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Big Antarctic iceberg edges out to sea

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:04
The near-6,000 sq km block of ice known as A-68 looks finally to be on the move.

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 23:45
It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.

Neanderthal brains 'grew more slowly'

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 23:44
A new study shows that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than ours.

Birds 'churring' is a sign isles' shipwreck rats dying out

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 23:17
The call of storm petrels are recorded for the first time on islands where rats came ashore from shipwrecks.

How business is driving the new space race

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 23:04
Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit

Bright sparks

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:52
The fast-growing US solar industry is at odds with itself - and the decision may be left to Trump.

Sir David Attenborough on his hunt for the Kimodo Dragon

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:12
Sir David Attenborough spoke to the BBC about Zoo Quest, the environment and the planet's future.

Ancient DNA sheds light on African history

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:08
DNA from ancient remains is used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa.

Plant-eating dinosaurs 'strayed from veggie diet'

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:12
The idea of plant-eating dinosaurs having a strict vegetarian diet is called into question.

'We are planning weekly rocket launches'

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:30
The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

DNA dogma

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:59
Evolutionary biologist Matthew Cobb unpicks a lecture that, sixty years ago, set the course for the genetic revolution.

Moving on up

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 23:27
The people of the Guna Yala archipelago, off the Panama coast, may be among the first island communities to leave their homes and move onshore.

'What I saw'

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 23:19
In this photo essay, photographer Clayton Conn shares his experience of the Mexico City earthquake.

UK strikes research deal with US in run-up to Brexit

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:58
The UK and US reach an agreement that aims to allow freer movement of research equipment and scientists.

UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:01
Understanding the first moments of life could lead to better IVF and explain why women miscarry.

Owls hold secret to ageless ears

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:18
Barn owls keep their acute sense of hearing into old age, scientists have discovered.

Neolithic Orkney rivalries detailed in new study

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 23:11
Rivalries in Orkney more than 4,500 years ago led to competition between communities, according to new research.

Paris climate aim 'still achievable'

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:55
The ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C is still within reach, a study indicates.

Size matters when it comes to extinction risk

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 23:53
The biggest and the smallest of the world's fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are most at risk of dying out.

Horsey seal injured by flying ring 'making recovery'

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 19:13
Volunteers came to the aid of a seal after its neck was trapped within a plastic flying ring.