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Last feed update: Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 03:19:53 AM

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

Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 11:43:30 AM
How expanding tea plantations in India's Assam state are putting humans in conflict with elephants.

New Caledonian crows show how technology evolves

Monday January 22nd, 2018 04:15:59 PM
Clever, tool-making crows show scientists the first foundations of technological development.

Why you can't judge a zebra by its stripes

Monday January 22nd, 2018 04:22:44 PM
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?

Sunday January 21st, 2018 01:15:53 AM
Some in the car industry claim that modern diesel engines have been unfairly maligned.

Scapa Flow microplastics levels 'similar to Forth and Clyde'

Friday January 19th, 2018 01:50:38 AM
Researchers at Heriot-Watt University took more than 100 sediment samples from 13 Orkney beaches.

Hope for threatened 'little tiger cat'

Friday January 19th, 2018 01:25:07 AM
Habitat fragmentation is a bigger threat to Chile's wildcat than human persecution, say conservationists.

Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

Friday January 19th, 2018 01:22:28 PM
Jeanette Epps would have been the first African-American astronaut on the space station crew.

2017 'warmest year without El Niño'

Thursday January 18th, 2018 03:30:31 PM
Even with no natural climate boost, last year was the second or third hottest on record.

Mystery deepens over mass die-off of antelopes

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 09:59:15 PM
A mass die-off of antelopes in Kazakhstan was triggered by environmental factors, scientists believe.

ICEYE's 'suitcase space radar' returns first image

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 05:55:14 PM
Finnish start-up ICEYE releases a "first light" picture from its novel radar satellite.

Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 06:02:30 PM
Scientists capture "incredible" images of instructions contained in DNA being read

Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 03:05:11 AM
Three-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030 to meet climate change targets, ministers are told.

UK firm contracts to service satellites

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 01:15:05 PM
Effective Space says it will launch "space drones" to prolong the life of telecommunications satellites in orbit.

Dolphin diet study gives conservation clues

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 01:06:23 AM
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

Tuesday January 16th, 2018 10:58:42 AM
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'

Monday January 15th, 2018 08:00:03 PM
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

Tuesday January 16th, 2018 10:35:18 AM
Donkeys, horses and camels are beaten and forced to carry tourists in extreme heat, a group says.

Female engineers set for success

Saturday January 13th, 2018 12:57:10 AM
The UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at less than 10%.

UK satellite to make movies from space

Friday January 12th, 2018 07:21:49 AM
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

Monday January 15th, 2018 12:40:22 PM
Fuel from the Sanchi has spread over more than 100 sq km and could badly damage marine life.

Citizen science bags five-planet haul

Friday January 12th, 2018 01:51:31 PM
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

Monday January 22nd, 2018 04:18:39 PM
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

Friday January 19th, 2018 02:05:16 PM
Fernando Trujillo works in dangerous areas of the Amazon to save the rare species.

Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava

Tuesday January 16th, 2018 07:33:03 PM
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

Tuesday January 16th, 2018 03:02:36 AM
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

Monday January 15th, 2018 12:44:40 AM
Watch surgeons as they remove a 19.5kg tumour from a woman's body.

Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France

Saturday January 13th, 2018 03:45:51 PM
The first panda ever born in France has gone on display to the public.

Moustached monkey is separate species

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 02:34:17 PM
A monkey from Ethiopia and Sudan with a distinctive "handlebar moustache" has been identified as a distinct species.

How flowering plants conquered the world

Sunday January 14th, 2018 12:12:21 AM
Scientists solve Darwin's "abominable mystery": How flowers rapidly evolved and spread across the globe.

Paris, London

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 01:38:48 AM
A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.

Crunch question

Thursday January 18th, 2018 11:30:20 AM
Insects are often portrayed as a sustainable superfood - and many are delicious.

Hot topic

Saturday January 13th, 2018 04:28:15 PM
Can a series of scorching summers be blamed on climate change, and what do they tell us?

Check your pollution

Wednesday January 10th, 2018 11:08:55 AM
Enter your postcode to see what the air quality is like where you are living in Britain.

How green are the Tories?

Thursday January 11th, 2018 06:15:04 PM
Theresa May's environment policy pledge is the latest step in the party's journey on the issue.

Thirsty city

Friday January 12th, 2018 12:04:32 AM
With water usage and droughts across the globe rising, the race is on to manage water more efficiently.

Kitchen welfare

Thursday January 11th, 2018 12:53:25 PM
In Switzerland, lobsters must now be stunned before being boiled - but do they really feel pain?

Whale people

Wednesday January 3rd, 2018 12:35:54 AM
A glimpse into the life the Inupiat, an indigenous community in Alaska.

Back from the brink

Wednesday December 27th, 2017 10:36:24 AM
Heavily armed and highly trained anti-poaching patrols have helped the population's recovery.

Busy year for storms

Saturday December 30th, 2017 12:30:27 AM
Was the remarkable 2017 hurricane season the worst ever? And did climate change play any part?

'Job done'

Monday December 25th, 2017 12:58:51 AM
World land-speed record-holder Andy Green reflects on the past 12 months' achievements in developing the Bloodhound supersonic car.

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