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Amazon fires: Humans make rainforest more flammable

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 14:04
Human disturbances are putting the Amazon rainforest at greater risk of fire, say researchers.

Amazon fires: how we make rainforest more flammable

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:10
Human disturbances are making the Amazon rainforest 'more flammable' say researchers.

Cameron urged to ratify climate deal before quitting as PM

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 05:17
Prime Minister David Cameron is being urged to ratify the Paris climate agreement before leaving office.

Automated amphibian teaches us to walk

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 05:15
Scientists in Switzerland have created a robotic salamander that mimics the gait of the ancient amphibian in great detail.

Nasa tests its most powerful booster yet

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 12:05
Nasa has conducted a second round of test on a booster which is designed to send human beings deep into space.

World class science 'will endure' in UK after Brexit

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:29
The UK Science Minister, Jo Johnson, says that world class research will "endure" following the Brexit.

Ancient birds' wings preserved in amber

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:26
Two wings from birds that lived alongside the dinosaurs have been found preserved in amber.

Helium discovery a 'game-changer'

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 05:40
Scientists say they have found a large helium gas field in Tanzania, amid concerns global supplies are running out.

Inside Porton Down

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 19:08
Dr Michael Mosley investigates Britain's most secretive and controversial military research base, Porton Down, on its 100th anniversary.

EU referendum: UK science wakes up to new future

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 05:15
UK science must fight to make sure it is not an after-thought as Britain renegotiates its relationship with the EU, say research leaders.

Buenos Aires to shut scandal-prone zoo

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 17:34
The mayor of Buenos Aires announces his administration has taken over the running of the city's zoo after a series of scandals.

Scientists hungry to deliver food system paradigm shift

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 07:02
Eight universities across northern England join forces to form a scientific powerhouse at the launch of a five-year, £16m global food research programme.

Solar Impulse completes Atlantic crossing with landing in Seville

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 00:11
The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, lands in the southern Spanish city of Seville to complete its historic Atlantic crossing.

Rise of border fences hampers wildlife movements

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 16:50
The growth of border fences in Central and Eastern Europe in recent years is a "major threat" to wildlife, according to a new study.

Frog rescue: Last hope for endangered amphibian

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 16:08
How a shipping container became a last sanctuary for one of the world's most endangered amphibians, the mountain chicken frog.

Diesels more polluting below 18C, research suggests

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 21:00
Pollution from many popular diesel cars is much worse when it is colder than 18C outside, new research suggests.

'Last breath'

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 16:59
In June 1997, astronauts on the Russian space station Mir faced disaster after the worst collision in the history of manned space flight.

Warmer winters play important role in EU emissions drop

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 16:58
Milder winters have contributed to a significant drop in greenhouse gas emissions across the EU over the past quarter of a century.

Tim Peake: 'I saw flames outside the window'

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 05:47
British astronaut Tim Peake describes his dramatic journey home to Earth from the International Space Station.

Peake: 'I would return to space in a heartbeat'

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 04:36
Tim Peake says he would go back into space "in a heartbeat" after his six-month mission to the space station.