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Moose on the loose as Alaska warms

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 04:14
Rising temperatures and longer summers have helped the iconic Alaskan moose conquer vast new stretches of the frozen tundra.

England's only golden eagle feared dead

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:39
England's only resident golden eagle is feared to have died, Lake District wildlife chiefs say.

VIDEO: Schools plant seeds sent from space

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 01:05
Schools in the UK are to receive seeds that British astronaut Tim Peake has sent back from the International Space Station.

Bat-sound library tracks biodiversity

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:05
Scientists have put together the biggest known library of bat sounds in an effort to identify and conserve rare species in Mexico.

Space seeds on their way to schools

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:03
Thousands of schools in the UK will be receiving seeds that have been in space with British astronaut Tim Peake.

Bed bugs' thick skins beat insecticide

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:23
Bed bugs might be developing thicker "skins" to help them survive exposure to common insecticides.

Implant lets paralysed man 'play guitar'

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:00
In a world first, a quadriplegic man can once again move his own fingers after a chip was implanted in his brain.

Bloodhound Diary: Planning for the roughest of rides

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:06
What's it going to be like to drive at 1,000mph?

Runaway lion Sylvester given own pride

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 03:45
A South African lion, who escaped a national park, will be rehoused with two females rather than put down - and encouraged to become an alpha male.

Birds tracked on mammoth Sahara flight

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 03:27
A tracking study shows that a small, nocturnal songbird crosses the Sahara in a single 40-60 hour flight during its spring and autumn migrations.

Natural anti-flood scheme 'a success'

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 19:27
A natural flood management scheme saved the North Yorkshire town of Pickering from floods at Christmas, a report says.

Sea-level rise factors unravelled

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:56
Global sea-level rise since the 1970s has been predominantly driven by greenhouse gas emissions and not natural climate variability, a study suggests.

Hawking backs 'starship' project

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:00
Professor Stephen Hawking backs a project to send spaceships to another solar system within a generation

Octopus makes great escape down drain

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 03:53
Inky the octopus squeezed his way out of a tank at New Zealand's National Aquarium.

Zika virus 'scarier than thought' - US

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 01:47
The Zika virus is "scarier" than first thought and its impact on the US could be greater than predicted, public health officials say.

Planets stripped bare by host stars

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:01
Astronomers have defined a class of planet that have had their atmospheres stripped away by their host stars.

'Superhero DNA' keeps diseases at bay

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:34
Some people appear to be born with 'superhero DNA' that cancels out genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis, say researchers.

'Longest-ever' captured python dies

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:17
A python estimated to be 8m (26ft) long has died three days after being captured on the Malaysian island of Penang, officials say.

Major Tim 'catches the Dragon'

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 03:56
UK astronaut Tim Peake successfully captures and berths the latest cargo ship to visit the International Space Station.

World tiger numbers show increase

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 01:02
The estimated number of wild tigers in the world has risen for the first time in more than a century, say conservationists.