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Elton John defends Harry and Meghan's use of private jets

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 14:12
The singer said he lent his private plane to the royal pair - but he paid to carbon offset the trip.

Eduard Pernkopf: The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 16:55
Eduard Pernkopf created an "atlas" of anatomy by dissecting the bodies of Nazi political prisoners.

The floating farm for cows

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 16:00
The cows on this floating farm in the Netherlands are helping find ways of making food sustainably

Five ways UK farmers are tackling climate change

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 09:05
Farms are on the front line of climate change - vulnerable to extreme weather events - so farmers are coming up with new and surprising ways of tackling the problem.

Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 06:10
A Nasa facility in Alabama will play a key role in sending astronauts to the Moon's surface in 2024.

Elephant protection debate to dominate conservation meeting

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:45
Some countries are seeking extra protection while others want to re-open ivory markets at key trade meeting in Geneva.

Welsh bees threatened by deadly disease American Foulbrood

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 22:43
One keeper says he spotted the signs and had to burn an entire hive to protect others.

Early fish tapeworms found at 'Britain's Pompeii' Must Farm

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 17:39
Prehistoric inhabitants were infected with intestinal worms from eating raw fish, experts say.

Extinction: Humans played big role in demise of the cave bear

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 16:01
The arrival of human ancestors in Europe spelled the downfall of the cave bear some 40,000 years ago.

The plight of a US dairy farm

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:59
It's a family business which has been around since 1942 - but now the last remaining cows are being sold off.

Greta Thunberg: Caroline Lucas reports Arron Banks to Twitter

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 08:42
Brexit campaigner Arron Banks says his tweet about "freak yachting accidents" was a joke.

Do we need to worry about banana blight?

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 00:35
A fungal banana disease that experts describe as a serious threat to production has reached Colombia.

Dr Becky: The Oxford University YouTube astrophysicist

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 16:15
'Dr Becky' receives thousands of views on her YouTube channel which answers questions about the universe.

Spaceplane gets a ride for space station trips

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:23
Dream Chaser will launch into orbit on the future Vulcan rocket for re-supply flights to the space station.

Mount Everest: Climbers set to face new rules after deadly season

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:09
Only experienced mountaineers should be climbing the world's highest peak, a Nepali panel recommends.

Why is there microplastic in Arctic snow?

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:44
Scientists have found that particles of plastic are falling out of the sky with snow in the Arctic.

Plastic particles falling out of sky with snow in Arctic

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:00
Even in the Arctic, microscopic particles of plastic are falling out of the sky with snow, a study has found.

Toxic blue-green algae warning for dog owners and swimmers

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:35
People urged to check for the bloom which can cause swimmers rashes and fever and prove fatal to dogs.

Greta Thunberg: Climate change activist sets sail from Plymouth

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 08:19
The teenage climate change activist is waved off by supporters as she sets sail from the UK.

'Human-sized penguin' lived in New Zealand

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 23:51
The animal, dubbed "monster penguin" by Canterbury Museum, stood around 1.6m (5ft 3in) tall.