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China 'admits' trading in tiger skins

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 09:20
China has publicly admitted permitting the trade in skins from captive tigers, an international convention to protect endangered species hears.

Rare butterflies 'buck trend'

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 02:01
A nature reserve becomes a stronghold for two rare butterflies, a wildlife trust says.

Study sparks organic foods debate

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:01
Scientists argue over the merits of a review which concludes that organic foods have higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticide residues.

How much science in new Planet of the Apes film?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:49
Is there any science behind Planet of the Apes?

Warning after jellyfish sighting

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 19:01
People in Guernsey are being warned to be careful on the beach after blue jellyfish were spotted off the coast.

HIV re-emerges in 'cured' US girl

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:44
A child born in the US with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the virus, doctors say.

UK clean air goal missed by 20 years

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:51
The air quality in some of the UK's biggest cities is unlikely to meet EU standards before 2030 according to the government.

VIDEO: Rescuers free beached whale

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:01
Rescuers have managed to free a young whale stranded for two days on a beach in Queensland, Australia.

Flexible nano-pixel screen patented

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:22
Scientists patent a new way to make ultra-high resolution displays that are flexible and extremely thin.

Rosetta: 'Spuds in space'

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:14
Rosetta's comet quarry shapes up

Iraq rebels 'seize nuclear material'

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:48
Iraq warns the UN that Sunni militants have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in Mosul.

Rare bird image sparks bags warning

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 02:25
RSPB Scotland is urging people to discard unwanted plastic bags carefully after a rare bird was photographed with one caught in its beak.

Animal procedures show small rise

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 02:14
The number of experimental procedures carried out on animals in Britain showed a small rise last year, despite a pledge by the government to reduce them.

LHC scientists to search for 'fifth force of Nature'

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:35
Is the Higgs boson made up of other particles?

VIDEO: Explorer emerges after living underwater

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:14
Ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau, has just resurfaced after spending 31 days living underwater.

Rescuers refloat stranded baby whale

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 19:59
Rescuers manage to refloat a young whale that has been stranded on a beach in Queensland, Australia, for two days.

Dispersal 'key to reptile survival'

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 17:14
Reptiles whose offspring's gender is dependent on temperature must spread out to survive the effects of climate change, new research shows.

VIDEO: Drone helps Fukushima clean-up

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 15:39
Scientists at the University of Bristol have successfully mapped radiation levels around a Japanese power station using a drone.

Russia's Angara rocket 'makes debut'

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:32
Russia launches its all new Angara rocket on a maiden flight from the northern Plesetsk military cosmodrome.

VIDEO: Pesticide threat to wild birds

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:16
New research suggests that a farm pesticide which has been blamed for impacting Britain's bee colonies may also be harming the nation's wild birds.