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The First Spacewalk

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 16:01
How the first human to walk in space nearly didn't return to Earth

Ancient mosaic found at Greece tomb

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:02
Archaeologists in Greece uncover a large floor mosaic at a huge burial site at Amphipolis dating to the time of Alexander the Great.

How English became language of science

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 16:57
How the US changed the language of science

VIDEO: Ponies munch a meadow back to life

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 16:20
Can a team of ponies munch a meadow back to life?

'Love drug' key to sexual behaviour

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:30
A small group of neurons that respond to the hormone oxytocin are key to controlling sexual behaviour in mice, a team finds.

Robot learns how snakes climb dunes

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:21
US researchers discover how sidewinders climb sand dunes by studying their motion in the lab and copying it with a robot.

'Sadness and desperation - resilience and bravery'

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:27
BBC's Tulip Mazumdar visits Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone

Ebola challenge 'biggest since Aids'

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:26
The public health challenge posed by the Ebola outbreak is unlike anything since the emergence of HIV/Aids, a top US medical official says.

Antikythera wreck's new treasures

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:39
An international expedition says it has found further, remarkable finds at the site of the famous Antikythera shipwreck.

Fossils from 'oldest Parisian'

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:23
Scientists unearthed rare, ancient human remains in silts close to the River Seine in France.

University to sell fossil fuel shares

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 21:17
Glasgow University becomes the first in the UK to announce it will sell its shares in companies that produce fossil fuels after pressure from students.

Bionic arm restores sense of feeling

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:56
Bionic hands restore sense of touch in two patients

The battle to make Tommy the chimp a person

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:08
The chimp that a rights group wants recognised as a person

VIDEO: Space weather forecast station opens

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:32
The Met Office opens a new centre dedicated to the forecast of the weather in space.

Painted caves challenge art origins

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:05
The discovery of 40,000-year-old artworks in Indonesian caves challenges established views on the origins of humans' artistic capabilities.

Europe backs Hinkley nuclear plant

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:34
A new £24.5bn nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset is to go ahead after it received final approval from European Union regulators.

Dealing with Dounreay's leftovers

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:46
Dealing with the leftovers from the Dounreay demolition job

Skywatchers awed by 'Blood Moon'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:26
A total lunar eclipse has been visible in much of the Americas and East Asia, the second such event of the year.

Microscope work wins Nobel Prize

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:57
Nobel Prize for chemistry is awarded to three scientists for their work on boosting the resolution of microscopes.

Virgin Galactic: Space could finally be getting closer

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:42
Is Virgin Galactic closer to the dream of commercial spaceflight?