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Photographer settles 'monkey selfie' legal fight

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 15:33
A photographer settles a legal fight against an animal rights group over a "monkey selfie" photograph.

Row over AI that 'identifies gay faces'

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 06:17
Researchers and LGBT groups clash over facial recognition tech that supposedly spots gay people.

Badger culling gets go-ahead in 11 new areas of England

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 05:35
A vaccination programme to stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis is also restarting.

Offshore wind power cheaper than new nuclear

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 02:15
Figures from the government are seen as a milestone in the advance of renewable energy.

Cycling: Groups call for action on 'car-dooring'

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 01:06
A door-opening method that involves using the "wrong" hand should be taught to drivers, groups say.

Tackling the canine obesity crisis

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 16:54
Why, in the mission to improve the health of man's best friend, scientists say greedy Labradors are at the head of the pack.

Science debate: Should we embrace an enhanced future?

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 17:20
Scientists ask whether everyone should have the right to become a "transhumanist" by modifying our bodies with technology.

Unknown species may thrive in Antarctic caves

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 05:14
Animals and plants may be living in warm caves under Antarctica's ice, according to a study.

Bats 'tricked' into flying into buildings

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 17:25
Scientists warn of potential hazards from modern structures with large expanses of glass or mirrors.

Hurricane Irma: Eye of the storm passes Hispaniola

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 14:04
The International Space Station and an advanced weather satellite capture the deadly hurricane over Earth.

'No fire risk' with new lithium batteries

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 05:18
Lithium-ion batteries that are resistant to exploding or catching fire have been developed by scientists.

Down on the body farm

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 17:51
Would British forensic science benefit from having its own outdoor laboratory to study human decomposition?

Research grants 'boost jobs and growth'

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 17:15
A national study shows that R&D grants to firms significantly boosts growth and creates jobs.

Chablis wine crop hit by changes to French climate

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 16:59
A wine producer in the Burgundy region of France blames climate change for this year's low yield.

Two-pilot glider team sets altitude record

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 06:37
The unique Perlan 2 glider reaches over 54,000ft in the skies above Argentina.

Ministers want 'ambitious' post-Brexit research deal

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 05:52
Options for collaboration between research communities post-Brexit will be set out in a government paper.

Households 'need help to get warmer home'

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 23:36
England’s householders get a raw deal over insulating their homes to save on energy bills, researchers say.

Meteor bursting into flames caught on camera.

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 22:51
A home security camera caught the moment a meteor over Canada burst into flames.

Bid to rescue Ben Nevis weather data

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 20:33
Help is sought to digitise a unique set of records gathered on top of the UK's highest mountain.

Swansea Uni study: African wild dogs 'sneeze to vote'

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 17:15
The animals hold "social rallies" and choose when to hunt via a sneezing ballot, a study finds.