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Tim Peake schools seed experiment results released

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 10:01
The results of a mass schools experiment led by Tim Peake have been released.

Green group wins air pollution court battle

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 03:58
Campaigners have won the latest battle in legal action against the UK Government over levels of air pollution.

Baby rhino takes first bath

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 02:00
A newborn rhino, born at Blank Park Zoo in the US city of Des Moines, has been taking her first bath.

MPs call for major reform of flood risk management

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 17:17
Radical plans to overhaul the system of managing flood risk are called for by the Commons environment and rural affairs committee.

Project aims to end 'ambiguity' of plant-based medicine

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 17:01
A team of scientists at Royal Botanical Gardens Kew embarks on the mammoth task of creating a single database of the world's medicinal plant species.

Biggest telescope may switch location

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 13:06
One of the world's biggest telescope projects might be forced to move its location.

Seismic risks remain after Italian quakes

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 11:40
There remains the potential for future quakes in Italy’s Apennines region, say scientists who have reviewed the latest satellite maps of the region.

Thousands of baby turtles released into Peruvian Amazon

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 08:11
Thousands of baby Taricaya turtles have been released into the Peruvian Amazon as part of an effort to save them from extinction.

How the BBC is preparing to broadcast Arctic Live

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 02:11
The BBC is preparing to broadcast live from Churchill in Canada, which has become known as the polar bear capital of the world.

Wetland archaeological sites at risk

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 13:23
Archaeological remains at wetland sites across the world could be at risk of being degraded and lost to environmental change, say scientists.

'Bionic' plants can detect explosives

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 09:52
Scientists have transformed the humble spinach plant into a bomb detector.

Ladybird invasion

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 09:18
The last weekend of October sees ladybirds swarm public spaces, people's homes and ex-footballers.

Vampires are more real than you think

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 04:40
The 'Prof of Goth' Nick Groom on the origin of the vampire

Growth of city trees can cut air pollution, says report

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 01:39
Planting trees is a cost-effective way to tackle urban air pollution, which is a growing problem for many cities, a study suggests.

World's largest marine protected area declared in Antarctica

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 15:40
After years of international negotiations, Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world's largest marine protected area.

Images reveal crashed Mars lander

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 08:21
The site where Europe's Mars lander crashed this month is revealed in new images.

Gut instinct drives battery boost

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 04:02
Scientists have designed a new prototype battery that mimics the structure of the human intestines.

Flying squirrel numbers soar in Helsinki

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 03:52
The furry rodents are thriving in the city's forests, researchers say.

Dish to listen for ET around strange star

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 02:30
A $100m initiative to listen for radio signals from aliens is targeting a star with an unusual dimming pattern.

Italy earthquakes: Strong tremors shake central region

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 22:31
Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy, damaging buildings and sending people into the streets.