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VIDEO: The big changes in British birdlife

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 03:21
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch gets under way with thousands of people expected to record bird sightings in their gardens.

VIDEO: Killer whale could be set free

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 18:46
In the next few days the authorities in the United States will decide whether to put killer whales on the list of endangered species.

Rat-eradication mission sets sail

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:41
Eradicating rats from South Georgia to reclaim it for its seabirds

VIDEO: Rat eradication ship sets sail

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:27
A conservation team in the final phase of a mission to eradicate rats from South Georgia sets sail from the Falkland Islands.

Winston Churchill's passion for science

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:06
Charting Winston Churchill's passion for research

VIDEO: Jellyfish swimming secrets revealed

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 02:42
Jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current, researchers say.

Ebola vaccine 'shipped to Liberia'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 01:01
The first batch of a vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia and trials are expected to start soon.

Jellyfish 'can sense ocean currents'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:39
A jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current when forming their submarine swarms, say researchers.

Scientists slow the speed of light

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 17:28
A team of Scottish scientists make light travel slower than the speed of light by changing the shape of photons.

Comet shows off its 'goosebumps'

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:13
Scientists working on Europe's Rosetta mission say they may have found evidence for how comets are formed.

Poor outlook for Borneo's mammals

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:20
The threats to unique mammals of Borneo

VIDEO: Manhole explosion just misses child

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:12
An explosion in a manhole on a Birmingham street "just missed" a child who was walking nearby.

New record for SA rhino poaching

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:06
The number of rhinos killed in South Africa last year sets a new record, officials say.

VIDEO: Moment elephant calf rescued from pit

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 02:36
Rescuers came to the aid of an elephant calf which fell into an empty storage pit in a nature reserve in Yunnan Province, south west China.

Satellite system targets 'dark fish'

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:59
A UK-developed smart application that incorporates satellite and other data is tracking illegal fishing on the high seas.

Meteorite is 'hard drive' from space

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:58
Researchers have decoded ancient recordings from fragments of an asteroid dating back billions of years to the start of the Solar System.

VIDEO: Northern White rhinos facing extinction

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:13
Northern White rhinos are on the edge of extinction with just five of them left in the world, but conservation experts are trying to find ways to save them.

'Safer GMOs' made by US scientists

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:13
US scientists say they have taken the first step towards making "safer" GMOs that cannot spread in the wild, using synthetic biology.

Laser-etched metal 'bounces' water

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 09:55
By etching grooves into metal with a high-powered laser, physicists create a surface that repels water to the extent that droplets bounce away.

Report recommends fracking refusal

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 08:17
A key report says fracking should not go ahead at two sites in Lancashire.