Eggshells may act like 'sunblock'
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:17:10 GMT
Birds' eggs show adaptations in pigment concentration and thickness to allow the right amount of sun for embryos, scientists say.
Gecko sex satellite back in touch
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:47:58 GMT
Fears recede over the fate of a Russian space satellite carrying gecko lizards as part of a sex experiment, after ground control restores contact.
'Brain hub predicts negative events'
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:40:42 GMT
Scientists have identified a part of the brain that may help us predict when things are about to go wrong and could play a part in depression.
Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk'
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:15:09 GMT
Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.
Dinosaurs' extinction 'bad luck'
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:21:49 GMT
Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests.
California hit by raging wildfires
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:30:42 GMT
Two fast-moving fires in California destroy 10 homes and force the evacuation of hundreds more, as a man dies in a lightning strike in Los Angeles.
Wildlife loss link to child slavery
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:17:53 GMT
New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.
'Fluffy' dinosaurs were widespread
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:19:11 GMT
A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.