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Giant crab horde gathers in Australia

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 23:16
A massive population of giant spider crabs amasses in waters off the Australian city of Melbourne.

Deep Atlantic: Scientists launch ocean mission

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 22:03
Biggest ever deep Atlantic exploration mission launched by UK scientists.

UK-funded ice breaker in 'elite' Arctic tourism row

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 17:12
Criticism is made of the use of a UK-government-funded ice breaker to guide a luxury cruise in the Arctic, as worries grow over the environmental impact of tourists.

Dead Sea drying

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 16:09
The Dead Sea is one of the great ecological treasures of the world but it is shrinking at an alarming rate, as Kevin Connolly reports.

Tree planting at 'an all time low'

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 13:59
Official figures released today by the Forestry Commission show that the government is falling far short of its own tree-planting targets

How Tim gets back from space

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 13:01
How UK astronaut Tim Peake will get back from the International Space Station (ISS).

Tortoise given wheels to help her walk

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 17:13
A female tortoise in southern India is given a new lease of life after losing both legs.

European Space Agency still backing Mars rover project

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 17:04
Member states of the European Space Agency have reaffirmed their commitment to launch a rover to Mars in 2020.

More gravitational waves detected

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 10:15
Scientists announce the detection at Earth of another burst of gravitational waves coming from a black hole merger.

10kgs of 2,000-year-old butter found in a bog in Ireland to go on display

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 08:07
Jack Conway was working in a bog cutting turf when he came across a massive chunk of butter.

Up close with the Titanic's sunken sister

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 00:18
The BBC's Andrew Bomford dives more than 100 metres underwater in a submarine to see the wreck of the Britannic in the Aegean, where it sank in 1916.

Tim Peake will be wobbly after landing - Helen Sharman

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 11:07
Tim Peake is likely to feel unsteady after landing says fellow British astronaut Helen Sharman.

Tim Peake: The UK astronaut's best photos and comments

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 11:06
Has Tim Peake got the best photo album on (and off) Earth? As his space mission comes to an end, we compile some of his best shots along with his comments.

Tim Peake: Watch key moments from UK astronaut's mission

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 11:06
As UK astronaut Tim Peake comes back to Earth, BBC News has compiled some of the best Esa videos from his six-month mission.

Tim Peake: A look at Sokol spacesuit used for re-entry

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 11:05
As British astronaut Tim Peake ends his mission, BBC News takes a look at the spacesuit used for launch and re-entry.

The moth that could devastate UK crops

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 09:03
UK crops could potentially be "devastated" by an infestation of a species of moth arriving from continental Europe, scientists say.

Operation Puerto: Blood bags in Spanish cycling doping case to be handed over

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 08:48
Blood bags used as evidence in a major Spanish cycling doping scandal must be handed over to authorities for investigation, a court rules.

'Fossil' meteorite was from asteroid smash-up

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 08:46
Scientists identify a completely new type of meteorite that likely originated in a huge asteroid collision some 470 million years ago.

'Biblical' moth influx threatens to devastate crops

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 05:00
Scientists have learned that cabbage and cauliflower crops could potentially be "devastated" by an infestation of moths from continental Europe.

Baboons return to Tbilisi zoo after floods

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 16:29
The zoo in Georgia's capital Tbilisi has been slowly re-populating with animals, after flooding last year killed nearly half of its former residents.