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Evacuating Australia's drought-affected fish

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 17:30
To prevent another summer of mass fish deaths, authorities have launched a painstaking operation.

Paralysed man moves in mind-reading exoskeleton

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 16:56
A man who had not walked for two years was able to move all his limbs thanks to new technology.

Herculaneum scroll: Shining a light on 2,000-year-old secrets

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 16:32
Scientists in Oxfordshire are trying to decipher scrolls buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79.

Global wildlife trade higher than was thought

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 12:31
At least one in five vertebrate species on Earth are bought and sold on the wildlife market.

More than a quarter of UK mammals face extinction

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 11:27
A report on nature in the UK also shows 41% of species have experienced decline.

'Giant bird table' at Rhossili, Gower helps save species

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 11:00
With a warning hundreds of wildlife species are at risk in Wales, one Gower farm is helping conservation.

Vladimir Putin criticises Greta Thunberg's UN speech on climate change

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 05:43
Russian president Vladimir Putin said there was a need to be "realistic" about renewable energy.

Extinction Rebellion 'lose control of fake blood hose'

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 03:15
Climate change activists sprayed fake blood outside the Treasury - but the jet was too powerful.

Uncovering secrets of mystery civilization in Saudi Arabia

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 17:15
A team of more than 60 experts is trying to find out more about the enigmatic Nabataean culture.

Anak Krakatau volcano collapse: 'Warning signs were there'

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 07:27
Taking all the available data, it was clear something was amiss with the tsunami-generating volcano.

Sutherland spaceport plans cover 'extensive' site

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 07:15
Launch towers and "antenna farms" have been proposed for the 815-acre site in the north Highlands.

Why are so few women inventors named on patents?

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 16:06
Women inventors account for just under 13% of patent applications globally, according to a study.

How to weigh a whale without a scale

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 16:06
Drones can be used to work out the body mass of the largest animals on the planet, helping in their conservation.

The Himalayan village that confiscates single-use plastics

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 16:01
This tiny Himalayan village has shunned single-use plastics – the impact is too serious for them.

Tsunamis linked to spread of deadly fungal disease

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 16:00
A huge earthquake off Alaska in the 1960s caused tsunamis that scientists say washed a tropical fungus ashore.

Scientists estimate Earth's total carbon store

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 14:50
There are 1.85 billion, billion tonnes of carbon on Earth, nearly all of it held beneath the surface.

Island reveals rising tide of plastic waste

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 05:43
A remote island in the southern Atlantic Ocean reveals the scale of the problem of plastic waste facing our seas.

Dutch tractor protest sparks 'worst rush hour'

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 03:48
There were some 1,100km (700 miles) of jams as farmers reacted to plans to cut nitrogen emissions.

Collecting polar bear footprints to map family trees

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 03:18
Scientists use new 'environmental DNA' technique to identify each polar bear and their relationship.

Bloodhound supersonic car set for high-speed trials

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 02:23
The UK-led project to break the land speed record is ready to start testing in South Africa.

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