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7ft marine reptile fossil beach find

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 01:27
An amateur fossil hunter has unearthed a 7ft skeleton of a carnivorous marine reptile on a beach in south Wales.

Birds fled 'day before' US tornadoes

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:21
Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".

In pictures: Bangladesh oil spill clean-up

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:51
How local residents cope with Bangladesh oil spill

New record depth for deepest fish

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:01
Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

VIDEO: New record depth for deepest fish

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:59
Fish have been filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

Shrink ship bubbles ‘for climate fix’

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:26
Shrinking the bubbles generated by ships could counteract the impact of climate change, a study suggests.

Carbon mission returns global maps

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:36
Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory produces its first global maps of carbon dioxide in Earth atmosphere.

Bats 'showing signs of recovery'

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:24
Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says.

VIDEO: New lights give hope to stargazers

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 06:45
New streetlights could reduce the orange glare of older sodium lights meaning clearer conditions for drivers and stargazers.

VIDEO: India launches largest rocket

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 04:32
India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space.

Badger cull fails to meet target

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 03:58
Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.

Autism link to air pollution raised

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 01:26
A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.

VIDEO: 'Ice pancakes' form on River Dee

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:46
Ice pancake formations, more commonly seen in the Antarctic, have been photographed on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire.

'Ringing' rock arches recorded

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:51
America's huge humming arches

'Vast store' of world's oldest water

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:25
The world's oldest water, which is locked deep within the Earth's crust, is present at a far greater volume than was thought, scientists report.

UK using less energy, report finds

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 16:38
People in the UK are using less energy, even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.

Festival lights viewed from space

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:40
Satellites view how Christmas in the US and Ramadan in the Middle East brighten the globe.

Philae comet landing 'all a blur'

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:06
An image has been released that shows the hairy moment that the Philae comet lander bounced back into space.

Sentinel tracks continued Napa slip

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 04:25
The creeping movement of the ground in California's Napa Valley, following its August earthquake, has been observed from space.

Ministers unveil science strategy

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 03:59
The UK government has formally unveiled its strategy for science and innovation.