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Two rare Amur leopards born at Twycross Zoo

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 02:39
Two Amur leopards - believed to be the world's rarest big cat - are born at Twycross Zoo.

China's elevated bus: Futuristic 'straddling bus' hits the road

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 02:26
The 2m-high Transit Elevated Bus took its inaugural test run in the streets of Hebei, much to the amazement of Chinese citizens.

'Science gives us hope in a turbulent world'

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 22:24
Professor Brian Cox talks to the BBC about how why science can give us hope in a turbulent world.

The deadly trade around exotic fish

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 19:22
Emily Voigt devoted three years of her life and visited fifteen countries in search of the rare Asian arowana.

Research head urges UK to seize Brexit opportunity

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 04:52
The man who has taken charge of UK research funding says Brexit presents scientists with an opportunity.

Crowd dynamics

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 19:12
The World Music Festival, Womad, hosted a science pavilion this year, but are such initiatives successful?

Last woolly mammoths 'died of thirst'

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 18:39
One of the last known populations of woolly mammoths became extinct because of a lack of drinking water, a study concludes.

Slow-motion replays can distort criminal responsibility

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 18:27
Slow-motion replays of crimes in courtrooms may be distorting the outcomes of trials, according to US research.

'Hacking nerves can control disease'

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 07:09
Controlling human nerve cells with electricity could treat a range of disease including type-2 diabetes, a new company says.

Dartmoor lynx returned to zoo after weeks on run

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 06:51
A lynx that escaped from Dartmoor Zoo is back in his pen after more than three weeks on the run.

'Amazing' waterspout off Suffolk coast

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 03:46
A whirling column of air and water mist provides a stunning sight off the Suffolk coast.

Banking brains

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 03:34
Researchers and donors tell the story of how your brain tissue can help with medical research.

Dissecting brains for medical research

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 03:26
Dr Laura Palmer shows us what happens inside a brain bank and and explains why such donations are vital.

Pokemon Go 'transformed teenager's life'

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 00:48
A mobile phone game that has caught the attention of the world also appears to have caused a breakthrough with autism sufferers, as the Victoria Derbyshire programme finds out.

MH370 was flown into water, says Canadian air crash expert

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 22:18
One of the world's leading air crash investigators tells Australian TV he believes Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was deliberately flown into the sea.

Gibraltar caves reveal Neanderthals' secrets

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 00:29
The cave systems at the base of the rock of Gibraltar have just received UNESCO world heritage status, in recognition of the rich insights they bring to the study of Neanderthals.

May had objections to Hinkley Point, says Cable

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 05:58
Theresa May had "objections" to a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point during the days of the coalition, says the then Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable.

Plastic bag use plummets in England since 5p charge

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 04:41
Shoppers in England are on target to use six billion fewer plastic bags in the first year since a 5p charge for them was introduced, government data suggests.

Lettuce towers and office block farms - is this the future?

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 01:19
Towers of lettuce and pak choi, or a three-storey farm in an office building - could this be the future of farming?

Hinkley Point: EDF's UK boss 'confident' of go ahead

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 19:05
The boss of EDF in the UK says he is confident the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station will be built, despite the government delaying its approval.