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Major Tim 'catches the Dragon'

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 03:56
UK astronaut Tim Peake successfully captures and berths the latest cargo ship to visit the International Space Station.

World tiger numbers show increase

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 01:02
The estimated number of wild tigers in the world has risen for the first time in more than a century, say conservationists.

VIDEO: Wild tiger numbers on the rise

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 23:40
The number of wild tigers has gone up for the first time in a century, according to new figures released by the World Wildlife Fund.

Planet Nine's profile fleshed out

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 06:06
Astrophysicists outline what Planet Nine might be like - if indeed it exists.

VIDEO: SpaceX lands rocket on ocean barge

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:00
The private space company SpaceX successfully lands a rocket on a barge floating off the Florida coast.

Reusable rocket lands on sea platform

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 01:59
The US aerospace company SpaceX successfully lands a reusable rocket on an ocean platform, after four previous attempts failed.

Tata windfall from carbon permits

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:51
Tata Steel is refusing to comment on claims it has made £700m windfall profits from a policy designed to protect the climate.

Lab cooks up sugars from 'comet ice'

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 04:04
Experiments show how ribose - an important sugar for life - can form when a simple icy mixture is hit by UV light.

Baby wombat becomes tourism ambassador

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 01:45
An online competition to become the "chief wombat cuddler" of a baby wombat in Tasmania, has made the tiny marsupial something of a celebrity.

Clue to Neanderthal breeding barrier

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 01:34
Incompatibilities in the DNA of Neanderthals and modern humans may have limited the extent of interbreeding between the two groups.

VIDEO: BBC reporter takes Antarctic dip

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 16:04
While reporting from the Antarctic, the BBC's Victoria Gill takes a dip in the near-freezing sea.

'Key piece of ageing puzzle' identified

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 09:01
A common drug, lithium, could hold the key to long life, in flies at least, according to research.

Food waste key in emissions cuts

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 06:46
Reducing food waste and changing the way people consume calories will help deliver a sustainable food system and reduce emissions, a study suggests.

Public asked to aid Antarctic research

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 05:17
British scientists who have set up a network of penguin-monitoring cameras in Antarctica are asking the public to help them carry out their research.

VIDEO: UK's youngest Antarctic researchers

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 05:14
How a newly launched Antarctic citizen science project allows young amateur explorers to adopt and monitor their own penguin colony.

Exploding stars left mark on Earth

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:26
Two studies confirm that multiple supernovae have showered the Earth with radiation within the last few million years.

Computer paints 'new Rembrandt'

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 04:22
A team of technologists working with Microsoft and others produce a 3D-printed painting in the style of Dutch master Rembrandt.

David Shukman

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 03:20

Matt McGrath

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 03:20

Jonathan Amos

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 03:20