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Navy investigates 'lost submarine find'

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:23
The Royal Navy is investigating claims the wreckage of a British submarine lost during World War Two has been discovered off the coast of Sardinia.

Solar Impulse lands in Pennsylvania

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 01:11
The sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has landed in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, after a near-17-hour flight.

HS2 'over-priced' say transport experts

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:55
HS2 is an over-priced, gold-plated project and will fail in many of its objectives a group of transport experts warns.

Exxon takes 'small step' on climate

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 13:58
Shareholders at Exxon Mobil AGM reject most proposals but voted in favour of a resolution that could see a climate activist elected to the board in the future.

Neanderthal stone structures discovered

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:59
Researchers investigating a cave in France have identified mysterious stone rings that were probably built by Neanderthals.

Contract to construct giant telescope

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:08
The contract is signed that will lead to the construction of one of this century's key astronomical facilities - the European Extremely Large Telescope.

'Polar bear hybrid' shot in Canada

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:07
A possible grizzly-polar bear hybrid has been shot by a hunter in northern Canada.

'Dinosaur crater' drill project success

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:43
Chicxulub drill project declared a success

Crayfish and worms may die out together

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:22
A study finds that bizarre, tentacled worms which live attached to crayfish are at risk of extinction, alongside the crayfish themselves.

VIDEO: Storm-chasers film Kansas tornados

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:09
A news crew has been filming tornados outside Dodge City in Kansas. At least two people were injured in severe storms.

Solar Impulse aims for Pennsylvania

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 01:16
The sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse takes off from Dayton, Ohio, on a 750km flight to Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania.

Cattle drugs 'could fuel climate change'

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 18:23
Dosing farm animals with antibiotics increases greenhouse gas emissions from cow dung, research suggests.

Yellowstone in 1871 and today

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 16:24
Stunning photos of Yellowstone beauty spots in 1871 and today

Exxon 'has to change or die' on climate

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:17
The world's biggest publicly traded oil company faces a critical AGM under pressure from a broad coalition of shareholders on climate change.

Galileo launch for satellites 13 and 14

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 09:11
Two more satellites in the Galileo network are launched to orbit, putting the EU's version of GPS on course to start services at the end of the year.

Sentinel satellite probes coral health

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:12
European scientists are working on techniques that would allow them to routinely monitor the health of corals worldwide from orbit.

Evolutionary engineer wins tech prize

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:10
US biochemical engineer Frances Arnold takes the million-euro Millennium Technology Prize for pioneering 'directed evolution'.

Fracking approval reignites row

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 04:01
Approval for fracking in North Yorkshire raises the prospect of the controversial technique being allowed at other sites and restarts an intense debate.

China's science revolution

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 03:53
Five glimpses inside China's scientific revolution

Juries 'could enter virtual crime scenes'

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 03:00
Virtual reality technology used in the gaming industry could be utilised to recreate crime scenes for jurors, researchers claim.