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Mutant mice become 'super sniffers'

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 04:52
Scientists have mutated mice to turn them into "super sniffers", in research aiming to create a new generation of tracker animals.

Vets: Ban the use of homeopathy in animals

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 22:51
About 1,000 of the UK's vets sign a petition calling for a ban on homeopathy being prescribed to animals.

No more fish in the sea

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 16:34
Foreign fishing vessels operate illegally off the coast of Guinea, depleting its fish population and destroying marine life. Despite the economic and social consequences of illegal fishing, the Guinean government has failed to police its waters because it doesn't have money to operate surveillance equipment, as the BBC's Tamasin Ford reports.

The final image sent by doomed Japanese Hitomi satellite

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 06:32
A doomed Japanese satellite managed to capture a spectacular view of a cluster of galaxies 250 million light years away just before it died, scientists reveal.

Giant panda cub tries to find his feet

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 04:37
A month-old male giant panda cub in Belgium's Pairi Daiza wildlife park is growing fast and gaining weight - but still not quite standing up.

Cautious green light for fracking

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 01:32
The government’s climate change advisors have given a cautious green light to fracking in the UK.

UN: Global fish consumption per capita hits record high

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 01:15
Global per capita fish consumption passes the 20kg per year mark for the first time, but natural marine resources continue to be overfished, UN data shows.

Conservation heartbreak for endangered bird

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 22:57
How a celebrated milestone for the spoon-billed sandpiper turned to sadness.

Sea worm fossil gives clues to 'common ancestor'

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 16:52
Fossils of a sea worm that lived on the ocean floor about 500 million years ago are giving new insights into how early creatures evolved.

Ewe win again

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 15:53
In July 1996, scientists in Scotland created the world’s first animal cloned from an adult cell

Has the LHC discovered a new particle?

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 10:59
After its much heralded re-start last year, has the Large Hadron Collider found a new particle?

Japanese knotweed web advice 'confusing'

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 02:48
Gardeners searching the web for advice on the best way to tackle Japanese knotweed are likely to find confusing and contradictory advice, a study says.

Warming unlikely to limit chances of UK soggy summers

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 02:03
Random shifts in the paths of Atlantic storms during the summer are more responsible for changes in temperatures than greenhouse gases, according to a new study.

Juno probe enters into orbit around Jupiter

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 01:32
The US space agency's Juno probe puts itself in orbit around Jupiter after a five-year-journey.

Nasa: 'Juno welcome to Jupiter'

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 21:11
The US space agency has successfully put a new probe in orbit around Jupiter.

Renewable energy: UK expected to miss 2020 targets

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 18:19
The UK is almost certain to miss its EU 2020 targets for renewable energy, the National Grid says.

Otterly famous

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 16:57
Meet the furry stars of Singapore who live in Marina Bay, the heart of Singapore's central business district.

Dolly's legacy

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 15:38
What has been the human and scientific impact of cloning since Dolly the sheep's birth in 1996?

Juno mission: Jupiter probe on course for orbit manoeuvre

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 10:39
The US space agency says its Juno probe is in good shape as it prepares to orbit Jupiter and begin a survey of what lies beneath the giant planet's obscuring clouds.

Looking forward to Jupiter mission

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 04:44
Dr Chris Lintott explains why he's looking forward to Juno's arrival at Jupiter.