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Fracking approval reignites row

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 23:57
Approval for fracking in North Yorkshire raises the prospect of the controversial technique being allowed at other sites and restarts an intense debate.

VIDEO: 'Scary but beautiful' lightning on film

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:46
Darren Soh, a landscape photographer, creates a composite image that captures the beauty of Singapore's lightning storms.

Review urged of European GM crop ban

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 17:22
The ban on GM crops by European countries should be reassessed, the president of UK science body the Royal Society has said.

Landmark fracking operation approved

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:44
An application to carry out fracking in England for the first time since a ban was lifted in 2012 is approved.

VIDEO: What is fracking? In 20 seconds

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:31
John Moylan explains what the successful bid to frack for shale gas will mean for a North Yorkshire village - in 20 seconds.

Scientist spots Turkish banknote error

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 04:25
Nobel chemistry laureate spots DNA error on Turkish banknote.

Fossil gives clues to ancient extinction

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 02:54
A strange sea-dwelling reptile fossil suggests there was a burst of evolution after the mass extinction 250 million years ago.

Lions and zebras being kept at UK homes

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 01:44
Wild animals including lions, crocodiles, rattlesnakes and zebras are being kept legally on private property across the UK, licensing figures reveal.

VIDEO: Drone footage shows shark feeding frenzy

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 00:00
Drone footage shows tourists catching an unusual sight in Shark Bay, Australia - dozens of tiger sharks feeding on a dead whale.

India launches mini space shuttle

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 20:33
India launches an unmanned model space shuttle in orbit, joining the race to develop re-useable space crafts.

VIDEO: Piece of space history takes the slow route

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 05:01
A gigantic fuel tank, originally built for NASA's space shuttle programme, is making a slow journey through the streets of Los Angeles to its new home.

Solar Impulse heads for Dayton, Ohio

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 03:31
The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, is in the air again, flying Oklahoma to Ohio.

VIDEO: Are 'killer' hornets heading to the UK?

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 01:51
They have been dubbed the killer invaders that target bees and have even caused the deaths of several people in France, but has the deadly Asian hornet made it to the

Two birds yield genetic key to crimson

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:49
Two independent scientific papers identify the same single gene as the cause of red beaks and feathers in birds.

Hubble takes super-snap of Mars

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:21
The Hubble Space Telescope produces another of its stunning portraits of Mars, as the planet lines up with the Earth and the Sun.

Mini-robot perches like an insect

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 22:23
Miniature flying robot that can perch and take off could be used in search and rescue, scientists say.

Fracking approval under consideration

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 16:20
Councillors in North Yorkshire will consider whether to approve fracking in England for the first time since a ban on the technique was lifted in 2012.

VIDEO: See a robotic insect in action

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 16:09
Miniature flying robot that can perch and take off could be used in search and rescue, scientists say.

VIDEO: When eagle owl chick met a human

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:21
Footage has captured an eagle owl chick in Croatia meeting a human for the first time.

Global antibiotics 'revolution' needed

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 09:19
A global revolution in the use of antimicrobials is needed, according to a government backed report.