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Gene editing wipes out mosquitoes in the lab

5 hours 34 min ago
Researchers have used gene editing to completely eliminate populations of mosquitoes in the lab.

Rare double-headed snake found in garden in Virginia

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 03:17
The rare copperhead was discovered in a garden in Virginia and is unlikely to survive in the wild.

Life as a medical photographer at Addenbrooke's Hospital

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 16:44
See what life is like as a medical photographer at a city hospital.

Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers send pictures from asteroid

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 07:52
Pictures have emerged from the surface of an asteroid after Japan landed two robotic rovers on it.

Who was the mysterious gardener Miss Harrison?

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 01:48
A box of archives reveals the story of a pioneering 19th century gardener who blazed a trail for women.

The couple helping hedgehogs back into the wild

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 16:19
Frank and Veronica Tett have been nursing hedgehogs back to health for the last 30 years.

Report slams 'high flying' UN environment chief

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 09:49
Erik Solheim is criticised for risking the UN's reputation by extensive use of expensive air travel.

Gulper eel caught on camera in Hawaii

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 07:14
A rare gulper eel is caught on camera displaying its huge pouch-like mouth in Hawaii.

All the plastic you can and cannot recycle

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:04
England is recycling more plastic than ever - but for this trend to continue, the system needs to change

Earliest animal fossils are identified

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:45
Scientists have identified the earliest known animal in the geological record.

The inventor who plans to build a city under the sea

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 07:35
After spending decades exploring the deep sea, Phil Nuytten plans to build a colony there.

Giant pandas can tell a mate from their calls

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 07:20
Pandas have to be within 20 metres of each other to identify each other's calls in their bamboo forest home.

Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers ready for touchdown on asteroid

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 05:11
If successful, the Japanese mission would be the first rover landing on the surface of an asteroid.

Cane toad DNA breakthrough 'may help stop' toxic pest

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 20:21
It may help stop the animal's rapid and destructive march across Australia, researchers say.

RemoveDebris: UK satellite nets 'space junk'

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:04
A British satellite successfully deploys a net in orbit to demonstrate how to capture space debris.

Why do we hate wasps and love bees?

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:03
Both are as ecologically useful, say scientists, and the same effort must be made to protect them.

The satellite that can clean up space rubbish from Earth's orbit

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 16:54
It's part of a plan to clean up the millions of pieces of rubbish floating in Earth's orbit.

Starvation fears after piglets stolen from London farm

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:55
There are fears for the welfare of 11 tiny piglets stolen from a farm in London.

Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop'

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 01:57
The first private passenger to fly around the Moon with SpaceX will be a Japanese billionaire.

Solar Orbiter: Spacecraft to leave UK bound for the Sun

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 18:19
UK engineers finish building a satellite that will carry cameras closer to the Sun than ever before.