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Protest halts Nasa spaceflight plans

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:42
Nasa is facing a delay to work on two new commercial spacecraft after a formal protest about the contract award process.

VIDEO: Chimp culture captured on camera

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:06
Researchers have captured the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.

World wildlife populations 'plummet'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:20
The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, with wildlife populations halving in just 40 years, a report says.

VIDEO: Bomb-makers tracked via sewers

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:18
New technology allows security services to analyse the contents of the sewers to discover where people are making home-made bombs.

Sewer sensors to sniff out bombs

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:10
Sewer sensors to sniff out bombs

EU review of eco-laws raises concern

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 02:51
New EU team to review Europe's green policies

VIDEO: Cern at 60 in 60 seconds

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 02:16
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) is celebrating its 60th birthday. Here is a quick look at its life so far - in 60 seconds.

VIDEO: Work to lift flood-prone road begins

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 01:24
Work is beginning to raise part of one of the main roads in the Somerset levels to protect it from future flooding.

VIDEO: Japan volcano rescue effort resumes

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 23:21
Rescue teams in Japan have resumed their search for survivors of a volcanic eruption on Saturday.

VIDEO: Pony meat plan proves controversial

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 22:33
A charity has developed a range of meat products made from the iconic Dartmoor Pony, in what it says is a bid to save the species.

Is your brain male or female?

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 18:02
Are male and female brains that different?

An electronic revolution in the doctor's bag

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 17:32
How new medical tools change our relationship with doctors

VIDEO: Volcano erupts in central Japan

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 01:45
Mount Ontake in Japan erupted on Saturday, sending a large plume of ash into the sky.

How keep-fit gyms gripped Victorians

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 17:10
Exercising in coat tails and corsets

'Turtle smuggling' Canadian arrested

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 16:12
A Canadian man is charged with wildlife smuggling after guards at the US border found 51 turtles in his trousers, authorities have said

New images from Flight MH370 hunt

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:24
The team looking for missing flight MH370 releases detailed images of the seabed for the first time, revealing extinct volcanoes and deep depressions.

Date fixed for comet landing attempt

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:35
Europe's daring attempt to put a small robot on the surface of Comet 67P will take place on Wednesday 12 November.

Bloodhound Diary: The ultimate 'kit car'

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:17
The complexities of assembling the ultimate kit

VIDEO: Inside the 'UK's greenest homes'

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:13
How builders and architects in Chichester are embracing new technology to make houses greener and more attractive to buyers.

Complex molecule discovered in space

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:56
The discovery of a branched carbon molecule 27,000 light-years from Earth suggests the building blocks of life may be ubiquitous throughout the galaxy.