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Hunter kills 'iconic' Zimbabwe lion

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:01
A hunter paid a $54,000 (£35,000) bribe to wildlife guides to kill an "iconic" lion in Zimbabwe, a conservationist tells the BBC.

Orchid spotters map shifting blooms

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 00:44
A UK citizen science project to study when and where different orchids bloom has already revealed 200 new flowering locations for particular species.

Bloodhound Diary: A riveting 'tail'

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 14:25
Project approaches the end of the mechanical build

VIDEO: All the Pluto pictures in 60 seconds

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:09
It's the dwarf planet that keeps on giving. Now Newsround has compiled all the pictures of Pluto so far into one manageable minute.

Iberian lynx returns to Spain from verge of extinction

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 16:27
Hard work saves Spanish lynx from extinction

Pluto may have 'nitrogen glaciers'

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:26
Pluto would appear to have glaciers of nitrogen ice, the latest pictures from the New Horizons probe suggest.

VIDEO: The bag designed to thwart terrorists

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:04
Scientists have developed what they're describing as a bomb proof material that could be a major step forward in aircraft security.

Device limits aircraft bomb impact

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:02
A new system that contains the explosion of bombs smuggled onto aircraft has been successfully tested.

Step forward for computing by light

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:23
Engineers and physicists have discovered a property of silicon which could aid the development of faster computers.

Australia's role in search for alien life

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 23:04
Searching for alien life with a telescope down under

Plastic bag use rises for fifth year

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 21:38
The number of single-use plastic bags handed out by UK supermarkets increases for the fifth year, rising to 8.5 billion.

Four-legged snake fossil discovered

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 17:24
Scientists find the first ever four-legged snake, which lived at the time of the dinosaurs and probably dug burrows.

Rudd criticised for climate plans

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 16:37
The energy and climate change secretary faced accusations of "grotesque hypocrisy" as she outlined the government's plan to tackle climate change.

Fresh water 'key' to monsoon forecast

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 16:07
Trying to predict the South Asian monsoon by studying the ocean

Ban lift on controversial pesticide

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:33
The government has temporarily lifted a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides in certain parts of the country.

Bronze Age skeleton found at dig

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:32
A 4,000 year-old Bronze Age skeleton, believed to be that of a child, is unearthed by archaeologists at a dig in Wiltshire.

'Earth 2.0' found by Nasa telescope

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 09:40
A haul of planets from Nasa's Kepler telescope includes a world sharing many characteristics with Earth.

The butterfly that feeds on rotting flesh

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 08:56
The butterfly that feeds on rotting flesh

Arsenic threat: Is it safer to cook rice in a coffee percolator?

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 05:43
Is it safer to cook rice in a coffee percolator?

Engineers create origami bridge

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 04:59
Engineers have successfully tested a mobile bridge based on origami that could be deployed in disaster zones.