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Sound of speed

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 05:38
The Bloodhound supersonic car will produce a huge amount of noise when it starts running later this year.

Baby bird fossil is 'rarest of the rare'

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 03:10
Fossil gives a peek into the lives of primitive birds that shared the Earth with the dinosaurs.

Tree loss pushing beetles to the brink

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 02:08
Nearly a fifth of European beetles that live in old and hollowed wood are at risk of extinction.

World's first 'plastic-free' aisle opens in Netherlands

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 07:11
Consumers don't have to pay an additional price for getting their food in environment friendly packaging.

Body hack

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 21:01
The body-hackers who believe chips under the skin could replace keys and wallets in future.

Berta Caceres: Honduras executive held over dam activist's murder

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 20:24
Police in Honduras arrest the suspected mastermind in the murder of Berta Caceres.

DNA sheds light on settlement of Pacific

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 13:42
Two genetic studies shed light on the epic journeys that led to the settlement of the vast Pacific region by humans.

Storm Emma: Weather causes accident and strands trains

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 12:18
Storm Emma combined with snow has been causing havoc across the UK.

Largest population of penguins found in Antarctic Peninsula

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 04:02
Over 1.5m penguins, the largest population on the Antarctic Peninsula, has been found on the Danger Islands.

Mission to giant A-68 berg thwarted by sea-ice

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 03:57
The UK-led expedition to the waters around the world's biggest iceberg is forced to turn around.

Penguin super-colony spotted from space

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 03:03
Scientists stumble across a huge group of previously unknown Adélie penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Diabetes is actually five separate diseases, research suggests

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 17:46
Scandinavian researchers say a new classification would mean better treatment for patients.

Gove lambasts water company chiefs

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:28
The Environment Secretary attacks water industry bosses' salaries and lack of investment.

Swarm of starlings causes 'roadblock' in Norfolk

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 04:09
The birds were captured at about 14:30 GMT on Wednesday at Flitcham, near King's Lynn.

Africa 'set to miss UN development goal on malnutrition'

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 20:47
At current rates of progress no African country will meet the UN goal set for 2030, a study reveals.

'Oldest tattoo' found on 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 20:46
Researchers discover the oldest figurative tattoos in the world on two mummies from Egypt.

Blizzard survival skills: Building a snow hole

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:42
In the Cairngorms National Park Jo Whalley learns what to do if you become lost in a blizzard.

Scarcer snow?

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:34
In the UK, there is evidence to suggest that snowfall has decreased over the past few decades. Worldwide, it's a more complicated picture.

Signal detected from 'cosmic dawn'

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:23
Scientists observe a signature on the sky from the very first stars to shine in the Universe.

Pesticides put bees at risk, European watchdog confirms

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 14:28
Most uses of insecticides known as neonicotinoids represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees, say European experts.