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Sea turtle migrates 2,472 miles

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 05:01
A green sea turtle migrated a staggering 3,979 km (2,472 miles) in a year, according to Swansea University researchers.

Secret of sandstone shapes revealed

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 01:23
Geologists discover that the stress applied by gravity is what controls the shape of dramatic sandstone landmarks.

The beaches where Lego keeps washing up

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 17:12
The beaches where Lego keeps washing up

Climate change shuttle diplomacy

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 16:37
UK Climate Secretary travels the world for emissions deal

Two bee swarms hit town in one day

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 06:16
A Powys councillor tells how she photographed two swarms of bees in Newtown on the same day.

VIDEO: Loris success in Sri Lanka

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 16:37
The Loris, one of world's smallest primates is under threat through loss of habitat. Naturalist Chaminda Jayasekara runs a conservation site to protect the animals.

VIDEO: Troubled Glasgow tower reopens

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 16:07
The Glasgow Science Centre tower has reopened to the public after being closed for almost four years.

Aids researchers on crashed plane

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 03:10
At least six passengers on the Malaysia Airlines plane were heading to a major international Aids conference in Australia.

'Shoved' sea eagle chick flies nest

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:28
A sea eagle chick, featured on BBC Springwatch, which was seen being pushed out of the nest by an intruder eagle successfully flies the nest.

Boom in satellite ship tracking

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:21
The demand for ship identification and tracking data acquired by satellites is growing rapidly.

EC 'confident' in brain project

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:45
The European Commission has responded to criticism of its billion-euro Human Brain Project, declaring confidence that objections will be satisfied.

AUDIO: How to count butterflies for science

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 03:00
Sir David Attenborough has urged the public to look for butterflies as part of the Big Butterfly Count

Software can decode bird songs

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:43
Scientists have developed a highly advanced bird song decoder, which can automatically identify the call of a vast variety of birds.

Public asked to count UK butterflies

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:34
Conservationists call on the public to help survey the state of Britain's countryside by counting butterflies.

VIDEO: Rare blue butterflies given fresh hope

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:04
A rare British butterfly is given a new home

The virus detective who discovered Ebola

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:25
The young medic who found the deadly Ebola bug

VIDEO: The whalebone sculptor

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:24
The man making art from the bones of ocean giants

Scientists develop robotic fingers

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:06
A group of MIT scientists announces the development of supplementary fingers controlled by sensors attached to the human hand.

UK space shot's tribute to Newton

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 09:41
British astronaut Tim Peake has picked "Principia" to be the name of his mission into space next year.

Rosetta heads for 'space duck'

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 08:17
Europe's mission to land on a comet was always going to be difficult, but the pictures released this week of the giant ice ball illustrate just how daunting the task will be.