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Chief vet defends support of larger hen cages

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 06:42
On Twitter, Nigel Gibbens says the pens are a "necessary defence" against bird flu.

The other Dodo

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 17:54
In the middle of the 18th Century, a large flightless bird became extinct on an Indian Ocean island.

Gravity signals rapidly show true size of giant quakes

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:21
Researchers develop a new speedy approach to estimate the true size of very large earthquakes.

New Sentinel satellite tracks dirty air

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 05:19
A UK-Dutch-built Earth observing spacecraft shows its promise with some stunning images of pollution.

'Zero tolerance' plan eyed for plastic pollution

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:56
A plan to drastically cut plastic pollution of the oceans may be agreed at a UN summit.

Unesco adds Sir Isaac Newton's papers to world register

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 17:45
Sir Isaac Newton's papers and personal accounts are added to a Unesco register of globally important documents.

Fossilised eggs shed light on reign of pterosaurs

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:00
A collection of 200 eggs gives new insights into the development of the extinct flying reptiles.

Nasa footage shows lightning from ISS

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:16
Nasa releases footage captured over China, Korea and Japan of "lightning, city lights and fishing boats".

Huge weather rescue project under way

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 03:24
After digitising old weather data from atop Ben Nevis, citizen scientists tackle a much bigger project.

'Unnatural' microbe can make proteins

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 16:29
A bacterium made with "unnatural" DNA assembles proteins - a key characteristic of a functioning organism.

Caesar's invasion site 'found': Is this where the Romans landed?

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:53
Archaeologists believe they may have uncovered the first evidence of Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain.

Hidden history of prehistoric women's work revealed

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:33
Prehistoric women's manual work was tougher than rowing in today's elite boat crews, say scientists.

Polecats sightings reported in Essex

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 07:57
A wildlife trust has asked people to get in touch if they spot the creatures.

Trophy hunting removes 'good genes' and raises extinction risk

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 07:32
Hunting animals with the biggest horns, tusks or manes could lead to extinction, according to a study.

Julius Caesar's Britain invasion site 'found by archaeologists'

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 04:36
Archaeologists say evidence indicates Caesar's invasion in 54BC began in Kent.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell doesn't mind Nobel overlook

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 04:14
The astrophysicist says at the time students weren't awarded Nobel Prizes.

Clearer label plan in bid to reduce food waste

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 18:57
Confusion over food labels is prompting people to throw away usable produce, waste agency claims.

Breakthrough in coral restoration, say researchers

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 17:21
Coral is growing on the Great Barrier Reef after first being grown in tanks, say researchers.

Footage of Earth from the International Space Station

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:50
Astronaut Randy Bresnik shares footage of a maintenance mission outside the International Space Station.

Three beavers released into the wild

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:12
The latest trio has been introduced to Knapdale Forest in Argyll, Scotland.