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Last feed update: Monday June 17th, 2019 06:29:33 PM

'Cryoegg' to explore under Greenland Ice Sheet

Sunday June 16th, 2019 11:01:24 PM
UK sensors placed under the Greenland Ice Sheet will monitor how its glaciers slide towards the ocean.

Saving sharks: One woman's mission to protect the hammerhead

Sunday June 16th, 2019 11:38:59 PM
Marine biologist Ilena Zanella vowed to save the shark after diving with them off Costa Rica.

The family-of-four living off-grid

Monday June 17th, 2019 12:11:25 AM
Two former vets from Essex and their children are showing others how it is possible to live self-sufficiently.

Hedgehog sign warns drivers of small wildlife hazards

Monday June 17th, 2019 10:44:35 AM
It aims to protect drivers from accident hazards and reverse a decline in small wildlife numbers.

Largest world stock of animal-killing virus destroyed by UK lab

Friday June 14th, 2019 05:14:18 PM
Scientists destroy final UK laboratory samples of rinderpest, a highly contagious cattle disease.

Chinese tombs yield earliest evidence of cannabis use

Thursday June 13th, 2019 12:17:13 PM
Researchers uncover the earliest known evidence of cannabis use, from tombs in western China.

Pope warns oil bosses of climate threat

Friday June 14th, 2019 03:10:56 PM
Oil company bosses have been rapped by the Pope for seeking more of the fossil fuels that are damaging the climate.

Bermuda land snail: An animal 'back from the dead'

Thursday June 13th, 2019 12:53:34 AM
A remarkable story of how a snail was rescued from the edge of extinction and returned to the wild.

Scotland's crannogs are older than Stonehenge

Thursday June 13th, 2019 01:50:17 PM
Used for building homes on lochs, the artificial islands were previously thought to date from the Iron Age.

Hidden Figures: Nasa renames street after black female mathematicians

Thursday June 13th, 2019 12:40:20 AM
Hidden Figures Way is named after the African-American women featured in the Oscar-nominated film.

Greenpeace rig protest brought to an end

Thursday June 13th, 2019 09:03:32 PM
Police said nine people in total had been arrested in connection with the demonstration in the Cromarty Firth.

Climate change: UK government to commit to 2050 target

Wednesday June 12th, 2019 10:20:35 AM
The UK will set a new legally binding target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Chandrayaan-2: India unveils spacecraft for second Moon mission

Wednesday June 12th, 2019 07:06:42 AM
If successful Chandrayaan-2 will make India the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the Moon.

Bowland hen harrier chicks give 'hope for future'

Wednesday June 12th, 2019 11:17:54 AM
Chicks hatching for the second year on an estate is good news for the endangered species, the RSPB says.

Climate change: Should the UK's 2050 target be sooner?

Wednesday June 12th, 2019 05:33:29 PM
The UK has promised a stricter emissions target by 2050, but some say it should be sooner.

Plant extinction 'bad news for all species'

Tuesday June 11th, 2019 12:05:08 AM
Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a study.

Grape expectations: DNA reveals history of vintage wine

Monday June 10th, 2019 03:34:37 PM
The French were probably sipping wines we drink today 900 years ago, according to DNA from old grapes.

Scientists close in on hidden Scottish meteorite crater

Sunday June 9th, 2019 10:59:50 PM
Evidence points to a 1.2-billion-year-old impact structure lying hidden off Scotland's north-west coast.

Chester Zoo elephant calf's EEHV survival 'momentous'

Wednesday June 12th, 2019 07:47:39 AM
The survival of a calf which had a "lethal" virus will help the global fight against it, a zoo says.

Female scientist's IVF contribution was 'unrecognised'

Monday June 10th, 2019 04:25:08 PM
One of the fertility treatment's pioneers believed Jean Purdy made an equal contribution, letters reveal.

Nasa to open International Space Station to tourists

Friday June 7th, 2019 03:50:50 PM
The US space agency says it will allow tourists to visit the station from 2020.

Temperature maps from space would 'boost crop production'

Friday June 7th, 2019 05:37:37 PM
A proposed European Union satellite mission could have major benefits for agriculture.

Using DNA to tailor medicine

Sunday June 16th, 2019 11:34:02 PM
Technology is making it possible to tailor treatments to ever smaller groups of patients.

A bridge made of grass

Sunday June 16th, 2019 11:25:03 PM
The annual remaking of the last remaining Inca rope bridge at Q'eswachaka in Peru.

Greenland map captures changing Arctic in fine detail

Thursday June 13th, 2019 11:17:14 AM
The British Antarctic Survey produces an exquisite new printed sheet map of Greenland and the European Arctic.

Why is so much of the US under water?

Tuesday June 11th, 2019 10:41:39 PM
America's heartland has faced months of record-breaking floods. Why is it so bad now and what's the impact?

The man who helped feed the world

Tuesday June 11th, 2019 11:11:40 PM
The crops developed by Norman Borlaug have saved millions of people from starvation.

How to design a superfast car... in the real world

Tuesday June 11th, 2019 11:36:39 AM
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green explains why the design of a superfast car can't just be done in a computer.

Aarey forest: The fight to save Mumbai's last 'green lung'

Monday June 10th, 2019 10:54:47 PM
A forest that lies at the heart of India's bustling city is under threat, locals say.

A call to arms to fight the 'war on plastic'

Monday June 10th, 2019 04:49:15 PM
BBC One presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall investigates what we can all do to reduce our use of plastic.

How fish and shrimps could be recruited as underwater spies

Thursday June 6th, 2019 11:10:50 PM
Animals have long been used for military purposes, but could marine creatures also act as sensors?

The RAF weathermen who helped save D-Day

Tuesday June 4th, 2019 11:17:51 PM
How an RAF squadron on a Scottish island helped to get weather data that saved the D-Day landings.

Everest deaths: Four reasons why this climbing season went wrong

Tuesday May 28th, 2019 03:04:28 AM
Overcrowding is blamed for an increase in deaths on the world's highest peak, but other factors are at play.

The man who made Einstein world-famous

Thursday May 23rd, 2019 11:30:12 PM
UK astronomer Arthur Eddington proved the German-born physicist's theory of relativity in May 1919.

Answering the biggest question on Mars

Friday May 17th, 2019 05:00:34 PM
Europe prepares to send technology to Mars to look for evidence that there is life on the planet.

Scientists: Why we should appreciate wasps

Monday May 20th, 2019 05:55:09 AM
Wasps are seen as 'bothersome and pointless' and not given the attention they deserve - researchers.

Plastic straws: Which companies are banning them?

Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 10:23:11 AM
A guide to the shops, restaurants and businesses that are moving to ban plastic straws.

Climate change: Half world's biggest airlines don't offer carbon offsetting

Thursday May 9th, 2019 11:54:09 AM
Half the world's biggest airlines are not giving flyers the opportunity to offset the CO2 from their flights.

Snakebites: Like having my hand smashed by a hammer'

Thursday May 16th, 2019 12:15:09 AM
The bites are a "hidden" health crisis causing a death every four minutes, says World Health Organization

Faroe Islands 'close down' as tourists fly in to repair them

Sunday May 12th, 2019 11:06:33 PM
The Faroe Islands declared themselves shut down as foreign volunteers came to take part in sustainable tourism.

Plastic pollution: Bangor divers cleaning up the seabed

Friday June 14th, 2019 11:11:05 PM
A group of divers are taking beach clean ups to the next level by diving for litter under water.

Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright joins kids' plastic toy push

Friday June 14th, 2019 12:00:33 AM
Actress Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley, meets children who are upcycling their toys.

Baby long-eared owl Rusty learns to fly at botanic garden

Tuesday June 11th, 2019 11:06:42 PM
Rusty is five weeks old and was born in captivity - so needs a little help to spread his wings.

Tracking the lives of some of the oldest and tallest trees in the world.

Wednesday June 12th, 2019 08:29:45 PM
Ten years into a unique scientific project monitoring the famous forest, what have researchers learned?

Baby elephant takes first wobbly steps

Wednesday June 12th, 2019 03:11:18 AM
The Asian elephant was born at Pairi Daiza zoo in Belgium.

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