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'Next Einstein' might come from Africa

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 01:08
As calls for African science investment get louder, the BBC meets some of the continent’s world-beating young researchers at a forum in Senegal.

The 'next Einstein'? She's from Africa

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 01:08
She may just come from Africa

Lab-grown skin sprouts hair and glands

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 13:13
Scientists create artificial skin, made from mouse stem cells, that integrates successfully and even sprouts hairs when transplanted into another mouse.

Lab-grown skin sprouts hair and glands

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 13:13
Scientists create artificial skin, made from mouse stem cells, that integrates successfully and even sprouts hairs when transplanted into another mouse.

Comet 67P presented in silhouette

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 08:39
Perfectly backlit by our star, Comet 67P was photographed in dramatic fashion this week by the Rosetta spacecraft - 260 million km from Earth.

Comet 67P presented in silhouette

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 08:39
Perfectly backlit by our star, Comet 67P was photographed in dramatic fashion this week by the Rosetta spacecraft - 260 million km from Earth.

First inflatable home heading to space

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 23:11
Nasa's inflatable space home will be launched on 8 April. Take a peek at what it looks like and why it's so important.

Turtle treated for buoyancy disorder

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 20:27
A turtle in Seattle has undergone experimental therapy involving a hyperbaric chamber to try and treat its buoyancy disorder.

VIDEO: Turtle treated for buoyancy disorder

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 20:27
A turtle in Seattle has undergone experimental therapy involving a hyperbaric chamber to try and treat its buoyancy disorder.

Apple's forgotten founder

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 18:58
The man who helped create Apple and then walked away

Climate predicts bird populations

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 15:40
Hundreds of the most common bird species in Europe and the US are having their populations altered by climate change, according to scientists.

Climate predicts bird populations

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 15:40
Hundreds of the most common bird species in Europe and the US are having their populations altered by climate change, according to scientists.

Bat disease jumps to US west coast

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 15:38
Wildlife officials express concern as white-nose syndrome, which has killed millions of bats in eastern US, is detected on the country's west coast.

Bat disease jumps to US west coast

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 15:38
Wildlife officials express concern as white-nose syndrome, which has killed millions of bats in eastern US, is detected on the country's west coast.

US and China to sign climate treaty

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 11:05
The world's two largest carbon emitters have issued a joint statement confirming that both countries will sign the Paris Climate Agreement next month.

US and China to sign climate treaty

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 11:05
The world's two largest carbon emitters have issued a joint statement confirming that both countries will sign the Paris Climate Agreement next month.

Lasers could 'cloak Earth from aliens'

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 09:37
We should shine lasers into space if we want to hide our presence from alien civilisations, two US-based astronomers suggest.

Lasers could 'cloak Earth from aliens'

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 09:37
We should shine lasers into space if we want to hide our presence from alien civilisations, two US-based astronomers suggest.

How do you bring up a baby gorilla?

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 21:08
Zookeeper Lynsey Bugg, who has been caring for a baby gorilla until she can be reunited with her mother, has been talking about how she looks after her.

VIDEO: How do you bring up a baby gorilla?

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 21:08
Zookeeper Lynsey Bugg, who has been caring for a baby gorilla until she can be reunited with her mother, has been talking about how she looks after her.