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Duo ready for one year in space

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are about to undertake a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.

Greens ‘want 1% of GDP for science’

A promise by the Greens to bring science funding up to 1% of GDP differs from the statements offered by six party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science.

Polar ice shelf thinning speeds up

Eighteen years of satellite data reveal an acceleration in the thinning of many of Antarctica's floating ice shelves.

Dark matter flits through collisions

A long-running study shows dark matter coasts unscathed through galactic collisions, betraying a ghostly lack of interaction with the known Universe.

River health revealed in 'shocking' figures

Just 17% of England's rivers are judged to be in good health, according to "shocking" Environment Agency figures.

'Cat litter mix' closed nuclear site

A team of experts says a mixture that included organic cat litter forced the closure of the only underground nuclear waste repository in the US.

DNA of 'an entire nation' assessed

The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.

Drones bounce back from collisions

Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover from mid-air collisions.

Getting ready for the mission to Hell

Europe and America are building two satellites to study the Sun that will venture closer to the solar inferno than any previous missions.

Bloodhound car has engine fitting

The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car has a fitting with the Rolls-Royce jet engine it will use to try to break the world land speed record.

Swimmer has Russian Ross Sea talks

The record-breaking endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh discusses the possibility of an Antarctic Ross Sea marine reserve with the Russians.

Water 'could warm a million homes'

A million properties across England could in future be heated by water from rivers, canals and the sea, the government says.

House sparrow rule roost in Scotland

House sparrows are the most commonly spotted bird in gardens in Scotland, according to an RSPB survey.

Short circuit delays LHC restart

The restart of the Large Hadron Collider hits a delay, after a short circuit is detected in one of its powerful electromagnets.

Hopes grow for climate-proof beans

A breakthrough in the development of temperature-resilient beans could help sustain a vital source of protein for millions of people around the globe.

Ramakrishnan to lead Royal Society

Nobel-winning structural biologist Venki Ramakrishnan is elected to become the next president of the Royal Society.

Tiger-tagging app to boost tracking

A new iPad app is asking users to "tag" tigers in images gathered from the internet, to help researchers with counting and tracking the animals.

Europe drops asteroid sampling idea

Europe will not be mounting a sample-return mission to an asteroid, having rejected the MarcoPolo concept at the third time of asking.

Ministers challenged over CO2 cuts

The UK government’s claim that the country leads the world in cuts of carbon emissions is challenged by researchers at Leeds University.

Huge marine reserve for Pitcairn

The UK government is to establish the largest marine reserve in the world around the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.

Mercury pollution risk to Arctic gull

Mercury pollution has risen nearly 50-fold in the feathers of a gull that feeds and breeds in the Arctic, say scientists.

Tidal lagoon 'negotiations open'

Negotiations are opening on a £1bn tidal lagoon scheme in Swansea as the chancellor gives his Budget speech in the House of Commons.

VIDEO: Eels journey from Bermuda and back

Millions of eels have been arriving in the south-west of England having travelled thousands of miles from the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda.

VIDEO: The drone wings that bounce back

Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover after mid-air collisions.

VIDEO: How robotic hand uses bio-signals

David Shukman looks at work being done at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, as the government pushes for more investment and co-operation in the field.

VIDEO: Solar 'could provide 4% of UK electricity'

Solar power could provide up to 4% of the UK's electricity by the end of the decade, the government has said.

VIDEO: Orangutan rescued from chicken coop

Budi, a baby orangutan who was rescued after being kept for months in a chicken cage in West Borneo, has made a remarkable recovery.

VIDEO: Does your pet have 'separation anxiety'?

Vets are warning that a growing number of dogs and other pets are suffering from separation anxiety as peoples' working habits change.

VIDEO: Solar eclipse: 90 second explainer

BBC News explains Friday's rare celestial event and how you can observe it safely - in 90 seconds.

VIDEO: Charles: US must lead on environment

The Prince of Wales has urged the United States to show stronger leadership on the protection of the environment, as Nicholas Witchell reports.


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