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Man died with 'tapeworm tumours'

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 16:01
A man has died with cancerous growths of mutated parasitic worm tissue growing in his organs, doctors report.

Strong forces make antimatter stick

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 12:37
Physicists have shed new light on one of the greatest mysteries in science: Why the Universe consists primarily of matter and not antimatter.

UK plutonium is 'energy in the bank'

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 09:53
The UK plutonium stockpile at Sellafield represents "thousands of years of energy in the bank" says leading scientist.

Survey tackles goldfinch mystery

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 18:38
Ornithologists ask the public to help survey garden goldfinches, in an effort to work out if feeding is driving up the birds' population.

VIDEO: What brings goldfinches to gardens?

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 16:24
Ornithologists ask the public to help survey garden goldfinches, in an effort to work out if feeding is driving up the birds' population.

Mountain's dark bees in virus fight

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 16:23
Honeybees that were once the stuff of legend among bee enthusiasts are playing a key role in a fight against diseases fatal to the insects.

Scientists develop ultra-hard glass

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 10:18
Scientists in Japan have developed a type of glass that 's harder than some metals.

Debate over chimp 'accent' study

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 03:38
A debate is unfolding about the finding, published in February, that chimpanzees can adapt their grunts to communicate with new neighbours.

Footballers 'suffer from poor teeth'

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 17:11
Professional footballers have worryingly poor teeth that could be affecting their performance on the pitch, say dentists.

How cockroaches could save lives

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 16:01
Cockroaches are usually associated with dirt and disease, but they are inspiring the design of new robots, prosthetic limbs and antibiotics.

VIDEO: Hadfield: 'Life on ISS is like magic'

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 15:33
As the International Space Station celebrates 15 years of astronauts living on board, Chris Hadfield tells the BBC what life is like.

VIDEO: ISS: 15 years orbiting the earth

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 13:52
The International Space Station is marking the 15th anniversary of humans being on board.

VIDEO: Ten whales beached in Calais

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 13:44
Ten long-finned pilot whales are found stranded on a beach in Calais, with three surviving and returning to sea.

Cathedral burial vault discovered

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 16:21
An "extremely well preserved" family burial vault is discovered "accidentally" at Gloucester Cathedral.

Why don't people see the yeti any more?

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 16:13
Why don't people see the yeti any more?

Ice Age engravings found in Jersey

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 16:02
An archaeological dig in Jersey yields a stash of hunter-gatherer artefacts, including several engraved stones which may pre-date all known ancient art in the British Isles.

Space engine firm gets BAE investment

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 16:00
BAE Systems buys a 20% stake in a company developing a radical engine that could propel aircraft into space.

VIDEO: Fears over wild beaver disappearance

Sat, 10/31/2015 - 18:23
There is concern that England's only wild beavers have disappeared.

VIDEO: Nasa tracking Asteroid TB145

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 21:41
An asteroid called TB145 will pass within a few hundred thousand kilometres of the earth.

New air battery design shows promise

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 05:22
A new design for lithium-air batteries overcomes several hurdles that have stood in the way of this "next-generation" concept.