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VIDEO: Baby rhino; zoo's first in 35 years

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 08:55
A rhinoceros at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark has given birth to a healthy male calf, the first to be born there for 35 years.

Obama push to expand Alaskan refuge

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 04:55
President Barack Obama is to propose setting aside the majority of Alaska's national wildlife refuge as a wilderness area.

VIDEO: Will India act on climate change?

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 01:44
Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi and US President Barack Obama are holding talks on climate change.

'Rare' asteroid sighting expected

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:39
An asteroid the size of a cruise ship should be visible above the skies of Wales as it grazes the earth in a sighting not expected again for years.

VIDEO: Ancient underwater forest found off UK

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 16:28
BBC Inside Out reveals a 'lost world' with the discovery of a remarkable submerged forest thousands of years old underneath the sea off eastern England.

Eyes on Pluto for historic encounter

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 03:28
Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by.

VIDEO: Icy mystery: Pluto ready for close-up

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 00:30
The US space agency's mission to Pluto is about to take its first pictures of the mysterious icy world.

VIDEO: The big changes in British birdlife

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 03:21
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch gets under way with thousands of people expected to record bird sightings in their gardens.

VIDEO: Killer whale could be set free

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 18:46
In the next few days the authorities in the United States will decide whether to put killer whales on the list of endangered species.

Rat-eradication mission sets sail

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:41
Eradicating rats from South Georgia to reclaim it for its seabirds

VIDEO: Rat eradication ship sets sail

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:27
A conservation team in the final phase of a mission to eradicate rats from South Georgia sets sail from the Falkland Islands.

Winston Churchill's passion for science

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:06
Charting Winston Churchill's passion for research

VIDEO: Jellyfish swimming secrets revealed

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 02:42
Jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current, researchers say.

Ebola vaccine 'shipped to Liberia'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 01:01
The first batch of a vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia and trials are expected to start soon.

Jellyfish 'can sense ocean currents'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:39
A jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current when forming their submarine swarms, say researchers.

Scientists slow the speed of light

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 17:28
A team of Scottish scientists make light travel slower than the speed of light by changing the shape of photons.

Comet shows off its 'goosebumps'

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:13
Scientists working on Europe's Rosetta mission say they may have found evidence for how comets are formed.

Poor outlook for Borneo's mammals

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:20
The threats to unique mammals of Borneo

VIDEO: Manhole explosion just misses child

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:12
An explosion in a manhole on a Birmingham street "just missed" a child who was walking nearby.

New record for SA rhino poaching

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:06
The number of rhinos killed in South Africa last year sets a new record, officials say.