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How time zones confused the world

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 14:24
There is now Pyongyang Time to add to Greenwich Mean Time, Eastern Standard Time and Lord Howe Standard Time. Time zones are as much about politics, diplomacy and rebellion as they are about... the time.

Fastest neutrino among new findings

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 07:59
Physicists unveil a raft of new findings about neutrinos bombarding the Earth from above, below - and within.

Coasts 'final frontier' for study

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:31
Archaeologists want the public's help as they attempt to tackle what they describe as the "final frontier" - England's coastline.

Ash cloud grounds Bali-bound flights

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 04:47
Australian flights to and from the holiday island of Bali are halted due to a persistent volcanic ash cloud.

VIDEO: Solving the mystery of air accidents

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:10
The BBC's Richard Westcott speaks to Prof Graham Braithwaite at The Accident Lab at Cranfield University, where air accident investigators are trained.

Cecil the lion: Why a hunting ban is not the answer

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 19:02
Would a hunting ban cost more lives than it saves?

Risk of further Nepal-India quake

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 16:01
Scientists warn that Nepal's devastating April earthquake failed to release all of the stress built up underground, increasing the chance of a quake further west.

Fast-growth fish risks overlooked

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 06:45
A study of global fish populations suggests fast-growth fish species are more vulnerable to population collapses than previously thought.

VIDEO: Can ocean currents map MH370 debris?

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 03:41
Ocean experts have said a video modelling of ocean currents predicted that the wreckage of MH370 would be discovered near the remote French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.

Concern over marine protected areas

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 02:30
Fishermen's leaders warn the creation of Marine Protected Areas around Scotland's coast could result in a modern-day "clearance" that would devastate small fishing communities.

VIDEO: Nasa photographs moon's 'dark side'

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:49
Nasa's Deep Space Observatory satellite has captured composite images of the moon from a million miles away.

Kicking up a skink over mining

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:46
The animals scuttling mines in Australia

Will debris solve MH370 mystery?

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 20:16
The long-running mystery of flight MH370

Offshore wind farm plan for Teesside

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 09:59
A giant offshore wind farm that could provide power for up to two million homes is given the go-ahead by the government.

Fish 'at risk' to trawlers revealed

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 07:17
Lab-based experiments produce the first evidence of the characteristics of individual fish that leave them at greater risk of getting caught.

War declared on athletics - Coe

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 07:01
Allegations of widespread doping in athletics are "a declaration of war" on the sport, says IAAF vice-president Lord Coe.

Ancient find baffles archaeologists

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 06:00
Israeli archaeologists say they are trying to decode ancient inscriptions written in Hebrew discovered at a dig in Jerusalem.

Loss of world's rarest ape charted

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 19:10
The decline of the Hainan gibbon - the world's rarest primate - has been revealed by a trawl through historical Chinese documents.

Trouble in orbit: the growing problem of space junk

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 17:33
We need a solution to space junk

VIDEO: 'Employ scientists - and back them'

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 16:06
Sir James Dyson offers the business advice he wishes he'd had when he started out, as part of the BBC News series, CEO Secrets.