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Last feed update: Thursday September 21st, 2017 07:27:16 PM

Plant-eating dinosaurs 'strayed from veggie diet'

Thursday September 21st, 2017 03:12:55 PM
The idea of plant-eating dinosaurs having a strict vegetarian diet is called into question.

Ancient DNA sheds light on African history

Thursday September 21st, 2017 04:08:47 PM
DNA from ancient remains is used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa.

UK strikes research deal with US in run-up to Brexit

Wednesday September 20th, 2017 07:58:28 PM
The UK and US reach an agreement that aims to allow freer movement of research equipment and scientists.

Owls hold secret to ageless ears

Wednesday September 20th, 2017 07:18:06 AM
Barn owls keep their acute sense of hearing into old age, scientists have discovered.

UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

Wednesday September 20th, 2017 05:01:34 PM
Understanding the first moments of life could lead to better IVF and explain why women miscarry.

Neolithic Orkney rivalries detailed in new study

Tuesday September 19th, 2017 11:11:34 PM
Rivalries in Orkney more than 4,500 years ago led to competition between communities, according to new research.

Paris climate aim 'still achievable'

Tuesday September 19th, 2017 10:55:17 AM
The ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C is still within reach, a study indicates.

Size matters when it comes to extinction risk

Monday September 18th, 2017 11:53:10 PM
The biggest and the smallest of the world's fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are most at risk of dying out.

Rhino horn smuggled as jewellery

Monday September 18th, 2017 02:48:23 AM
Rhino horn is being processed into bangles, beads and bracelets, a charity's investigation reveals.

Snow leopard no longer 'endangered'

Thursday September 14th, 2017 02:50:25 PM
The conservation status of the elusive snow leopard is downgraded from "endangered" to "vulnerable".

Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord

Sunday September 17th, 2017 07:14:38 AM
Reports say the US will no longer withdraw from the Paris deal or will change its approach.

Cassini: Probe incinerates on entry to Saturn

Friday September 15th, 2017 11:57:01 AM
The US-led Cassini space probe reaches a spectacular climax, burning up in Saturn's atmosphere.

Why are there so many berries this year?

Wednesday September 13th, 2017 12:57:25 PM
Berries are appearing early this year - and promise to last much longer than usual, according to experts.

Belfast scientists design flexible organic battery

Wednesday September 13th, 2017 01:04:29 PM
Queen's University scientists design a flexible long-life battery that could be used in pacemakers.

Badger culling gets go-ahead in 11 new areas of England

Monday September 11th, 2017 12:35:09 PM
A vaccination programme to stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis is also restarting.

Man-of-war spotted along coast in Cornwall and Wales

Tuesday September 12th, 2017 04:24:31 PM
The RNLI closed Perranporth beach to swimmers because of large numbers of jellyfish-like creatures.

Row over AI that 'identifies gay faces'

Monday September 11th, 2017 01:17:28 PM
Researchers and LGBT groups clash over facial recognition tech that supposedly spots gay people.

Offshore wind power cheaper than new nuclear

Monday September 11th, 2017 09:15:31 AM
Figures from the government are seen as a milestone in the advance of renewable energy.

Bats 'tricked' into flying into buildings

Friday September 8th, 2017 12:25:34 AM
Scientists warn of potential hazards from modern structures with large expanses of glass or mirrors.

'We are planning weekly rocket launches'

Thursday September 21st, 2017 11:30:58 AM
The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

Sir David Attenborough on his hunt for the Kimodo Dragon

Thursday September 21st, 2017 08:12:36 PM
Sir David Attenborough spoke to the BBC about Zoo Quest, the environment and the planet's future.

Horsey seal injured by flying ring 'making recovery'

Monday September 18th, 2017 07:13:59 PM
Volunteers came to the aid of a seal after its neck was trapped within a plastic flying ring.

The man trying to save bats' lives

Monday September 18th, 2017 08:04:53 AM
Meet Dr Matt Zeale who is leading a team of conservationists tracking the rare barbastrelle bat.

Henry the hippo reunites with his baby Fiona

Saturday September 16th, 2017 10:01:35 AM
A happy ending for a family of hippos.

Koala 'hitches' ride under car wheel arch

Saturday September 16th, 2017 01:39:04 PM
She survived a 16km (10-mile) car journey, clinging to the axle of a four-wheel drive near Adelaide.

Tackling the canine obesity crisis

Saturday September 9th, 2017 11:54:32 PM
Why, in the mission to improve the health of man's best friend, scientists say greedy Labradors are at the head of the pack.

Orchid gives up the secrets of its success

Wednesday September 13th, 2017 06:38:20 PM
Science is laying bare the secrets of orchids, one of the biggest families of flowering plant.

DNA dogma

Thursday September 21st, 2017 09:59:17 AM
Evolutionary biologist Matthew Cobb unpicks a lecture that, sixty years ago, set the course for the genetic revolution.

'What I saw'

Wednesday September 20th, 2017 11:19:18 PM
In this photo essay, photographer Clayton Conn shares his experience of the Mexico City earthquake.


Saturday September 16th, 2017 11:39:19 PM
How tiny creatures with small brains outwit us so easily.

Moving on up

Wednesday September 20th, 2017 11:27:41 PM
The people of the Guna Yala archipelago, off the Panama coast, may be among the first island communities to leave their homes and move onshore.

Down on the body farm

Thursday September 7th, 2017 12:51:53 AM
Would British forensic science benefit from having its own outdoor laboratory to study human decomposition?

Life after Earth

Tuesday September 5th, 2017 11:44:04 PM
In September 1991, eight scientists sealed themselves inside a giant greenhouse for two years. Linda Leigh was one of them.

Flood capital

Thursday August 31st, 2017 12:02:54 PM
The reasons why the fourth-largest city in the US has become its flood capital.

Poisonous progress

Sunday August 27th, 2017 11:16:23 PM
The arguments nearly a century ago over the use of leaded petrol.

Terraforming Earth

Thursday August 17th, 2017 10:02:30 AM
A planetary takeover by ocean algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.

Alps melting?

Friday August 25th, 2017 11:53:42 AM
A huge rockfall in Val Bondasca raises questions about how climate change is affecting the Alps.

High view

Tuesday August 22nd, 2017 12:10:49 AM
BBC correspondent James Cook views the total eclipse from 40,000ft above the Pacific Ocean.

Majestic archipelago

Monday August 14th, 2017 11:56:50 PM
The Galapagos Conservation Trust has announced the winners in its annual photographic competition.

Not just stars

Tuesday August 1st, 2017 11:07:37 PM
The shortlisted images in this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year have now been selected.

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