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Chimp drinking culture caught on video

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 16:13
Critically Endangered chimpanzees in the Ivory Coast craft extra-absorbent drinking sticks, remote cameras reveal.

Obama says shift to green energy is 'irreversible' despite Trump

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 10:55
Renewable energy will continue to grow in the US despite the antipathy of the incoming Trump administration.

Mother-baby bonding insight revealed

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 08:00
Scientists say mothers hold babies on the left to help in bonding - and this is not unique to humans.

Urbanisation signal detected in evolution, study shows

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 16:05
Scientists discover a 'clear signal' of urbanisation in the evolution of organisms around the globe.

China pollution: 'It can be completely dark'

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:00
A look at life inside China's most polluted city. Shijiazhuang is currently underneath a thick layer of toxic smog.

Brixton Road breaches annual air pollution limit in five days

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 04:23
A south London road breaches its EU annual air pollution limit for 2017 in just five days.

Forensic science standards 'at significant risk'

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 01:45
The quality of forensic science work in England and Wales is putting the integrity of the criminal justice system at risk, the regulator warns.

Notorious bird egg thief on the run in Brazil

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 00:13
A notorious egg thief is on the run after stealing bird eggs worth up to £5,000, after authorities in Brazil lost track of him.

Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 16:58
One of the 10 largest icebergs ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say.

Fossil fruit from 52 million years ago revealed

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 13:55
Fossils of ancient plants shed light on how the family that includes crops such as potatoes evolved.

Polar ship's Antarctic base gets £100m upgrade

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 06:46
The UK's largest Antarctic research station which will be home to the ship nearly named Boaty McBoatface gets a £100m upgrade.

Seal found in Blakeney garden 2km away from the sea

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 04:37
A seal is found in the back garden of a holiday home, 2km (1.2 miles) away from the sea.

UK military to build prototype 'laser weapon'

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 21:31
The UK Ministry of Defence has officially awarded a £30m contract to produce a prototype laser weapon.

Climate change: Fresh doubt over global warming 'pause'

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 17:53
A controversial study that found there had been no slowdown in global warming is backed by new research.

Mystery cosmic radio bursts pinpointed

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 10:01
Astronomers have pinpointed the source of mysterious radio bursts from space.

Migrant farm workers may stay after Brexit but red tape goes

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 07:45
The government is "absolutely committed" to ensuring that British farmers have access to migrant workers after Brexit.

Chicago zoo welcomes baby orangutan

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 19:02
A two-week-old baby orangutan makes its public debut at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.

Law needed to limit Brexit's environmental impact, say MPs

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 18:12
Brexit poses a huge risk to the UK wildlife and habitats, a group of MPs says.

London visitors' last chance to see Dippy ahead of tour

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 16:39
The UK's most famous dinosaur skeleton is on show for the last time ahead of nationwide tour.

Science to look out for in 2017

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 10:08
Rebecca Morelle looks ahead to some of the big events in science expected in 2017.