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Baby brain scans reveal trillions of neural connections

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 19:51
Scientists release groundbreaking medical scans that reveal how the human brain develops.

Buddha's birthplace faces serious air pollution threat

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 17:22
Data collected from air quality monitoring stations shows high levels of pollution at the site.

Biomass crop acts as refuge for brown hare - scientists

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 08:04
An exotic grass planted as a biomass crop could be a valuable habitat for the brown hare, scientists say.

Amazing haul of ancient human finds unveiled

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 01:01
Yet more remains are presented of the extraordinary naledi people who appeared to cache their dead.

Climate talks cool on idea of accommodating the US

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:58
Delegates are wary of changing the Paris climate agreement just to keep the Americans on board.

US Air Force's secretive space plane lands after two years in orbit

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:30
After almost two years in orbit, the X-37B Orbit Test Vehicle has returned to Earth - but what has it been doing?

Rare ammonite 'death drag' fossil discovered

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:20
An ancient creature

X-37B space plane returns after two-year secret mission

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:19
What was the US Air Force's X-37B doing during its almost two years in orbit?

Staying on course

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 06:00
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green describes how the Bloodhound supersonic car will drive in a straight line.

Rare flowers destroyed in Australia after paperwork error

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 01:48
The French collection was incinerated by Australian biosecurity officers due to missing paperwork.

Worries over US pullout to dominate UN climate talks

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 21:08
As negotiators meet in Bonn, the talk is of the US president and his intentions for the Paris accord.

Keep out

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 16:36
The minefields laid in the Falkland Islands 35 years ago have been a blessing for penguins, which are not big enough to trigger explosions. But now the time has come for their home to be demined.

The world's largest artificial sun

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 16:18
Scientists in Germany have invented an indoor sun.

India launches 'invaluable' South Asia satellite

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 06:03
The satellite, funded by India, will help South Asian nations boost their communication services.

Air quality: Diesel scrappage scheme being considered

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 05:51
The scheme is part of the government's draft clean air plan, which critics dismissed as "toothless".

UK clean air strategy: Government to publish draft proposals

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 16:07
After a protracted legal battle, ministers are forced to reveal anti-pollution proposals.

Orangutan rescued after two years in box in Indonesia

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 13:21
Watch the moment a young ape is freed after two years locked away in a wooden cage in Indonesia.

Jurassic animal found on Skye 'fed milk to young'

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 04:01
A fossil found on Skye of the early mammal suggests it had a set of milk teeth, say palaeontologists.

Nasa runs competition to help make old Fortran code faster

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 03:47
Two coders will share a $55,000 prize for what a Nasa official calls the "ultimate 'geek' dream assignment.

Birdwatching from space

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 22:14
Scientists are counting albatrosses on remote islands from satellite images.