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Sowing the seeds for green revolution

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:33
More than 1,000 delegates, including heads of state and business leaders, consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve food security in Africa.

Blue whale numbers bounce back

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:11
Researchers believe that California blue whales have recovered in numbers and the population has returned to sustainable levels.

Spitting fish 'adjust for distance'

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 18:52
Scientists say the jets of water that archer fish use to shoot down prey are precisely tuned, to make maximum impact at just the right distance.

VIDEO: Tropical paradise in suburban Bristol

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 16:50
Tim Wilmot has spent 25 years converting his suburban garden into a tropical paradise.

VIDEO: Inside the mission to Mars

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 16:08
Incredible images from the Curiosity Rover

Dinosaur titan's big bone haul

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 06:18
Fossils unearthed in Argentina represent the most complete giant sauropod dinosaur ever discovered.

'Smart' chopsticks unveiled in China

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:44
Electronic chopsticks that can detect whether food is unsafe to eat are shown off by Chinese tech company Baidu.

Food Crime Unit to be set up in UK

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 01:34
Britain is to get a Food Crime Unit to fight the trade in fraudulent foods, following last year's horsemeat scandal.

VIDEO: Blast fishing 'epidemic' sweeps coast

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 23:57
The rich marine life off Tanzania's coast is coming under threat because of blast fishing - a technique using explosives that some fishermen use to maximise their catch.

Deep sea 'mushroom' is a breed apart

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:43
A mushroom-shaped deep sea animal discovered off the Australian coast has defied classification within the tree of life.

Carbon in soil vulnerable to warming

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:32
The huge stores of carbon locked in the world's soils are more vulnerable to rising temperatures that previously thought.

Bloodhound Diary: Three engine equation

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 04:27
The power units needed to drive a 1,000mph car

British Ebola patient discharged

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 04:07
The first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa has made a full recovery, after being treated in a specialist NHS unit.

VIDEO: Hydro project's giant screw fitted

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:58
A giant Archimedes screw is lowered into place as part of Lancashire community project to generate power.

VIDEO: No more Latinate plant descriptions

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:00
The International Botany Congress decides that Latin will no longer be the primary language for formally describing new species of plants.

Fast charges drive electric car boom

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 16:59
New charging tech drives electric car boom

Economics 'driving language loss'

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 16:58
A thriving economy can lead to the extinction of some languages, scientists believe.

The battle for anonymity on the web

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 16:22
Horizon meets the pioneer of anti-surveillance web tech

Cockatoos teach tool-making tricks

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 16:19
Cockatoos learn to make and use tools when shown by another bird, research reveals.

VIDEO: Cockatoos teach tool-making tricks

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 16:12
Cockatoos learn to make and use tools when shown by another bird, research reveals.