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How UK's birds are being affected by a changing climate

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:13
Migratory birds are arriving in the UK earlier each spring and leaving later each autumn, a study shows.

Ocean plastic a 'planetary crisis' - UN

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:10
Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from the ever-increasing tide of plastic waste, the UN's head of oceans has warned.

The 'supermoon' celestial wonder seen across the UK

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 02:54
Skywatchers have enjoyed spectacular views of the Moon appearing larger and brighter in the sky.

What is a 'supermoon'?

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 18:25
Tom Kerrs from the Royal Observatory explains the phenomenon that causes the moon to look larger and brighter.

Schoolgirl invents low-cost lead detecting device

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 16:16
Gitanjali Rao's device uses carbon nanotubes to detect the presence of lead in water.

Chief vet defends support of larger hen cages

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 05:42
On Twitter, Nigel Gibbens says the pens are a "necessary defence" against bird flu.

The other Dodo

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 16:54
In the middle of the 18th Century, a large flightless bird became extinct on an Indian Ocean island.

Gravity signals rapidly show true size of giant quakes

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 09:21
Researchers develop a new speedy approach to estimate the true size of very large earthquakes.

New Sentinel satellite tracks dirty air

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:19
A UK-Dutch-built Earth observing spacecraft shows its promise with some stunning images of pollution.

'Zero tolerance' plan eyed for plastic pollution

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 23:56
A plan to drastically cut plastic pollution of the oceans may be agreed at a UN summit.

Unesco adds Sir Isaac Newton's papers to world register

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 16:45
Sir Isaac Newton's papers and personal accounts are added to a Unesco register of globally important documents.

Fossilised eggs shed light on reign of pterosaurs

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 14:00
A collection of 200 eggs gives new insights into the development of the extinct flying reptiles.

Nasa footage shows lightning from ISS

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 09:16
Nasa releases footage captured over China, Korea and Japan of "lightning, city lights and fishing boats".

Huge weather rescue project under way

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 02:24
After digitising old weather data from atop Ben Nevis, citizen scientists tackle a much bigger project.

'Unnatural' microbe can make proteins

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:29
A bacterium made with "unnatural" DNA assembles proteins - a key characteristic of a functioning organism.

Caesar's invasion site 'found': Is this where the Romans landed?

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:53
Archaeologists believe they may have uncovered the first evidence of Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain.

Hidden history of prehistoric women's work revealed

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:33
Prehistoric women's manual work was tougher than rowing in today's elite boat crews, say scientists.

Polecats sightings reported in Essex

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 06:57
A wildlife trust has asked people to get in touch if they spot the creatures.

Trophy hunting removes 'good genes' and raises extinction risk

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 06:32
Hunting animals with the biggest horns, tusks or manes could lead to extinction, according to a study.

Julius Caesar's Britain invasion site 'found by archaeologists'

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 03:36
Archaeologists say evidence indicates Caesar's invasion in 54BC began in Kent.