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VIDEO: Can endangered white rhino be saved?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:22
Zoo keepers from around the world are due to meet next month to discuss ways to save the endangered northern white rhino.

VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 19:41
Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.

Antarctic science archive unlocked

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:19
Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.

LA River's flood role is 'paramount'

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:27
Any moves to modify the concrete Los Angeles River, to return parts of it to a more natural setting or to capture water, must not compromise its flood-protection function, say scientists.

VIDEO: Greenpeace to aid Nazca Lines inquiry

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 07:21
Greenpeace will co-operate with an investigation by a Peruvian court to determine responsibility for damage caused by activists at the Nazca Lines, the group's chief executive says.

Stem cell scandal scientist resigns

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 04:27
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.

Nasa emails spanner into space

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 02:56
Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.

7ft marine reptile fossil beach find

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 01:27
An amateur fossil hunter has unearthed a 7ft skeleton of a carnivorous marine reptile on a beach in south Wales.

Birds 'fled day before US tornadoes'

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:21
Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".

In pictures: Bangladesh oil spill clean-up

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:51
How local residents cope with Bangladesh oil spill

New record for deepest fish

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:01
Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

VIDEO: New record depth for deepest fish

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:59
Fish have been filmed more than 8km down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

Shrink ship bubbles ‘for climate fix’

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:26
Shrinking the bubbles generated by ships could counteract the impact of climate change, a study suggests.

Carbon mission returns global maps

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:36
Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory produces its first global maps of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.

Badger cull fails to meet target

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:33
Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.

Bats 'showing signs of recovery'

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:24
Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says.

VIDEO: New lights give hope to stargazers

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 06:45
New streetlights could reduce the orange glare of older sodium lights meaning clearer conditions for drivers and stargazers.

VIDEO: India launches largest rocket

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 04:32
India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space.

Autism link to air pollution raised

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 01:26
A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.

VIDEO: 'Ice pancakes' form on River Dee

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:46
Ice pancake formations, more commonly seen in the Antarctic, have been photographed on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire.