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Polynesia's billion dollar claim

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 01:26
Overseas territory demands compensation for atom bomb tests.

VIDEO: 15 secs: First Italian woman at ISS

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 22:50
Italy's first female astronaut has arrived at the International Space Station.

Peru probes 500 sea lion deaths

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 17:24
Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.

Fish and chips 'harming' eider ducks

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:40
Eider ducks on Northumberland's coastal areas are being harmed by people feeding them fish and chips and bread, a wildlife expert warns.

World's biggest crane ship sets sail

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 07:02
The world's largest crane ship, which is capable of lifting oil rigs, sets sail from its shipyard in Korea for Rotterdam port in the Netherlands.

Embrace the arts, engineers told

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 04:00
Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.

Space agency plans Mars rover from Lego bricks

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 16:29
Space agency plans Mars mission with plastic bricks

VIDEO: Energy giant unveils shale gas plan

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 14:53
Chemicals giant Ineos announces plans to invest up to £640m in shale gas exploration in the UK, in a bid to become the country's leading fracking firm.

Russia tests 'satellite catcher'

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 05:59
Russia may be testing a satellite capable of chasing down and inspecting other orbiting spacecraft, experts say.

VIDEO: Green Climate Fund cash pledge

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 05:52
Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.

Is it OK to leave objects on the Moon?

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 05:04
Is it OK to leave objects on the Moon?

Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:39
Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.

Rich countries to meet on Green Fund

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:33
Representatives from the world's richest countries are meeting in Berlin to pledge money to smooth the way for a global climate change deal.

VIDEO: HIV now and then: 1982 vs 2014

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:23
How 30 years has changed living with the virus

Planning law change 'catastrophic'

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:55
Proposed changes to planning policy would be "catastrophic" for rural areas, rural housing and planning authorities warn.

Geckos inspire 'Spider-Man' gloves

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 08:39
The way geckos climb has inspired a device that allowed a 70kg man to scale a glass wall like Spider-Man.

Court puts more heat on diesels

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:28
UK government comes under renewed pressure to cut pollution from diesel vehicles following the latest ruling in a battle over clean air.

VIDEO: Tackling Taiwan's animal smugglers

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 02:30
Taiwanese authorities face a growing challenge to stop a wide and bold network of animal smugglers who have been tapping into the island's rich reserves to profit from China's huge appetite for wild animals.

VIDEO: Fines plan over Japanese Knotweed

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:15
Failing to control the spread of Japanese Knotweed could result in an anti-social behaviour order and a fine of up to £2500.

Brian Cox creates pioneering 3D show

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 23:03
TV physicist Brian Cox and the visual effects team behind Gravity are to create a new 3D live show using a cutting-edge augmented reality system.