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The sanctuary saving Sumatran tigers

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 20:25
A rescue centre in Indonesia is trying to rescue Sumatran tigers and save the species from extinction.

VIDEO: The sanctuary saving Sumatran tigers

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 20:25
A rescue centre in Indonesia is trying to rescue Sumatran tigers and save the species from extinction.

Antarctic melt to 'double sea-level rise'

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 14:32
Sea levels could rise by more than double the current estimate over the next 100 years, according to a new analysis of climate change in Antarctica.

Antarctic melt to 'double sea-level rise'

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 14:32
Sea levels could rise by more than double the current estimate over the next 100 years, according to a new analysis of climate change in Antarctica.

Age of 'Hobbit' species revised

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 13:43
The diminutive human species nicknamed "the Hobbit" probably went extinct at least 50,000 years ago - not the 12,000 years ago initially thought to be the case.

Age of 'Hobbit' species revised

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 13:43
The diminutive human species nicknamed "the Hobbit" probably went extinct at least 50,000 years ago - not the 12,000 years ago initially thought to be the case.

Did humans wipe out the 'Hobbit'?

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 13:39
The diminutive human species nicknamed "the Hobbit" probably went extinct at least 50,000 years ago - not the 12,000 years ago initially thought to be the case.

AUDIO: 'Hobbit' species older than thought

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 13:39
The diminutive human species nicknamed "the Hobbit" probably went extinct at least 50,000 years ago - not the 12,000 years ago initially thought to be the case.

'Dancing' tadpoles discovered in India

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 12:46
A new tadpole that burrows through sand is discovered in the Western Ghats of India, scientists report.

'Dancing' tadpoles discovered in India

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 12:46
A new tadpole that burrows through sand is discovered in the Western Ghats of India, scientists report.

Tiny gravity gadget to peer underground

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 12:22
UK researchers build a device the size of a postage stamp that measures tiny fluctuations in gravity and could help monitor volcanoes or search for oil.

Tiny gravity gadget to peer underground

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 12:22
UK researchers build a device the size of a postage stamp that measures tiny fluctuations in gravity and could help monitor volcanoes or search for oil.

VIDEO: Dog 'sniffs out' diabetes danger

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 11:20
A 13-year-old girl from Lancashire with diabetes says she has taught her dog, Pip, to sniff out changes in her blood sugar levels.

VIDEO: Race to save Japan's lost satellite

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 09:59
Scientists and engineers in Japan are scrambling to save a satellite and more than a quarter of a billion dollars of investment tumbling out of control in space.

Ancient fossil was 'nearly a spider'

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 17:10
Scientists say a 305 million-year-old fossil is the closest ancient relative to "true spiders" ever discovered.

Ancient fossil was 'nearly a spider'

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 17:10
Scientists say a 305 million-year-old fossil is the closest ancient relative to "true spiders" ever discovered.

Trees 'tolerant to EU olive threat'

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 11:46
Laboratory tests show some varieties of olive trees appear to be resistant to an invasive pathogen that poses a serious risk to Europe's olive industry.

Trees 'tolerant to EU olive threat'

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 11:46
Laboratory tests show some varieties of olive trees appear to be resistant to an invasive pathogen that poses a serious risk to Europe's olive industry.

VIDEO: Is coral bleaching getting worse?

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 08:22
Evidence that Australia's Great Barrier Reef is experiencing its worst coral bleaching on record has renewed calls for the UN to list it as "in-danger".

Scramble to save Japanese satellite

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 07:13
Dozens of Japanese engineers and scientists are scrambling to save an X-ray satellite - and more than a quarter of a billion dollars of investment - tumbling out of control in space.