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MH370: Missing jet 'could be further north'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:46
The crashed remains from Flight MH370 could be as much as 500km further north than the current search area, argues a new modelling study.

Antibiotic resistance: 'Snot wars' study yields new class of drugs

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 16:06
A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial warfare taking place up people's noses, scientists report.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot 'roars with heat'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:12
Astronomers discover that Jupiter's giant storm is somehow heating the planet's upper atmosphere - possibly by means of sound waves.

Time to say goodbye

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:10
As Philae, the robotic lander, is finally switched off and the world says goodbye.

Clever koalas learn to cross the road safely

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:21
Koalas have quickly learned to use wildlife passageways to cross busy roads in Australia's Queensland state as they move between habitats.

Farewell to Philae as lander comms cut

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 05:04
Professor Monica Grady describes the final days of communication with the Philae lander

X-rays reveal complete dino skeleton

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 04:37
Scientists have used high-power X-rays to "see inside" an exquisite and complete dinosaur specimen.

Orangutan 'copies human speech'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 02:10
An orangutan copying sounds made by researchers offers new clues to how human speech evolved, scientists say.

Waste mountain

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 17:03
Every day hundreds of thousands of Britons put their coffee cup into a recycling bin. They're wrong - those cups aren't recyclable.

Increasing ocean acidity could impact fish spawning

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 16:18
A new study suggests that the increasing acidification of the oceans is likely to interfere with the ability of fish to reproduce.

Peruvian fishermen rescue baby whale from net

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 14:28
Fishermen in the Piura region of Peru have rescued an exhausted whale calf that had become trapped in a net.

How have Dolly the Sheep's 'siblings' fared?

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 13:58
The prospect of using cloning to treat humans has been boosted by new evidence suggests that it can be used safely in animals.

Royal Society head calls for 'underwriting' of research

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 09:31
The president of the Royal Society has called for the UK government to underwrite the research of all UK-based researchers who apply for EU funding now.

Dolly the sheep's siblings 'healthy'

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 08:06
Dolly the sheep's "siblings" are generally healthy, a study has shown, providing hope that cloning can yield animals free from degenerative illness.

White humpback Migaloo spotted off Australia's Byron Bay

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 22:39
A rare white humpback whale has been spotted off Australia's east coast travelling at a leisurely pace not far from the famous holiday town Byron Bay.

Sri Lanka prime minister: Mangroves curb climate threat

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 21:09
On World Mangrove Day, Sri Lanka's prime minister says mangroves' ability to swiftly absorb carbon make them vital in the fight to curb climate change.

Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 20:26
The first round-the-world solar powered flight has been completed.

Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:46
The Solar Impulse becomes the first aircraft to circle the globe powered by the sun after landing in Abu Dhabi on the last leg of its journey.

Dutch men revealed as world's tallest

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 16:39
When it comes to height, Dutch men and Latvian women tower over all other nationalities, a study reveals.

In pictures

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 16:11
Photographer Charles Fox documents the work of the Trapang Sangke fishing community in Cambodia.