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Sweat-powered 'phone battery' made

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 06:00
A battery tattoo powered by perspiration has been unveiled by chemists in California.

VIDEO: Is politics risking space projects?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:46
Collaboration between the US and Russia on the International Space Station (ISS) could be jeopardised as tensions between the two nations create political disputes.

A looming crisis in space?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:32
How does Ukraine crisis affect US-Russian co-operation in space?

Super-sharp Earth imager launches

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:01
WorldView-3, the most powerful commercial imaging satellite ever built, goes into orbit on a rocket launched from California, US.

VIDEO: Extinct mammoth 'walks on beach'

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:24
A "mammoth" that last walked on the Norfolk coast more than 700,000 years ago returns to the beach.

Chile quake hazards remain high

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:26
Scientists say the potential remains for further big earthquakes in North Chile, along the stretch of coast hit by a Magnitude 8.2 tremor in April.

Kenya 'at high risk' of deadly Ebola

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:48
The World Health Organization classifies Kenya as a high-risk country for the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus rises.

Giant Amazon fish 'locally extinct'

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:09
A 10 foot long fish which used to dominate the Amazon river has been fished to extinction in a number of areas, a new study shows.

VIDEO: First female winner for maths medal

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:07
An Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal.

'Mammoth' returns to 'walk' on coast

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 08:58
A replica mammoth is walked along a beach in Norfolk retracing the steps of its extinct ancestors that roamed the area more than 700,000 years ago.

Syrian sarin gas chemicals destroyed

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 08:25
The international chemical weapons watchdog says all the precursor chemicals for sarin gas removed from Syria have now been destroyed.

Hemp fibres 'better than graphene'

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 03:59
The waste fibres from hemp crops can be transformed into high-performance energy storage devices, US scientists say.

Rare turtle hatches at British zoo

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 03:47
One of the world's rarest turtles hatches at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

Great Barrier Reef outlook 'poor'

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:52
The outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef is poor despite conservation efforts, with further deterioration expected in coming years, a report says.

GM flies 'could save crops'

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:49
A type of genetically engineered fly which eventually kills itself off can be an effective method of pest control, according to new research.

Tiny pieces of gold 'boost chemo'

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:39
Infusing tiny spheres of gold into the heart of cancer cells may help boost the effectiveness of conventional treatment, according to recent research.

First female winner for maths medal

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 14:35
Iranian mathematician Prof Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win a Fields Medal at a ceremony in Seoul, South Korea.

Smallest insect genome sequenced

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 08:06
The Antarctic midge has the smallest insect genome sequenced to date, scientists discover.

Greek tomb is 'important discovery'

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 07:08
Archaeologists who unearthed a burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have made an "exceptionally important find", PM Antonis Samaras says.

Untested Ebola drugs 'can be used'

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:06
Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization says.