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Brazil wildfires: Blaze advances across Pantanal wetlands

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 17:11
The area is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, and a popular tourist destination.

Measles makes body 'forget' how to fight infection

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 11:03
The virus can cause 'immune amnesia' which shifts our defences back to a 'baby-like' state.

Climate change: Spain offers to host COP25 in Madrid

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 09:18
After Chile withdraws from holding the global climate summit, Spain offers to host it in Madrid.

Spiders inspire double-sided sticky tape to heal wounds

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 18:09
The tape could help surgeons bind tissues together when stitching is difficult, scientists say.

Bronze Age monument discovered in Forest of Dean

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:20
The previously unknown site was found after a laser survey of woodland in the Forest of Dean.

'Alarming' loss of insects and spiders recorded

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 11:03
A new study shows hundreds of different butterflies, bugs and flying insects are declining across Germany.

DeepMind AI achieves Grandmaster status at Starcraft 2

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 11:00
Artificial intelligence firm says its AI agents have achieved Grandmaster status at Starcraft 2.

Chile cancels climate and Apec summits amid unrest

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 08:25
The country will also no longer host next month's Apec trade summit, as mass protests continue.

Climate change: Sea level rise to affect 'three times more people'

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 06:00
A new analysis of land heights suggests coastal regions are at greater risk of flooding.

Greta Thunberg rejects Nordic Council environmental award

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 05:24
She turned down the prize money and said "the climate movement does not need any more awards".

Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat'

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 17:39
Seven in every 10 inhalers prescribed in England contain propellants harmful to the environment, researchers say.

Quadruple rainbow photographed in Orkney

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 10:47
The photographer who captured the image of the third and fourth arcs described the sight as "amazing".

Great Orme copper mine 'traded widely in Bronze Age'

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 18:12
Copper from a prehistoric mine was traded from "Brittany to the Baltic", metal analysis shows.

Narcissists 'horrible people but happy'

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 17:43
They might be shameless attention-seekers but narcissists are also likely to be happier people.

Probing the Universe's Dark Energy with a super-telescope

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 11:20
A super telescope has begun the most detailed observation of the Universe ever undertaken.

Origin of modern humans 'traced to Botswana'

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 09:18
Scientists say the possible homeland of all humans alive today is an area south of the Zambesi River.

5,000 'fibre-optic eyes' to probe Universe's Dark Energy

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 08:01
The most detailed survey of the cosmos aims to shed light on the mysteries of its creation.

HMS Beagle: Dock where Darwin's ship 'was dismantled' revealed

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 07:41
Researchers use specialist technology to trace the outline on the mud flats of a river in Essex.

'Green gold' tree offers Brazil deforestation hope

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 04:45
Trees that help keep soils fertile could slow deforestation in Brazil's "arc of destruction".

Seven Worlds, One Planet: 'Gorgeous' nature series gets five-star reviews

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 03:31
Critics call Sir David Attenborough's new nature series "breathtaking" and "visually magnificent".