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VIDEO: How daughter's DNA led to murderer

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:55
A man who sexually assaulted and stabbed a girl 32 years ago has been given a life sentence for her murder.

Rover mission in 'last chance saloon'

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 09:08
Europe's rover mission to Mars is "drinking in the last chance saloon", warns the European Space Agency's director general, who says the project cannot have an open-ended schedule or budget.

Youthful 'second skin' to hide wrinkles

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 08:13
Scientists say they have developed an invisible elastic film that can be applied to the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and eye bags.

Who is the 'Ivory Queen'?

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 01:13
The woman accused of leading one of Africa's biggest smuggling rings

Island holds red squirrel leprosy study

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 16:22
A study to find out how a form of leprosy is affecting the UK's threatened red squirrels is to be carried out on Dorset's Brownsea Island.

The cave divers who went back for their friends

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 16:00
The cave divers who went back for their dead friends

Crowds flock to car-free Champs Elysees

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 10:42
Thousands of people have take advantage of a move by the authorities in Paris to close the famous Champs Elysees thoroughfare to traffic.

Tributes paid to Attenborough at 90

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 08:24
Tributes are paid to renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough as he turns 90.

Tourists asked to fight wildlife trade

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 16:33
Conservationists have launched a global campaign asking the public to use a smartphone app to help tackle the illegal trade in wildlife.

Fossils shed light on 'bizarre' reptile

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 16:05
Scientists say new fossils found in China are of a crocodile-like creature that was the first known plant-eating marine reptile.

Global sleeping patterns revealed

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 16:02
The world's sleeping patterns have been revealed by scientists analysing data collected from an app.

VIDEO: 'Boaty' ship takes Attenborough's name

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 07:37
The UK's new state-of-the-art polar research ship will be named after Sir David Attenborough, despite the title "Boaty McBoatface" previously topping a public vote.

VIDEO: Celebrating Attenborough at 90

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 03:32
A quick look at some of the best moments of the beloved broadcaster and naturalist.

'Boaty' ship named after Attenborough

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 03:32
The UK's new polar research ship is to be named RRS Sir David Attenborough, despite Boaty McBoatface previously topping a public vote.

The hunt for natural antibacterials

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:20
Welsh scientists are on the hunt for alternative antibacterials

SpaceX records another rocket landing

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:16
US company SpaceX makes another successful landing of a rocket booster after launching a satellite to orbit.

Space radar to assess Europe's historic sites

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:36
A satellite radar project is under way to assess the geological hazards facing the 400-plus European monuments and sites on the Unesco World Heritage List.

MPs to review 'Boaty' naming process

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:09
MPs want to examine the process that has been used to find a name for the UK's new polar research ship - a vessel the public wants to call Boaty McBoatface.

Shower gel plastic beads may face ban

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:57
The UK's Environment Minister promises action to cut pollution from facial scrubs and body washes.

'Perfect storm' boosted Alberta fires

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:04
The El Niño weather phenomenon and ongoing climate change have both contributed to the devastating Alberta wildfires, according to experts.