Boost for endangered butterflies
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 23:05:53 GMT
The warm weather of 2014 boosted the number of some butterflies, including one of the UK's rarest species, the High Brown Fritillary, a survey has found.
'War camel' found in Austrian cellar
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 23:40:03 GMT
A camel, whose intact skeleton has been found in a 300-year-old Austrian cellar, was probably ridden by the invading Ottoman army in 1683.
Ratchet boots make walking 7% easier
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:09:47 GMT
Engineers create unpowered exoskeleton "boots" that use a spring and a ratchet to make human walking 7% more efficient.
LHC fixes glitch, prepares for beams
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:05:13 GMT
The short circuit delaying the restart of the Large Hadron Collider has been fixed, after a blast of high current melted the metal particle responsible.
US makes climate pledge to UN
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:27:37 GMT
The US has pledged to tackle climate change by cutting its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025.
China building 'great wall of sand'
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:39:49 GMT
The scale of China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is leading to "serious questions" on its intentions, a top US official says.
New renewables break capacity bar
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:28:08 GMT
New renewable generating capacity broke the 100GW barrier in 2014, equivalent to the entire fleet of nuclear power plants in the US, a UN report shows.