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Civic pride 'can help sustain urban biodiversity'

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 00:44
The establishment of community gardens in inner city areas can boost social and ecological wellbeing, suggest researchers.

Large Abelisaurus Dinosaur dinosaur footprint found in Bolivia

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 00:12
One of the largest ever dinosaur footprints has been found in Bolivia, of the Abelisaurus dinosaur

Hinkley Point: Surprise delay for nuclear plant deal

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 23:41
Plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years suffer an unexpected delay after the government postpones a final decision until the early autumn.

Have you ever seen one of these?

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 17:10
It's a rare albino squirrel, living in a garden in Sussex.

Debate needed on 1.5C temperature target

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 17:06
Scientists are calling for a "thoughtful debate" about the wisdom of global attempts to limit temperature rises under 1.5C.

English Bulldog health problems prompt cross-breeding call

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 16:07
Crossing the English Bulldog with another breed is the best way to ensure its survival, according to US scientists.

Chinese rocket lights up skies over Utah and California

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 15:10
People in the US have filmed a Chinese rocket body streaking across the sky over Utah and California.

How a huge school of sharks 'flips the food pyramid'

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:33
Ecologists discover a food web beneath the waves of French Polynesia that is both unusual and spectacular.

Cancer found in ancient human ancestor's foot

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 06:39
The earliest evidence of cancer in the human fossil record has been discovered in South Africa, say researchers.

PM wants positive outcome for science in Brexit talks

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 05:21
The Prime Minister has said that she wants to ensure a positive outcome for science in negotiations to leave the European Union.

Elephant killings in Africa 'stabilise' but threat continues

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 02:09
The rapid growth in the illegal killing of African elephants seen since 2006 seems to have stabilised and may be decreasing.

MH370: Missing jet 'could be further north'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:46
The crashed remains from Flight MH370 could be as much as 500km further north than the current search area, argues a new modelling study.

Antibiotic resistance: 'Snot wars' study yields new class of drugs

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 16:06
A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial warfare taking place up people's noses, scientists report.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot 'roars with heat'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:12
Astronomers discover that Jupiter's giant storm is somehow heating the planet's upper atmosphere - possibly by means of sound waves.

Time to say goodbye

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:10
As Philae, the robotic lander, is finally switched off and the world says goodbye.

Clever koalas learn to cross the road safely

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:21
Koalas have quickly learned to use wildlife passageways to cross busy roads in Australia's Queensland state as they move between habitats.

Farewell to Philae as lander comms cut

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 05:04
Professor Monica Grady describes the final days of communication with the Philae lander

X-rays reveal complete dino skeleton

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 04:37
Scientists have used high-power X-rays to "see inside" an exquisite and complete dinosaur specimen.

Orangutan 'copies human speech'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 02:10
An orangutan copying sounds made by researchers offers new clues to how human speech evolved, scientists say.

Waste mountain

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 17:03
Every day hundreds of thousands of Britons put their coffee cup into a recycling bin. They're wrong - those cups aren't recyclable.