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VIDEO: Up close with Curiosity Mars rover

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:02
BBC Click gets rare access to the twin of Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover which is helping scientists solve problems on the Red Planet.

Met Office opens solar storm centre

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 22:08
The UK Met Office formally opens its Space Weather Operations Centre to lead the forecasting of the Sun’s disruptive effects on Earth.

The last eel catcher of Rome

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 16:25
The last eel catcher fishing the river in Rome

VIDEO: Girl, 13, could be first human on Mars

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 16:03
Could 13-year-old be first human to reach red planet?

Garlic injection for tree disease

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:39
Injecting trees with a concentrated form of garlic might help save trees in the UK from deadly diseases.

Spain investigates Ebola infection

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:00
A Madrid hospital investigates how a nurse became the first person to contract Ebola outside West Africa, as three more people are quarantined.

VIDEO: Ash dieback: How to inject a tree

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:00
The BBC's Claire Marshall takes a closer look at how you go about injecting a tree with a prototype fungicide, derived from garlic, as part of the fight against ash dieback.

Nobel Prize for blue LED invention

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:51
The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics is won by trio of scientists in Japan and the US for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LED).

VIDEO: How do astronauts return to Earth?

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:06
Professor Brian Cox joins a search-and-rescue mission in the depths of winter as they collect two cosmonauts and an astronaut as they arrive back on Earth after months living aboard the International Space Station.

Nobel winner warns over immigration

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:33
Nobel Prize winner John O'Keefe warns the government that policies on immigration and animal research are risking Britain's scientific standing.

From Alien to Fifa: The art of noise

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 16:21
The magic of video game sound effects

The 21st Century house cat

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:53
Can four felines live happily under the same roof?

Nobel Prize for brain's GPS discovery

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 04:55
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain's "GPS system".

New York Times in cartoon apology

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:07
The New York Times apologises for a cartoon on India's Mars Mission following readers' complaints that it mocked India.

New cracks in Hunterston reactor

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:13
New cracks found in the core of the Hunterston-B nuclear reactor in Scotland could threaten operator EDF's plans to extend the lives of some power stations.

Height differences 'caused by DNA'

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:57
Many subtle DNA changes could explain why some people are taller than others, according to the largest ever study of the genetics behind height.

Depth key to ocean warming trends

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:33
The deeper half of the ocean did not get any hotter in the last decade, but warming of the surface layer since the 1970s has been seriously underestimated, according to two new studies.

VIDEO: Worldwide protests against ivory trade

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 21:29
Neha Bhatnagar reports from a demonstration in Nairobi, as protests are held in over a hundred cities across the world calling for an end to the trade of ivory and rhino horns.

VIDEO: Intern invents 'smart' wheelchair

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 16:00
Why connecting wheelchairs to the net could save lives

AUDIO: Why do butterflies shimmer?

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:52
New research published by the Natural History Museum has shown that it is possible to culture cells from butterfly wings to produce iridescent colours in the laboratory.