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2017 'warmest year without El Niño'

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:30
Even with no natural climate boost, last year was the second or third hottest on record.

Crunch question

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:30
Insects are often portrayed as a sustainable superfood - and many are delicious.

Mystery deepens over mass die-off of antelopes

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:59
A mass die-off of antelopes in Kazakhstan was triggered by environmental factors, scientists believe.

Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:02
Scientists capture "incredible" images of instructions contained in DNA being read

ICEYE's 'suitcase space radar' returns first image

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:55
Finnish start-up ICEYE releases a "first light" picture from its novel radar satellite.

Moustached monkey is separate species

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 07:34
A monkey from Ethiopia and Sudan with a distinctive "handlebar moustache" has been identified as a distinct species.

UK firm contracts to service satellites

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 06:15
Effective Space says it will launch "space drones" to prolong the life of telecommunications satellites in orbit.

Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:05
Three-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030 to meet climate change targets, ministers are told.

Paris, London

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:38
A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.

Dolphin diet study gives conservation clues

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:06
Wild dolphins burn up to 33,000 calories a day, say researchers - equivalent to about 60 salmon portions.

Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:33
Volcanologists say a "hazardous explosion" could be imminent, as thousands flee the area around Mount Mayon in the Philippines.

Hubble scores unique close-up view of distant galaxy

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:58
The Hubble telescope has scored an unprecedented close-up view of one of the Universe's oldest galaxies.

Jordan urged to end animal mistreatment at Petra site

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:35
Donkeys, horses and camels are beaten and forced to carry tourists in extreme heat, a group says.

Wallaby gives police slip on Sydney Bridge

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:02
The unusual sight of a wallaby bounding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge has surprised early-morning motorists.

Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:00
Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.

Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:40
Fuel from the Sanchi has spread over more than 100 sq km and could badly damage marine life.

'Floating on air' after surgeons remove 19kg tumour

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 17:44
Watch surgeons as they remove a 19.5kg tumour from a woman's body.

How flowering plants conquered the world

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 17:12
Scientists solve Darwin's "abominable mystery": How flowers rapidly evolved and spread across the globe.

Hot topic

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 09:28
Can a series of scorching summers be blamed on climate change, and what do they tell us?

Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 08:45
The first panda ever born in France has gone on display to the public.