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The new sharks coming to UK waters

32 min 24 sec ago
Research suggests new kinds of shark could migrate to UK waters as the oceans warm.

Does Wales hold the key for saving the puffin from extinction?

1 hour 23 min ago
While the bird is dying out in parts of Europe the population on one Welsh island is thriving.

The UK's history in space

3 hours 22 min ago
The UK is set to get its first space port in Sutherland, Scotland. But it already has a long history in space.

Prehistoric bake-off: Scientists discover oldest evidence of bread

6 hours 2 min ago
Charred crumbs found in the Jordanian desert show that bread-making dates back 14,000 years.

UK to build record-breaking solar planes

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:16
The lightweight Zephyr aircraft could be used in communications and remote sensing.

Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 06:06
The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.

Arundel road scheme 'could harm ancient woodland'

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 22:48
Road builders planning a bypass in Sussex have been urged to find a way that doesn't cause damage to ancient woodland.

Longleat prepares for arrival vulnerable Southern Koalas

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 09:18
It's hoped a breeding programme will help maintain numbers of the vulnerable species.

Nation's botanical treasures to go on display

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 17:58
From Darwin's potato to the man who saved the daffodil. Pictures tell the story of the nation's plants.

Attenborough launches 'Boaty McBoatface' polar ship

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 08:17
Sir David Attenborough has launched the hull of the UK's newest polar ship, which is named after him.

Sir David Attenborough launches 'Boaty' polar ship

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 04:45
The hull of the ship, which the public wanted to call Boaty McBoatface, is launched into the Mersey.

Horse sense: Happiest equines love to snort, says study

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 18:13
Snorting in horses is linked to a 'positive internal state', say scientists, and could improve animal welfare.

Sir David Attenborough polar ship: Here's an inside peek

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 16:18
There's even space for a coffee shop, sauna and gym on the £200m vessel.

America's secret Cold War nuclear test films released

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 13:31
Scientists declassify films showing atmospheric nuclear tests conducted during the Cold War.

Paddleboarders highlight plastic pollution on Mallorca trip

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 06:42
Catherine Friend and Valerie Bisbal are the first people to circumnavigate Mallorca on paddleboards.

Brexit 'could damage UK environment'

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 16:39
MPs demand legislation to ensure the government delivers on post-Brexit air pollution promises

Iceman's last meal was high-fat, high-calorie feast

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 16:39
Mountain goat, red deer, cereal grains and a toxic fern: What our ancestors ate 5,000 years ago.

Source of cosmic 'ghost' particle revealed

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 08:44
Researchers believe a galactic "monster" is a source of cosmic neutrinos detected on Earth.

Whale killing: Iceland accused of slaughtering rare whale

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 08:09
Campaigners say that what appears to be a rare blue whale has been killed by Icelandic whalers.

Swarms of moon jellyfish like 'oil slick' off Ceredigion coast

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 06:42
Dolphin spotters on a boat trip were surrounded by thousands of jellyfish near New Quay harbour.