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Toyota plans for a fuel cell future

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 16:03
Japan's Toyota says it will prove its critics wrong again

Texas checks 100 for Ebola exposure

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:02
As many as 100 people in Texas are being checked for exposure to Ebola after a man was diagnosed in Dallas with the disease, health officials say.

'Thousands' of new ocean mountains

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:12
New satellite data reveals thousands of previously unrecognised mountains on the bottom of the world's oceans.

VIDEO: Largest robot fleet maps UK waters

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:07
British scientists are hoping robots will be able to give the most detailed picture yet of life deep below the waterline. The BBC's Science Editor David Shukman reports

Big robot fleet takes to UK waters

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:01
A fleet of marine robots is being launched in the largest deployment of its kind in British waters.

What’s it like being a cat?

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:32
How do domestic cats really see the world?

Ship identified in Franklin search

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:11
A shipwreck recently found in north Canada is identified as HMS Erebus - lost in Sir John Franklin's famous Victorian-era Northwest Passage voyage.

Sharks can be 'social or solitary'

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 20:17
A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.

Farmers to protest milk price cuts

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:45
Following the announcement of fresh price cuts, dairy farmers say they will take direct action within the next four days.

Moon's hidden valley system revealed

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:44
Scientists identify a huge rectangular feature on the Moon that is probably the buried remains of an ancient rift valley system.

VIDEO: Zookeeper rears leopard in bathroom

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:20
A rare clouded leopard has been hand-reared in the bathroom of a zookeeper after she was rejected by her mother.

Record haul-out for Pacific walrus

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:04
Tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have been photographed moving ashore in northwest Alaska.

Sites vie for European Mars landing

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:42
The European Space Agency produces a list of four possible locations on Mars where it could send a rover in 2018.

VIDEO: Japan volcano: Death toll reaches 48

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:08
12 more bodies have been recovered by rescue workers from from Mount Ontake, bringing to 48 the number of those killed by Saturday's volcanic eruption.

Chimp culture captured on camera

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:13
Researchers capture the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.

US and India sign space agreement

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:09
The space agencies of India and the US sign an agreement on future co-operation at Mars and at Earth.

Panama opens biodiversity museum

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 14:34
Panama inaugurates a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry to celebrate one of the world's richest eco-systems.

Protest halts Nasa spaceflight plans

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:42
Nasa is facing a delay to work on two new commercial spacecraft after a formal protest about the contract award process.

VIDEO: Chimp culture captured on camera

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:06
Researchers have captured the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.

World wildlife populations 'plummet'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:20
The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, with wildlife populations halving in just 40 years, a report says.