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Medicine Nobel for cell recycling work

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 03:06
The 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi for discoveries about the secrets of how cells can remain healthy by recycling waste.

'Flying ivory' hornbill bird gains extra protection

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 23:43
An Asian bird species under threat for it's ivory-like "helmet" has gained extra protection at the Cites conference in Johannesburg.

Butterfly photobombs koala film shoot at Australian zoo

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 21:10
A butterfly struck up an unlikely friendship with a koala joey at Symbio Wildlife Park in New South Wales, Australia, with adorable results.

Call to close ivory markets agreed at Cites conference

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 07:35
Delegates at a UN wildlife conference in South Africa endorse calls for the closure of all domestic ivory markets.

Coronal loops arch above the Sun in Nasa images

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 00:22
Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory captures a magnificent display of coronal loops above an area with strong magnetic fields.

Hawaiian bees are first on US endangered species list

Sat, 10/01/2016 - 05:11
Seven species of yellow-faced bee native to Hawaii are the first bees to be added to the US list of endangered species.

Cheetah trade: Nations to suppress social media enticement

Sat, 10/01/2016 - 00:49
Arab nations join forces with African countries in a bid to suppress the illegal live trade in cheetahs, with a special focus on social media.

Rosetta: Mission control confirms probe has 'crash landed'

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 05:25
Mission control in Darmstadt, Germany, react to confirmation that the Rosetta probe has ended its mission to Comet 67P by crash-landing on to the icy object's surface.

Rosetta mission: 'Really sad, but the legacy lives on'

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 05:15
Professor Monica Grady of the Open University gives her reaction to the Rosetta probe crash landing into the comet it has been studying for two years.

Rosetta: British scientists and role of UK Space Agency

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 05:14
Where now for British scientists and plans to explore the galaxy?

Rosetta mission ends in comet collision

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 03:24
Europe’s Rosetta probe ends its mission to Comet 67P by crash-landing on to the icy object’s surface.

Rosetta probe collision signal awaited

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 03:01
Officials are awaiting confirmation of the Rosetta probe's collision into a 4km-wide ball of ice and dust.

Protect dolphins, UK government urged

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 02:04
Campaigners are demanding better safeguards for the UK's marine mammals after the EU said it would take Britain to court over harbour porpoises.

On board plane flying through the jet stream

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 13:36
Science editor David Shukman goes on board the plane measuring the jet stream to find out how it affects our weather.

Rosetta spacecraft's crash landing explained

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 13:04
The Rosetta probe, which has been beaming back spectacular pictures of a comet, is to end its journey by crash landing.

New data shows 'staggering' extent of great ape trade

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 10:39
A new database suggests a dramatic under-reporting of the live, illegal trade in great apes including orangutans, chimpanzees and gorilllas.

Strange reptile fossil puzzles scientists

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 08:48
A reptile that lived 200 million years ago is rewriting the rulebooks on how four-legged animals conquered the world.

EU Commission sues UK over harbour porpoise protection

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 08:39
The European Commission takes the UK to court for failure to allocate safe marine areas for harbour porpoises.

Young people urged for park-life views

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 03:56
A campaign is urging young people to share their thoughts and ideas via social media on the future of the UK's parks and open spaces.

Farm subsidies: Payment to billionaire prince sparks anger

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 02:00
Campaigners call for reform as figures reveal taxpayers are paying more than £400,000 a year to subsidise a Saudi billionaire's farm.