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Tracing the Ebola outbreak

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 16:32
Tracking first Ebola victim and and how virus spread

AUDIO: Horned dinosaur species identified

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:27
A new species of horned dinosaur has been identified from fossils held in a Canadian museum for 75 years.

UK team's data bonanza from comet

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:46
UK researchers obtain "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died.

Watson to sell Nobel Prize for DNA

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:01
James Watson is to sell the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA.

Shakespeare Folio found in France

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 02:15
A rare Shakespeare First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, is discovered in a small French town.

Museum fossils are new dino species

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 18:47
A new species of horned dinosaur is identified from fossils held in a Canadian museum for 75 years.

Climate fixes 'could harm billions'

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 17:12
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.

VIDEO: How to hack a molecular microscope

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:07
A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by 'hacking' his own kit.

The problem with freezing stem cells

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:06
What went wrong with stem cell cancer treatment

Stone age axe found with wood handle

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:05
Archaeologists in Denmark have uncovered an incredibly rare find: a stone age axe held within its wooden handle.

AUDIO: Songwriters' bad science lyrics

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:54
Blue Peter Scientist Steve Mould is given the task of looking at some of the worst offenders.

Gravity map traces ocean circulation

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:37
Scientists use gravity data to produce what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.

AUDIO: Student 'hacks' £100,000 microscope

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:05
A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by 'hacking' his own kit. Adam Lynch created his own inverted microscope by adapting a cheap instrument he bought online.

VIDEO: 15 secs: Female astronaut pioneer

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 20:04
Tasks for Italy's first female astronaut

Urban farming helps feed the world

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 18:29
Urban agriculture plays a much more extensive role in global food security than previously estimated, a study using satellite data suggests.

Brain's dementia weak spot found

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 16:06
The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to experts who have pinpointed the region using scans.

Polar sub gauges sea ice thickness

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:11
A novel autonomous sub acquires the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.

VIDEO: Volcano erupts on Cape Verde island

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 04:09
A volcano has erupted on the Cape Verde island of Fogo, resulting in the evacuation of hundreds of residents and the closure of a local airport.

Dark sky status bid for South Downs

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 04:01
A campaign begins to reduce light pollution in South Downs National Park and give it dark skies special status.

VIDEO: 'King of Fish' returns to UK rivers

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 01:39
Successful conservation projects have reversed the decline of salmon in many UK rivers, as John Maguire reports.