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21/08/2014 - 15:15
Submitted by James Lloyd
Bárðarbunga is the latest of Iceland’s volcanoes to show seismic activity, sparking fears that it may be about to blow. But how likely is an eruption, and what'll happen if it does erupt?...
19/08/2014 - 15:34
Submitted by James Lloyd
Our earliest attempts at drawing can provoke delight in our parents, but could they also provide a glimpse into the future? Researchers have found that the drawings of four-year-old children can...
18/08/2014 - 14:26
Submitted by James Lloyd
  For many years, the common magpie has been steeped in superstition and considered as an elite thief in the birding world. Yet new research suggests that, despite the old wives' tale,...
15/08/2014 - 15:21
Submitted by James Lloyd
  Details of the evolution of our cosmos could be revealed thanks to 30,000 ‘citizen scientists’ who dug through thousands of images to identify what may be the first ever particles...
15/08/2014 - 12:32
Submitted by Daniel Bennett
Electric cars are getting serious. Volkswagen, “the people’s car”, now sells battery-powered versions of two of their most popular cars: the Up and the Golf. There’s even...
14/08/2014 - 15:35
Submitted by James Lloyd
Lionfish may look like harmless tropical fish to us, but to other fish, seeing one coming your way means you’re in for a very bad day indeed. New research shows that this predatory fish is...
13/08/2014 - 09:29
Submitted by James Lloyd
Sweating is often the sign of a good workout, but in the future it may also be a sign that your phone is charging. Scientists from the University of California have developed a temporary tattoo that...
08/08/2014 - 15:00
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Sun 10 August The Sky at Night BBC Four, 11:00-11:30pm As the Rosetta spacecraft finally reaches the comet it’s been chasing...
08/08/2014 - 14:40
Submitted by James Lloyd
  If you were to ask a passer-by what the world really needed, “more angry bees!” is unlikely to be the answer. Regardless, scientists have uncovered a way to hop up levels of...
08/08/2014 - 08:35
Submitted by James Lloyd
While the Transformers have dazzled thousands with their shape-shifting abilities, real-life robots have so far been unable to master the art of self-assembly. Up until now, that is. Scientists in...
07/08/2014 - 09:55
Submitted by Jason Goodyer
Tumours often go through many games of cat and mouse with the body’s immune system during the early stages of their development. In a process known as immune evasion these malignant cells...
06/08/2014 - 16:18
Submitted by James Lloyd
Since the end of last year, the most deadly outbreak of Ebola to date has been sweeping through parts of West Africa. Almost one-and-a-half thousand people have been infected and there have been...