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'Lost' turtles don't go with flow

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:02
A new tracking study shows that young sea turtles make a concerted effort to swim in particular directions, instead of drifting with ocean currents.

VIDEO: Dolphins stranded on Japan beach

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 04:29
Nearly 150 melon-headed whales, a species of dolphin, have become stranded on a beach in Japan.

First new pylon type constructed

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 03:11
The first new design of electricity pylon in almost 90 years has been erected at a test site in Nottinghamshire.

VIDEO: The liquid that can stop bullets

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:46
BBC Click's LJ Rich looks at some of the best of the week's technology news

Terror bird find reveals 'deep voice'

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 17:05
A 90%-complete "terror bird" skeleton found in Argentina suggests these big-beaked predators had good low-frequency hearing and deep voices.

VIDEO: Creating food from plant proteins

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 16:36
The biotech start-ups looking at ways to change the way we make food.

Acidic oceans helped fuel extinction

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 13:21
Acidic oceans helped fuel the biggest mass extinction in the history of life on Earth, a study says.

Longer-term thinking 'needed' on air pollution

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:44
David Shukman looks at what could be done on air pollution beyond the annual warnings.

T. rex cousin was 'violent cannibal'

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 06:12
The skull of an adolescent tyrannosaur shows evidence of vicious combat as well as signs that the corpse was eaten by another dinosaur, possibly of the same species.

VIDEO: Keeping tabs on basking sharks

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 01:49
Scientists are hoping to find out more about elusive basking sharks by tagging them in waters off Cornwall.

Riddles of Moon's origin resolved

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:22
Three new studies resolve some of the inconsistencies in our understanding of the Moon's birth, including the violent impact that started the process.

Gatwick oil find 'significant'

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 23:12
There could be up to 100 billion barrels of oil onshore beneath the South of England, says exploration firm UK Oil & Gas.

VIDEO: The boy who discovered a dinosaur

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 22:27
Scientists in Dallas, Texas, have excavated a 100 million-year-old dinosaur fossil discovered by five-year-old Wylie Brys while playing with his father.

VIDEO: Salmon numbers fall sharply

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:56
Atlantic salmon numbers have fallen at an alarming rate despite best efforts of conservation

Cave crustaceans 'lose visual brain'

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 18:11
A study of blind crustaceans living in deep, dark caves shows that evolution is rapidly withering the visual parts of their brain.

Bendy battery promises safety, speed

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:43
Engineers unveil a flexible aluminium battery which they say could offer a cheap, fast-charging and safe alternative to current designs.

VIDEO: What is it like to climb Everest?

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 07:48
What is it like to climb Everest?

Brontosaurus dino name is revived

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 04:59
The iconic name Brontosaurus, which was once used to describe a titanic family of dinosaurs, is being revived after it was killed off more than a century ago.

Will 'golden' California turn brown?

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 12:55
How will California enforce its strict water rules?

VIDEO: Fumes in world's filthiest city, Delhi

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 09:09
The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports from Delhi, considered by the World Health Organization to be the most polluted city in the world last year.