BBC Science News
A round-up of general science news as collated by the BBC (in the UK).
Enormous earthquakes 'unrecorded’11 Dec 2013 at 7:01pm
The Earth could have been struck by many more huge earthquakes in its recent history than was previously thought, scientists say. Read more...
Cave holds stunning tsunami clues11 Dec 2013 at 8:06pm
A cave on the northwestern coast of Sumatra holds a remarkable record of big tsunamis in the Indian Ocean stretching back thousands of years. Read more...
Satellite detects Antarctic ice loss11 Dec 2013 at 2:55am
West Antarctica continues to lose ice to the ocean and this loss appears to be accelerating, according to new data from Europe's Cryosat spacecraft. Read more...
Dinosaur impact 'sent life to Mars'11 Dec 2013 at 6:30am
The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs may have catapulted life from Earth to Mars and Jupiter's moon Europa, researchers say. Read more...
US to curb antibiotics in livestock11 Dec 2013 at 2:05pm
The US food safety regulator is moving to phase out some use of antibiotics in livestock in an effort to curb growing microbial antibiotic resistance. Read more...
'No case' to water down CO2 targets10 Dec 2013 at 8:28pm
Chancellor is told that low-carbon economy will save people money in the long run Read more...
Supervolcano 'even more colossal'10 Dec 2013 at 7:36pm
The supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park in the United States is far larger than was previously thought, scientists report. Read more...
UK 'needs farmers to harvest wind'10 Dec 2013 at 8:55pm
Allowing farmers to use renewable energy technology on their land will help the nation meet its future food and energy needs, experts suggest. Read more...
Extinct wolves a conservation issue10 Dec 2013 at 6:14pm
Wolves continue to feature on a list of Scottish wildlife that people have concerns about in terms of conservation. Read more...
Peter Higgs receives Nobel medal10 Dec 2013 at 10:03am
Prof Peter Higgs has received his Nobel prize for physics at a ceremony in Stockholm. Read more...
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