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VIDEO: Rare duck needs new home

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:59
The world's rarest bird is facing extinction unless it finds a new home, say conservationists

UK air pollution fuels official concern

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 18:25
Measuring and tackling an invisible killer

Magnetic levitation in 3D advances

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:51
Harvard researchers develop a system to orientate small objects in any direction using magnetic levitation.

World's rarest bird needs new home

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:34
The last remaining population of the world's rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, needs a new wetland home if it is to thrive again, a study reveals.

VIDEO: Aurora Borealis filmed from space

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:24
The European Space Agency releases time-lapse footage of the Aurora Borealis - better known as the Northern Lights - filmed from the International Space Station.

Potential comet landing sites chosen

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:41
Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to put a robot on a comet in November, has identified five potential sites for the touchdown.

Whole organ 'grown' in world first

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:07
A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.

Methane vents bubble up off US coast

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:04
Researchers say they have discovered more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast.

'Antarctic audit' for marine life

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 08:00
For the first time since 1969, a new Antarctic atlas catalogues the 9,000-plus species that make their home in the Southern Ocean.

Iceland lowers aviation risk warning

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 06:48
Iceland lowers the warning level to aviation from the Bardarbunga volcano, but say an eruption "cannot be excluded".

VIDEO: First birthday for panda cub Bao Bao

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 00:49
The National Zoo in Washington DC has been celebrating panda cub Bao Bao's first birthday.

Warning over electrical brain stimulation

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:05
Warning over electrical brain stimulation

VIDEO: Iceland issues volcano red alert

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 15:26
Iceland issues a red alert to the aviation industry for the Bardarbunga volcano, meaning significant ash emissions are likely.

Iceland issues volcano red alert

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:33
Iceland issues a red alert for the Bardarbunga volcano, closing air space over the eruption site but all airports currently remain open.

Galileo satellites on wrong orbit

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:56
The European Space Agency says the latest two satellites for Europe's version of the US GPS sat-nav system have not gone into the correct orbit.

MH370 search faces tough next phase

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:01
The next part of the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 will be very challenging in places, sea-floor mapping data suggests.

Urban areas are hives for wild bees

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:31
A study finds a "considerable richness" of bee species in urban habitats, suggesting cities could help maintain healthy populations of the vital pollinators.

Europe expands Galileo network

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:51
Europe puts up the first "full operational capability" spacecraft in the Galileo satellite network - its version of the American GPS system.

VIDEO: Blast off for sat-nav satellites

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:09
A Soyuz rocket carrying two satellites which will make up part of a new European sat-nav system, blasts off from French Guiana.

Four white lion cubs born in Germany

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 05:23
Four rare white lion cubs - three males and one female - are born at a circus on tour in eastern Germany.