds that pigeons, with training, can identify breast cancer in mammagrams just as accurately as human experts.

VIDEO: Endangered pygmy hippo born at zoo

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 00:46
A pygmy hippo has been born at Bristol Zoo

Do we underestimate plants and trees?

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 16:57
What can trees and plants teach us?

Endangered pygmy hippo born at zoo

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 16:38
A baby pygmy hippo has been born at Bristol Zoo, it is revealed.

Satellite will map Earth's plant glow

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:14
The European Space Agency will build a satellite to map from orbit the glow of photosynthesis taking place on Earth.

Bird's lightning 'tap dance' revealed

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 09:14
Using high-speed cameras, scientists glimpse songbirds doing a rapid-fire dance that is invisible to the naked eye.