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$22m science prize winners announced

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 05:37
The winners of science and maths prizes worth $22m have been announced at a glittering ceremony in Silicon Valley.

What happened to passenger hovercraft?

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 04:36
What happened to travelling by hovercraft?

Warming set to breach 1C threshold

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 02:53
Global temperatures are set to rise more than 1C above pre-industrial levels in 2015, according to the UK's Met Office.

IAAF awaits doping report findings

Sun, 11/08/2015 - 23:40
The IAAF will on Monday learn the findings of an independent report into claims of doping cover-ups in Russian athletics.

Chancellor 'must supercharge science'

Sun, 11/08/2015 - 17:18
The chancellor needs to "supercharge" the UK's science base with more funding, says the new chairwoman of the House of Commons science committee.

HS2 route tree voted nation's favourite

Sun, 11/08/2015 - 12:00
An ancient pear tree due to be chopped down to make way for the HS2 high-speed rail line is voted the best in England.

Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 09:48
US President Barack Obama rejects an application to build the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada because it will not help the economy, he says.

How a plane crash is investigated

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 09:08
How a plane crash is investigated

Greenpeace loses Indian registration

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 07:06
The environmental pressure group Greenpeace says its charitable registration to operate in India has been revoked.

Dawn of gene-editing medicine?

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 05:25
Does the smiling face of Layla Richards mark a new era in genetic medicine that could change all our lives?

UK astronaut to rekindle space buzz

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 02:42
British astronaut Tim Peake says he hopes his mission to the space station will generate excitement similar to that seen during the Apollo Moon missions.

VIDEO: Timelapse: Huge storm rolls into Sydney

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 01:31
Timelapse footage has emerged showing a huge shelf rolling onto mainland Australia from the sea. Courtesy Sarah Estela.

VIDEO: How astronauts train for space missions

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 00:00
In December history will be made when Tim Peake becomes the first official, government backed, British astronaut to go to the International Space Station.

VIDEO: Steve Silberman: 'ground breaking' author

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 16:02
The BBC's Nick Higham meets Steve Silverman, the winner of this year's Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.

Mars air 'eroded by Sun activity'

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 15:36
Nasa's Maven satellite records how the upper atmosphere at Mars is being removed through its interactions with the Sun.

'Designer cells' reverse baby's cancer

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:00
The first person in the world to receive a pioneering genetic therapy has shown a remarkable reversal of her cancer.

Fanged eel among Brazil fossil finds

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 09:34
Scientists unearth a haul of reptile and amphibian fossils in Brazil, dating from 278 million years ago when the continents were joined.

Photographers 'put deer off mating'

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 07:57
Photographers trying to capture stags clashing antlers during rutting season could be threatening the herd's future in a London park, wardens warn.

VIDEO: Sun comes alive in HD images

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 03:50
Remarkable high-definition images of the sun taken by Nasa's space-based telescope, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) have been released.

Man died with 'tapeworm tumours'

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 16:01
A man has died with cancerous growths of mutated parasitic worm tissue growing in his organs, doctors report.