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Minister wants UK animal tests ban

Thu. 31/07/14

Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants a total ban on them.

Broken robots 'learn to keep going'

Thu. 31/07/14

Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.

Broody octopus keeps four-year vigil

Wed. 30/07/14

A deep-sea octopus is observed nursing her eggs for more than four years - the longest brooding time seen in any animal.

Mystery of lemon-shaped Moon solved

Wed. 30/07/14

Tides and spin gave the Moon its strange lemon shape more than four billion years ago, research reveals.

AUDIO: Why the Moon is shaped like a lemon

Wed. 30/07/14

Professor of planetary sciences Ian Garrick-Bethell explains what gave the Moon its unusually distorted shape.

Tablet screens to correct sight loss

Wed. 30/07/14

US engineers have developed a prototype tablet display that compensates for an individuals' vision problems.

The reindeer herders battling a mine

Wed. 30/07/14

The reindeer herders fighting a British mining company

Birds beat machines in hover test

Wed. 30/07/14

Micro-drones are just starting to catch up with the hovering and flight performance of the tiny hummingbird, say scientists.

Astronomers weigh up Milky Way

Wed. 30/07/14

The Milky Way is lighter than previously thought and is only about half the mass of a neighbouring galaxy, researchers conclude.

Bumps, buzzards and critical species

Wed. 30/07/14

Coral munching bumphead fish give insight into conservation

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