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New safeguards agreed for world's most trafficked mammal

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 06:53
A little known species driven to the edge of extinction by poaching, has gained extra protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

Total trade ban for Gibraltar's monkeys agreed

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 06:16
Europe's only non-human primate, the Barbary Macaque, has gained the highest level of protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

Grass food crops facing climate change challenge

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 04:28
Projected climate change is set to happen too quickly for grass species, including major food crops, to adapt to the new conditions, a study suggests.

Garden ponds 'playing role' in frog disease spread

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 15:45
Garden ponds are playing a role in the spread of deadly frog diseases across the UK, a study suggests.

Why is this woman flying 4,500 miles?

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 15:01
British conservationist Sacha Dench is on the first leg of an epic 4,500 mile paramotor flight following migrating swans.

Elon Musk outlines Mars colony vision

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 13:40
Entrepreneur Elon Musk outlines his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket price.

Huge blue topaz stone on loan to Natural History Museum

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 11:12
A blue topaz stone, thought to be the largest-ever, is to go on permanent loan to the Natural History Museum in London.

Materials programmed to shape shift

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 10:26
Scientists have pre-programmed materials to change their shape over time.

First 'three person baby' born using new method

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 09:13
The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, heralding a new era in medicine, say experts.

Chester Zoo releases footage of rare giant jumping rat

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 06:49
The first footage of a rare giant jumping rat born at Chester Zoo is released.

Why does the Europa water plume matter?

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 03:21
Professor Michele Dougherty explains the importance of the water plumes on Jupiter's moon

CITES species body rejects process for ivory sales

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 00:05
Delegates at the Cites meeting in Johannesburg have defeated an attempt to set up a process to resume sales of ivory.

Proteins from 'deep time' found in ostrich eggshell

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 23:45
Scientists extract fossil proteins - some of biological tissue's building blocks - in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell.

Water spotted spurting from Jupiter's moon

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:22
Nasa says jets of water spotted spurting from Jupiter's moon, Europa, take them a step closer to finding out if there is life in space.

Europa moon 'spewing water jets'

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:13
Further evidence has been obtained to show that Jupiter's icy moon Europa throws jets of water out into space.

SpaceX 'Mars' rocket engine tested

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 04:44
Private company SpaceX has carried out its first test of the Raptor rocket engine designed to send humans to Mars.

'Colossal' wasp nest found in Corby attic

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 03:46
A "colossal" wasp nest the size of a "barrel" with a 1.4m tunnel attached is found in an attic.

China's Geely auto group backs Bloodhound

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 02:11
China’s Geely auto group has become the main sponsor behind the British Bloodhound supersonic car project, enabling an assault on the land speed record.

Thriving sector

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 20:26
Monday's successful launch of eight satellites into space proves India's commercial space programme is booming, writes Yogita Limaye.

Nelly the enemy?

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 16:36
As the Cites conference on endangered species meets in Johannesburg, Matt McGrath travelled to Zambia to hear the voices of people with first-hand experience of conflicts between humans and wildlife.