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Kicking up a skink over mining

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:46
The animals scuttling mines in Australia

Will debris solve MH370 mystery?

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 20:16
The long-running mystery of flight MH370

Offshore wind farm plan for Teesside

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 09:59
A giant offshore wind farm that could provide power for up to two million homes is given the go-ahead by the government.

Fish 'at risk' to trawlers revealed

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 07:17
Lab-based experiments produce the first evidence of the characteristics of individual fish that leave them at greater risk of getting caught.

War declared on athletics - Coe

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 07:01
Allegations of widespread doping in athletics are "a declaration of war" on the sport, says IAAF vice-president Lord Coe.

Ancient find baffles archaeologists

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 06:00
Israeli archaeologists say they are trying to decode ancient inscriptions written in Hebrew discovered at a dig in Jerusalem.

Loss of world's rarest ape charted

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 19:10
The decline of the Hainan gibbon - the world's rarest primate - has been revealed by a trawl through historical Chinese documents.

Trouble in orbit: the growing problem of space junk

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 17:33
We need a solution to space junk

VIDEO: 'Employ scientists - and back them'

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 16:06
Sir James Dyson offers the business advice he wishes he'd had when he started out, as part of the BBC News series, CEO Secrets.

Rock stacks reveal 'jumping' quakes

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 14:54
Scientists solve the riddle of why precariously balanced rocks near the San Andreas fault have never been toppled by earthquakes - revealing crucial interactions between faultlines.

Bonobos' clue to speech evolution

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 04:59
A study finds that wild bonobos use a single high-pitched call in a variety of contexts, showing a linguistic flexibility that was thought to be uniquely human.

First 3D-printed pill approved in US

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 04:45
In a world first, the US Food and Drug Administration has given go-ahead for a 3D printed pill to go into production.

Obama plan 'hope' for Paris deal

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 04:07
The UK government welcomes President Obama's plan to cut greenhouse gases and boost clean power.

VIDEO: Obama's climate change 'political risk'

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 15:09
US President Barack Obama urges his country to take its "most important step" to tackle to climate change, as he outlines proposals to cut carbon emissions.

VIDEO: Island volcano's spectacular lava show

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 14:15
Milton Nkosi takes a helicopter ride to witness the latest volcanic eruption by the Piton de la Fournaise, or 'Peak of the Furnace' on Reunion Island.

Obama unveils clean energy plan

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 12:34
US President Barack Obama unveils what he calls "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.

Ancient life form's complex sex life

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 09:01
One of the oldest-known complex organisms had a surprising complicated sex life, scientists report.

Zimbabwe seeks second 'lion killer'

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:53
Zimbabwe says it is seeking a second American over the illegal killing of a lion, as the outcry over the death of famed animal Cecil continues.

Empire State hosts wildlife display

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 03:21
Images of endangered animals are flashed across the Empire State Building in New York to highlight the issue of potential mass extinction.

Poll to find UK's favourite insect

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 19:46
An online poll is launched by the Royal Society of Biology to find the UK's favourite insect.