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The dog that orbited the Earth

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 16:59
The first living creature to be sent into orbit around the Earth was a Soviet stray dog called Laika. She was a pioneer of the space race.

Sheep 'can recognise human faces'

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 16:58
University researchers trained sheep to recognise famous people, including Barack Obama and Fiona Bruce.

Paris climate accord: Syria 'to sign up', isolating US

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 07:45
The reported move will leave the US as the only country now outside or opposed to the climate deal.

Fossil of 'our earliest ancestors' found in Dorset

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 18:28
Teeth of the oldest mammals related to humans have been discovered on the Jurassic coast of Dorset.

Gibbons saved from pet trade have baby

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 17:57
Rescued pet apes in Indonesia are being returned to the wild, but traders are still "flouting the law".

Gibbons rescued from pet trade have baby in the wild

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 17:10
A gibbon is the first of its species born in the wild to parents rescued from the illegal pet trade.

Human-elephant conflict destroying lives in India

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:36
Elephants are looking for food in villages in India's forests, with deadly consequences.

'I inject myself with snake venom'

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 07:21
Steve Ludlow has been injecting himself with venom for more than 30 years

The giant mass of plastic waste taking over the Caribbean

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 05:55
The giant build-up of plastic bottles, cutlery and polystyrene plates was captured by underwater photographer Caroline Power.

Blue Planet II: The moment giant sharks attack crew submarine

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 05:17
At a depth of 700 metres, a Blue Planet II submarine was shoved by enormous sharks.

2017 'very likely' in top three warmest years on record

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:04
Scientists say that 2017 shows a continuing trend of high temperatures and extreme weather events.

Patient scans being sent from ambulances in new trial

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 01:30
The European Space Agency has part-funded the pilot project involving five ambulances in the Highlands.

Trailblazing women

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 17:53
More than half of people in the UK can't name a famous woman in science - this week, BBC 100 Women aims to change that number.

Relocated squirrels moving to new areas, says charity

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 16:05
More than 80 had been stuck and were moved to other Highland areas with no red squirrels.

Anger over Trump support for coal at UN climate talks

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 01:26
US plans to promote coal as a solution to climate change at a key UN meeting rile environmentalists.

Climate change: US report at odds with some in Trump team

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 01:59
A spokesman says climate is "always changing" after a report ties global warming to human activity.

A last refuge for Europe's blighted killer whales

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 09:42
The Norwegian island of Kvaløya is now one of the few places in Europe to see a pod of killer whales.

New orangutan species discovered in Indonesia

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:59
Scientists have just identified a new great ape species - and it's already in danger.

The UK's race to get its own nuclear safety inspectors

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:04
Highly-specialised staff are needed to take over from European nuclear regulators after Brexit.

New great ape species identified in Indonesia

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:19
The apes in question were only reported to exist after an expedition into Sumatra mountains in 1997.