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Air pollution 'final warning' from European Commission to UK

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 05:37
The European Commission says it will take the matter to the EU court if countries fail to act.

Football headers 'linked to brain damage'

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 03:58
Footballers suffer similar brain damage to boxers, a small scientific study suggests.

First live birth evidence in dinosaur relative

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:20
Scientists have uncovered the first evidence of live births in the group of animals that includes dinosaurs, crocodiles and birds.

History sheds light on Amazon's rich tree diversity

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:43
The rich, diverse communities of trees in the Amazon are the result of species spreading over the vast area over geological time, a study suggests.

The mystery of the whoop whooping bee

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 07:51
Scientists think they have found the explanation behind sounds generated by bees

Banned chemicals persist in deep ocean

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:08
Chemicals banned in the 1970s have been found in the deepest reaches of the ocean, according to a new study.

New Zealand whales: Hundreds refloat on high tide at Farewell Spit

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 07:16
More than 200 whales stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand on Saturday have refloated themselves and returned to sea.

New Zealand whales: Hundreds refloat on high tide at Farewell Spit

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 19:00
More than 200 whales that became stranded at Farewell Spit on Saturday are freed by the tide.

Bolivia begins fumigation against locust plague

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 18:23
Chemical spraying began in Santa Cruz department, the eastern grain region of the country.

New Zealand whales: Frantic bid to save stranded mammals

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 07:39
The mass stranding of whales on a remote beach in New Zealand has taken a turn for the worse as 240 more arrived.

Sound of crickets 'could become a thing of the past'

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 17:42
A quarter of Europe's cricket and grasshopper species are being driven to extinction, say experts.

MRI pioneer and Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield dies

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 12:42
Professor Sir Peter Mansfield, who left school at 15 and won the Nobel prize, dies aged 83.

Orphaned dik-dik raised by keepers

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 09:52
He's only 19cm (7.4 in) tall and has been named Thanos.

Dakota Access Pipeline: Construction completion under way

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 08:14
The Cheyenne River Sioux file a legal challenge asking a federal judge to stall the project.

'Dogs mirror owners' personalities'

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 07:56
Dogs mirror the personalities of their human companions, according to research.

New support for British spaceports

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 04:46
Plans to launch satellites - and even people - from the UK get a boost from government.

Orangutan squeaks reveal language evolution, says study

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 17:54
The way orangutans communicate could shed light on humans' first words.

Bolivia declares emergency over locust plague

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 17:42
Fumigation must start immediately to avoid further destruction in the main agricultural area.

Quinoa genome could see 'super-food' prices tumble

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:15
Scientists say that decoding the quinoa genome could cut the cost of this nutritious but underutilised crop.

Ancient undersea landslide discovered in Australia

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 07:44
Scientists say the collapse next to the Great Barrier Reef dates back more than 300,000 years.