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BBC Breakfast presenters meet 'Orangu-cam'

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 00:11
The Breakfast team have been monkeying around with one of the stars of new series 'Spy in the Wild'.

Robotic sleeve 'hugs' failing hearts

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:05
US scientists develop a robotic sleeve that can help hearts pump when they fail to work properly.

Trump's EPA nominee Scott Pruitt grilled on oil company ties

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 14:06
Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has faced some tough questioning at his confirmation hearing.

Primates facing 'extinction crisis'

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:20
Primates are facing an extinction crisis, according to researchers who have found that 60% of species are under threat.

Galileo satellites experiencing multiple clock failures

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:53
The onboard atomic clocks that drive the satellite-navigation signals on Europe's Galileo network have been failing at an alarming rate.

Climate change: Data shows 2016 likely to be warmest year yet

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 07:39
Temperature data for 2016 shows it is likely to have edged ahead of 2015 as the world's warmest year.

DNA-testing smartphone aims to tackle drugs resistance

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 07:22
A smartphone attachment that analyses DNA could help improve cancer and tuberculosis treatments.

Moth with 'golden flake hairstyle' named after Donald Trump

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 03:42
The moth, which has a wingspan of just over a centimetre, was discovered in California.

Obama administration gives $500m to UN climate change fund

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 02:26
The payment to the UN Green Climate Fund was announced three days before Donald Trump takes office.

IVF: First three-parent baby born to infertile couple

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 22:53
A technique designed to help parents affected by genetic disorders is used to tackle infertility.

Aeolus wind mission heads for test and launch

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 17:44
UK engineers finish the assembly of a wind-observing satellite that meteorologists expect to have a major impact on weather forecasts.

Babies remember their birth language - scientists

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:51
Babies learn language in the early months of life, and retain this knowledge, say scientists.

Drone footage shows huge Antarctic ice crack

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:55
Aerial video shows a huge ice crack which is forcing British Antarctic Survey staff to leave their base.

Last man to walk on the Moon, Gene Cernan, has died

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 23:50
Documentary maker reflects on the life of astronaut Gene Cernan, following his death.

Concerns over first snow and common leopards found in same area

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 17:02
Video footage showing snow leopards and common leopards sharing the same habitat causes alarm.

Common leopards 'moving to higher altitudes'

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 16:34
Common leopards could be moving to higher altitudes on the Tibetan plateau.

Gene Cernan, last man to walk on Moon, dies aged 82

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 14:36
US astronaut Gene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, has died, his family and Nasa announce.

Venus wave may be Solar System's biggest

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:16
A giant wave in the atmosphere of Venus may be the biggest of its kind in the Solar System.

Trump team moving away from supporters on climate science

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 09:46
The incoming Trump administration accepts far more of the research on climate change than many of their political supporters, say British scientists.

Ice crack to put UK Antarctic base in shut-down

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 08:38
The British Antarctic Survey is pulling all staff out of the space-age Halley base in March because of a big crack in nearby ice.