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Ancient walker

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:09
It's not a household name, but an ancient amphibian found in the Scottish borders fills a crucial period in the evolutionary record.

Poultry in England allowed outside as anti-bird flu measures relaxed

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 09:54
They had been kept indoors to protect them from an infectious strain of bird flu.

New fiver is not so indestructible - if you know how

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 04:31
A Nottingham chemistry professor takes a hammer to the tough new plastic fiver.

Two-thirds of Great Barrier Reef damaged

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 02:52
Scientists say coral bleaching has damaged the World Heritage site for two years in a row

Damage to Great Barrier Reef 'unprecedented'

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 17:59
Coral bleaching has hit two-thirds of Australia's Great Barrier Reef within two years, surveys show.

Delivery delay

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 15:45
See the animals born since the world's been watching for April the giraffe to give birth

'Inhaling knowledge in the library'

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 06:13
Scientists at University College London are working on a project to capture aromas for their historic value.

Galactic garbage

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 17:10
Millions of pieces of man-made trash are orbiting the Earth. Some are tiny, but all pose a risk.

Violent end as young stars dramatically collide

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 06:07
Scientists capture a dramatic collision between two young stars that tore apart their stellar nursery.

Rules of memory 'beautifully' rewritten

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 01:08
Everything you know about memory may be wrong.

Farm of the future

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 16:31
Could edible caterpillars help fight malnutrition and food security problems in West Africa?

Atmosphere found around Earth-like planet GJ 1132b

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:16
Astronomers make the first detection of an atmosphere surrounding a "super-Earth" planet.

UN report: Clean power is up, costs are down

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 06:07
UN celebrates fall in renewables costs but warns that investment is slipping

The race to fly passengers into space

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 03:36
Amazon's founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is investing $1bn (£801m) a year to fund his Blue Origin company.

Rapid rise of clothes moths threatens historic fabrics

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 17:11
Rare furnishings in England's historic houses are under threat from a new species of the insect.

First study finds neonic pesticides in US drinking water

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 09:41
Scientists in the US find traces of the most widely used insecticides in tap water for the first time.

The man who lived inside a giant wooden egg

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 09:23
Artist Stephen Turner lived on the egg from July 2013 until July 2014.

World is home to '60,000 tree species'

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 16:43
Researchers estimate that there are 60,065 species of trees in the world.

Why graphene could be the solution to drinkable water

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 14:58
The BBC's Pallab Ghosh has been finding out about a filter made from graphene that can turn salt water into drinking water.

Evidence of ancient 'geological Brexit' revealed

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 09:23
Scientists have established how Britain physically split from the rest of Europe 450,000 years ago.