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First high-energy proton beam machine 'great for UK'

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:23
A key component of the UK's first high-energy proton beam machine is delivered to its new home in Newport.

Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate change

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 08:20
Measures are announced after water enters a frozen facility guarding the world's key crop seeds.

Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary's first Humboldt penguin chick in decade

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 17:23
A Humboldt penguin chick has hatched at a sea life sanctuary for the first time in more than a decade.

Greece battles locust plague on Agios Efstratios island

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:51
Locals say sheep on Agios Efstratios are starving as so much plant life is being devoured by swarms.

Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 04:29
The packaging for Pringles and Lucozade Sport are among the most difficult to recycle, a trade body says.

UN looks to protect birds from green energy threats

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 03:25
Shutting down wind farms when birds pass over is one of the methods being tested to save migrating species.

China claims breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 02:27
The vast reserves of methane hydrates under the bottom of the sea could be key to future energy needs.

2017 Whitley Gold Award winner: 'Fish loved me but people didn't'

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 02:03
Zafer Kizilkaya's work saved a Turkish community. His fish conservation model's now widely adopted.

Trump 'can't escape climate change' impacts says Fiji PM

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 08:17
Whether or not the US is involved in global talks, the US will also feel the impacts of climate change.

Nasa seeks experiment ideas for Europa lander

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 07:58
Nasa is seeking the best ideas for experiments to fly on a mission that will land on Jupiter's moon Europa.

Would you drive a car made from plants?

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 21:35
Students in the Netherlands have come up with this novel design.

Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 18:50
Almost 2,000 plants new to science have been identified in the past year, but many are at risk.

Recycling nightmares - but can packaging be improved?

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 16:55
Much of the packaging we put in the recycling bin ends up in landfills, but a design competition backed by Prince Charles is aiming to tackle the issue.

Florida man tries to kiss rattlesnake; gets bitten

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 14:50
"One boy said: I'm going to kiss it in the mouth," the snake's owner said.

Paris climate deal is 'lifeline' for world's poorest countries

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:39
The countries most vulnerable to climate change say the rapid implementation of the accord is key to their survival.

A creepy solution

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 05:17
What are the options for tackling antibiotic resistance?

Rare 'lefty' snail left on the shelf

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 00:04
Rare left coiled snail, Jeremy, has been rejected by potential mates and is now stuck in a love triangle.

Cities need 'hedges as well as trees' for environment

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 16:06
Scientists suggest smaller plants are better at absorbing air pollution around tall buildings.

Snail's DNA secrets unlocked in fight against river disease

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:18
Scientists have decoded the genome of a snail involved in the spread of a deadly parasitic disease.

Google DeepMind patient app legality questioned

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 03:58
A leaked letter throws doubt on the legal basis for sharing 1.6 million patient records with DeepMind.