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Rare giraffe born on Boxing Day

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 17:31
A rare giraffe has been born at Chester Zoo.

Bumblebee numbers hit by 'unsettled decade'

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 20:00
Warm winters and bad summers have hit the insect population, but seen other wildlife flourish, says the National Trust

Cheetahs heading for extinction, study says

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 02:19
Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah - the world's fastest land animal - becoming extinct, scientists say.

Science selection

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 20:36
A selection of the best science and environment reads this year.

Vera Rubin, pioneering astronomer, dies at 88

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 13:50
Astronomer Vera Rubin, whose pioneering work led to the theory of dark matter, dies at 88.

Cheetahs heading towards extinction as population crashes

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 12:03
A new study estimates there are just 7,100 now left in the wild as they face growing conflict with humans.

Ash tree genome sequenced for first time

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 08:47
UK scientists have decoded the genome of the ash in the fight against a devastating plant disease.

Festive selection

Sun, 12/25/2016 - 18:45
A selection of the best science and environment reads this year.

Piers Sellers: UK-born astronaut dies aged 61

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 13:37
British-born astronaut Piers Sellers has died of pancreatic cancer, aged 61, Nasa says.

When will our electricity come from the sea?

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 01:18
Could wave energy ever power the world?

UK designer launches 30-year Christmas jumper

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 21:07
A UK designer launches the "30-year Christmas sweatshirt" to question the ethics of the "fast fashion" industry.

Arctic heatwave could break records

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 17:45
Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve.

UK car shapes up for solar challenge

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 06:18
A British team is in the final stages of designing its car for next year's World Solar Challenge in the Australian desert.

Some young dinosaurs shed teeth, say experts

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 19:47
Some dinosaurs shed their teeth as they grew up, according to fossil evidence.

Trillions of high-flying migratory insects cross over UK

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 11:46
For the first time scientists have been able to track the high-flying insects that migrate across the skies of Southern England every year.

Baby orangutans rescued from Thai taxi

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 10:54
Two baby orangutans have been rescued from the back of a taxi in Thailand.

Madagascar’s wide-eyed wanderers

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 16:42
Threatened by habitat loss and hunting, Madagascar's lemurs, a critically endangered species, are finding refuge in a private sanctuary.

Amazing science

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 14:28
From the first direct evidence for black holes, to a rocky planet circling a neighbouring star, 2016 was packed with amazing science stories.

Japan cancels failed $9bn Monju nuclear reactor

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 03:09
Japan scraps a 22-year-old experimental nuclear reactor that has cost $9bn but barely ever worked.

Baby gorilla moves in with new mother at Bristol Zoo

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 02:14
A hand-reared baby gorilla which was born 10 months ago has moved in with a surrogate mother.