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VIDEO: How this pig helped a man to see again

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 01:55
Wu Pinggui talks to the BBC after having an operation to transplant a pig's cornea into his eye.

The gene's still selfish: Dawkins' famous idea turns 40

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 00:12
The scientist and author discusses his legacy - and giving up Twitter

Chinese brewed beer 5,000 years ago

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 00:08
Chinese drinkers may have been brewing beer as many as 5,000 years ago, new research suggests.

VIDEO: 'Scary but beautiful' lightning on film

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:46
Darren Soh, a landscape photographer, creates a composite image that captures the beauty of Singapore's lightning storms.

Review call over European GM crop ban

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 17:22
The ban on GM crops by European countries should be reassessed, the president of UK science body the Royal Society has said.

Landmark fracking operation approved

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:44
An application to carry out fracking in England for the first time since a ban was lifted in 2012 is approved.

VIDEO: What fracking vote means - in 20 seconds

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:31
After a successful bid to frack for shale gas in a North Yorkshire village, John Moylan explains how the process works.

Lions and zebras being kept at UK homes

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:43
Wild animals including lions, crocodiles, rattlesnakes and zebras are being kept legally on private property across the UK, licensing figures reveal.

Scientist spots Turkish banknote error

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 04:25
Nobel chemistry laureate spots DNA error on Turkish banknote.

Fossil gives clues to ancient extinction

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 02:54
A strange sea-dwelling reptile fossil suggests there was a burst of evolution after the mass extinction 250 million years ago.

VIDEO: Building the world's largest radio telescope

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 00:06
BBC science correspondent Rebecca Morelle travels to China to take a close up tour of the Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope - or Fast for short.

VIDEO: Drone footage shows shark feeding frenzy

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 00:00
Drone footage shows tourists catching an unusual sight in Shark Bay, Australia - dozens of tiger sharks feeding on a dead whale.

India launches mini space shuttle

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 21:36
India launches an unmanned model space shuttle into orbit, joining the race to develop reusable space crafts.

Solar Impulse aeroplane reaches Ohio

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 20:46
The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has landed in Dayton, Ohio, after flying from Oklahoma on the latest leg of its round-the-world journey.

VIDEO: Piece of space history takes the slow route

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 05:01
A gigantic fuel tank, originally built for NASA's space shuttle programme, is making a slow journey through the streets of Los Angeles to its new home.

VIDEO: Are 'killer' hornets heading to the UK?

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 01:51
They have been dubbed the killer invaders that target bees and have even caused the deaths of several people in France, but has the deadly Asian hornet made it to the UK?

Two birds yield genetic key to crimson

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:49
Two independent scientific papers identify the same single gene as the cause of red beaks and feathers in birds.

Hubble takes super-snap of Mars

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:21
The Hubble Space Telescope produces another of its stunning portraits of Mars, as the planet lines up with the Earth and the Sun.

Mini-robot perches like an insect

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 22:23
Miniature flying robot that can perch and take off could be used in search and rescue, scientists say.

Fracking approval under consideration

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 16:20
Councillors in North Yorkshire will consider whether to approve fracking in England for the first time since a ban on the technique was lifted in 2012.