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Solar tuk-tuk journey halted by robbery in France

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 05:15
A seven-month solo journey from India to the UK in a solar and electric-powered tuk-tuk has been paused after the driver's passport was stolen near Paris.

Older drivers no more dangerous, accident data study says

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 23:53
Elderly drivers are less likely to have an accident than young motorists, a study suggests - challenging the idea they are more dangerous on the roads.

Oesophageal cancer tests raise hopes for earlier detection

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 16:35
UK researchers are developing ways to spot the early signs of oesophageal cancer, which is often not detected until its advanced stages.

Arctic Ocean shipping routes 'to open for months'

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 12:13
Shipping routes across the Arctic are going to open up significantly this century even with a best-case reduction in CO2 emissions, a new study suggests.

Swedish Nobel judges fired in Karolinska medical scandal

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 08:05
Two judges are asked to leave a Swedish panel that picks the Nobel prize for medicine in a scandal over a disgraced Italian transplant surgeon.

Could air pollution cause brain damage?

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 15:26
New research suggests air pollution could be contributing to diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Planet smash-up 'brought carbon to Earth'

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 10:37
Much of Earth's life-giving carbon could have been delivered in an asteroid collision about 4.4 billion years ago, a theory suggests.

Airlifting ice from the alps

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 09:01
Ice taken from a retreating Alpine glacier is moved into a freezer at the start of a mission to store it permanently in Antarctica.

Endangered glaciers: Alpine ice begins Antarctic voyage

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 09:00
Ice taken from a retreating Alpine glacier is moved into a freezer at the start of a mission to store it permanently in Antarctica.

Philae: Lost comet lander is found

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 06:50
Europe's comet lander Philae, last seen in November 2014, has been identified in new pictures from the Rosetta probe.

Freddie Mercury: Asteroid named after late Queen star to mark 70th birthday

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 06:24
Freddie Mercury is honoured with an asteroid named after him to mark what would have been his 70th birthday.

Skye's Storr Lochs Monster fossil unveiled in Edinburgh

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 04:21
The fossilised skeleton of a 170 million-year-old Jurassic predator discovered on the Isle of Skye is unveiled in Edinburgh.

Mary Rose: How the dead were digitised

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 03:38
Human skulls and other artefacts found aboard the Tudor shipwreck, the Mary Rose, are being exhibited online for the first time.

Drone films white southern right whale calf off Australia

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 02:21
Researchers have captured images of an extremely rare white southern right whale calf off swimming with its mother off the coast of Western Australia.

Pressure grows on UK to ratify Paris climate change deal

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 19:51
Pressure is growing on the UK government to ratify the Paris climate change deal immediately.

Mary Rose shipwreck skulls go online in 3D

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 18:28
For the first time, skulls and other artefacts from the 1545 wreck of the Mary Rose warship are being exhibited online, as part of a project testing the limits of digital archaeology.

Fracking fight

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 16:26
Grace Livingstone talks to members of Mapuche indigenous communities living near a fracking site in Argentina about their concerns for their health and their environment.

Giant pandas rebound off endangered list

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 13:50
Decades of conservation efforts by China lead to a rise in the number of giant pandas, as they are taken off the endangered species list.

Zika pesticide kills millions of bees in South Carolina

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 04:14
Millions of honeybees have been killed in South Carolina after pesticide was sprayed to kill off mosquitoes that could be harbouring the Zika virus.

Panda twins born at Zoo Atlanta to Lun Lun - again

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 02:05
Lun Lun, a 19-year-old giant panda, has given birth to twins - she also had twins in 2013.