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Wine regional 'fingerprints' found

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:00
Regional varieties of wine have distinct chemical “fingerprints” which can authenticate their origin and quality, scientists report.

'Tractor beam' created in water

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:10
Australian physicists have discovered how to control the movement of a floating object using wave patterns.

EDF shuts two nuclear power stations

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 05:22
Electricity company EDF temporarily shuts down two of its nuclear power stations, Heysham 1 and Hartlepool.

Bloodhound Diary: Super-wheels

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 05:12
Making super-wheels for a 1,000mph car

Sheep rustling boosts rural crime

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 18:30
Rural crime is rising, with a spate of sheep rustling and an increase in the theft of farming tools, vehicles and fuel driving up the figures.

Supermoon: Your pictures

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 16:40
Your photos of the August supermoon

VIDEO: Hey presto: Magic therapy for kids

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 16:11
How the art of illusion is helping disabled children

Ethics: Resolving the Ebola dilemma

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 16:02
What are the ethics of using experimental treatment drugs?

Liberia buckles under Ebola strain

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 09:19
Liberia's information minister admits that the country's health care system has been overwhelmed by the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Dolphin 'pushed man underwater'

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 08:43
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group reminds the public to exercise "extreme caution" around dolphins after a report that a bottlenose dolphin "aggressively" pushed a man underwater off the County Cork coast

Zookeeper's MSc in sea lion whiskers

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 03:17
A woman who trains sea lions at Blackpool Zoo gains a master's degree for researching how they use their whiskers.

VIDEO: Dolphins and man o'war on oceans swim

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:50
Adam Walker is the first Briton to complete the Ocean's 7 challenge, a tough series of long-distance, open-water swims.

Sweden 'mourns' its oldest eel

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 01:43
Swedes flock to social media to muse at the passing of "the world's oldest European eel", which lived in a well to the age of 155.

'Stem cells used in stroke therapy'

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:55
A pilot study suggests an experimental treatment that involves infusing stem cells into the brain may boost recovery after stroke.

VIDEO: Can US 'secret serum' cure Ebola?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:55
Alastair Leithead visits the San Diego research centre where a serum used on two US Ebola patients was developed.

Antarctica mission launch re-enacted

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:39
The start of a mission to cross Antarctica from Plymouth is re-enacted 100 years on.

Terns have 'most successful year'

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:11
A seabird species at a Dorset colony has had its 'most successful' breeding season on record, the RSPB says.

Bid to save rare natterjack toads

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:30
Scientists are building up a photographic database of the rare and endangered natterjack toad, in a bid to ensure its survival in Scotland.

VIDEO: 'Origami' robots fold into action

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:48
Ancient Japanese art inspires researchers to design self-folding robots that behave like "real-life transformers".

VIDEO: Students monitor parents' pollution

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:13
Roads outside Bearsden Academy in Glasgow have become so busy that the children have been resorted to checking-up on their parents.