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Milk digestion's 'more recent rise'

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 00:15
The ability to digest milk appears to have become common only very recently in Europe, according to a new study.

Silence over UN emissions targets

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 14:35
Politicians at a UN climate conference in Bonn, Germany are refusing to discuss whether their polices will actually protect the climate.

Ceres' spots seen in more detail

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:36
The US space agency releases a new, higher-resolution picture of the brightest spots on the dwarf planet Ceres.

Supersonic car gets its 'feathers'

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 08:22
RAF engineers complete the manufacture of the Bloodhound supersonic car's tailfin - one of the most safety-critical aerodynamic surfaces on the 1,000mph vehicle.

Scientist 'sorry' over girls comment

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 07:39
A Nobel laureate apologises for offence caused by comments he made about the "trouble with girls" in science - but says he was being "honest".

Plane crash link to data-wipe error

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:07
A military plane crash was probably caused by computer files being accidentally wiped from three of its engines, according to investigators.

VIDEO: Puffins 'at risk of extinction'

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 05:14
Across Europe puffins have been classified as at risk of extinction because of climate change and a lack of food.

VIDEO: 'Female scientists looked aghast'

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:04
Science lecturer Connie St Louis describes the reaction from delegates as Nobel prize-winning scientist Sir Tim Hunt made chauvinist remarks at a conference.

Baby from ovary frozen in childhood

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:25
A woman in Belgium is the first in the world to give birth to a baby using transplanted ovarian tissue frozen when she was still a child, doctors say.

Chimps use leaves to drink alcohol

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:24
Scientists find evidence of "long term and recurrent" drinking of an alcoholic plant sap among chimpanzees in the wild.

'Blood cells' found in dino fossils

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 10:34
Researchers have discovered what appear to be the remnants of red blood cells and connective tissue in 75 million-year-old dinosaur fossils.

VIDEO: Storm chasers film anti-cyclonic tornado

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 08:39
A US storm chaser has captured footage of a large anti-cyclonic tornado swirling over fields in Colorado.

Active cities 'boost bottom lines'

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 08:21
Cities that actively promote physical activities enjoy increased economic activity and reduced healthcare and crime costs, research suggests.

VIDEO: Remains of T-Rex cousin go on show

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 08:01
A fossilised skeleton of a meat-eating Jurassic dinosaur found on a south Wales beach is put on show for the first time.

Automated cameras record Serengeti life

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:32
Hundreds of automated cameras capture day-to-day animal life in the Serengeti of Tanzania.

G7: End of fossil fuel era?

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 02:44
G7 signal intent to move beyond burning of fossil fuels

Jurassic dinosaur goes on display

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 02:06
A fossilised skeleton of a meat-eating Jurassic dinosaur found on a south Wales beach is revealed to the public.

VIDEO: Former Greenpeace head questions GM stance

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 15:50
Tom Heap investigates as the former head of Greenpeace UK says it is "morally unacceptable" to reject genetically-modified food.

VIDEO: Helium balloon launched to test landings

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 12:28
Nasa has launched a helium balloon to test possible landing systems for future flights to Mars.

Sweet source for aviation biofuel

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 12:20
Researchers identify a novel way to produce aviation fuel from sugarcane biomass that could deliver an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.