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Pen Hadow sets sail for North Pole as Arctic ice melts

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:28
Can 10 men and a dog, led by British explorer Pen Hadow, become the first to sail to the North Pole?

Brass band on train demonstrates Doppler effect

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 04:31
How can a brass band and a steam train help you understand the universe?

'Donald Trump forest' climate change project gains momentum

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 03:57
Campaigners plan to plant enough trees to counteract the climate impact of the US President.

Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 02:14
A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.

Majestic archipelago

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 16:56
The Galapagos Conservation Trust has announced the winners in its annual photographic competition.

Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 16:08
The facility in the north of Norway will take advantage of cheap energy and the cool air.

Italy official defends killing rare bear after man mauled

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:55
A rare female brown bear had to be shot in the Italian Alps as it threatened humans, a governor says.

Bats set up home inside dinosaur at Devon theme park

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 01:15
The lesser horseshoe bats moved in to the belly of a triceratops at the Wildlife and Dinosaur Park.

Cassini skims Saturn's atmosphere

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 00:34
Cassini is on its final five full orbits of Saturn, getting close enough to directly "taste" its gases.

Rare white moose captured on film in Sweden

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 09:40
This video has been removed for rights reasons.

'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UK

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 04:08
A display of hundreds of shooting stars has been captured by stargazers from across the UK.

Fish sauced? Goldfish turn to alcohol to survive icy winters

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 09:19
Researchers uncover the evolved ability of goldfish to generate alcohol when deprived of oxygen.

Climate crusader Gore takes up arms again

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 04:11
BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin reviews Al Gore's climate movie sequel.

Anger over 'untrue' climate change claims

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 03:55
Scientists respond furiously to claims about climate change made in a BBC radio interview.

GM pigs take step to being organ donors

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 18:01
Pigs have been freed of viruses that stop them being viable organ donors.

Climate change has shifted the timing of European floods

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:58
In different parts of Europe, rivers are flooding earlier or later because of rising temperatures, say scientists.

US report confirms 2016 as warmest year on record

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:11
Long-term global warming and a strong El Niño effect combined to set a new record for the planet.

Giant dinosaur slims down... a bit

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 05:11
Scientists revise their estimate of the bulk of a colossal titanosaur, but not by much.

Al Gore on the Paris agreement, Trump and climate change

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 05:01
The former US vice president says the US will meet its targets "in spite of Donald Trump."

Cannibals engraved bones of the dead

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 02:25
The prehistoric cannibals of southern England marked up the bones of the people they ate.