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Russia holds nuclear-capable missile tests

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 03:52
President Putin took part in the military exercise, the Kremlin said.

Call to conserve 'crucial' rare Wales spider species

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 00:24
Some of the 500 species of spiders that live in Wales are found almost nowhere else in the world.

Dinosaur sported 'bandit mask'

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 10:11
A dinosaur from China had a "bandit mask" pattern in the feather on its faces, fossil analysis has shown.

Bloodhound car tested ahead of 1,000mph record attempt

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 08:07
The 'world's fastest car' goes through its first public tests ahead of a land speed record attempt.

Bloodhound supersonic carries out first public runs

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 04:55
The British-led Bloodhound vehicle carries out some slow-speed trials in Newquay, Cornwall.

Ancient skull 'oldest tsunami victim'

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 22:34
The person is likely to have died in Papua New Guinea about 6,000 years ago, scientists say.

How the river Ganges was taken to London

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 16:54
Neil MacGregor explains how an extraordinary journey was made possible by the largest silver objects ever produced.

Ichthyosaur fossil discovered for first time in India

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 09:38
The fossil, which is 152 million years old, is the first ichthyosaur found in India.

Why thousands of Bittell Reservoir fish are moving home

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 09:07
Hundreds of thousands of fish are being taken out of one of the Midlands' largest reservoirs.

'Incredible' editing of life's building blocks

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 09:00
The studies could lead to new treatments for inherited diseases.

Viking trade in red squirrels may have spread leprosy

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 06:13
Leprosy found in red squirrels is also found in pre-Norman bones in Suffolk and Scandinavia.

Wildlife colonises man-made rockpools

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 01:40
Aberystwyth University scientists work to make manmade sea defences a better home for Nature.


Wed, 10/25/2017 - 01:30
An exec producer of Blue Planet II reveals why not all of the series was filmed in the wild.

BBC wrong to not challenge climate sceptic Lord Lawson

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 19:00
An interview with Lord Lawson should have been challenged, the corporation's complaints unit says.

A new era

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 16:28
We need to be more concerned than ever about how society uses scientific discoveries, says Venki Ramakrishnan.

Drones are being used to protect elephants and rhinos from poachers

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:44
In parts of southern Africa drones are being used to protect elephants and rhinos from poachers

Paul Weitz: Skylab and shuttle astronaut dies aged 85

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 07:51
US astronaut Paul Weitz, who helped save a Nasa space station after it was damaged during launch, has died aged 85.

Astrolabe: Shipwreck find 'earliest navigation tool'

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 21:00
Marine archaeologists say the object - discovered off the coast of Oman - is an astrolabe.

The Lion Man: An Ice Age masterpiece

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:30
The story behind a small ivory sculpture that was carved 40,000 years ago.

Paris accord: US and Syria alone as Nicaragua signs

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:16
Nicaragua signs the Paris agreement, leaving only two countries not supporting it.