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Snow leopard no longer 'endangered'

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:50
The conservation status of the elusive snow leopard is downgraded from "endangered" to "vulnerable".

How Cassini probe reached Saturn

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:21
It took seven years for the US-European mission to get to the ringed planet, launching in 1997.

Forty years of space photography

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 06:13
David Malin has spent four decades photographing space. Now retired, he has held a competition to inspire other astrophotographers.

Cassini conducts last picture show

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:09
The Saturn probe takes some final images ahead of its mission-ending dive into the ringed planet.

Orchid gives up the secrets of its success

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:38
Science is laying bare the secrets of orchids, one of the biggest families of flowering plant.

Belfast scientists design flexible organic battery

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:04
Queen's University scientists design a flexible long-life battery that could be used in pacemakers.

Why are there so many berries this year?

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 05:57
Berries are appearing early this year - and promise to last much longer than usual, according to experts.

Oil spill off coast of Greece 'environmental disaster'

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 14:30
Emergency crews have begun an oil spill clean-up after an oil tanker sank close to the island of Salamis.

Man-of-war spotted along coast in Cornwall and Wales

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 09:24
The RNLI closed Perranporth beach to swimmers because of large numbers of jellyfish-like creatures.

Cassini: Saturn probe turns towards its death plunge

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 17:50
The veteran space probe puts itself on a path to destruction in Saturn's atmosphere on Friday.

Photographer settles 'monkey selfie' legal fight

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 15:33
A photographer settles a legal fight against an animal rights group over a "monkey selfie" photograph.

Row over AI that 'identifies gay faces'

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 06:17
Researchers and LGBT groups clash over facial recognition tech that supposedly spots gay people.

Badger culling gets go-ahead in 11 new areas of England

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 05:35
A vaccination programme to stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis is also restarting.

Offshore wind power cheaper than new nuclear

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 02:15
Figures from the government are seen as a milestone in the advance of renewable energy.

Cycling: Groups call for action on 'car-dooring'

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 01:06
A door-opening method that involves using the "wrong" hand should be taught to drivers, groups say.

Tackling the canine obesity crisis

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 16:54
Why, in the mission to improve the health of man's best friend, scientists say greedy Labradors are at the head of the pack.

Science debate: Should we embrace an enhanced future?

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 17:20
Scientists ask whether everyone should have the right to become a "transhumanist" by modifying our bodies with technology.

Unknown species may thrive in Antarctic caves

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 05:14
Animals and plants may be living in warm caves under Antarctica's ice, according to a study.

Bats 'tricked' into flying into buildings

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 17:25
Scientists warn of potential hazards from modern structures with large expanses of glass or mirrors.

Hurricane Irma: Eye of the storm passes Hispaniola

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 14:04
The International Space Station and an advanced weather satellite capture the deadly hurricane over Earth.