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Footballers 'suffer from poor teeth'

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 17:11
Professional footballers have worryingly poor teeth that could be affecting their performance on the pitch, say dentists.

How cockroaches could save lives

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 16:01
Cockroaches are usually associated with dirt and disease, but they are inspiring the design of new robots, prosthetic limbs and antibiotics.

VIDEO: Hadfield: 'Life on ISS is like magic'

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 15:33
As the International Space Station celebrates 15 years of astronauts living on board, Chris Hadfield tells the BBC what life is like.

VIDEO: ISS: 15 years orbiting the Earth

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 13:52
The International Space Station is marking the 15th anniversary of humans being on board.

VIDEO: Ten whales beached in Calais

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 13:44
Ten long-finned pilot whales are found stranded on a beach in Calais, with three surviving and returning to sea.

Space engine firm gets BAE investment

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:55
BAE Systems buys a 20% stake in a company developing a radical engine that could propel aircraft into space.

Cathedral burial vault discovered

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 16:21
An "extremely well preserved" family burial vault is discovered "accidentally" at Gloucester Cathedral.

Why don't people see the yeti any more?

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 16:13
Why don't people see the yeti any more?

Ice Age engravings found in Jersey

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 16:02
A dig in Jersey yields a stash of hunter-gatherer artefacts, including engraved stones which may pre-date all known ancient art in the British Isles.

VIDEO: Fears over wild beaver disappearance

Sat, 10/31/2015 - 17:23
There is concern that England's only wild beavers have disappeared.

VIDEO: Nasa tracking Asteroid TB145

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 20:41
An asteroid called TB145 will pass within a few hundred thousand kilometres of the earth.

New air battery design shows promise

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 04:22
A new design for lithium-air batteries overcomes several hurdles that have stood in the way of this "next-generation" concept.

Dolphins suspected in whale attack

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 04:03
Marine wildlife experts believe dolphins attacked a young pilot whale which was found stranded on a beach in Skye.

UN says climate plans 'not enough'

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 01:09
The UN says the current climate plans from 146 countries represent a significant advance - but will not be enough to prevent dangerous warming.

VIDEO: Passenger space balloon test flight

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 16:08
BBC Click's LJ Rich looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

Four UK bird species 'face extinction'

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 04:20
Puffins and turtle doves are among four UK bird species now at risk of extinction, according to the latest revision of a global conservation database.

Buddhists push for Paris climate deal

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 02:23
Senior Buddhists have called on world leaders to agree a new climate change agreement at a conference in Paris next month.

'Gentle' beginning for Solar System

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 10:09
The Rosetta spacecraft discovers molecular oxygen in the cloud of gas surrounding Comet 67P prompting a rethink on the origins of the Solar System.

Three planets align for rare display

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 06:21
Venus, Jupiter and Mars can be seen from the Earth's skyline this week in a rare grouping of the three planets.

Africa lion numbers 'may fall by half'

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 05:08
Authors of a study on lion populations believe many are in rapid decline and the animal should now be classified as endangered in parts of Africa.