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Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 17:58
One of the 10 largest icebergs ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say.

Fossil fruit from 52 million years ago revealed

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 14:55
Fossils of ancient plants shed light on how the family that includes crops such as potatoes evolved.

Polar ship's Antarctic base gets £100m upgrade

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 07:46
The UK's largest Antarctic research station which will be home to the ship nearly named Boaty McBoatface gets a £100m upgrade.

Seal found in Blakeney garden 2km away from the sea

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 05:37
A seal is found in the back garden of a holiday home, 2km (1.2 miles) away from the sea.

UK military to build prototype 'laser weapon'

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 22:31
The UK Ministry of Defence has officially awarded a £30m contract to produce a prototype laser weapon.

Climate change: Fresh doubt over global warming 'pause'

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 18:53
New research backs a controversial study that found there had been no slowdown in global warming.

Mystery cosmic radio bursts pinpointed

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 11:01
Astronomers have pinpointed the source of mysterious radio bursts from space.

Migrant farm workers may stay after Brexit but red tape goes

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 10:35
The government is "absolutely committed" to ensuring that British farmers have access to migrant workers after Brexit.

London visitors' last chance to see Dippy ahead of tour

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 04:13
The UK's most famous dinosaur skeleton is on show for the last time ahead of nationwide tour.

Chicago zoo welcomes baby orangutan

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 20:02
A two-week-old baby orangutan makes its public debut at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.

Law needed to limit Brexit's environmental impact, say MPs

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 19:12
Brexit poses a huge risk to the UK wildlife and habitats, a group of MPs says.

Science to look out for in 2017

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 11:08
Rebecca Morelle looks ahead to some of the big events in science expected in 2017.

Germany 'pollution spike' follows New Year's Eve fireworks

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 10:28
New Year fireworks contributed to high pollution levels in German cities, official figures suggest.

New beginning for illegally traded endangered species

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 09:31
Illegally traded endangered species that escape to form secondary populations offer opportunities for their long-term survival, a study suggests.

World's oldest known killer whale Granny dies

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 04:51
The world's oldest known killer whale, estimated to be 105 years old, is missing and presumed dead, researchers say.

'Better estimate' of volcanic ash cloud return

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 04:40
Potentially disruptive volcanic ash clouds cross Northern Europe more frequently than previously thought, according to a new study.

India's double first in climate battle

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 00:41
India opens two world-leading clean energy projects - the world's biggest solar farm and a chemicals plant using CO2 to make baking soda.

David Hempleman-Adams urges climate change action after Arctic voyage

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 08:17
The adventurer Sir David Hempleman-Adams calls on politicians to "grasp the nettle" on climate change.

Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 23:04
A leading US Republican fears for the future of her grandchildren with Donald Trump as president.

Coming up

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 17:41
From a majestic natural spectacle to a high-octane technological thrill ride, here's our guide to the big science events of 2017.