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Iceberg 'doodles' trace climate history

3 hours 14 min ago
Scientists publish a new atlas of the poles, detailing the sometimes strange shapes on the ocean floor.

Why does this rhino have 24-hour security?

3 hours 31 min ago
Sudan is a the northern white rhino, and the last chance for the survival of his species.

'World's oldest fungus' raises evolution questions

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 23:59
Fossils found in rock from beneath the sea may be the oldest known fungi by one to two billion years.

Can plastic roads help save the planet?

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 17:11
A start-up company is persuading local councils in the UK to turn local plastic waste into roads.

Brexit university ‘brain drain’ warning

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:54
Academic staff from EU countries should be urgently guaranteed a right to stay, say MPs.

Machine learning

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:52
Many people are unsure about what machine learning is, but the chances are they are using it every day.

Plastic-eating caterpillar could munch waste, scientists say

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:06
A caterpillar that munches on plastic bags could hold the key to tackling plastic waste, say scientists.

Trump calls record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:13
'Better you than me,' jokes US president as astronaut Peggy Whitson reveals drinking recycled urine.

Government seeks clear air plan delay

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:52
The UK government may face legal action after seeking to delay publishing its plan to tackle air pollution until after the general election.

Munch inspired by 'screaming clouds'

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 07:37
A new theory may explain the background to one of the most famous works of art ever produced.

Ex-child soldier wins environment prize

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 20:50
An ex-child soldier who has spent years risking his life to fight illegal mining and wildlife poaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been given a prestigious award that honours 'environmental defenders' around the world.

Road verges 'last refuge' for plants - conservation charity

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 16:50
Roadsides are often littered with rubbish and weeds but they are havens for rare flowers.

Aurora photographers find new night sky lights and call them Steve

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:58
Steve is a "remarkably common" gas ribbon in the upper atmosphere.

Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded at Kenya conservation park

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 03:54
Kuki Gallmann, author of I Dreamed of Africa, is flown to hospital after an ambush.

March for Science: Rallies worldwide to protest against political interference

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 14:51
Thousands of scientists demonstrate in cities around the world against an "assault on facts".

Government has failed to act on air pollution, says Labour

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 07:19
Labour says it would introduce legislation to tackle the "public health emergency" if in power.

The village that made itself hedgehog friendly

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 02:20
Hedgehogs, nursed back to health in an animal sanctuary, are released in the village of Burton Fleming, East Yorkshire.

Cassini probe heads towards Saturn 'grand finale'

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 01:59
The Cassini satellite puts itself on a trajectory that will take it to destruction in September.

Amur leopards will be off-show to visitors at Scottish park

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 03:36
The Amur leopards are to be kept off-show in the hope they raise cubs that can be released into the wild.

Circular runways

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 17:29
The engineer who proposed circular runways answers critics in defence of his radical design for airports.