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VIDEO: Creating energy from abattoir waste

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 00:22
A Ugandan abattoir is turning polluting by-products into energy sources, as Catherine Byaruhanga reports.

China sees greenhouse gas 'progress'

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 16:43
China's greenhouse gas emissions could start to decline within 10 years, says a London School of Economics report.

Surfers wanted for 'superbug' study

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 16:02
Scientists are launching an investigation into antibiotic-resistant bacteria, known as "superbugs", by gathering data from surfers' rectums.

VIDEO: Robots lose balance in LA challenge

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 07:27
Robots compete for a prize on a Pentagon obstacle course in Los Angeles where keeping upright seems a challenge in itself.

South Koreans win robotics challenge

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 21:17
South Korea's Team Kaist win the $2m prize for the fastest robot at the US Department of Defense's Darpa Robotics Challenge.

VIDEO: How do you make meals in space?

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 02:53
Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has been demonstrating how to make a meal on board the International Space Station.

Verges 'last refuge for wild flowers'

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 17:28
More than 700 species of wild plants - almost half of the native flora of the British Isles - are found on road verges, according to a study.

How 1970s deodorant is still doing harm

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 16:00
How deodorant from the 1970s is still doing harm

VIDEO: Cuban baby crocodiles 'return home'

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 15:45
Ten baby crocodiles have arrived a hatchery in Cuba after being transferred from a zoo in Sweden.

Airbus details re-usable rocket idea

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 06:49
Airbus, which leads the production of Europe's Ariane rocket, has developed a concept that could make future vehicles partially re-usable.

VIDEO: ScottishPower spends £2bn on wind farm

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 03:30
ScottishPower are building a wind farm around 40km off the coast of East Anglia - at a cost of £2bn - to power around half a million homes.

Fake orca used to scare sea lions

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:22
The Oregon port city of Astoria goes to great lengths to rid itself of hundreds of sea lions - by bringing in a fake orca whale.

Test unravels history of infection

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 13:18
US researchers claim to have developed a single test that is able to identify past exposure to every known human virus infection, using a single drop of blood.

Warming pause 'no longer valid'

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 13:15
US researchers say new evidence casts doubt on the idea that global warming has "slowed" in recent years.

Seven new tiny frog species found

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 04:00
Scientists discover seven new species of tiny frog living on seven different mountains in south-eastern Brazil.

Hubble studies Pluto's wobbly moons

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 02:51
Hubble reveals fascinating new details about Pluto's four smaller moons - Styx, Nix, Kerberos and Hydra.

How I became a drug cheat

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 01:56
How I became a drug-cheat athlete to test the system

Virgin Galactic pilot recalls crash

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 23:02
For the first time, a Virgin Galactic pilot speaks to the media about the day one of its ships crashed last October.

VIDEO: Virgin Galactic pilot recalls colleague's crash

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 22:12
Eight months after Virgin Galactic's space plane crashed in the Californian desert killing one of the pilots, his British colleague has talked exclusively to the BBC about the accident.

VIDEO: Close up look at new Virgin space ship

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 22:02
Virgin Galactic have been building a new space plane in a hangar in the desert in the US.