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Staring at seagulls helps protect food, say scientists

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 01:21
The seaside birds are less likely to steal your chips when you watch them, according to scientists.

Europe launches second EDRS space laser satellite

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 14:11
Optical links will pull pictures and data from other spacecraft and then speed them to the ground.

Basking sharks caught on ‘SharkCam’ in Inner Hebrides

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 07:00
It is hoped the footage from the Inner Hebrides will reinforce a case for conservation in the area.

Thailand: Hidden temple emerges from drought-hit landscape

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 03:00
An underwater temple in Thailand has emerged as water levels drop in a reservoir.

Climate change: Hungry nations add the least to global CO2

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 16:05
Impoverished African countries are the most food-insecure, stemming from climate change, says a charity.

July confirmed as hottest month on record

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 06:13
July this year was the warmest month ever observed worldwide, satellite data has confirmed.

Stop abusing land, scientists warn

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 16:16
Scientists are poised to deliver a stark condemnation of the damage people are wreaking on Earth's land surface.

The Nairobi sanctuary caring for orphaned elephants

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 00:24
This Nairobi orphanage cares for elephants whose parents have often been killed by poachers.

Ebola vaccine: Why is a new jab so controversial?

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 17:17
The outbreak shows no signs of abating, so why is the roll-out of a second vaccine proving contentious?

'Siberia is burning': Artists raise awareness of Russia wildfires

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 05:07
Russian artists want more urgent action to take place.

Whale washes up in Donegal estuary

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 04:40
The whale was discovered where the river Leannan and Lough Swilly converge.

Climate change: Heatwave made up to 3C hotter by warming

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 04:01
The heatwave that hit Europe last week was made more probable and more intense by human activities, say scientists.

Could e-taxis help clean up London's air?

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 00:11
Some drivers say there is not enough charging points to charge the vehicles.

Bid to better protect Scotland's 'Dinosaur Isle'

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 17:43
There are fears that Skye's fossils of creatures from more than 165 million years ago are threatened by irresponsible collectors.

Climate change: July 'marginally' warmest month on record

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 16:55
Preliminary figures suggest last month's global temperatures equalled or narrowly beat the previous record.

Milky Way galaxy is warped and twisted, not flat

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 13:26
New research shows our galaxy, the Milky Way, is twisted and warped - not flat as previously thought.

North Atlantic right whales in crisis - and the people risking lives to save them

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 10:11
Once hunted to near extinction, North Atlantic right whales are now facing new human threats.

AI system 'should be recognised as inventor'

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 06:20
Two patent filings seek to set a precedent by naming an AI as their inventor.

Taking Nasa's space buggies for a spin

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 17:04
BBC Click's Spencer Kelly takes a ride in some in some of Nasa's latest vehicles.

Bloodhound Diary: All roads lead to South Africa

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 08:34
The British-based land speed record team is heading to Northern Cape to conduct high-speed trials.