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New images from Flight MH370 hunt

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:57
The team looking for missing flight MH370 releases detailed images of the seabed for the first time, revealing extinct volcanoes and deep depressions.

VIDEO: Inside the UK's greenest homes

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:13
How builders and architects in Chichester are embracing new technology to make houses greener and more attractive to buyers.

Complex molecule discovered in space

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:56
The discovery of a branched carbon molecule 27,000 light-years from Earth suggests the building blocks of life may be ubiquitous throughout the galaxy.

Obama expands Pacific marine reserve

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 18:20
US President Barack Obama expands a marine reserve in the Pacific, creating the largest network of oceanic protected areas in the world.

It's outer space, but with filling stations

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 16:27
How space rocks could become private cosmic filling stations

First Russian woman in ISS mission

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 16:06
Russia has sent a woman into space for the first time in 17 years as part of a joint US-Russian mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Mars rover mission drills for sample

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:36
Nasa's Curiosity rover drills its first full hole in Martian rock since May.

VIDEO: Flea beetles surge as bees protected

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:39
Farmers warn oil seed rape crops are being destroyed because of a ban on a pesticide brought in to protect bees.

AUDIO: Reward offered for missing 'rare birds'

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:40
A search is underway for two hen harriers which have gone missing, prompting the RSPB to offer a £1,000 reward for help in their safe recovery

African fish nourish Amazon

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:34
The Amazon rainforest is being fertilised by the remains of ancient fish blown in by great duststorms from Africa.

VIDEO: A tour of Dubai's eco-friendly mosque

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:19
Dubai has constructed the first environment friendly mosque in a region which is among the worst polluters in the world

Indian Mars probe sends first images

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:13
India's space agency releases its first pictures of Mars as its satellite begins work a day after entering orbit around the Red Planet.

VIDEO: Breaking India's pesticide dependence

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:30
New recommendations on dealing with the residues of pesticides in food are expected to be made by the UN's food and health agencies.

VIDEO: Brazil releases 'good' mosquitoes

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:34
Brazilian researchers release thousands of mosquitoes infected with a bacteria that suppresses Dengue fever into the environment in Rio de Janeiro.

Weather report: Forecasts improving

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 16:01
Are weather forecasts really becoming more accurate?

Brazil releases 'good' mosquitoes

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:38
Brazilian researchers release thousands of mosquitoes infected with a bacteria that suppresses Dengue fever into the environment in Rio de Janeiro.

Water seen on Neptune-sized planet

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:21
A cloud-free atmosphere reveals signs of water vapour on HAT-P-11b, the smallest planet beyond our Solar System ever to yield such an insight.

Threatened birds of prey 'vanish'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:11
Two of the rarest birds of prey in England, which had been satellite tagged, vanish in unexplained circumstances.

Why India's Mars mission is so cheap - and thrilling

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:44
How did India get to Mars so cheaply?

Novel antibiotic class created

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:39
Scientists have designed a new class of antibiotic which seeks and destroys resistance genes in bacteria.