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Hyperloop pod breaks own high-speed record

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 04:58
More tests next month might mean the pods for the science-fictional transport system hit 500 km/h

Amazon study discovers 381 new species in two-year period

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 03:56
Conservation charity WWF warns that the species were found in areas at risk from human activity.

The scientists watching stars being born

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 03:53
This is the largest radio telescope on Earth, 5,000m up in the Atacama Desert. It can see stars and planets being born millions of light-years away.

Science funding: Will 'picking winners' work?

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 02:09
Why has the government returned to an industrial strategy abandoned in the 1980s?

The animals rescued from war zones

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 18:40
Vet Amir Khalil goes into conflict areas to save the zoo animals left behind.

First cancer 'living drug' gets go-ahead

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:47
US authorities approve a treatment which re-designs a patient's own immune system to attack cancer.

Brazil court blocks Amazon mining decree

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:06
The order prevents the government from exploiting a protected area bigger than Denmark.

Cassini hints at young age for Saturn's rings

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 22:27
New data gathered by the Cassini probe suggests Saturn's icy bands formed relatively recently.

Smelly clue to bird navigation skills

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 07:33
Birds rely on smell to find their bearings when land is out of sight, according to a study.

'Sea dragon' fossil is 'largest on record'

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 03:06
A 200-million-year-old fossil 're-discovered' in a museum is something special, say scientists.

Poisonous progress

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 16:16
The arguments nearly a century ago over the use of leaded petrol.

Rare double waterspout caught on camera

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:48
The sight, off the coast of Florida's Anna Maria Island, was filmed on Thursday afternoon.

What's really the point of wasps?

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:18
A new citizen science survey aims to shed light on that fixture of summertime in the outdoors: the wasp.

Alps melting?

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 04:53
A huge rockfall in Val Bondasca raises questions about how climate change is affecting the Alps.

Alan Titchmarsh hits out at road-widening scheme

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 23:49
Proposals to expand the A3 at a junction with the M25 could mean the loss of 500 trees at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley.

Secret life of the dodo revealed

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 08:53
Hundreds of years after the dodo died out, new facts are emerging about the life history of the bird.

First tanker crosses northern sea route without ice breaker

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 06:04
Rising Arctic temperatures are boosting commercial shipping in the region, worrying environmentalists.

Scientists split over snow leopard status

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 02:26
Scientists are divided on whether snow leopards are still endangered species, a BBC investigation finds.

Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 21:07
The previously-protected area is bigger than Denmark and is thought to be rich in gold.

Will fairy tale Białowieża forest survive Poland’s fight with the EU?

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 17:31
Campaigners in Poland are worried about the future of one of Europe's last primeval forests, as the Polish government defies an EU order to stop logging there.