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World's largest reindeer herd plummets

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 17:17
The size of the world's largest wild reindeer herd has fallen by 40% since 2000, scientists warn.

Viral virus

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 16:54
British researchers are using social media to track the spread of norovirus.

Planet Earth II: Attenborough's epic sign off

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 15:39
Watch David Attenborough's epic sign off as the acclaimed Planet Earth II came to its conclusion on Sunday night on BBC One.

Brain tests predict children's futures

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 08:05
Brain tests at the age of three appear to predict a child's future success in life, according to researchers.

Ice loss spreads up Antarctic glaciers

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 01:05
The scale and pace of change now taking place in West Antarctica is captured in a new, long-term satellite record that tracks the thinning of the region's huge glaciers.

Methane surge needs 'urgent attention'

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 18:39
Scientists say they are concerned at the rapid rate at which methane is gathering in the atmosphere.

Squid may become favourite UK meal as seas become warmer

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 18:37
Squid may end up on the British plate in place of old favourites such as cod as UK waters warm up.

To boldly go

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 18:07
The BBC meets three Indian female scientists who prove that rocket science is not a male preserve.

Starry starry nights

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 16:48
Stunning photographs of starry nights over South East Asia

Urban beekeeping creating a buzz

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 16:08
With concern about the decline of bees in the UK, the University of London has created an oasis for the insects on a rooftop.

Sloths can swim

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 00:17
A look back at the things we learned from David Attenborough's latest BBC One series Planet Earth II.

Doctors call for ban on diesel engines in London

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 06:58
A campaign led by medical professionals is calling for all diesel cars to be banned from London.

Cryogenic storage offers hope for renewable energy

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 16:41
The world's largest cold energy storage plant, which can act like a giant battery for renewable energy, is being commissioned at a site near Manchester.

Japan ISS Kounotori: Spacecraft launched to try to clear space junk

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 14:49
Japan launches a cargo ship equipped with a half-mile long magnetic tether to clear space junk.

Japan tests innovative magnetic tether for slowing space junk

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 14:36
Japan launches a cargo ship carrying a space junk collector designed to gather debris in space.

Is Planet Earth II nature's answer to Strictly?

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 06:54
Planet Earth filmmakers talk dancing flamingos and bears

100 million year old dinosaur tail is discovered

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 05:01
Scientists have found a 100 million year old dinosaur tail trapped in amber.

Rare tiny creatures found in loch near Kinross

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 04:25
Tiny crustaceans previously recorded at two locations in the British Isles are found in a loch near Kinross.

John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 13:57
Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95.

John Glenn: First US astronaut to orbit Earth dies

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 13:39
Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95. Pallab Ghosh looks back at the day he made history.