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US children's hospital helps save life of baby hippo

4 hours 54 min ago
Doctors from a children's hospital have saved the life of a premature baby hippo.

Plastic from tyres 'major source' of ocean pollution

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 20:18
Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as "plastic soup", a conservationist group warns.

Meet the frog that can sit on a thumbnail

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:19
Seven new species of night frog have been discovered in India, including four miniature forms.

Hospital saves dehydrated baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 07:46
Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo Fiona needed urgent treatment for dehydration.

Thousands of spills at US oil and gas fracking sites

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 05:03
Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids each year, according to new data.

Lemur facial recognition tool developed

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 04:41
A method that can identify individual lemurs could improve the way the endangered species is tracked.

What future for E numbers after Brexit?

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 02:28
How Brexit might create complications for the way food in the UK is labelled.

Scientists 'solve' the ketchup problem

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:45
A super-slippery coating for bottles could make getting liquids out much easier, US scientists say.

Slippery bottle solves ketchup problem

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:29
Scientists in Boston have found a way to get every last drop of ketchup out of the bottle.

Sir David Attenborough to present Blue Planet sequel

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:55
The sequel to 2001's ocean series is due to be shown later this year on BBC One.

AAAS chief puts weight behind protest march

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 20:50
April's pro-science Washington rally has the full backing of the world's largest scientific membership organisation.

Ice-locked ship to drift over North Pole

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 17:33
German research vessel Polarstern is set for a remarkable year-long expedition in the Arctic.

Environmentalists and libertarians unite in HS2 criticism

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 16:27
Friends of the Earth and Taxpayers' Alliance are normally at odds on policy, but both criticise HS2

SpaceX successfully launches rocket after Saturday setback

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 12:46
The US rocket company sends a cargo ship to resupply the International Space Station.

Gravity probe exceeds performance goals

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 09:23
The long-planned space mission that seeks to detect gravitational waves is on course to be selected this summer.

Eclipse to be turned into mega-movies

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 05:07
Citizen photos taken during August's total solar eclipse in the US will be spliced into continuous videos.

Naica's crystal caves hold long-dormant life

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 23:31
Long-dormant microbes are found inside giant crystals of the Naica mountain caves - and revived.

Plastic 'nurdles' found littering UK beaches

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:43
Billions of tiny plastic lentil-sized pellets can be spotted on UK shores - but how do 'nurdles' get there?

GM hens help build 'frozen aviary' in Edinburgh

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:24
Genetically-modified hens that can lay eggs from different poultry breeds are helping scientists set up a "frozen aviary" to conserve rare birds.

Ocean mapping XPRIZE cuts teams to 21

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 04:55
The international competition to drive innovation in seafloor mapping announces the teams that will take part in its semi-final stage.