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Albatrosses hit by fishing and climate

10 hours 52 min ago
The spectacular albatrosses featured in the BBC's Blue Planet series have seen a big slump in numbers.

Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid

11 hours 8 min ago
An asteroid that visited our Solar System from interstellar space is one of the most elongated celestial bodies known to science.

European memory champion reveals winning trick

18 hours 37 min ago
Simon Reinhard mastered the Method of Loci to become a European memory champion.

Antarctic glacier's rough belly exposed

18 hours 51 min ago
The melting glacier contributing most to sea-level rise currently may be more resilient than previously recognised.

Bosnia's silent killer: The coal industry

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:17
The Balkan country has the world's second highest death rate caused by air pollution.

Floods: How can you save your life when disaster strikes?

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:12
Floods have been a deadly staple of 2017. But how can you protect yourself against the natural disaster?

The world's biggest lithium battery farm

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:59
The plant in the US state of California stores enough energy to power 20,000 homes for four hours.

Small steps forward as UN climate talks end in Bonn

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:40
UN climate talks finish with progress on technical issues but with questions on carbon cuts unresolved.

Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:52
The US president's move comes a day after US hunters were told they could import elephant trophies.

How worried should we be about melting ice caps?

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:02
As the UN climate change conference ends, BBC Science's David Shukman takes a look at melting ice caps.

Fireball in Finland sky 'probably a meteorite'

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:07
The suspected meteor shook buildings when it raced through the sky in Lapland.

Fishing 'best argument for seagrass conservation'

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:43
Seagrass meadows are diminishing worldwide, which has serious implications for fishing activity.

Tesla shows off new truck and surprise Roadster

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:13
Tesla shows off a long awaited truck, but surprises with its new Roadster sports car.

Interstellar asteroid is given a name

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 23:56
The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name.

UK and Canada lead global alliance against coal

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 07:29
A significant group of nations take a stand against using coal for electricity generation at UN climate talks.

Colombia zoo gives trafficked elephant root canal surgery

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 07:10
The procedure took 30 people three hours to complete. Tantor had been rescued from a ranch in Colombia.

'Routine' detection of space ripples

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:54
Laser labs sense black holes merging at a distance of about a billion light-years from Earth.

Epic India leopard rescue photo wins award five years later

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 02:56
In a rare instance, Indian villagers and forest officers worked together for hours to save the animal

First gene-editing in human body attempt

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 01:40
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.

Singapore welcomes rare blue macaw parrots

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:39
Singapore and Brazil are working together to bring two blue macaw species back from near-extinction.