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Sumatran rhino 'hanging on by a thread'

3 hours 34 min ago
A genetic study shows the decline of one of the rarest mammals on Earth began during the last Ice Age.

Geminid meteor shower dazzles over northern hemisphere

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:39
If you missed the annual Geminid meteor shower, cameras captured the celestial display over China.

Neonicotinoids at 'chronic levels' in UK rivers, study finds

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:27
Neonicotinoids have increasingly been linked to problems in bee populations.

Star system has record eight exoplanets

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:27
Nasa finds a distant star circled by eight planets, equal to the complement in our own Solar System.

Hurricane Harvey rainfall 'weighed 127bn tonnes'

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:57
Scientists established how much rain fell by measuring how much the Earth compressed during the storm.

How Greenland would look without its ice sheet

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:52
Scientists stitch together decades of survey data to reveal a hidden world of mountains and canyons.

Sea reptile fossil gives clues to life in ancient oceans

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:19
A new fossil is shedding light on the marine reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.

Last chance to save the 'panda of the sea' from extinction

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:23
A last-ditch effort to save the world's rarest marine mammal from extinction has been launched.

Warmer Arctic is the 'new normal'

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:50
The reliably frozen Arctic is history, say scientists who warn of an unprecedented rate of warming.

Nasa's New Horizons probe strikes distant gold

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:10
New observations suggest America's Pluto probe will see more than one object on its next flyby.

Jupiter Great Red Spot has deep roots

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:22
Nasa's Juno probe begins to unlock the workings of the mighty storm that has raged on Jupiter for over 150 years.

Interstellar asteroid checked for alien technology

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:51
A project searching for life in the cosmos will scan the first interstellar asteroid for signs of alien technology.

'Face of climate change'?

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:34
Images of a starving Canadian bear go viral - but all may not be as it appears.

Dracula ticks in amber tell ancient blood-sucking tale

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:20
Feathered dinosaurs were covered in ticks just like modern animals, according to fossil evidence.

Climate change: Trump will bring US back into Paris deal - Macron

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 02:35
But the French leader says he will not agree to a demand that America's terms should be negotiated.

Golden eagle migration out of sync with climate change

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:56
Adult golden eagles are unable to shift the timing of their migration, a North American study shows

'Worrying alarm call' for world's birds on brink of extinction

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:09
Seabirds such as the kittiwake are being pushed to the brink of extinction, say conservationists.

Pacific 'baby island' is natural lab to study Mars

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:12
A newly emerged volcanic island will help trace the Red Planet's water history and the search for life.

US flood risk 'severely underestimated'

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:04
More than three times as many Americans are at risk of having their homes flooded than federal maps show.

The world's youngest island

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:04
Scientists think Hunga Tunga Hunga Ha'apai might hold clues on where to look for life on Mars.