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New 'super yield' GM wheat trial gets go-ahead

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 02:49
A new experimental crop of genetically modified (GM) wheat will be planted this spring after the UK government gave the final go-ahead.

Rare 'lava firehose' from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:55
Dramatic footage shows the unusual phenomenon as lava flows through a crack in a sea cliff.

Australian scientists use soybean oil to create graphene

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 18:30
Australian researchers say their discovery could significantly lower the material's cost to produce.

Australia sharks: Campaigners call for end to nets

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 18:28
Conservationists say the nets are killing too many dolphins and turtles.

'Tuberculosis-resistant' cattle developed in China

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 17:05
Scientists in China say they have produced cloned cattle with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis.

Meet the ex-policeman who saves seahorses

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 09:14
Paul Ferber, an ex-British policeman who lives on Koh Seh in the Gulf of Thailand, tells World Service how he catches illegal fishermen plundering Cambodia's ecosystem.

'Startling' dinosaur protein discovery

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 08:00
Ancient proteins dating back 195 million years have been found inside a dinosaur bone.

Malaria drugs fail for first time on patients in UK

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 22:00
The drug combination was unable to cure four patients, who had all visited Africa, doctors say.

Restoring native plants 'boosts pollination'

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 08:04
Removing invasive exotic plants from natural areas can act as a boost for wildlife, a study suggests.

Scientists find 'oldest human ancestor'

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 08:01
Researchers discover the earliest known ancestor of humans - and many other species.

Shark-inspired drug may help treat fibrosis, researchers say

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 20:48
Australian researchers hope an antibody found in sharks may help treat an incurable lung disease.

UK 'need not fear electricity blackouts' says ex-National Grid boss

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 17:04
The man who ran National Grid for a decade says news stories raising blackout fears should stop.

Amazon Reef: First images of new coral system

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 08:01
Huge coral system reef where the Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean was discovered last year.

Researchers seek evidence on gardens and well-being

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 07:35
A project aims to investigate the social case for gardens and what impact they have on well-being.

New mercury threat to oceans from climate change

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 21:34
Rising temperatures could boost mercury levels in fish by up to seven times the current rates, say Swedish researchers.

Seeds offer clue to domesticated plants' larger size

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 17:08
The seeds of domesticated plants could offer clues as to why cultivated crops are larger than their wild cousins, a study suggests.

Australia's 'fairy possum' faces uncertain future

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 08:38
A tiny possum, an emblem of the state of Victoria in Australia, is rapidly heading towards extinction, say scientists.

Claim made for hydrogen 'wonder material'

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 03:36
US scientists draw controversy as they claim to have fulfilled the decades-long quest to turn hydrogen into a state where it behaves like a metal.

'Pink girly toys don't deter women from engineering'

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 22:05
Meet the Sellafield engineer who says playing with pink toys will not deter girls from science careers.

Uncovering the secrets of North America's largest diamond

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 19:26
Canada has unearthed the biggest diamond ever found in North America - the Foxfire.