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Crossrail digs up Black Death victims

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 17:00
Skeletons unearthed by London's Crossrail are victims of the Black Death and may be part of a mass grave, forensic tests reveal.

VIDEO: Meet beatboxer who sounds like a bird

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 03:50
Beatboxer Jason Singh spoke to BBC Breakfast to explain why he is inspired by birdsong and show off his skills at imitating our feathered friends.

A Zen-like approach to flood risks

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:41
Can a Zen-like approach help flood-threatened countries?

Comet lander checks in with Earth

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:58
The Philae lander, which Europe hopes to put on the surface of a comet later this year, is re-activated after three years in deep-space hibernation.

Hunger games with climate change

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:35
Is global warming pushing affluent Japan towards a food crisis?

Fingerprints give police new clues

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:16
Getting more details out of a suspect's fingerprints

Why climate change is bad news for India tea producers

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:12
Why climate change is bad news for your cuppa

Synthetic DNA advance is hailed

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:00
Scientists have created the first synthetic chromosome for yeast in a landmark achievement for biological engineering.

Seaweed - Zanzibar's 'gift from the ocean'

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:46
How climate change is threatening Zanzibar's seaweed industry

Giant rat becomes the talk of Sweden

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:28
The appearance of a massive rat in a Stockholm family's kitchen makes headlines in Sweden, where it is dubbed "Ratzilla".

VIDEO: Welcome to Mars on Earth

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:02
Richard Lancaster gives the BBC a guided tour of Stevenage's own indoor version of the Red Planet, and explains how it is being used to test the ExoMars rover.

'Mars yard' to test European rover

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:08
A giant sand pit built in Stevenage in England is being used to test the rover that Europe plans to send to the Red Planet in 2018.

Pet cats infect two people with TB

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:02
Two people in England develop tuberculosis after contact with a domestic cat, Public Health England has announced.

Europe begins Mars site selection

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:37
The European Space Agency has published the “longlist” of eight sites it is considering as a destination to land the ExoMars rover in 2019.

New insight into learning maths

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:29
Teaching children to use their hands when doing maths is a good way to improve understanding, research suggests.

How stag beetles bite so hard

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:52
Researchers stage stag beetle battles to solve the mystery of how the male beetles bite so hard.

Autism 'begins long before birth'

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:48
Scientists say they have new evidence that autism begins in the womb with changes in the early development of the brain.

Top British garden birds revealed

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:12
Top British garden birds revealed

Chemistry of love: Using pheromones to find your match

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:05
Using pheromones to find your match

Tweeting astronaut on Space tech

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:45
What's it like to tweet from Space?