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Google uses AI to save on electricity from data centres

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 06:01
Its artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, has cut Google's data centres' energy consumption by 15%, using a machine-learning algorithm.

UK lab animal numbers holding steady

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 05:55
New figures show that animal experiments in UK labs are continuing at an almost identical rate to recent years.

Scots offshore wind 'pretty much dead', former minister claims

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 01:09
A former UK energy minister claims the offshore wind industry in Scotland is "pretty much dead" after a legal challenge to four projects.

Cuckoo migration 'now more perilous'

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 00:06
Britain has lost more than 70 percent of its cuckoos in the last 25 years, but tiny tracking devices fitted to some of the birds may have solved the mystery of their decline.

Infrastructure 'still faces flood risk'

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 22:00
Britain's roads, bridges, railways, hospitals, electricity, gas, water and internet remain at risk from floods, a government review will soon concede.

Hottest June ever recorded worldwide - NOAA

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:55
Last month was the hottest ever June worldwide, and the 14th straight month that global heat records have been broken, scientists say.

Brexit 'damaging science', UK academies warn

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:33
An open letter to the government from UK academies representing science, medicine and engineering warns that Brexit is already harming science.

Cuckoo decline finally mapped

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 08:14
Forty-two tiny tracking devices fitted to cuckoos in the UK may have solved the mystery of the birds' decline.

Cuckoos count cost of shortcut home, say scientists

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 08:10
The cuckoo is in decline in the UK, and its migratory habits may be to blame, according to a study of tagged birds.

UK scientists speak about Brexit pain

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 06:18
BBC News speaks to UK researchers already feeling the effects of Brexit on their research.

Navy sonar broke whale protection laws, says US court

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 04:24
A US appeals court has ruled that sonar approved for use by the US Navy broke marine laws.

Original Bramley apple tree in Southwell is dying

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 02:44
The original Bramley apple tree - planted more than 200 years ago and the "mother" of all modern Bramley apples - is dying from a fungal infection.

Academies warn Brexit 'damaging science'

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 02:12
An open letter to the government from UK academies representing science, medicine and engineering warns that Brexit is already harming science.

Dolly's sisters

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:03
Scientists are studying Dolly the sheep's "siblings" in order to study the health of cloned animals.

F1 tech behind 'flying' boat's cup bid

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 17:31
Could F1 and aeronautical tech help Sir Ben Ainslie's 'flying' catamaran win the America's Cup?

Mercury 13

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 17:22
In the early 60s, 13 women undertook secret tests at Nasa to see if they could become astronauts.

Storage device writes information atom-by-atom

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 10:17
The quest for storage devices that pack ever more information into a small space has reached a new limit, with memory that writes information atom-by-atom.

Could these cyborg beetles save lives?

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 09:25
Scientists in Singapore have created cyborg beetles that they believe could help save lives.

Ancient barley DNA gives insight into crop development

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 08:17
An international group of scientists have analysed the DNA of 6,000 year old barley, showing that it is remarkably similar to modern day varieties.

Farming and forestry can deliver food security, says UN

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 07:24
Improving co-operation between nations' farming and forestry sectors will help reduce deforestation and improve food security, a UN report suggests.