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Tortoise with species-saving sex drive returns to Galápagos

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 23:04
The 100-year-old tortoise of legendary libido is credited with saving his species from extinction.

Wolf moon: Full moon and lunar eclipse delight skywatchers

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 13:31
The first full moon of 2020 coincides with a penumbral lunar eclipse, caused by the Earth's shadow.

Aeolus: Weather forecasts start using space laser data

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:58
Operational weather forecasts have started incorporating novel wind measurements made from orbit.

Plant life 'expanding over the Himalayas'

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 03:42
Vegetation is expanding at high altitudes across the Himalayas - including the Everest region.

Turks and Caicos corals: Disease threatens barrier reef

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 17:28
There is alarm at the speed that stony coral tissue loss disease is killing the Caribbean reef.

UK ban on US chlorinated chicken 'to continue after Brexit'

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 09:29
Chicken and hormone-fed beef bans will continue post-Brexit, the environment secretary says.

Nasa Moon rocket core leaves for testing

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 05:26
The first core stage for Nasa's "mega-rocket", the SLS, has left its factory in New Orleans.

SpaceX Starlink mega-constellation: 'Limited time' to fix brightness issue

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 04:37
Astronomers say the coming interference from satellite mega-constellations needs rapid solutions.

UK meteorite hunt thwarted by equipment damage

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 17:37
Scientists' quest to find Antarctica's "missing" space rocks is beaten into submission by hard ice.

Plastic packaging ban 'could harm environment'

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 17:14
Stopping plastic packaging could lead to higher carbon alternatives, a Parliamentary report says.

Climate change: Arctic ice melt makes permafrost vulnerable

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 13:58
A new study shows that the absence of Arctic sea ice is linked to the melting of permafrost.

Australia to cull thousands of camels

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 03:59
Feral camels and horses will be shot dead as they are damaging settlements in search of water.

Natural History Museum will showcase 'fantastic beasts'

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 16:46
The Harry Potter universe will be used to shine a light on nature's own amazing creatures.

Food 'made from air' could compete with soya

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 16:43
Finnish scientists say the food could be grown with near-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Vast 'star nursery' region found in our galaxy

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 12:36
Astronomers find a vast structure in our galaxy, made up of many interconnected "star nurseries".

Australia fires: Misleading maps and pictures go viral

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 07:44
Maps of Australia's fire crisis are spreading on social media but many are misleading.

Gravitational waves: Cosmic vibrations sensed from unusual star merger

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 03:03
Laser labs pick up a signal emanating from the collision of two dense, dead stars.

SpaceX sends 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 19:28
The California company's latest mission makes it the world's largest commercial satellite operator.

New rules for low carbon heating in Scots homes

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 16:41
The new regulations will see alternatives to gas boilers installed in new homes from 2024.

Pocahontas Heacham mulberry tree DNA test 'inconclusive'

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 16:03
Researchers are unable to establish whether the Native American planted a mulberry tree in Norfolk.