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Canada military probes mysterious Arctic pinging noise

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:48
The Canadian military probes a mysterious Arctic pinging sound, officials tell the BBC.

Scientists apply for GM wheat trials in UK

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 04:30
Researchers have applied for a licence to carry out field trials of genetically modified wheat in a small field in Hertfordshire.

Paris climate deal enters force as focus shifts to action

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 03:13
The Paris agreement on climate change has come into force, with efforts due to continue next week on the way ahead.

Inventor Sir James Dyson sets up college to tackle skills shortage

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 02:34
Inventor Sir James Dyson is setting up his own technology institute to tackle the shortage of engineers.

Widnes earthworm Dave wriggles into record books

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 02:00
An earthworm named Dave wriggles into the record books as the largest ever found in the UK - measuring a whopping 40cm (15.7in).

Health scare

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 18:02
Given the complexity of antibiotics resistance, what should we do to tackle the problem?

'Flasher' frog found hidden in Australian swamp

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 16:33
A rare species of frog is discovered which startles predators by revealing its bright orange groin.

Ebola adapted to easily infect people

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 09:15
Ebola dramatically adapted to infect human tissues with ease in the first few months of the Ebola outbreak.

Sterile flies released in Florida to combat flesh-eating worm

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 08:19
Authorities in Florida are releasing sterile flies in a bid to stamp out a flesh-eating livestock disease that has returned to the US for the first time in 30 years.

Big Chinese rocket makes maiden flight

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 07:26
China has launched its biggest rocket to date - the Long March 5.

UN review says carbon plans fall well short of climate goals

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 05:00
An analysis of national plans to cut carbon says they are still way above the levels needed to keep the rise in global temperatures under 2C.

James Webb: Two years to Hubble successor's launch

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 04:31
Engineers finish assembling the telescope that will succeed Hubble. James Webb, as it is known, is now on track to be launched two years from now.

Pupils find out results of ISS space seeds experiment

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 15:44
Thousands of school children have been helping to carry out experiments to see whether seeds that have been in space grow as well as those that have stayed on Earth.

Rock shelter used by speedy early Australians

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 11:06
The swiftness with which the first Aboriginal settlers spread across Australia is underlined by the discovery of an ancient rock shelter north of Adelaide.

DNA clues to how chipmunk earned its stripes

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 11:01
New research suggests chipmunks and a type of mouse evolved stripes early in their evolution, which may have given them an advantage in outwitting predators.

Tim Peake schools seed experiment results released

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 11:01
The results of a mass schools experiment led by Tim Peake have been released.

Green group wins in air pollution court battle

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 04:07
Campaigners have won the latest battle in a legal action against the UK Government over levels of air pollution.

Baby rhino takes first bath

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 03:00
A newborn rhino, born at Blank Park Zoo in the US city of Des Moines, has been taking her first bath.

MPs call for major reform of flood risk management

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 18:17
Radical plans to overhaul the system of managing flood risk are called for by the Commons environment and rural affairs committee.

Project aims to end 'ambiguity' of plant-based medicine

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 18:01
A team of scientists at Royal Botanical Gardens Kew embarks on the mammoth task of creating a single database of the world's medicinal plant species.