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EU ban on bird imports sees 'massive' cuts in global trade

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:43
There's been a 90% drop in the trade in wild birds around the globe mainly due to an EU ban, say researchers.

How we are losing the night

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:05
Satellite images show that artificially-lit areas are expanding around the world.

High-energy 'ghost particles' absorbed by Earth

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:15
Neutrinos are famous for travelling through solid objects, but they don't go through everything, a study shows.

Light pollution: Night being lost in many countries

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:00
Much of the world is "losing the night" as artificial light becomes brighter and more widespread, say scientists.

Plague reached Europe by Stone Age

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:11
Plague was present in Europe during the late Stone Age, according to a study of ancient remains.

Research money central to Budget

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 08:06
The Chancellor Philip Hammond has made investment in research the centrepiece of his budget.

How dinosaur scales became bird feathers

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 04:57
The genes that caused scales to become feathers in the early ancestors of birds have been found by US scientists.

UK judges to get scientific guides

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:45
A Supreme Court judge launches the first of a series of scientific guides for the UK judiciary.

Seeds hold hidden treasures for future food

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:41
More than 70,000 seeds have been sent from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank to Lebanon, for vital crop research.

Looking for cures

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:11
The biohacker movement wants to cure disease without the help of government or big companies

Drug-driving cases dropped over forensics

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:35
Thousands more cases - including violent and sexual crimes - could be affected by "manipulated" tests.

Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive traces found

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 04:57
The weather service says the levels of a radioactive isotope were nearly 1,000 times normal levels.

Bialowieza forest: EU threatens Poland with fine over logging

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 01:49
Europe's top court says Poland must prove it has stopped logging in Bialowieza forest or face fines.

Albatrosses hit by fishing and climate

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:10
The spectacular albatrosses featured in the BBC's Blue Planet series have seen a big slump in numbers.

Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:53
An asteroid that visited our Solar System from interstellar space is one of the most elongated celestial bodies known to science.

European memory champion reveals winning trick

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 03:25
Simon Reinhard mastered the Method of Loci to become a European memory champion.

Antarctic glacier's rough belly exposed

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 03:11
The melting glacier contributing most to sea-level rise currently may be more resilient than previously recognised.

Bosnia's silent killer: The coal industry

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:17
The Balkan country has the world's second highest death rate caused by air pollution.

Floods: How can you save your life when disaster strikes?

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:12
Floods have been a deadly staple of 2017. But how can you protect yourself against the natural disaster?

The world's biggest lithium battery farm

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:59
The plant in the US state of California stores enough energy to power 20,000 homes for four hours.