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China space station to fall to Earth in 2017

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 05:48
China's first space station is expected to fall back to Earth in the second half of 2017, amid speculation authorities have lost control of it.

Search on for the Asian hornet queen

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 05:06
How the government is trying to trace nests of invasive hornet which kills honey bees

Fearnley-Whittingstall on ivory trade 'ban'

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 03:47
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall says trading ivory not verified as antique should be banned

Vets warn people against buying 'flat-faced' dogs

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 17:13
The British Veterinary Association warns would-be dog owners to think twice before buying breeds with fashionably "flat-faced" features - because of growing concerns for their welfare.

Watching films releases 'natural painkiller'

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 15:40
Watching a tragic film could have an unexpected benefit in triggering a feel-good chemical, research suggests.

Bangkok: Monitor lizards overrun Lumpini Park

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 08:41
A park in Bangkok has been overrun by monitor lizards.

Meet Earth's indestructible micro-beast

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 08:15
Meet the planet's hardiest animal - the tardigrade - that has just revealed a genetic secret that could help protect human cells.

Survival secret of 'Earth's hardiest animal' revealed

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 08:08
A gene from an almost indestructible microscopic creature could provide "radiation shield" for human cells, scientists find.

Bouncing deer spotted by walker on beach in Poole

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 07:24
A deer has been filmed bouncing along a beach in Poole Harbour.

Invasive Asian Hornet spotted in Britain for first time, experts confirm

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 07:23
An invasive hornet that kills honey bees is spotted in Britain for the first time, experts confirm.

Should you keep your cat on a lead?

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 05:09
Dr Peter Marra explains why pet cats should not be allowed to roam free.

French MP inquiry calls for abattoir video cameras

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 03:52
A parliamentary inquiry recommends video monitoring to tackle abuses in abattoirs, after secretly filmed videos shocked the French public.

Teleportation step toward quantum internet

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 03:37
Physicists have set a new bar for quantum teleportation - transferring information from one place to another without anything physically travelling between the locations.

Anglo-Saxon 'palace' found at Rendlesham near Sutton Hoo site

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 01:24
Archaeologists believe they have found a lost Anglo-Saxon royal palace about four miles (6km) from one of Britain's best known finds.

Green spaces worth £2.2bn to public health in England

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 15:56
Outdoor exercise delivers an estimated £2.2bn of health benefits to adults in England each year, a study suggests.

China embarked on wind power frenzy, says IEA

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 15:56
China has been building two wind turbines every hour, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has told BBC News.

'Let mangroves recover' to protect coasts

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 23:46
Allowing mangrove forests to recover naturally result in more resilient habitats that benefit both wildlife and people, say conservationists.

Solar-powered tuk-tuk completes India to UK trip

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 09:33
Engineer Naveen Rabelli has completed a 6,000 mile journey from India to the UK in a solar-powered tuk-tuk.

How Indonesia's rare birds are facing extinction

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 04:43
A BBC team finds rare Java hawks for sale, as environmentalists say more must be done to tackle Indonesia's illegal bird trade.

In pictures: Astro Photographer of the Year

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 16:41
Some of the winning images from this year's competition.