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Athlete injured after drone crash

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 04:07
Australia's air safety body is looking into reports that a triathlete has been injured by a drone falling on her.

Spider invasion prompts Mazda fix

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 03:49
Spiders crawling into the fuel tanks of Mazda cars have forced the company to issue a voluntary recall notice to apply a software fix.

VIDEO: Building the truly model city

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:20
MIT's 3D projections simulate a metropolis

Rare coral 'at risk from dredging'

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 19:00
Environmental campaigners are calling for immediate action to protect coral found off the coast near Plymouth.

The riddle of the Voynich Manuscript

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 18:39
Was mysterious manuscript forged by bookseller?

Mainframes clock up half-century

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 16:39
IBM mainframe celebrates its half-century

Bird of prey trap death condemned

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 03:59
Wildlife organisations condemn the illegal trapping of birds after a buzzard was found fatally injured in the Peak District National Park.

VIDEO: 'Your ladybirds are in the post'

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 02:21
Ladybirds are a good, natural way to combat garden pests, according to one wildlife expert.

Cancer virus discovery helped by delayed flight

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 19:08
Story of UK scientist who isolated cancer virus

Science does theatre with a bang

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 18:44
Can a play teach science and be exciting at the same time?

VIDEO: Explosive theatre: Bringing science to life

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 16:06
Could live theatre be the best way to engage children's passion for science?

VIDEO: Nasa releases solar flare footage

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 05:51
Nasa has released dramatic footage of a solar flare, captured by its Solar Dynamics Observatory.

VIDEO: Video of skydiver's 'meteorite' near miss

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:37
Video footage emerges of what some people have claimed is a meteorite falling to Earth and narrowly missing a skydiver.

VIDEO: Peake on his preparations for ISS

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:11
Major Tim Peake is due to begin his visit the International Space Station to carrying out scientific experiments at the end of 2015.

VIDEO: Why is it hard to build a kangaroo?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 08:14
A German technology firm have developed a digital marsupial, a robotic kangaroo that can leap and land with precision.

High pollution levels 'begin to ease'

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:56
Air pollution over most parts of the UK is beginning to ease as forecasters predict it could be blown away by "clean Atlantic air".

Bloodhound Diary: Coping with volcano conditions

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:44
Stressing the components inside a 1,000mph car

VIDEO: Unlocking the mysteries of the earth

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 01:03
The BBC's Nick Higham talks to James Lovelock, the author of Rough Ride to the Future, which predicts the earth's future

The woman who got 'slothified'

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:10
The woman who lost a dog and gained 200 sloths

Nasa trains robot doctor in space

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:02
Nasa's robot doctor will see you now