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Zookeeper's MSc in sea lion whiskers

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 03:17
A woman who trains sea lions at Blackpool Zoo gains a master's degree for researching how they use their whiskers.

VIDEO: Dolphins and man o'war on oceans swim

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:50
Adam Walker is the first Briton to complete the Ocean's 7 challenge, a tough series of long-distance, open-water swims.

Sweden 'mourns' its oldest eel

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 01:43
Swedes flock to social media to muse at the passing of "the world's oldest European eel", which lived in a well to the age of 155.

'Stem cells used in stroke therapy'

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:55
A pilot study suggests an experimental treatment that involves infusing stem cells into the brain may boost recovery after stroke.

VIDEO: Can US 'secret serum' cure Ebola?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:55
Alastair Leithead visits the San Diego research centre where a serum used on two US Ebola patients was developed.

Antarctica mission launch re-enacted

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:39
The start of a mission to cross Antarctica from Plymouth is re-enacted 100 years on.

Terns have 'most successful year'

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:11
A seabird species at a Dorset colony has had its 'most successful' breeding season on record, the RSPB says.

Bid to save rare natterjack toads

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:30
Scientists are building up a photographic database of the rare and endangered natterjack toad, in a bid to ensure its survival in Scotland.

VIDEO: 'Origami' robots fold into action

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:48
Ancient Japanese art inspires researchers to design self-folding robots that behave like "real-life transformers".

VIDEO: Students monitor parents' pollution

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:13
Roads outside Bearsden Academy in Glasgow have become so busy that the children have been resorted to checking-up on their parents.

Million neurons on stamp-sized chip

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:40
Scientists. led by a team at IBM, develop a new computer chip that mimics the organisation of the human brain.

'Superman' joins wildlife trust

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:19
Actor Henry Cavill says he is humbled to help staff who do 'seemingly impossible' conservation work.

VIDEO: How the Panama Canal was built

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:02
BBC News tells the story of the construction of one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

'Origami' robots fold into motion

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:09
Ancient Japanese art inspires researchers to design self-folding robots that behave like 'real-life transformers'.

Antarctic base lost power at -32C

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:25
All power, including heating and lighting, was lost for 19 hours at a research station in the Antarctic housing 13 people, it is revealed.

VIDEO: Trapping badgers 'vital' in TB fight

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:03
The government says its badger vaccination project in Gloucestershire is still a vital part of its plan to tackle bovine TB.

Tidal generator unveiling 'landmark'

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 04:38
A full-scale tidal power generator aimed at showing the potential for renewable energy is unveiled in Pembrokeshire.

VIDEO: Crane chicks reintroduced to UK

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 02:27
Almost 100 crane chicks brought over from Germany have been released as part of a project to reintroduce the birds to the UK.

Beetle boost as rare insect turns up

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 01:40
An endangered beetle is sighted in Cambridgeshire for the first time in more than 40 years.

Variation in ant nest 'personality'

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:47
Ant colonies have their own personalities, which are shaped by their environment, a US study suggests.