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Last feed update: Sunday August 25th, 2019 03:16:31 PM

Extinction: Last chance to save 'rhinos of the oceans'

Saturday August 24th, 2019 12:10:16 AM
Sharks and rays pushed towards extinction by the shark fin trade are hot on the agenda at key wildlife talks.

Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space

Saturday August 24th, 2019 08:06:20 AM
The space agency is reportedly looking into an allegation against astronaut Anne McClain.

Amazon fires: Brazil sends army to help tackle blazes

Saturday August 24th, 2019 04:21:38 PM
President Jair Bolsonaro orders soldiers to be sent to the region, after pressure from EU leaders.

Giraffes given greater protection from unregulated trade as numbers fall

Thursday August 22nd, 2019 04:53:14 PM
Numbers of the world's tallest mammal have fallen in Africa by 40% in the past three decades.

Fake news is 'reinforced by false memories'

Thursday August 22nd, 2019 01:07:22 PM
Research during Ireland's abortion referendum highlights risks for social networks.

Rivers used as 'open sewers', says WWF charity

Thursday August 22nd, 2019 12:54:35 PM
The WWF said it was "very unlikely" that pollution reduction targets would be met without new laws.

Kenya northern white rhinos: Vets harvest eggs from last two females

Friday August 23rd, 2019 01:21:01 PM
It is hoped the unprecedented procedure will prevent the extinction of the northern white rhino.

Ditch cars to meet climate change targets, say MPs

Wednesday August 21st, 2019 11:01:08 PM
MPs say people will have to stop driving if the UK is to meet its Zero Carbon goals by 2050.

What is 'blobology' and how is it transforming biology?

Wednesday August 21st, 2019 11:24:10 PM
Spectacular images from a new microscope spark a "revolution" in biology

Microplastics in water pose ‘no apparent health risk’

Thursday August 22nd, 2019 06:01:41 AM
The World Health Organization says its findings are based on the "limited information" available.

Russia launches life-sized robot into space

Thursday August 22nd, 2019 07:01:31 AM
The robot, named Fedor, will perform daily tasks during its 10 days on the International Space Station.

Titanic sub dive reveals parts are being lost to sea

Wednesday August 21st, 2019 01:00:36 PM
The first people to dive down to the Titanic in nearly 15 years say some parts of the wreck have been lost to the sea.

Millions of old gadgets 'stockpiled in drawers'

Wednesday August 21st, 2019 12:15:33 AM
Public urged to "recycle their tech" as rare, valuable materials in millions of old devices languish in UK homes.

Fracking: UK shale reserves may be smaller than previously estimated

Tuesday August 20th, 2019 03:01:21 PM
Previous research suggested 50 years of shale gas under the UK, but a new study says it could be less than 10.

Nasa confirms ocean moon mission

Tuesday August 20th, 2019 11:50:55 AM
Scientists working on a mission to the ocean moon of Europa can proceed with the final design and construction of the spacecraft, Nasa has said.

The Amazon in Brazil is on fire - how bad is it?

Friday August 23rd, 2019 12:43:27 PM
Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. How bad are they?

The Cold War spy technology which we all use

Tuesday August 20th, 2019 11:21:38 PM
Radio-frequency identification, famously used to bug the US embassy in Moscow, is a cheap way to track objects and data.

Climate change: Should you fly, drive or take the train?

Friday August 23rd, 2019 11:37:03 PM
How should you travel to reduce your carbon footprint?

When an ethical vegan met a sheep farmer...

Monday August 19th, 2019 11:01:33 PM
Many vegans boycott woollen clothing on the basis that it is cruel to sheep.

Eduard Pernkopf: The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons

Sunday August 18th, 2019 11:55:25 PM
Eduard Pernkopf created an "atlas" of anatomy by dissecting the bodies of Nazi political prisoners.

Dr Becky: The Oxford University YouTube astrophysicist

Wednesday August 14th, 2019 11:15:00 PM
'Dr Becky' receives thousands of views on her YouTube channel which answers questions about the universe.

Greta Thunberg's zero carbon journey

Tuesday August 13th, 2019 11:09:03 AM
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg will travel to New York on a boat with very few home comforts.

Is this the world's most sustainable building?

Monday August 12th, 2019 12:10:36 AM
An enormous logistics warehouse in the Netherlands is helping to power 750 households a year.

Deforestation: What’s wrong with planting new forests?

Tuesday August 13th, 2019 11:41:58 PM
Planting trees can sometimes actually do more harm than good to the environment. Here's why.

Amazon Fires: Why the rainforest helps fight climate change

Saturday August 24th, 2019 11:02:53 AM
Fires in the Amazon rainforest have prompted concern around the world.

'I will give my last drop of blood for this forest'

Friday August 23rd, 2019 11:05:29 AM
Members of Brazil's Mura tribe vow to defend their land, as wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest.

Gloucestershire man walks tortoise to the pub every day

Friday August 23rd, 2019 01:26:22 PM
Nancy Drew the tortoise has become famous around Tewkesbury, with people loving to stop and say hello.

Pigs' emotions could be read by new farming technology

Thursday August 22nd, 2019 11:18:24 PM
New technology has been developed to detect how happy the animals are.

Hampshire lab tests water quality every day of the year

Wednesday August 21st, 2019 11:08:10 PM
A Hampshire lab tests tap water quality for 2.2 million people across the south east every day.

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