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Captured carbon to feed farmed fish?

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:46
Carbon dioxide turned into food for farmed fish

VIDEO: Europa and the hunt for alien life

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 17:35
The search for life on other planets has long inspired science fiction novelists and Nasa missions but could one of Jupiter's moons, Europa, provide proof?

Europe's combat drone challenge

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:02
Europe develops advance unmanned combat planes

Rosetta's target is 'double' comet

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:35
Europe's Rosetta probe acquires some sensational new images of its comet quarry, showing what appears to be two distinct parts in contact with each other.

Wild bees disappear across the UK

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:56
Does disappearance of wild honeybees matter?

Science minister has tough job ahead

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:04
Greg Clark has a tough act to follow as the new science and universities minister, commentators say.

Scottish wildcat 'safe haven' set up

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 07:42
A location on the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula in the north west Highlands has been designated as a Scottish wildcat sanctuary.

Spaceport Britain: 'No challenge is insurmountable'

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 07:10
Can we really have a British spaceport by 2018?

Do friends have similar genomes?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 01:29
A study from US researchers suggests that friends are more genetically similar than strangers - to the same degree as fourth cousins.

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.