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Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb

1 hour 11 min ago
The discovery of a prehistoric pet gibbon suggests humans pushed apes to extinction far back in history.

Koko the famously social gorilla dies in California

10 hours 7 min ago
Described as "the primary ambassador for her endangered species", she mastered sign language.

Celebrating the birth of the modern computer

14 hours 9 min ago
Scientists are celebrating the birth 70 years ago of a machine that kick-started the modern computer age.

The gene-edited pigs immune to lung disease

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:30
Pigs in Scotland have had their genes altered so they are now immune to a deadly respiratory disease.

Gene-edited farm animals are on their way

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:00
Scientists create pigs that are immune to one of the world's costliest livestock diseases.

Astronauts eject UK-led space junk demo mission

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 05:10
The RemoveDebris satellite will trial technologies for snaring broken hardware drifting in orbit.

Wolves in France: Farmers fear attacks

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:03
One mayor says children under 10 years old should not walk alone, in case of an attack.

Hello kitty...

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:58
Meet the new residents of a cave in Santa Monica.

Rover test: What's it like to ride a rocket to Mars?

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 07:36
European engineers shake their Mars rover to see that it can survive the violence of a rocket launch.

Puan, oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:04
Puan left an "incredible legacy" of descendants for the critically endangered species, keepers say.

Will Norway's electric transport take off?

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:18
A battery-powered plane is Norway's latest part of the country’s plan to combat climate change.

Hot air

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:01
As demand for air conditioning goes through the roof, what are the implications for our planet?

How hats were placed atop the Easter Island statues

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:10
It took only small teams using ramps and ropes to cap the giant statues of Rapa Nui, a new study says.

'Dumpling-shaped' space rock comes into view

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 05:27
A Japanese space probe has been sending back images as it approaches its target, the asteroid Ryugu.

Hong Kong's fish are eating plastic - and people could be too

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 17:15
A lot of Hong Kong's fish contains tiny bits of plastic that could end up on your plate.

Horsefly season: How to avoid being bitten

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 03:19
It is horsefly season, which means all those enjoying the countryside should watch out for bites.

What a load of crocs!

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:02
Wade Kelly's drone captured dozens of the reptiles on camera this week, sunbathing by the Daly River in Australia.

Work starts to upgrade Large Hadron Collider

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:26
Improvements to the world's biggest particle smasher are designed to uncover new physics.

Ten ways to cut down on plastics at home

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 02:55
Author and activist Will McCallum gives us his top tips for eliminating plastics from our everyday lives.

Kilauea volcano: Molten lava meets the sea

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 02:00
The Kilauea volcano has been pouring lava into the ocean off Hawaii, causing a hydrochloric acid mist.