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Growing call for grouse shooting ban as season opens

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 18:26
Thousands are calling for a ban on grouse shooting, arguing the sport increases the threat faced by an endangered species of raptors.

400-year-old Greenland shark ‘longest-living vertebrate’

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 17:15
Scientists say they have found a Greenland shark that is about 400 years old - making it the longest-living vertebrate known.

Brain-robot training triggers improvement in paralysis

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 06:54
Eight paraplegic people have regained partial movement after a one-year training programme based on brain-controlled robotics, researchers say.

Tooth in poo suggests ancient shark ate its young

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 22:01
Scientists find a baby tooth in the fossilised faeces of an extinct shark, suggesting the animals practised filial cannibalism.

What can killer whales teach us about the menopause?

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 16:33
Scientists are studying killer whales in an effort to understand the mysterious biology behind the menopause - in both orcas and humans.

Piltdown review points decisive finger at forger Dawson

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 05:13
After an eight-year study, researchers conclude that history's most infamous fake fossils were made by one man - the prime suspect, Charles Dawson.

Wild New Caledonian crows possess tool-craft talent

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 16:43
Scientists confirm that wild crows from New Caledonia in the South Pacific can craft tools.

Can killer whales help solve the mystery of menopause?

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 16:11
Why scientists are watching killer whales in an effort to understand the mysterious biology behind the menopause.

'Stay away' from beached oil rig

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 10:22
A small team of salvage experts is lowered onto the stranded oil rig in the Western Isles.

Life thriving on UK's biggest underwater mountains

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 10:06
A deep-sea expedition discovers a remarkable array of life on the UK's tallest underwater mountains.

Britain's tallest mountain is underwater

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 10:03
Scientists from Plymouth University have visited the UK's tallest mountains - over 100 metres under the sea.

Action needed to 'future-proof' pollinators

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 04:27
International scientists are calling for action to "future proof" the insects, birds and mammals that pollinate crops and wild plants.

Beware the walruses

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 04:11
Paddling from Greenland to Scotland in a canoe is risky business.

Scientists develop dissolving battery

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 03:53
Researchers have developed a battery which self-destructs when dropped into water.

One drug is 'new hope' for three killer infections

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 18:05
A single drug can treat three deadly and neglected infections - Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness - animal studies show..

Decline of fishing in Lake Tanganyika 'due to warming'

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 12:48
New research blames rising temperatures over the last century as the key cause of decline in Lake Tanganyika, one of the world's most important fisheries.

DNA shows that horse's 'funny walk originated in York'

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 08:17
The speedy, almost comical horse step known as an ambling gait originated in England in the middle of the Ninth Century, scientists say.

Rare giant panda cub born at Vienna zoo - mother's fourth

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 05:29
Another giant panda cub is born at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo - the fourth time that mother Yang Yang has conceived naturally.

China launches first mobile telecoms satellite from Beijing

Sun, 08/07/2016 - 00:39
China launched its first mobile telecommunications satellite, to establish a network serving large swathes of the world.

Disappointment for LHC physicists

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 08:04
A physicist speaks to BBC2's Horizon programme as a tantalising discovery recedes into the background of data from the Large Hadron Collider.