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Antarctica's Weddell Sea 'deserves protected status'

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:01:20 GMT

Scientists dive into Antarctic waters to build the case for a vast new marine protected area.



The human-elephant conflict in India's tea state Assam

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:43:30 GMT

How expanding tea plantations in India's Assam state are putting humans in conflict with elephants.



New Caledonian crows show how technology evolves

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:15:59 GMT

Clever, tool-making crows show scientists the first foundations of technological development.



Why you can't judge a zebra by its stripes

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:22:44 GMT

Looking at a zebra's stripes may not be a good way to tell different types apart, say scientists.



Are diesel cars always the most harmful?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:15:53 GMT

Some in the car industry claim that modern diesel engines have been unfairly maligned.



Scapa Flow microplastics levels 'similar to Forth and Clyde'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:50:38 GMT

Researchers at Heriot-Watt University took more than 100 sediment samples from 13 Orkney beaches.



Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:22:28 GMT

Jeanette Epps would have been the first African-American astronaut on the space station crew.



2017 'warmest year without El Niño'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:30:31 GMT

Even with no natural climate boost, last year was the second or third hottest on record.



Mystery deepens over mass die-off of antelopes

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:59:15 GMT

A mass die-off of antelopes in Kazakhstan was triggered by environmental factors, scientists believe.



ICEYE's 'suitcase space radar' returns first image

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:55:14 GMT

Finnish start-up ICEYE releases a "first light" picture from its novel radar satellite.



Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:02:30 GMT

Scientists capture "incredible" images of instructions contained in DNA being read



Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:05:11 GMT

Three-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030 to meet climate change targets, ministers are told.



UK firm contracts to service satellites

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:15:05 GMT

Effective Space says it will launch "space drones" to prolong the life of telecommunications satellites in orbit.



Dolphin diet study gives conservation clues

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:06:23 GMT

Wild dolphins burn up to 33,000 calories a day, say researchers - equivalent to about 60 salmon portions.



Hubble scores unique close-up view of distant galaxy

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:58:42 GMT

The Hubble telescope has scored an unprecedented close-up view of one of the Universe's oldest galaxies.



Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:00:03 GMT

Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.



Jordan urged to end animal mistreatment at Petra site

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:35:18 GMT

Donkeys, horses and camels are beaten and forced to carry tourists in extreme heat, a group says.



Female engineers set for success

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:57:10 GMT

The UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at less than 10%.



UK satellite to make movies from space

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:21:49 GMT

The spacecraft paves the way to a constellation collecting full-colour, hi-def video of Earth.



Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:40:22 GMT

Fuel from the Sanchi has spread over more than 100 sq km and could badly damage marine life.



Citizen science bags five-planet haul

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:51:31 GMT

Astronomy enthusiasts help to confirm the existence of a five-planet system orbiting a far-off star.



ISS cosmonaut does 'test flight' on a vacuum cleaner

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:18:39 GMT

Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov said he had many questions from people asking if it was possible.



The man risking his life to save pink dolphins

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:05:16 GMT

Fernando Trujillo works in dangerous areas of the Amazon to save the rare species.



Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:33:03 GMT

Volcanologists say a "hazardous explosion" could be imminent, as thousands flee the area around Mount Mayon in the Philippines.



Wallaby gives police slip on Sydney Bridge

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:02:36 GMT

The unusual sight of a wallaby bounding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge has surprised early-morning motorists.



'Floating on air' after surgeons remove 19kg tumour

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:44:40 GMT

Watch surgeons as they remove a 19.5kg tumour from a woman's body.



Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:45:51 GMT

The first panda ever born in France has gone on display to the public.



Hope for threatened 'little tiger cat'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:25:07 GMT

Habitat fragmentation is a bigger threat to Chile's wildcat than human persecution, say conservationists.



Moustached monkey is separate species

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:34:17 GMT

A monkey from Ethiopia and Sudan with a distinctive "handlebar moustache" has been identified as a distinct species.



Paris, London

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:38:48 GMT

A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.



Crunch question

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:30:20 GMT

Insects are often portrayed as a sustainable superfood - and many are delicious.



Hot topic

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:28:15 GMT

Can a series of scorching summers be blamed on climate change, and what do they tell us?



Check your pollution

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:08:55 GMT

Enter your postcode to see what the air quality is like where you are living in Britain.



How green are the Tories?

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:15:04 GMT

Theresa May's environment policy pledge is the latest step in the party's journey on the issue.



Thirsty city

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:04:32 GMT

With water usage and droughts across the globe rising, the race is on to manage water more efficiently.



Kitchen welfare

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:53:25 GMT

In Switzerland, lobsters must now be stunned before being boiled - but do they really feel pain?



Whale people

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:35:54 GMT

A glimpse into the life the Inupiat, an indigenous community in Alaska.



Back from the brink

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 10:36:24 GMT

Heavily armed and highly trained anti-poaching patrols have helped the population's recovery.



Busy year for storms

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 00:30:27 GMT

Was the remarkable 2017 hurricane season the worst ever? And did climate change play any part?



'Job done'

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 00:58:51 GMT

World land-speed record-holder Andy Green reflects on the past 12 months' achievements in developing the Bloodhound supersonic car.