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How octopuses coordinate their arms

Thu, 2015-04-16 08:08
Researchers reveal the secrete of an octopus's unique movement, revealing how the animals co-ordinate their eight, flexible arms.

VIDEO: The highlights of campaign day 18

Thu, 2015-04-16 08:08
Warnings from leaders about other parties, and about the funding of the NHS on day 18 of the election campaign.

Gene study 'explains quick thinking'

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:56
Genetic differences could explain why some people are quicker thinkers in middle age and later life, a study of data from 30,000 people suggests.

New York approves slavery monument

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:55
The New York City Council has approved a marker recognising the contributions of slaves to the city's founding and economy

No intent to offend in China - Hamilton

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:49
Lewis Hamilton tells BBC Sport about another perfect result, the Bahrain challenge and champagne celebrations.

Pope Francis to visit Latin America

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:45
Pope Francis announces his first visit to Bolivia, Paraguay and Ecuador in July, with leaders from host countries welcoming the news.

NI abortion law change recommended

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:43
A limited change to Northern Ireland's abortion law, to allow terminations in cases of fatal foetal abnormality, is recommended by Stormont's Department of Justice.

Eugene's 2021 Worlds award 'unfair'

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:39
The decision to hand Eugene the 2021 World Athletics Championships is "unfair", says the Swedish Athletics Association.

Body at farm is missing Karen Buckley

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:39
A body found at a farm north of Glasgow is missing Irish student Karen Buckley, Police Scotland confirm.

Etsy shares surge 120% on debut

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:32
Shares in arts and crafts marketplace Etsy surge 120% in their US market debut, valuing the 10-year-old Brooklyn firm at more than $4bn.

Rosberg 'needs points back quickly'

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:24
Nico Rosberg admits he needs to turn the tables on Lewis Hamilton to boost his world title bid - starting in Bahrain this weekend.

Sellafield vote for industrial action

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:21
Unite union members at the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria vote to take industrial action in a row over health and safety, the union says.

VIDEO: Schoolchildren flee China quake

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:10
Earthquakes, including one measuring as magnitude 5.8, strike northern China, reportedly killing one person and damaging hundreds of houses.

VIDEO: Somalia target 2019 Nations Cup

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:03
Somalia's FA president Adbi Qani hopes his country can compete in the 2019 Nations Cup and end an absence that stretches back to 1974.

Election 2015 in pictures: 16 April

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:02
Images from the campaign trail: 16 April

VIDEO: New home for mugged pensioner Barnes

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:01
Fiona Trott speaks to Gateshead pensioner Alan Barnes, who has moved in to a new home after he was given given thousands of pounds in online donations.

VIDEO: BBC election debate 'worm' explained

Thu, 2015-04-16 06:52
The leaders of five of Westminster's opposition parties are due to appear in a live election debate on Thursday.

Alliance pledges 'unique voice'

Thu, 2015-04-16 06:36
The Alliance Party will bring a "unique" voice to Westminster, ensuring the people of Northern Ireland are heard, the deputy leader says.

Gravity boost to geothermal hunt

Thu, 2015-04-16 06:36
Observations from space assist the search for new locations to site geothermal power stations.

Dozens die in latest migrant sinking

Thu, 2015-04-16 06:29
More than 40 people have drowned off Sicily as Italy calls for more help from the European Union to deal with migrant crossings.

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