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DNA dogma

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 02:59
Evolutionary biologist Matthew Cobb unpicks a lecture that, sixty years ago, set the course for the genetic revolution.

Moving on up

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:27
The people of the Guna Yala archipelago, off the Panama coast, may be among the first island communities to leave their homes and move onshore.

'What I saw'

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:19
In this photo essay, photographer Clayton Conn shares his experience of the Mexico City earthquake.

UK strikes research deal with US in run-up to Brexit

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:58
The UK and US reach an agreement that aims to allow freer movement of research equipment and scientists.

UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:01
Understanding the first moments of life could lead to better IVF and explain why women miscarry.

Owls hold secret to ageless ears

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:18
Barn owls keep their acute sense of hearing into old age, scientists have discovered.

Neolithic Orkney rivalries detailed in new study

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:11
Rivalries in Orkney more than 4,500 years ago led to competition between communities, according to new research.

Paris climate aim 'still achievable'

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 03:55
The ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C is still within reach, a study indicates.

Size matters when it comes to extinction risk

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:53
The biggest and the smallest of the world's fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are most at risk of dying out.

Horsey seal injured by flying ring 'making recovery'

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:13
Volunteers came to the aid of a seal after its neck was trapped within a plastic flying ring.

The man trying to save bats' lives

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 01:04
Meet Dr Matt Zeale who is leading a team of conservationists tracking the rare barbastrelle bat.

Rhino horn smuggled as jewellery

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 19:48
Rhino horn is being processed into bangles, beads and bracelets, a charity's investigation reveals.

Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 00:14
Reports say the US will no longer withdraw from the Paris deal or will change its approach.


Sat, 09/16/2017 - 16:39
How tiny creatures with small brains outwit us so easily.

Koala 'hitches' ride under car wheel arch

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 06:39
She survived a 16km (10-mile) car journey, clinging to the axle of a four-wheel drive near Adelaide.

Henry the hippo reunites with his baby Fiona

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 03:01
A happy ending for a family of hippos.

'Long live Cassini': Nasa scientists say farewell

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:00
The chief scientists who worked on the spacecraft react after it plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere.

Cassini: Probe incinerates on entry to Saturn

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:57
The US-led Cassini space probe reaches a spectacular climax, burning up in Saturn's atmosphere.

Cassini: Saturn 'death dive' spacecraft in numbers

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:24
Cassini's about to crash into Saturn, but here's what it's achieved over the last two decades.

Why scientists are so excited about Saturn's icy moon Enceladus

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 09:48
Scientists explain how they discovered a water ocean beneath the ice shell of Saturn's moon Enceladus.