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Footage shows 'passenger' rocket test

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 09:32
Space transportation company Blue Origin say they have successfully launched and landed a suborbital rocket, which is capable of carrying six passengers, for the third time.

VIDEO: Footage shows 'passenger' rocket test

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 09:32
Space transportation company Blue Origin say they have successfully launched and landed a suborbital rocket, which is capable of carrying six passengers, for the third time.

Slaughter island

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 07:44
Meet the man who shoots 30,000 wallabies a year

The man who culls wallabies by the thousand

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 07:44
Meet the man who shoots 30,000 wallabies a year

VIDEO: How do we deal with this newt?

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 22:09
New rules governing how contractors deal with protected species could mean great crested newts remain in their current habitats.

How your brain picks the right word

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 04:08
The average English-speaker has about 50,000 words in their mind. But how do they find the right one in 600 milliseconds?

VIDEO: How your brain picks the right word

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 04:08
The average English-speaker has about 50,000 words in their mind. But how do they find the right one in 600 milliseconds?

Coding on tape

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 17:44
Computer science A-levels in the 1970s

Computer science A-level 1970s style

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 17:44
Computer science A-levels in the 1970s

'Next Einstein' might come from Africa

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 01:08
As calls for African science investment get louder, the BBC meets some of the continent’s world-beating young researchers at a forum in Senegal.

The 'next Einstein'? She's from Africa

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 01:08
She may just come from Africa

Lab-grown skin sprouts hair and glands

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 13:13
Scientists create artificial skin, made from mouse stem cells, that integrates successfully and even sprouts hairs when transplanted into another mouse.

Lab-grown skin sprouts hair and glands

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 13:13
Scientists create artificial skin, made from mouse stem cells, that integrates successfully and even sprouts hairs when transplanted into another mouse.

Comet 67P presented in silhouette

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 08:39
Perfectly backlit by our star, Comet 67P was photographed in dramatic fashion this week by the Rosetta spacecraft - 260 million km from Earth.

Comet 67P presented in silhouette

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 08:39
Perfectly backlit by our star, Comet 67P was photographed in dramatic fashion this week by the Rosetta spacecraft - 260 million km from Earth.

First inflatable home heading to space

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 23:11
Nasa's inflatable space home will be launched on 8 April. Take a peek at what it looks like and why it's so important.

Turtle treated for buoyancy disorder

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 20:27
A turtle in Seattle has undergone experimental therapy involving a hyperbaric chamber to try and treat its buoyancy disorder.

VIDEO: Turtle treated for buoyancy disorder

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 20:27
A turtle in Seattle has undergone experimental therapy involving a hyperbaric chamber to try and treat its buoyancy disorder.

Apple's forgotten founder

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 18:58
The man who helped create Apple and then walked away

Climate predicts bird populations

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 15:40
Hundreds of the most common bird species in Europe and the US are having their populations altered by climate change, according to scientists.