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VIDEO: Warning over wildflower gardens

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:58
Experts are warning that sowing wildflower seeds in rural areas could be bad for native plant species.

VIDEO: Bees 'at risk from climate change'

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 23:30
Researchers warn bumblebees are under threat from climate change.

Warming 'squeezing out' bumblebees

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:27
The natural habitats of bumblebees are shrinking because of higher temperatures in Europe and North America, threatening their survival, researchers say

AUDIO: When jazz collided with physics

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 11:44
The Large Hadron Collider and jazz pianist Al Blatter make an unlikely musical duet at the Montreux Jazz Festival

VIDEO: Fox hunting vote 'set for next week'

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 11:42
MPs could vote on changes to existing laws on fox hunting in England and Wales as early as next week.

Flaw found in French nuclear reactor

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 08:55
A weakness has been discovered in a French nuclear reactor of the type set to be built at Hinkley in Somerset.

IBM chips 'contain smallest parts'

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:39
IBM says it has overcome technical hurdles threatening to delay the manufacture of silicon chips with the smallest components so far.

UK to develop 'universal' satellite

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:22
The development is approved of a completely novel type of telecommunications satellite, which will be built in the UK.

What will Pluto mission discover?

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 02:47
The key questions about Nasa's Pluto flyby

Pluto snapped from eight million km

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 01:32
Nasa's spacecraft New Horizons acquires another stunning view of Pluto as it bears down on the dwarf planet, ahead of its 14 July flyby.

VIDEO: Saving plants from a 'mass extinction'

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 15:30
An ambitious project was launched Wednesday to collect the genomes of the planet's major plant groups and put them into deep freeze.

Pluto map shows 'whale' of a feature

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 01:56
Scientists release their latest map of the surface of Pluto, using images from the inbound New Horizons probe.

Rare system of five stars discovered

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:06
Astronomers have discovered a very rare system of five connected stars.

Can you prescribe nature?

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 17:18
Science closing in on link between nature and well-being

Bloodhound Diary: November date for debut

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 04:34
Measuring loads on a car that is travelling at supersonic speeds

BBC unveils final Micro Bit design

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 03:56
The BBC's forthcoming mini-computer gains features absent in an earlier prototype, but is also to be more bulky when used as a standalone device.

Pluto probe 'on course' for flyby

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 15:17
The New Horizons spacecraft lost very little science data when it went into "safe mode" at the weekend, the mission team says.

'More hot summers' for parts of UK

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 09:15
Scorching summers such as the one in 2003 look set to become more common in England and Wales, a study suggests.

VIDEO: The science behind the pollen count

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 00:12
The pollen count is an important part of the weather forecast for the estimated 31 million people who suffer from hayfever.

Peeking into the brain's filing system

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 18:08
Where do your memories live?