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Google Earth adds Attenborough world tours

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 08:06
The BBC's Sir David Attenborough will show people "natural treasures" within the new Google Earth.

Mega-constellation satellites will need 'rapid disposal'

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 06:15
Good management of spacecraft mega-constellations can avoid polluting the orbital environment.

Rescued bears settle in to new life in Ukraine

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 02:51
The two brown bears were found by Ukrainian charity Four Paws.

Crime 'threatens nearly half the world's natural heritage sites'

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 17:13
Poaching, illegal logging and fishing are threatening some of the world's most iconic natural heritage sites.

London's 'super sewer' to help stop Thames becoming a toilet

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 17:19
Work has now started on a new super-sewer that's big enough to deal with London's waste.

Green groups warn of 'race to the bottom'

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 01:36
Environmentalists urge the UK not to water down laws on climate change and wildlife after Brexit.

What ingredients are needed for life beyond Earth?

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 01:23
Nasa believes one of Saturn's moons may be the best place to look for life beyond Earth.

Saturn moon 'able to support life'

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:05
Enceladus has the conditions, including a key energy source, to enable microbes to exist, Nasa says.

Giant whale shark caught on camera by US divers

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 08:37
Diver Keith Brock and his wife capture a rare close-up video of the shark off the east coast of the United States.

Early dinosaur relative walked like a croc

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:00
A new fossil suggests an early relative of dinosaurs had some features we associate today with crocodiles and alligators.

Science solves the mystery of shoelaces coming undone

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 03:54
Scientists from the University of California in Berkeley have figured out why.

Meet the man taking Armagh's temperature

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 22:41
The end may be in sight for one of the world's longest-running series of manual weather records.

Mystery of why shoelaces come undone unravelled by science

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 20:08
The authors say the research can be applied to other structures, such as DNA.

New shrimp species named after Pink Floyd

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 16:02
A team of prog-loving scientists made a pact to honour their favourite band, Pink Floyd.

Volcanic eruption captured by drones in Guatemala

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 10:38
Violent volcanic eruptions in Guatemala are captured by drones for the first time.

Should we mine on the ocean floor?

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 10:03
British scientists have announced what they are calling an "astonishing" discovery deep in the Atlantic Ocean.

Is Komodo dragon blood the key to new antibiotics?

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 08:16
Scientists find a compound based on a molecule in dragon blood helps heal infected wounds in mice.

Scientists to use 'car wash drill' on Khumbu glacier

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 06:30
Climate change scientists aim to become the first team to drill into the world's highest glacier.

England nature plan 'lacking policies'

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 00:15
A 25-year government plan sets out a bold vision for nature in England, but campaigners say it lacks specific policies.

Climate change scientists' bid to drill Everest glacier

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 22:17
Scientists will use a "car wash-adapted" drill in a world-first bid to cut through the world's highest glacier.