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VIDEO: Tim Peake's New Year space message

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 16:04
British astronaut Tim Peake delivers a New Year message from the International Space Station.

Mild, wet December sets weather records

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 04:32
Long-standing weather records have been smashed by a stormy, yet warm December, the Met Office's early figures suggest.

VIDEO: Extinction warning for Africa's rhinos

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 22:42
Africa's rhino population could face extinction within 10 years, animal welfare experts warn.

Unearthing Roman 'nerve centre' in Spain

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 18:43
Unearthing a Roman 'nerve centre' in Spain

Ebola staff given New Year honours

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 14:38
Doctors and nurses involved in the fight against the world's worst outbreak of Ebola have been recognised in the New Year Honours list.

El Nino 'could be as bad as 1998'

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 08:46
Nasa warns that the effects of the current El Nino weather phenomenon could be as bad as that of 1998, the strongest on record.

VIDEO: Is it time for more laws to govern space?

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 01:13
Clive Coleman investigates the statutes that have their origins in the Cold War space race.

Worries grow over 'strongest El Nino'

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 23:42
Ten of millions of people will face hunger, water shortages and disease in 2016 as the impacts of a powerful El Nino linger into 2016.

A science preview of the year 2016

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 18:13
The possibilities exciting our science team in the coming year

What happened to the UK's moon dust?

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 18:05
Files released by the National Archives shed light on how prime ministers viewed an official souvenir of moon dust that was given to the country by the US.

Should we solar panel the Sahara?

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 16:44
Should we cover the Sahara desert with solar panels?

Cartilage grown to rebuild body parts

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 05:15
Patients needing surgery to reconstruct body parts such as noses and ears could soon be able to have treatment using cartilage which has been grown in a lab.

Ebola outbreak declared over in Guinea

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 04:52
The World Health Organization (WHO) declares the end of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, two years after the epidemic began there.

Rare 'corpse flower' blooms in Australia

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 17:12
A 2m-tall flower, known for its pungent odour which has been likened to rotting flesh, blooms in South Australia's Mount Lofty Botanic Garden.

DNA sheds light on Irish origins

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 12:02
Scientists have sequenced the first ancient human genomes from Ireland - throwing light on the genesis of Celtic populations.

Astronaut concern for UK floods

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 09:16
British astronaut Tim Peake tweets a picture of northern England, taken from the International Space Station, and expresses concern for all those caught up in flooding.

VIDEO: £60,000 cloned puppies 'really cute'

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 00:51
A British couple have paid £60,000 for two puppies cloned from their dead boxer.

VIDEO: World's rarest magpie comes to UK

Sun, 12/27/2015 - 01:16
Conservationists at Chester Zoo have brought one of the world's most endangered birds - the Javan green magpie - into captivity.

Science: Best long reads of 2015 (part two)

Sat, 12/26/2015 - 17:58
More of our best Science and Environment articles from 2015

Science: Best long reads of 2015 (part one)

Sat, 12/26/2015 - 00:51
A collection of the best science and environment reads this year