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Coronavirus: Great apes on lockdown over threat of disease

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 16:06
Fears are growing that gorillas, orangutans and others apes could contract the virus.

Cities struggling to boost urban tree cover

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 16:01
Many cities have ambitious plans to boost tree numbers, but development hinders their aims.

ISS crew blast off after long quarantine

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 08:12
Traditional fanfare is abandoned as a team head for the International Space Station.

BepiColombo: Mercury mission set to wave goodbye to Earth

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 06:49
The joint European-Japanese mission is set to swing by Earth on its long journey to the "iron planet".

Mysteries of decorated ostrich eggs in British Museum revealed

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 06:24
Five Easter-egg sized decorated ostrich eggs in the British Museum are the subject of a new study.

Coronavirus: Lockdown 'could boost wild flowers'

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 17:35
A plant charity is predicting a boost for wild flowers because some councils have stopped mowing.

Crops were cultivated in regions of the Amazon '10,000 years ago'

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 08:01
Humans have grown crops in areas of the Amazon since the end of the last ice age, a study says.

Coronavirus: Covid-19 detecting apps face teething problems

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 06:13
Researchers at two leading universities take different approaches to creating cough-analysing tools.

Coronavirus: EU top scientist forced out in political row

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 05:24
Mauro Ferrari says he lost faith in the system, but EU science officials say he was asked to leave.

Coronavirus: Exploiting nature 'drives outbreaks of new diseases'

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 02:33
New evidence has emerged of a link between our impact on nature and pandemics sweeping the world.

Flower power: How plants bounce back after crushing blows

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 01:52
Some flowers have remarkable powers of resilience after injuries including being walked on by humans.

Pink Moon: Europe illuminated by lunar light show

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 17:27
Breathtaking images capture the spectacular lunar event in the skies above Europe.

Coronavirus: 'Keep cats indoors', vets recommend

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 17:26
Vets stress that pets pose little to no risk to their owners but recommend keeping cats indoors.

Nasa’s all-female team of 'aquanauts'

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 16:34
The story of the first women ever to take an active role in a Nasa mission.

Coronavirus: Why more rats are being spotted during quarantine

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 14:51
Hungry rats unable to feed off restaurant leftovers are coming on to the streets and nearer homes.

Event Horizon Telescope: Black hole produces twisting jet

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 10:02
The team behind the first image of a black hole reveals something else from that historic picture.

Climate change: UK forests 'could do more harm than good'

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 04:20
Mass tree planting could harm the environment if badly planned, a report warns.

Coronavirus complicates journeys home from Antarctica

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 03:09
The British Antarctic Survey is juggling planes and ships to get its people off the White Continent.

Coronavirus: Don't bail out airlines, say climate campaigners

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 13:55
Climate change: Use crisis to turn aviation green, say campaigners

Whale sharks: Atomic tests solve age puzzle of world's largest fish

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 00:23
Data from Cold War nuclear bomb tests help scientists accurately age whale sharks for the first time.