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VIDEO: Giant Galapagos tortoise preserved

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 17:07
Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and taxidermy experts have preserved Lonesome George, the last Pinta giant tortoise, who died in 2012 in the Galapagos Islands.

Scientists debate sea-ice trends

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:14
Researchers meet in London to discuss sea-ice trends, as the Arctic reaches its summer low extent and the Antarctic pushes on to another record high.

The 'green blob' loves Mr Ban - but for how long?

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 07:12
Ban Ki-moon wins hearts on the street, but will charm work on leaders?

AUDIO: When Temple of Mithras was unearthed

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 04:54
A project is under way calling for people with memories of the excavation if the Temple of Mithras to come forward to tell their stories and share their pictures of the event.

AUDIO: Could 'marshmallow test' teach you?

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 04:34
The famous experiment in child psychology from the the 1960s which became known as the marshmallow test has been updated by the experiment's inventor, Walter Mischel.

VIDEO: Climate change in global spotlight

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 01:36
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide.

Cosmic study 'underestimated' dust

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 01:04
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion just after the Big Bang underestimated a key confounding factor in their research, according to a new analysis.

Tomb mystery captivates Greece

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 01:01
Secrets of ancient burial site keep Greeks guessing

VIDEO: Overcooked? The hi-tech smart pan

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 20:03
The pan that aims to eliminate guesswork from cooking

Mars Maven mission arrives in orbit

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 19:32
US satellite arrives in orbit around the Red Planet

VIDEO: Global climate marches demand action

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 16:30
Worldwide demonstrations ahead of a UN meeting in New York on how to reduce global carbon emissions attract hundreds of thousands of people, organisers say.

Ants v humans

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 16:04
Do all the world's ants really weigh as much as all the humans?

Global protests over climate change

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 15:42
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change attract hundreds of thousands of marchers across more than 2,000 locations worldwide.

Molten metal batteries for the grid

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:50
Engineers have invented a battery made of three liquefied metals, which they say is efficient and cheap enough to store power on the electric grid.

China overtakes EU on 'per head' CO2

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:42
New research shows China's rising emissions per head of population have overtaken the EU while the global total reaches a new high.

VIDEO: SpaceX lifts off for ISS with supplies

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 00:28
A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3D printer for astronauts in orbit.

UN chief on streets for climate deal

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:38
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in a protest march this weekend to highlight global inaction on climate change.

From toilet to table, overcoming the ‘yuk’ factor

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 16:19
How Haitians overcame the 'yuk' factor

VIDEO: Cheetah cubs unveiled in San Diego

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 16:00
A pair of three-week-old cheetah cubs are unveiled at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park.

The scary element that helps probe space's secrets

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:00
The scary element that helps probe space's secrets