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Battery with inbuilt 'fire extinguisher' developed

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 06:07
Flames from an exploding battery were put out in less than half a second during tests.

Prince Charles co-authors Ladybird climate change book

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 10:22
Prince Charles co-authors a book for adults in the style of the well-known children's series.

SpaceX rocket successfully lifts off

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 10:40
SpaceX successfully launches a rocket, its first mission since an explosion in September.

SpaceX returns to flight with Falcon 9 rocket launch

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 10:11
The US SpaceX rocket company resumes operations after a launch pad explosion in September.

Alien bird risk from pet trade

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 00:13
The trade in caged birds poses a risk to native species if birds manage to escape, research suggests.

Tidal lagoon: £1.3bn Swansea Bay project backed by review

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 09:43
Plans for a £1.3bn tidal lagoon off Swansea are backed in a government-commissioned review.

Orcas reveal the origin of menopause

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 09:04
By studying the long lives of killer whale families, researchers say they have solved the evolutionary mystery of the menopause.

'Star Wars gibbon' is new primate species

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:40
A gibbon living in the tropical forests of China is a new species of primate, scientists say.

Mysterious fossils find place on the tree of life

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:04
Scientists say they have solved the mystery surrounding a sea creature that lived more than 500 million years ago.

Nightmare on the pill

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 02:30
Millions of women have no problem with the pill but some find it shatters their mental health. Here The Debrief's Vicky Spratt describes years of depression, anxiety and panic.

Inside the secret lives of polar bears

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 02:22
A camera attached to the neck of a female polar bear shows two bears breaking through ice sheets to hunt for prey.

Blind mice have sight restored

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 02:00
Blind mice regain partial vision after stem cell reprogramming

'Star Wars gibbon' is new primate species

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 22:01
Scientists have found a new species of gibbon living in the tropical forests of south west China.

'Puppy talk' - why do we use it and do dogs respond?

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 16:55
Scientists decode "dog-directed speech" - and they find puppies respond but older dogs ignore it.

Japanese monkey tries to mate with deer

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 09:46
A male Japanese monkey has been filmed trying to mount and mate with a Sika deer.

Donald Trump win 'won't sway world on climate'

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 06:22
Targets on CO2 will continue despite a climate change sceptic becoming president, a UK minister says.

Brazil: Clash of cultures over Amazon dams

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 22:50
Indigenous groups and river dwellers are battling the government and big corporations over the huge dams being built to meet Brazil's energy needs.

Warming world harming insects' reproduction, says study

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 18:12
A warming world is harming insects ability to reproduce, which could have long-term consequences, scientists warn.

Primate tool-use: Chimpanzees make drinking sticks

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 18:10
Critically endangered chimpanzees in Ivory Coast craft extra-absorbent drinking sticks, researchers observe.

New candidate for 'missing element' in Earth's core

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 17:04
Scientists believe they have established the identity of a "missing element" in the Earth's core.