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VIDEO: Eagle prepares for world record bid

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 02:41
Conservationists are preparing an eagle for a world record attempt in Dubai, to raise awareness of the plight of the endangered bird of prey.

Supersonic car gets its superwheels

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 18:23
The process begins of machining the fastest wheels in automotive history for the Bloodhound Supersonic Car project.

VIDEO: The art of microbes

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 16:59
A UK artist is using the science of microbes to inspire her work.

Global CO2 emissions 'stalled'

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 07:34
Data from the International Energy Agency suggests that growth in global carbon emissions stalled last year - the first time this has happened without a major economic downturn.

'Long struggle' warning on climate

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 04:42
America’s chief climate negotiator, Todd Stern, says the Paris summit will not solve climate change - just set nations on the right path.

Seed index hope for African farmers

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 02:21
An initiative called the African Seed Access Index is launched to help improve smallholder farmers' access to a wider variety of food crop seeds.

The world is running out of burial space

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 18:11
The world is running out of burial space

The fates of old ocean liners

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 17:12
Whither the world's ocean liners?

VIDEO: Nasa films biggest solar flare of 2015

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 14:37
Nasa cameras have captured images of an X-class flare, the strongest category of Sun storm possible, and they are the first of its size in 2015.

'Best evidence' for Ganymede ocean

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:49
The Hubble telescope obtains compelling evidence that Ganymede - the largest moon in the Solar System - has an ocean beneath its icy crust.

S Pacific volcano forms new island

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:35
A volcanic eruption in Tonga in January leads to the creation of a new island in the Pacific, some 500m across and 250m high.

WoRMS catalogue downsizes ocean life

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 05:30
A mammoth effort to list all known marine life shows many species had duplicate entries in previous databases.

VIDEO: Volcano eruption creates new island

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 04:57
Video footage has been released which show the volcano eruption off Tonga which led to the creation of new Pacific island.

'Giant lobster' ate like a whale

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 03:55
A new fossil discovery shows that a giant ancestor of modern lobsters used spiny 'limbs' on its head to sift food from the ocean.

Should the lynx be reintroduced to Britain?

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 16:20
Is reintroducing the big cat to Britain a good idea?

The Age of Man 'started in 1610'

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:03
New dates for the start of the Anthropocene - the geological age of humans - have been proposed by scientists.

VIDEO: Nasa tests enormous rocket booster

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:38
At a site in the Utah desert, US industry test-fires the booster that will lift the biggest rocket ever made - the Space Launch System - off the pad, to one day send humans to Mars.

Cornwall takes off on space missions

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:01
Cornwall is set to become a training centre for space mission operators with a new course at Goonhilly earth satellite station.

Devon wild beavers cleared to remain

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 03:40
Devon's wild beavers will be allowed to stay on the River Otter after being found clear of a disease.

Chameleons' colour switch revealed

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:51
New research shows that rather than using pigments, chameleons change colour by tweaking the arrangement of crystals in their skin cells.