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Ariane rocket suffers rare launch anomaly

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 07:08
Europe's normally highly dependable rocket, the Ariane 5, loses contact as it flies skyward.

A third of coral reefs 'entangled with plastic'

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 16:49
Plastic is one of the biggest risks to the future of coral reefs after ocean warming, say scientists.

Edible bandages for bears' burnt paws

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 14:46
After two bears are injured in California wildfires, a creative solution to get them back on their feet.

Modern humans left Africa much earlier

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:05
Researchers identify the remains of the earliest known modern humans to have left Africa.

Boris Johnson 'is descendant' of mummified Basel woman

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 09:53
A Swiss woman who died in 1787 after contracting syphilis is identified as an ancestor of the politician.

Boris Johnson: Mummy is distant ancestor

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 09:32
Researchers have taken two years to identify a lady who lived 230 years ago.

Most UK bat species 'recovering or stable'

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 05:01
Volunteer data on the country's 18 resident bat species suggests a positive outlook for the animals.

Planet rumbles

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 23:03
The seismic region has seen lots of activity in recent weeks, but is there anything to worry about?

App shows water refill stations to tackle plastic waste

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 19:13
Thousands of water stations are being installed to tackle plastic use - with users able to find them via an app.

Falcon Heavy: Big SpaceX rocket lights 27 engines

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 14:25
US firm SpaceX conducts a key test ahead of the debut flight of its new rocket - the Falcon Heavy.

Sound waves 'can help' early tsunami detection

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 13:18
People in high-risk tsunami areas could be helped by an alarm system devised by Cardiff scientists.

Cloned monkeys: First primate clones are created in lab

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 10:48
Two monkeys named Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua have become the first primates to be cloned.

How to escape from a lion or cheetah - the science

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 10:26
Scientists work out how prey can escape much faster predators when hunting in the African savannah.

Donald Trump's 'hatred of sharks' benefits conservation charities

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 10:12
Shark conservationists see donations rise after claims the US president hates the animals.

First monkey clones created in Chinese laboratory

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 09:19
Two monkeys cloned using the 'Dolly the sheep' technique could bring the world a step closer to human cloning.

'Disco ball' put into space from NZ

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 09:14
US start-up Rocket Lab says its recent launch put a reflective sphere in orbit.

NTAs: David Attenborough on Blue Planet II's Impact

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 05:56
Sir David Attenborough's impassioned speech at the NTAs was all about protecting "our beautiful world".

Antarctica's Weddell Sea 'deserves protected status'

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:40
Scientists have called for special status to protect coral, penguins and other wildlife in Antarctica.

Antarctica's Weddell Sea 'deserves protected status'

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:01
Scientists dive into Antarctic waters to build the case for a vast new marine protected area.

The human-elephant conflict in India's tea state Assam

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 03:43
How expanding tea plantations in India's Assam state are putting humans in conflict with elephants.