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Italy earthquake: 98 aftershocks in 36 hours

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 15:10
How 98 aftershocks rocked devastated areas of central Italy in the first 36 hours after the earthquake.

Extinct 'lion' named after Attenborough

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 09:40
A tiny marsupial lion, extinct for at least 18 million years, is named after Sir David Attenborough after fossilised remains are found in remote Australia.

Surface water shifting around the Earth

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 07:24
Scientists have used satellite images to study how the water on the Earth's surface has changed over the last 30 years.

Rare dodo skeleton to be auctioned in West Sussex

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 04:00
The first almost complete skeleton of a dodo to come up for sale in nearly 100 years is expected to fetch a six-figure sum at auction.

Aiming high

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 03:58
Amateur rocket enthusiasts have gathered in Scotland to mark 30 years of aiming for the skies.

Lawnmower prompts Northern Lights alert

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 03:23
A lawnmower has been blamed for wrongly triggering sensors that predict when the Northern Lights will be visible in the UK.

Microsoft Excel blamed for gene study errors

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 03:20
Microsoft's Excel has been blamed for some errors in academic papers on genomics.

Pneumatic octopus is first soft, solo robot

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:27
Engineers in the US have built the first self-contained, entirely soft robot - in the shape of a 7cm octopus.

Meet the octobot: A first for soft robotics

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:27
For the first time, a soft robot has been built that moves on its own with no batteries or cables.

Seeking ET

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 16:28
How do astronomers decide whether a planet is potentially habitable?

Hottest day of 2016 recorded at Gravesend in Kent

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:41
The UK records its highest temperature of the year so far - 33.9C (93F) at Gravesend in Kent - as experts warn of possible health risks.

Five ways Proxima b find is important

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:00
Scientists have discovered a planet similar to Earth that is orbiting our Sun's nearest neighbour, Proxima Centauri.

Neighbouring star Proxima Centauri has Earth-sized planet

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:00
Scientists identify a planet only slightly larger than Earth that is orbiting Proxima Centauri - the closest star to our Solar System.

Is depression a state of body not mind?

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 03:57
Prof Ed Bullmore from the University of Cambridge discusses a potential revolution: immunopsychiatry

Bane of the oceans

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 03:38
MPs have recommended banning the tiny particles of plastic called "microbeads" which are used in a number of cosmetics and cleaning products. But why have they taken the move?

Yuval Noah Harari: "We are probably one of the last generations of Homo sapiens."

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 01:09
Historian and author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari speaks about the future of humanity.

China unveils 2020 Mars mission probe and rover

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 21:43
China gives the world a first glimpse of the space probe and rover it plans to use in its first mission to Mars in 2020.

Depression: A revolution in treatment?

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 17:43
Can treating the immune system lead to a revolution in treating depression?

Perfume traces could help to solve crimes

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 16:48
Detecting traces of perfume could help in the fight against crime, a study suggests

MPs call for ban on plastic microbeads

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 16:48
A worldwide ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics should be imposed as soon as possible, MPs demand.