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Satellites the size of a shoebox

8 hours 8 min ago
US firm Planet Labs makes satellites you could hold in your hands, and has more in orbit than anyone else.

Panda's habitat 'shrinking and becoming more fragmented'

8 hours 54 min ago
Despite signs that numbers of giant pandas are rising, suitable habitat has shrunk, satellite data shows.

Australia to create national space agency

9 hours 43 min ago
The country is one of the few major developed nations not to have a dedicated agency.

Is Bali volcano about to erupt?

15 hours 41 min ago
Mount Agung on Bali is an active volcano that may be about to erupt for the first time in 54 years.

Scottish Power says UK will need to boost capacity

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 16:28
Scottish Power says electric cars and a shift to electric heating could mean a big rise in demand for electricity.

The winners of 2017's Insight Astronomy Photographer award

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 05:59
Judges has to choose between 3,800 entries from all over the world.

How killer flies have the fastest vision of any animal

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 00:14
Some flies see six times faster than us, catching prey in mid-air in less than a second.

'I fell from the top of the jungle to save an eagle'

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 16:21
Alexander Blanco's conservation work is helping to save the world's most powerful eagle.

Big Antarctic iceberg edges out to sea

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:04
The near-6,000 sq km block of ice known as A-68 looks finally to be on the move.

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:45
It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.

Neanderthal brains 'grew more slowly'

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:44
A new study shows that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than ours.

Birds 'churring' is a sign isles' shipwreck rats dying out

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:17
The call of storm petrels are recorded for the first time on islands where rats came ashore from shipwrecks.

How business is driving the new space race

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:04
Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit

Bright sparks

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:52
The fast-growing US solar industry is at odds with itself - and the decision may be left to Trump.

Sir David Attenborough on his hunt for the Kimodo Dragon

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:12
Sir David Attenborough spoke to the BBC about Zoo Quest, the environment and the planet's future.

Ancient DNA sheds light on African history

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:08
DNA from ancient remains is used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa.

Plant-eating dinosaurs 'strayed from veggie diet'

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:12
The idea of plant-eating dinosaurs having a strict vegetarian diet is called into question.

'We are planning weekly rocket launches'

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:30
The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

DNA dogma

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 02:59
Evolutionary biologist Matthew Cobb unpicks a lecture that, sixty years ago, set the course for the genetic revolution.

Moving on up

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:27
The people of the Guna Yala archipelago, off the Panama coast, may be among the first island communities to leave their homes and move onshore.