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North Face widow offers land to Chile

Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:22
The widow of North Face co-founder Douglas Tompkins opens talks with Chile on donating a vast nature reserve to be turned into national parks.

Reusable Bezos rocket revisits space

Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:37
US entrepreneur Jeff Bezos reflies the New Shepard rocket and capsule system he launched and recovered last November.

VIDEO: Capturing the world's longest sunset

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 16:05
A BBC News crew is in Antarctica following a team of British researchers who are monitoring penguins.

Storks shun migration for junk food

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:35
Storks feeding on rubbish dumps instead of migrating are more likely to survive the winter, research shows.

VIDEO: Red kites flying high in County Down

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:51
As red kites prepare to mate and breed, volunteers in County Down are out identifying potential nest sites so they can check for chicks later in the season.

Plant 'counts' as it digests flies

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:57
Scientists say the Venus flytrap controls its digestion process by gauging the number of times a struggling insect touches its trigger hairs.

'Sea monster' could be 'new species'

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:53
A Jurassic sea beast found in a Cambridgeshire quarry could prove to be a new species of plesiosaur, scientists say.

Tags give insight into shark behaviour

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:28
Scientists say satellite tagging basking sharks off Scotland has given valuable insights into their behaviour of the world's second biggest fish.

Diseased algae inspire designs

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:00
Images from a microscope of healthy and infected algae inspires the designs of a Scottish-based textiles producer.

India's maverick 'frog man'

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:35
The scientist who was 'made' by a purple frog with a snout

VIDEO: Controversial plan to save rhinos

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 22:58
Karen Allen meets a rhino breeder with a controversial solution to stop poachers killing his animals for their horns.

Funds for farmers who fight flooding

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 16:51
Details are emerging of plans to pay farmers who manage their land in a way that helps prevent flooding in towns and cities.

'UK astronaut' on living with cancer

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 13:53
British-born astronaut Piers Sellers tells of living life at "20 times normal speed" after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

VIDEO: Attenborough on 'largest dinosaur' discovery

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:13
Sir David Attenborough speaks to Huw Edwards about the discovery of a new species of titanosaur, which is the biggest animal ever to walk the earth.

Come in #PlanetNine

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:52
US astronomers claim to have strong evidence that there is a ninth planet in our Solar System. We asked you to send us your suggested names for this new arrival.

Ancient 'massacre' unearthed in Kenya

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 07:29
Archaeologists say they have unearthed the earliest evidence of warfare between hunter-gatherers, at a site in northern Kenya.

VIDEO: Does the ninth planet really exist?

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 07:29
Why do astronomers in the US think there they have discovered a ninth planet in the solar system?

Reconstructing the 'world's biggest dinosaur'

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:27
The discovery of what may be the world's biggest dinosaur is told in a new BBC One documentary.

VIDEO: Baby otters found at Florida home

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:44
Three baby otters have been found outside a Florida home in Palm Shores.

VIDEO: Sperm whale rescued off Japan coast

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:10
A sperm whale stranded on a beach in Western Japan is dragged back out to sea by fishermen.