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VIDEO: Manatees escape cold in Florida waters

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 15:13
A group of around 300 manatees have gathered in warmer waters in the Crystal river in Florida to get away from the cold.

Ancient climate 'backs predictions'

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 10:00
Records of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere millions of years ago support current predictions on the likely future course of climate change, say scientists.

Deer DNA helps poacher prosecution

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 04:24
DNA from an illegally shot and killed red deer has been used for the first time in the UK to help prosecute a poacher.

Ebola nurse infection 'down to visor'

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 02:34
The UK nurse Pauline Cafferkey probably caught Ebola by wearing a visor instead of goggles while treating patients, an investigation has concluded.

Biggest rodent 'fought with teeth'

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 20:30
Based on a study of its skull, scientists say that an extinct one-tonne relative of the guinea pig probably used its 30cm incisors like tusks.

VIDEO: Rhino fossil found on Norfolk beach

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 16:06
A fossil of a rhino skull has been found on West Runton beach in Norfolk .

Australia fences 'keep toads at bay'

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 15:52
Special fences built around dams in arid parts of Australia could help eradicate poisonous cane toads, according to new research.

Does facial recognition tech work?

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 09:52
Does facial recognition technology work?

MPs say yes to three-person babies

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 09:21
MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man, in a historic move.

Bloodhound Diary: A couple of sticky issues

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 06:37
Gluing together components of the world's fastest car

VIDEO: How birds take it in turns to lead

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 06:31
Like a cycling peloton, birds solve their flocking dilemma by taking it in turns, research reveals.

VIDEO: MPs to vote on three-person babies

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 05:30
MPs will hold a crucial vote on Tuesday to decide whether to allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people.

Drug-delivery engineer wins £1m prize

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 03:59
A pioneer of medical technologies that have benefited millions of people is the latest winner of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

Obama seeks to raise Nasa funding

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 03:52
US President Obama seeks to raise funding for Nasa in the Fiscal Year 2016 to $18.5bn (£12.3bn).

Birds take it in turns to lead

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 02:01
Like cyclists in a peloton, birds solve their flocking dilemma by taking it in turns, research reveals.

'Innocent' on police photos database

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 01:46
Police forces have uploaded up to 18 million "mugshots" to a facial recognition database, many of them of innocent people, Newsnight learns.

Babies created from three people

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 18:11
The science and ethics behind the controversial technique

Ex-science chief: GM tech 'is safe'

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:17
The technology behind GM crops is safe, according to scientific consensus, says the outgoing science adviser to the European Commission.

Ebola: Call for more sharing of science

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 06:53
Why isn't more data on Ebola being made public?

Inmarsat launches next-gen satellite

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 06:46
The UK satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat launches the second of its I5 series of spacecraft - part of its next-generation Global Xpress constellation.