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'Ghost' human ancestor discovered in West Africa

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 11:21
Mysterious archaic hominins may have interbred with early humans in West Africa, scientists say.

Coastal floods warning in UK as sea levels rise

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 10:43
Communities on the coast face "serious questions" against the background of climate change.

Coastal erosion: The homes lost to the sea

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 10:06
As sea levels rise, difficult decisions are being made about which communities to save.

Virgin Galactic: Unity rocket ship moves to operational base

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 05:36
Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic rocket plane transfers to New Mexico for final testing.

Everest: Top Sherpas slam Nepal's plan to clean rubbish from mountain

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 04:59
The government wants to collect 35,000kg of waste - along with bodies - from six Himalayan peaks.

Antarctic island hits record temperature of 20.75C

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 01:09
The temperature was recorded on an island off the Antarctic continent's northern tip.

Is it time to re-think the love story?

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 21:02
When it comes to love stories, what makes a great novel a classic rather than a guilty pleasure?

Mexico violence: Why were two butterfly activists found dead?

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 17:08
Relatives and co-workers live in fear after two monarch butterfly activists were found dead in Mexico.

New Horizons spacecraft 'alters theory of planet formation'

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 12:00
Scientists say they have overturned the prevailing idea for how the planets in our Solar System formed.

Human brain parts left over from surgery boosts research

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 11:03
Experts are developing a better knowledge of the brain by studying tissue left over from surgery.

Bloodhound diary: Planning the next steps

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 09:13
Driver Andy Green describes what needs to be done to achieve a land speed record.

New species of flies found in Lochaber forest

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 07:34
An expert identified the tiny gnats from tens of thousands of creatures caught in an insect trap.

Wanted: New astronauts for Nasa Moon mission

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 06:50
The US space agency is looking for new astronauts to join future missions to the Moon and Mars.

Alok Sharma to be president of UN climate conference

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 06:20
The UK government's new business secretary will also lead this year's big UN climate meeting.

Nasa 're-masters' classic 'Pale Blue Dot' image of Earth

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 05:18
The US space agency reprocesses the Voyager probe's iconic "Pale Blue Dot" picture of Planet Earth.

Car-sized turtle fossils unearthed

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 21:44
The turtle is believed to have lived in northern South America between 13 and seven million years ago.

Record-breaking astronaut: 'Do what scares you'

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 15:46
Christina Koch spent 328 days on the International Space Station and was part of the first all-female spacewalk.

We're worse with food waste than we think

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 14:20
Every person in the world is wasting about 500 calories of food a day, according to a new study.

Antarctica's big new iceberg: Up close with B49

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 08:20
A US research ship is the first vessel to encounter Antarctica's giant new iceberg.

Wildlife photos: Squabbling mice top 'people's poll' award

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 19:15
An image of two mice fighting on the underground over a crumb of food tops a popular wildlife photo poll.