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Brontosaurus dino name is revived

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 04:59
The iconic name Brontosaurus, which was once used to describe a titanic family of dinosaurs, is being revived after it was killed off more than a century ago.

Will 'golden' California turn brown?

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 12:55
How will California enforce its strict water rules?

VIDEO: Fumes in world's filthiest city, Delhi

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 09:09
The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports from Delhi, considered by the World Health Organization to be the most polluted city in the world last year.

Hadron Collider restarts after pause

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 03:30
The Large Hadron Collider restarts after a two-year rebuild, with scientists hoping it will provide answers to fundamental questions about the universe.

What next for the Large Hadron Collider?

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 02:24
The LHC sets its sights on a new kind of physics

VIDEO: Cern prepares for new experiments

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 14:30
David Shukman visits the Large Hadron Collider to see the final preparations and look at what the next stage of experiments might discover.

Poaching the creature that's more valuable than gold

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 17:42
The deadly battle for the animal more valuable than gold

VIDEO: Crowdfunding boosts biotech industry

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 03:42
Biotechnology start-up companies are increasingly turning to crowdfunding in order to find investors for their business.

VIDEO: Battle to protect rhinos in SA

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 01:25
A record number of rhinos were slaughtered for their horns in South Africa last year, and fears are growing for the survival of the species in the wild.

Star's birth glimpsed 'in real time'

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 17:37
Astronomers witness a key stage in the birth of a very heavy star, using two radio telescope views of the process taken 18 years apart.

Rabbit and hare population mapped

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 17:08
Biologists are calling on the public to report sightings of rabbits and hares as part of a conservation effort.

'Historic' Iran nuclear deal reached

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 16:45
An outline agreement on the future shape of the Iranian nuclear programme is reached after marathon talks between Iran and six major powers.

California's drought in pictures

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:37
Pictures from California's record-breaking drought

Bloodhound Diary: Building a 'bullet-proof' car

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 06:58
The Bloodhound car will be bullet-proof as well as fast

Mars beckons for European satellite

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 04:52
The satellite Europe will be sending to Mars early next year enters its final test programme.

Mediterranean 'accumulating plastic'

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:54
Large quantities of plastic debris are building up in the Mediterranean Sea, say scientists.

'War camel' found in Austrian cellar

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 16:40
A camel, whose intact skeleton has been found in a 300-year-old Austrian cellar, was probably ridden by the invading Ottoman army in 1683.

Boost for endangered butterflies

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 16:05
The warm weather of 2014 boosted the number of some butterflies, including one of the UK's rarest species, the High Brown Fritillary, a survey has found.

Perfume 'can be enhanced by sweating'

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 16:04
A novel delivery system for perfume would ensure that a person smells better the more they sweat, scientists have said.

Ratchet boots make walking 7% easier

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:09
Engineers create unpowered exoskeleton "boots" that use a spring and a ratchet to make human walking 7% more efficient.