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'Zika mosquito' eggs found near Folkestone in Kent

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:30
The eggs of a mosquito capable of transmitting tropical diseases, including the Zika virus, are found for the first time in the UK.

Fears grow for European Schiaparelli Mars lander

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:29
There are increasing fears a European probe that attempted to land on Mars on Wednesday has been lost.

Stone Age people 'roasted rodents for food' - archaeologists

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 08:04
Voles appear to have been roasted for food by Neolithic people living on Orkney 5,000 years ago, archaeological evidence shows.

Cave paintings reveal clues to mystery Ice Age beast

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 00:59
Cave art from the Ice Age has helped solve the origins of Europe's largest land mammal - the modern European bison.

China's Shenzhou 11 docks at Tiangong 2 space station

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 22:01
Two Chinese astronauts have docked with the Tiangong 2 space lab, where they will live for the next 30 days conducting experiments.

Astronauts enter China's space station

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 18:53
A pair of astronauts have entered China's Tiangong 2 space station as they begin the country's longest manned space mission.

Moment of truth awaits Europe's Schiaparelli Mars probe

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 18:40
Europe’s Schiaparelli robot will soon attempt the risky descent to the surface of Mars, after a 500 million km journey from Earth.

What is ExoMars and what is it doing?

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 15:16
BBC science reporter Victoria Gill explains what the European mission to Mars is hoping to find out.

Ape's fig challenge wins photo award

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 14:10
A photo of an orangutan climbing high into a tree to reach some figs takes the top honour in the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Tasmanian devil milk fights superbugs

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 05:20
Milk from Tasmanian devils could offer up a useful weapon against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to Australian researchers.

UN: Farming needs to harvest chance to cut emissions

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 03:08
The global farming sector has a big role to play in the effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to future climate change, the UN says.

Peru investigates death of 10,000 Titicaca water frogs

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 16:09
Peru's environmental agency is investigating the deaths of some 10,000 frogs whose bodies have been found in a tributary of the Titicaca lake.

Is it the end for the conker?

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 15:09
Horse chestnut trees are being attacked by a combination of pests and diseases which could cause the conker to vanish

Arctic crossing planned for ‘Boaty’ sub

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 13:15
The UK’s favourite new yellow submarine, Boaty McBoatface, will likely take on the grand challenge of trying to cross the entire Arctic Ocean under the ice.

Family of rare white squirrels living in Edinburgh

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 12:43
A family of rare white squirrels are living in a suburb of Edinburgh.

Humpback whale caught in shark nets

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 09:45
A Humpback whale calf got stuck in shark nets off the Gold Coast in Australia.

Work begins on £200m Attenborough polar ship

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 08:28
The construction of the UK's £200m polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough has formally begun at the Cammell Laird Shipyard in Birkenhead.

Ceremony marks start of Attenborough polar ship construction

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 02:54
Construction of the UK's new £200m polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, formally begins at the Cammell Laird yard on Merseyside.

China's Shenzhou 11 blasts off on space station mission

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 02:12
China launches a rocket carrying two astronauts to its orbiting space station in a mission designed to develop the country's ability to explore space.

European Schiaparelli probe on target for Mars landing

Sun, 10/16/2016 - 07:19
Europe’s Schiaparelli spacecraft is ejected by its “mothership” and is now on a direct course to try to land on Mars on Wednesday.