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Climate change: Green energy plant threat to wilderness areas

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 01:08
Solar, wind and hydro electric installations are often built in conservation areas.

Fossil worm shows us our evolutionary beginnings

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 04:53
A tiny, 555-million-year-old seafloor creature reveals why our bodies are organised the way they are.

Mammal study explains 'why females live longer'

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 03:06
Across wild mammal species, females live over 18% longer than males because of genetics and environment.

Coronavirus: Melbourne locals celebrate vivid sunrise 'amid the chaos'

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 22:22
Locals post images of spectacular orange skies, with many describing it as a welcome distraction.

Antarctic seal photo wins top prize

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 17:47
A drone photo of crabeater seals resting on an ice float is overall winner in a nature photography competition.

Coronavirus: When will the outbreak end and life get back to normal?

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 14:00
The huge challenge the world faces to find an exit strategy to end the lockdowns and return to normal.

Climate change: Earth's deepest ice canyon vulnerable to melting

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 09:16
Nasa scientists probe Denman Glacier which fills the deepest land gorge on Earth.

Electric car emissions myth 'busted'

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 09:00
Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are a baseless, a study suggests.

Machine 'could quadruple' heart and lung transplants

Sun, 03/22/2020 - 18:10
The device managed to pump oxygenated blood into both organs in a world-first procedure.

Apollo 13: One family's agony and triumph

Sun, 03/22/2020 - 17:03
On 11 April 1970, the Lovells watched their husband and father blast off on an ill-fated mission to the Moon.

OneWeb increases mega-constellation to 74 satellites

Sat, 03/21/2020 - 16:18
The London-based start-up expands its network with a Soyuz launch from Baikonur in Kazakhstan

Diamond samples in Canada reveal size of lost continent

Sat, 03/21/2020 - 08:01
A billion-year-old continent was larger than previously thought, Canadian geologists find.

Coronavirus: Chris Packham on Covid-19's impact on nature

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 17:40
Chris Packham says nature can help during self-isolation and considers coronavirus's environmental impact.

Coronavirus: Government is 'distilling best science'

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 10:14
Greg Clark, the Commons Science Select Committee chair, praises government use of expert advice.

Coronavirus: Nasa's Moon plans take a hit

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 05:01
The US space agency is suspending production and testing of its Moon rocket and capsule systems.

Natural history TV 'boosts species awareness'

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 01:47
Programmes, such as Sir David Attenborough's, triggered a greater interest in species.

Vampire bats 'French kiss with blood' to form lasting bonds

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 17:37
Researchers observing the mammals saw them sharing regurgitated blood with their neighbours.

Coronavirus: Air pollution and CO2 fall rapidly as virus spreads

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 20:12
Some regions show significant drops in air pollutants as the coronavirus hits work and travel.

Grace gravity mission captures Greenland ice loss

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 16:20
The US-German Grace satellites saw Greenland shed 600 billion tonnes of ice by the end of summer last year.

Fossil 'wonderchicken' could be earliest known fowl

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 09:03
A newly discovered fossil bird could be the oldest-known ancestor of every chicken on the planet.