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'Extinct' frog rediscovered in India

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 19:33
A tree frog that feeds its young unfertilised eggs and was thought to have died out more than a century ago has been rediscovered in India.

Tuneful song reveals new Indian bird

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 16:38
Scientists studying birds in the Himalayas discover that one species of thrush is in fact two.

Toxic algae triggers dementia brain changes

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 16:36
Exposure to toxin from algae linked to dementia

Is Hyperloop the future of travel?

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 16:21
Nevada desert home to ambitious transport project

VIDEO: 'I'm sceptical about ninth planet'

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 15:47
Nasa's chief scientist says she is a bit "sceptical" about the existence of a ninth planet in our Solar System.

VIDEO: Warmest year 'one of violent extremes'

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:44
Global temperatures in 2015 were the warmest on record, according to data published by meteorologists in the UK and US.

Welsh dinosaur named 'dragon thief'

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:06
A 201-million-year-old dinosaur that fell out of a cliff face in Wales in 2014 is formally named Dracoraptor hanigani - the "dragon thief".

Case made for 'ninth planet'

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:13
American astronomers say they have strong evidence that there is a ninth planet in our Solar System orbiting far beyond even the dwarf world Pluto.

Five planets align in dawn sky

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:09
Five planets will align across the dawn sky on Wednesday in a rare treat for skywatchers.

2015 'shattered' temperature record

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 08:36
Global temperatures in 2015 were the warmest since records began, according to data published by meteorologists in the UK and the US.

What is China doing to clean its air?

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 17:08
What is China doing to clean its air?

Are beards good for your health?

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 17:02
Do beards hold the key to new antibiotics?

Eye-in-sky offers UK floods insight

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 16:39
Images from an unmanned aerial vehicle suggest excessive management of floodplains limit their ability to hold water and slow the flow of floodwater.

Car hub Stuttgart asks for auto ban

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 14:03
Residents of one of Germany's foremost car manufacturing bases are urged to leave their vehicles at home after smog breaches maximum safe levels.

English DNA 'one-third' Anglo-Saxon

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:16
The present-day English owe about a third of their ancestry to the Anglo-Saxons, according to two new studies.

Fishing catch 'huge underestimate'

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:14
The amount of fish taken from the world's oceans has been underestimated by more than 50% according to a new study.

GM mosquito expansion announced

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 09:23
A company producing GM mosquitoes says it is to open a new factory in Brazil as it expands its operations.

'Natural' fertilisation device for IVF

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 16:41
A private UK fertility clinic is offering couples a new form of IVF treatment that allows conception to occur in the womb rather than in the lab.

VIDEO: SpaceX rocket explodes during landing

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 00:53
This is the moment an unmanned SpaceX Falcon rocket exploded on landing after successfully delivering an ocean monitoring satellite to orbit.

Ocean height mission blasts off

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 11:40
Jason-3, a US-European satellite that is fundamental to our understanding of the oceans, is launched from California.