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Peake's training nears conclusion

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 03:57
British astronaut Tim Peake is going through a gruelling round of final training before liftoff to the International Space Station next month.

Farthest Solar System object spied

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 02:42
Astronomers have identified the most distant object yet in the Solar System - a likely icy body three times further away than even far-flung Pluto.

VIDEO: Using lasers to save history

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 17:28
Scientists are hoping to digitally preserve the world's most important heritage sites.

Nano fingerprint 'boosts security'

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:01
An atomic-scale fingerprint could boost the security of connected devices, according to the British scientists who have developed it.

Rudd: Renewable targets 'will be met'

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 08:34
Energy Secretary says the government remains committed to meeting renewable energy targets set by the EU following controversy over a leaked letter suggesting a shortfall.

Scientists breach brain's barrier

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 08:07
For the first time, doctors breach the human brain's protective layer to deliver chemotherapy to a tumour.

SeaWorld to phase out whale display

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 06:11
The SeaWorld theme park in the US state of California is to phase out public displays by killer whales, its chief executive says, following public outcry.

VIDEO: SeaWorld bows to conservation pressure

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 01:01
A world-famous animal theme park is planning to phase out its killer whale displays, following years of pressure from campaigners.

MPs 'misled' over renewable targets

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 00:56
Energy Secretary Amber Rudd is accused by Labour of misleading MPs about meeting mandatory EU energy targets on renewable power.

Mystery heat spots found in pyramids

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 23:22
An international team of architects and scientists have observed "thermal anomalies" at the pyramids of Giza, Egyptian officials say.

Change in humour 'can signal dementia'

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 17:01
An increasingly warped sense of humour could be an early warning sign of impending dementia, say experts.

'Twice-baked' model for Moon origin

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 12:52
A new model of the Moon's formation suggests it developed in two stages, leading to inner and outer layers with different compositions.

Wada commission wants Russia ban

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 11:29
Russia should be suspended from athletics competition, a World Anti-Doping Agency commission report recommends.

Policies 'will increase CO2 emissions'

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 10:38
The government's energy policy changes since the general election are likely to increase CO2 emissions, according to analysis by BBC News.

Pluto may have ice volcanoes

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 10:22
Two possible cryo-volcanoes are identified on the surface of Pluto - huge mountains with a hole in the top that may spew a slurry of ices.

Crocodiles 'to guard Indonesia prisons'

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 10:00
The head of Indonesia's anti-drugs agency proposes building a prison island guarded by crocodiles to house death-row drug convicts.

Europe despatches crewship component

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 05:42
The test model for what will become the "back end" of the Orion spaceship is sent from Europe to the US for evaluation.

$22m science prize winners announced

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 05:37
The winners of science and maths prizes worth $22m have been announced at a glittering ceremony in Silicon Valley.

What happened to passenger hovercraft?

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 04:36
What happened to travelling by hovercraft?

Warming set to breach 1C threshold

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 02:53
Global temperatures are set to rise more than 1C above pre-industrial levels in 2015, according to the UK's Met Office.