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Last feed update: Saturday October 20th, 2018 05:08:02 PM

Blast-off for BepiColombo on mission to Mercury

Saturday October 20th, 2018 01:57:11 AM
Europe and Japan celebrate the successful launch of a quest to visit the closest planet to the Sun.

Jurassic-era piranha is world's earliest flesh-eating fish

Friday October 19th, 2018 03:08:58 AM
A 150-million-year-old, sharp-toothed fossil is believed to be the world's oldest piranha-like specimen.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Gazing monkeys image wins

Tuesday October 16th, 2018 09:52:24 PM
Two snub-nosed monkeys sitting on a stone is the top shot at Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018.

Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market

Friday October 19th, 2018 12:13:28 PM
The Environment Agency is probing claims exporters are abusing the recycled plastics market.

A14 road workers find woolly mammoth bones

Friday October 19th, 2018 01:42:47 PM
The bones, discovered on the site of an ancient river, are thought to be at least 130,000 years old.

Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world

Wednesday October 17th, 2018 12:48:33 AM
Ian Kiernan's iconic anti-litter campaign, begun in Australia in the 1980s, became a global success.

A long walk: New insight into history of dogs and humans

Tuesday October 16th, 2018 11:53:29 PM
A study of ancient dog DNA shows man's best friend has been at our side for at least 9,000 years.

Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption may have been later than thought

Tuesday October 16th, 2018 01:25:13 PM
Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24 August, 79 AD - or at least, that's what historians thought until now.

The 'ugly duckling' fossil from the deep

Tuesday October 16th, 2018 01:10:23 AM
Meet the baby reptile that is shedding new light on the giants that lived at the time of T. rex.

US senator Elizabeth Warren faces backlash after indigenous DNA claim

Tuesday October 16th, 2018 05:41:00 PM
President Donald Trump goes on the attack after the Cherokee nation dismisses Elizabeth Warren's claim.

Bloodhound supersonic car hits financial roadblock

Monday October 15th, 2018 09:29:09 AM
The UK-led supersonic car project goes into administration. There are just weeks to save the venture.

Would you eat slaughter-free meat?

Monday October 15th, 2018 10:53:07 PM
There's a looming crisis over the world's appetite for meat. This chicken nugget may be the answer.

Fracking starts at landmark Lancashire site

Monday October 15th, 2018 05:34:57 PM
It is first time fracking has occurred in the UK since it was linked to earthquakes in 2011.

Trump: Climate change scientists have 'political agenda'

Monday October 15th, 2018 09:48:35 AM
The US president says he accepts the climate is changing but does not want to "lose millions of jobs".

Olive Harrisson: Story of unsung gardener revealed

Sunday October 14th, 2018 08:18:05 AM
Who was Miss Harrisson? We now know the story of the gardening pioneer denied a scholarship in 1898.

Rothera wharf 'kit of parts' heading to Antarctica

Saturday October 13th, 2018 01:25:50 AM
A team is preparing for the trip to the "most remote construction site in the world".

UK steps towards zero-carbon economy

Sunday October 14th, 2018 11:00:58 PM
Ministers are responding to scientists' climate challenge. But are they doing enough so far?

South Africa's ancient lost city of Kweneng rediscovered by lasers

Friday October 12th, 2018 11:38:57 PM
Descendants of the 15th Century residents are now fighting to have it recognised as their homeland.

Rice 'safely conserved' in Philippines gene bank

Thursday October 11th, 2018 11:38:55 PM
Scientists say that more than 100 thousand varieties of rice have been safeguarded for the future.

Is meat's climate impact too hot for politicians?

Sunday October 14th, 2018 03:18:05 PM
Climate scientists say we must eat less meat but the UK government will not sell that message.

Six climate questions for 'Green GB'

Thursday October 11th, 2018 11:37:48 PM
Cars, planes, heating, fracking and food will come under scrutiny as the UK bids to keep climate change to 1.5C.

Poralia rufescens jellyfish spotted off coast of California

Saturday October 20th, 2018 06:03:34 AM
The Poralia rufescens is swimming off the coast of southern California in the Pacific Ocean.

Why is this African village letting mosquitoes in?

Friday October 19th, 2018 06:29:38 AM
The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa.

BepiColombo: Mercury space mission to help us understand Earth

Friday October 19th, 2018 06:16:02 AM
BepiColombo mission could shed light on space weather and history of our planet

New Forest brothers show off UK's biggest ever pumpkin

Thursday October 18th, 2018 11:01:37 PM
Twin brothers have been showing off the biggest pumpkin ever to have been grown indoors in the UK.

Can a cooker help save the rainforest?

Thursday October 18th, 2018 01:12:33 AM
The solar-powered cooker that uses an alternative to charcoal.

Europe's new koalas arrive at Longleat

Friday October 12th, 2018 01:56:14 AM
Five southern koalas have been flown from Australia to the UK to create a back-up population.

Oregon Zoo shares animal X-rays

Thursday October 18th, 2018 09:21:58 PM
Oregon zoo posted images taken during routine health checks.

'Flexitarian' diets key to feeding people in a warming world

Wednesday October 10th, 2018 11:39:20 PM
Eating more plant-based foods, ending waste and improving farming are vital for the future, say scientists

'Reasons to be hopeful' on 1.5C global temperature target

Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 07:13:32 AM
IPCC scientist says there are some positive signs about our ability to keep the global temperature rise to 1.5C

Four women who changed the face of physics

Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 03:10:56 PM
Four pioneering women who changed the face of physics from the 1800s to the present day.

'Fake moon'

Friday October 19th, 2018 11:48:36 PM
The sci-fi plan would use giant mirrors in space to light city streets, but scientists are sceptical.

Crisp climate

Monday October 15th, 2018 11:08:34 PM
Ships are the lifeblood of global trade, but their fuel is highly polluting. What's the answer?

Unique insight

Monday October 15th, 2018 11:43:31 PM
The physical effects of being in space offer a unique insight into how our bodies work on Earth.

Recycling Antarctica

Tuesday October 9th, 2018 11:00:08 PM
How do scientists in the Antarctic minimise the waste generated by their research stations?

Follow the money

Wednesday October 10th, 2018 12:05:39 AM
Targeting profits linked to the illegal wildlife trade could help protect threatened species

Climate takeaways

Monday October 8th, 2018 10:41:45 AM
The most important messages from the landmark report on global warming.

Atoms and Brexit

Friday October 5th, 2018 01:24:16 AM
The government says it has a clear plan, but many in the nuclear sector are concerned for the future.

Tsunami puzzle

Monday October 1st, 2018 03:11:45 PM
Researchers are trying to establish why Friday's quake generated such big waves.

Dire outlook

Thursday September 27th, 2018 06:00:05 PM
Chemical pollution threatens the long-term viability of the most exposed orca groups.

Tall invaders

Wednesday September 26th, 2018 11:40:55 PM
The profile of Arctic shrubs and grasses is changing as temperatures rise in the far north.

In a spin

Thursday October 4th, 2018 11:12:18 PM
Water shortages mean the laundry industry is adopting various technologies to reduce consumption.

The Route of Parks

Thursday September 27th, 2018 08:47:10 AM
It connects 17 national parks and runs for 2,800km (1,740 miles) through sparsely populated land.

Reality Check

Wednesday September 26th, 2018 11:26:42 PM
An estimated 100 people have died in floods. Why does it keep happening?

'They dammed everything'

Monday September 10th, 2018 09:11:33 PM
Hundreds of hydropower projects threaten to harm Bosnia's rivers, protesters say.

Life finder

Friday September 7th, 2018 09:42:51 PM
It's come close to cancellation several times, but could the successor to the Hubble telescope make the greatest ever discovery?

Life of a shark scientist

Tuesday September 4th, 2018 02:17:38 PM
Marine biologist Melissa Marquez shares a dive on the Great Barrier Reef, and tips for swimming with sharks.

Going global

Thursday September 20th, 2018 09:56:34 PM
China's Beidou is being used in everything from ploughing to precision missiles, but can it go global?

'Farming the desert'

Tuesday September 4th, 2018 03:34:09 PM
The nation is united behind drought-hit farmers, but some query the merits of "special treatment".

Ice and fire

Friday August 24th, 2018 05:45:16 PM
Yes, Antarctica has (and needs) a fire department. Megan Branson spent three seasons there as a fire-fighter/paramedic.

Unlikely survival

Sunday August 19th, 2018 11:12:47 PM
A reef near a polluted port raises hopes for the conservation of other endangered coral.

Martian timesheet

Friday August 17th, 2018 06:41:49 PM
Living on Mars time, landing nightmares and sometimes spreadsheets... a day in the life of a Nasa engineer.

Floating farm

Thursday August 16th, 2018 11:20:35 PM
An offshore dairy farm aims to help Rotterdam produce its own food more sustainably.

It'll be toasty

Monday August 6th, 2018 12:25:10 PM
When the Bloodhound supersonic car attempts to break the land speed record, managing heat around the vehicle is going to be important.

Stephen Hawking: A life in pictures

Wednesday March 14th, 2018 11:24:37 AM
The physicist, who battled motor neurone disease for most of his life, has died at the age of 76.

Stephen Hawking dies: Scientist's most memorable quotes

Wednesday March 14th, 2018 01:06:16 PM
Remembering some of the key theories and quotes of the world renowned physicist, who has died.

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