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Blue Whale: World's largest heart on display in rare exhibition

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 21:17
The whale heart at Royal Ontario Museum Canada is a rare find, as blue whale carcasses usually sink.

Extreme weather 'could kill up to 152,000 a year' in Europe by 2100

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 01:51
Weather-related deaths could surge by 2100 if nothing is done to curb climate change, scientists say.

The man who makes animals 'fly'

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:05
This Turkish animal lover was so affected by injured animals, he set out to help them.

Alligator found at Somerset lake

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:04
A Bristol Water engineer spotted an alligator roaming around the Chew Valley Lake site.

Fewer cars not cleaner ones key to tackling air quality

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 06:48
Plans to promote electric vehicles in the UK are not enough tackle air pollution says leading adviser.

Device could make washing machines lighter and greener

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 18:07
Most washing machines come with 25kg of concrete - but researchers claim there's a simple alternative.

Armoured tank-like dino used camouflage to hide

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 08:30
A new species of mega-herbivore dinosaur discovered in Alberta, Canada preserves incredible details of its skin, scales and spines.

New map of Universe's dark matter

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 08:17
Researchers have released the most accurate map ever produced of the dark matter in our Universe.

Countryside faces 'damaging uncertainty'

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 18:54
The National Trust weighs into the campaign to keep subsidies for Britain's farmers at the current level.

DNA clue to origins of early Greek civilization

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 18:52
DNA is shedding light on the people who built Greece's earliest civilizations.

Warming to boost deadly humidity levels across South Asia

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:01
By 2100, millions of people could face a lethal threat from heat and humidity driven by global warming.

Pollination threatened by artificial light

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:10
Researchers have discovered a new global threat to pollination - artificial light at night.

Human embryos edited to stop disease

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:00
The technique could prevent deadly diseases being passed down the generations.

Alaska's whale hunters wait for Trump's Arctic oil plan

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 09:06
The BBC's Claire Marshall travels more than 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle to meet the Inupiat, who call the ocean their "garden".

Caterpillars turned into 'exploding zombies' by bug

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 05:57
Lancashire wildlife expert says infected insects go on "death march" like a "zombie horror film".

Speed hump cuts 'daft', safety groups say

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 16:51
The risk of accidents from speeding outweighs the air pollution risk, ministers told.

US space pioneers' hair-raising test flights

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 16:16
"We didn’t understand all of the physics that were going to occur during these tests."

Not just stars

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 16:07
The shortlisted images in this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year have now been selected.

Did the first flower look like this?

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 08:18
All living flowers ultimately derive from a single ancestor that lived about 140 million years ago, a study suggests.

Tornado creates amazing Dorset water spout

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 03:21
A number of people across Weymouth reported seeing the phenomenon earlier.