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The village that made itself hedgehog friendly

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 02:20
Hedgehogs, nursed back to health in an animal sanctuary, are released in the village of Burton Fleming, East Yorkshire.

Cassini probe heads towards Saturn 'grand finale'

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 01:59
The Cassini satellite puts itself on a trajectory that will take it to destruction in September.

Amur leopards will be off-show to visitors at Scottish park

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 03:36
The Amur leopards are to be kept off-show in the hope they raise cubs that can be released into the wild.

Circular runways

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 17:29
The engineer who proposed circular runways answers critics in defence of his radical design for airports.

Birth of last baby orca in captivity filmed at SeaWorld

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:43
Killer whale Takara was already pregnant when the end of the breeding programme was announced.

What's made Canada's Slims River disappear?

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 08:52
What's made this river in Canada disappear? Geoscientist Daniel Shugar explains.

Cut-back crew for ISS launch

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 07:30
Russia scales back staff on the ISS until a long-delayed space lab is sent to the outpost in 2018.

New Zealand earthquake gives unexpected benefit

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 03:31
Raised coastline could end the threat of sea erosion for the time being.

Meet the man who watches volcanoes

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 02:13
Boris Behncke lives near Mount Etna and monitors the volcano.

Unknown ancient reptile roamed the Pyrenees mountains

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 02:05
The footprint made by a reptile that lived almost 250 million years ago has been found in the Pyrenees.

'Perfect storm' threatens Europe's salamanders

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 01:38
Scientists call for "amphibian arks" to protect wild salamanders in Europe from a deadly infection.

Restless mountains

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 14:31
European satellites will routinely map every land volcano on Earth, looking for early eruption signs.

'Gibraltar-sized' space rock passes Earth

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 09:09
A large asteroid the size of the Rock of Gibraltar has passed safely by Earth.

Physicists observe 'negative mass'

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 05:07
Physicists have created a fluid with "negative mass", which accelerates towards you when pushed.

Great Dunmow postbox out of action while birds nest inside

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 22:23
A postbox gets the stamp of approval from a pair of nesting birds.

Whale world

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:32
A study that attached cameras with suction cups to the backs of Antarctic whales has revealed never before seen feeding habits and social interactions.

Iceberg tourists flock to Newfoundland town

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:27
A new resident off the coast of a Canadian town has turned it into a cool tourist spot.

Slims River: Climate change causes 'river piracy' in Canada's Yukon

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:48
When a team of scientists went to the Yukon to study the Slims River, all they found was a "skinny lake".

Live, long and black giant shipworm found in Philippines

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 09:03
Scientists find live specimens of the giant shipworm, described as "rare and enigmatic".

Fish 'pool' their experience to solve problems

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 08:17
Some of them may know where to find food but not how to access it while others know how to get at it but not where it is hidden.