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VIDEO: One giant step: UK set for spaceport

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 23:16
The BBC's Pallab Ghosh reports from a potential spaceport site in north Wales, one of eight aerodromes to be shortlisted in the UK as a base for spaceplane flights.

Bloodhound Diary: Sitting pretty

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 22:43
Designing the inside of a 1,000mph car

VIDEO: SpaceX rocket lifts off from Florida

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 19:23
A Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket has blasted off from Florida, after a two month delay.

Haul of giant snails seized in LA

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:30
Scores of giant African snails, still alive, have been seized by US customs agents at Los Angeles International Airport.

All aboard: China's railway dream

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:04
Is China revolutionising high-speed rail travel?

VIDEO: Life beyond earth in '10 to 20 years'

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:56
Astronomer Michael Merrifield says we are 'Pretty close' to finding life outside Earth

VIDEO: Rare bluefin tuna found in Cornwall

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:48
A rare bluefin tuna fish has been discovered by group of friends in Kingsand, Cornwall.

Kayakers haul rare tuna fish ashore

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 06:00
A group of kayakers tow a "monster" bluefin tuna fish to a Cornish beach after it is found floating in the sea.

Dolphin attacks on bay porpoises

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 02:06
Dolphin attacks on porpoises in Cardigan Bay leave marine scientists scratching their heads.

NZ fights 'plague' of stoats and rats

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 02:03
New Zealand approves mass poisoning to protect native wildlife.

'Antibiotic' honey search begins

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:38
Scientists looking for a new antibiotic are testing Welsh honey samples to see if they can provide a solution.

Scotland could host UK spaceport

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 16:04
The UK government wants to establish a spaceport by 2018, with six of the eight potential locations sited in Scotland.

China 'admits' trading in tiger skins

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 09:20
China has publicly admitted permitting the trade in skins from captive tigers, an international convention to protect endangered species hears.

Rare butterflies 'buck trend'

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 02:01
A nature reserve becomes a stronghold for two rare butterflies, a wildlife trust says.

Study sparks organic foods debate

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:01
Scientists argue over the merits of a review which concludes that organic foods have higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticide residues.

How much science in new Planet of the Apes film?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:49
Is there any science behind Planet of the Apes?

Warning after jellyfish sighting

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 19:01
People in Guernsey are being warned to be careful on the beach after blue jellyfish were spotted off the coast.

HIV re-emerges in 'cured' US girl

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:44
A child born in the US with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the virus, doctors say.

UK clean air goal missed by 20 years

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:51
The air quality in some of the UK's biggest cities is unlikely to meet EU standards before 2030 according to the government.

VIDEO: Rescuers free beached whale

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:01
Rescuers have managed to free a young whale stranded for two days on a beach in Queensland, Australia.