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Cosmos speed-check for dark energy

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:05
Scientists produce a precise measurement of the rate at which the early Universe was expanding to try to get new insights on dark energy.

Global dip in renewables investment

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 07:25
Global investment in renewables fell during 2013, but the percentage of the world’s electricity generated by renewable sources continued to increase, a report shows.

'More bee deaths' in northern Europe

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 07:17
A new EU study shows that far more honeybees are dying in the UK and other parts of northern Europe than in the Mediterranean.

Game-changer for plane recovery hope

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 05:55
What happens next if possible plane signals are confirmed?

Living with the 'opposite of autism'

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 04:46
The joys and dangers of living with Williams Syndrome

Athlete injured after drone crash

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 04:07
Australia's air safety body is looking into reports that a triathlete has been injured by a drone falling on her.

Spider invasion prompts Mazda fix

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 03:49
Spiders crawling into the fuel tanks of Mazda cars have forced the company to issue a voluntary recall notice to apply a software fix.

VIDEO: Building the truly model city

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:20
MIT's 3D projections simulate a metropolis

Rare coral 'at risk from dredging'

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 19:00
Environmental campaigners are calling for immediate action to protect coral found off the coast near Plymouth.

The riddle of the Voynich Manuscript

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 18:39
Was mysterious manuscript forged by bookseller?

Mainframes clock up half-century

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 16:39
IBM mainframe celebrates its half-century

Bird of prey trap death condemned

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 03:59
Wildlife organisations condemn the illegal trapping of birds after a buzzard was found fatally injured in the Peak District National Park.

VIDEO: 'Your ladybirds are in the post'

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 02:21
Ladybirds are a good, natural way to combat garden pests, according to one wildlife expert.

Cancer virus discovery helped by delayed flight

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 19:08
Story of UK scientist who isolated cancer virus

Science does theatre with a bang

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 18:44
Can a play teach science and be exciting at the same time?

VIDEO: Explosive theatre: Bringing science to life

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 16:06
Could live theatre be the best way to engage children's passion for science?

VIDEO: Nasa releases solar flare footage

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 05:51
Nasa has released dramatic footage of a solar flare, captured by its Solar Dynamics Observatory.

VIDEO: Video of skydiver's 'meteorite' near miss

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:37
Video footage emerges of what some people have claimed is a meteorite falling to Earth and narrowly missing a skydiver.

VIDEO: Peake on his preparations for ISS

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:11
Major Tim Peake is due to begin his visit the International Space Station to carrying out scientific experiments at the end of 2015.

VIDEO: Why is it hard to build a kangaroo?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 08:14
A German technology firm have developed a digital marsupial, a robotic kangaroo that can leap and land with precision.