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Giant ice disk appears in Presumpscot River, Westbrook

3 hours 43 min ago
The approximately 91m (298ft) wide frozen slab formed naturally and has been slowly spinning.

World's loneliest frog finds a possible mate

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 06:45
The world's loneliest frog, known as Romeo, finds friends (and a possible date) after water frogs found in the wild.

World's 'loneliest' frog gets a date

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 06:02
Scientists find a Juliet for water frog, Romeo, once thought to be the last of his kind in the world.

Cern plans even larger hadron collider for physics search

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 06:01
The Future Circular Collider could be Europe's £20bn successor to the existing Large Hadron Collider.

China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 03:08
The seeds, inside a sealed container, are the first plants ever grown on the Moon's surface.

Concerns over increase in toxic brine from desalination plants

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 07:39
Operations to extract fresh water from the sea are now producing 50% more of this salty effluent than expected.

Watch how air pollution moves across Europe

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 05:26
See an animation showing the concentration and movement of nitrogen dioxide through the atmosphere.

Wood burners and open fires face restrictions in new clean air plan

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 16:34
Ministers hail the UK's "world leading" pollution plan, but green groups call it a missed opportunity.

James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 07:28
Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has repeated remarks about race and intelligence.

Guardian switches to potato starch wrapping

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 07:17
Readers, who pressed for the change, can compost or put the new packaging in their food waste bin.

The women fighting fast fashion waste

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 16:02
Claire and Emily run a hub that empowers people to turn their old clothes into new ones.

Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah dies aged 89

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 04:38
The former Cambridge professor had received the highest honour in his subject - a Fields Medal.

Spektr-R: Russia's only space telescope 'not responding'

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 04:17
Spektr-R has stopped receiving commands from Earth, Russian astrophysicists say.

SpaceX launch completes Iridium satellite refresh

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 09:16
The $3bn refurbishment of the original sat-phone network will help transform air-traffic surveillance.

Giant hi-tech tomato glasshouse set to produce millions of the fruit

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 09:07
The facility is set to produce 150 million tomatoes a year, helped by red LED lights and bees.

Would you give bats a home in your fridge?

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 07:59
Zoologists in Belarus are helping the flying mammal to get some sleep during hibernation season.

Ella Kissi-Debrah 'pollution' death: Backing for new inquest

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 06:30
Nine-year-old Ella died from asthma but her family believe air pollution caused her health to fail.

Chang'e-4: China Moon probes take snaps of each other

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 05:23
A Chinese rover and static lander put on the far side of the Moon take pictures of each other.

Essex little owls win wildlife photographer's affection

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 01:11
"I love their facial expressions," says wildlife cameraman Russell Savory.

How dynamite became a million dollar idea

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 16:09
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how dynamite became a million dollar idea.