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Greenpeace activists inside boxes block BP headquarters

5 hours 39 min ago
Those inside the containers have enough food and water to last them for a week, it is claimed.

Scientists: Why we should appreciate wasps

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 22:55
Wasps are seen as 'bothersome and pointless' and not given the attention they deserve - researchers.

Compassionate conservation is 'seriously flawed'

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:29
The idea that you cannot kill any animal is "fatally flawed" as a conservation concept, scientists argue.

What's it like to be bitten by a bedbug?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 16:05
The blood-sucking parasites have been around for at least 115 million years, according to a recent study.

Mars: The box seeking to answer the biggest question

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:00
Europe prepares to send technology to Mars to look for evidence that there is life on the planet.

Spain alarmed by French bear's attacks on sheep

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:23
France released two brown bears in the Pyrenees - but one has now killed eight sheep in Spain.

Brazil's Vale warns another mining dam at risk of collapse

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 03:10
A mining dam could collapse as early as next week, months after a similar disaster killed 230 people.

Single mum's Nasa internship funded by strangers

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 02:22
A single mother almost missed out on a coveted Nasa internship until strangers stepped in to help.

Will India energy pledges lead to CO2 rise?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 00:32
India's political parties promise free electricity to farmers and ambitious infrastructure projects.

Crickets have hit the high street - can they save the planet?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 00:30
A London food chain is now including insects on its menu but can eating insects help save the planet?

Bedbugs survived the dinosaur extinction event

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:04
The much-maligned bedbug has been around for 115 million years - since dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

Artificial life form given 'synthetic DNA'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:23
UK scientists have created an artificial version of the stomach bug E. coli that is based on an entirely synthetic form of DNA.

Plastic pollution: Flip-flop tide engulfs 'paradise' island

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:07
Up to a million shoes are among the tide of plastic debris washed up on an Australian island say scientists.

Antarctic instability 'is spreading'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 03:35
Almost a quarter of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is now unstable, according to a new study.

Medieval manuscript code unlocked by Bristol academic

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 18:04
The document stumped Alan Turing and the FBI before being deciphered by a research assistant.

Snakebites: Like having my hand smashed by a hammer'

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 17:15
The bites are a "hidden" health crisis causing a death every four minutes, says World Health Organization

Blue Planet II and other times TV changed the world

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 16:53
Bafta called for more environment plot lines on TV, here's a look at how television can raise awareness.

Chang'e-4: Chinese rover 'confirms' Moon crater theory

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:43
The Chinese Chang'e-4 rover may have confirmed a longstanding idea about the origin of a vast crater on the Moon's far side.

Wood wide web: Trees' social networks are mapped

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:00
Research has shown that beneath every forest and wood there is a complex underground web of roots and fungi, connecting trees and plants to one another.

Antarctic revealed in sharper 3D view

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:52
The European satellite measuring the shape of the White Continent is now working at higher resolution.

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