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The birds that follow planes to get home

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 16:44
One of the world’s most endangered birds has lost its sense of direction. So a team of humans are flying aircraft over 1,000km with a flock of birds behind them.

Can a turtle live without its shell?

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 14:37
Scientists have found evidence that confirms turtles once lived without shells.

Ice and fire

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 10:45
Yes, Antarctica has (and needs) a fire department. Megan Branson spent three seasons there as a fire-fighter/paramedic.

The festivals mixing music and science

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 17:49
Why are music festivals increasingly becoming a venue for science as well as bands?

Lies, damned lies and favourite stats

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 17:24
The Royal Statistical Society wants people to send in their favourite stat of 2018 for a competition.

Aeolus: How a satellite will measure wind across Earth

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 22:02
Meteorologists are hopeful Aeolus will have a big impact on the quality of medium-range weather forecasts.

Aeolus: Wind mapping satellite lifts off

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 14:30
The Aeolus spacecraft launches into orbit to make the first truly global maps of wind behaviour.

Ancient fossil turtle had no shell

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 10:01
Scientists have found new evidence confirming that turtles once lived without shells.

Cave girl was half Neanderthal, half Denisovan

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 10:01
Genetic detective work gives a rare insight into the liaisons of early humans living 50,000 years ago.

How plastic waste has been turned into benches

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 09:01
Plastic waste collected at the Volvo Ocean Race is recycled and used to make items such as plastic benches.

More protection needed for Chinese pangolins

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 01:45
Pangolins should be considered top priority for conservation in China, say scientists studying their decline.

Is India ready to send someone to space?

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 17:58
If this happens, India will become the fourth country to launch humans into space.

Golden eagle chicks released to boost south of Scotland population

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 09:00
A project, more than a decade in the making, sees young eagles released in a bid to boost declining numbers.

How far will these eagles spread their wings?

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 08:56
There's hopes that a new project in Scotland will re-introduce Golden Eagles in England and Wales.

New perspective on how lemurs got to Madagascar

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 08:09
The history of the lemurs, the most endangered group of mammals, is more complex than we thought.

Water ice 'detected on Moon's surface'

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 05:05
Scientists say they have definitive evidence for water-ice on the surface of the Moon.

My green idea: Recycling India's floral waste

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 16:18
One woman's mission to turn the tide on India's polluted waterways by recycling leftover flowers.

Ants show 'lazy' approach may be best for digging

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:34
A new study on ants and robots has shown that having more workers is not necessarily better when working in confined spaces.

Unlikely survival

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 16:12
A reef near a polluted port raises hopes for the conservation of other endangered coral.

Plastic pollution: 'Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo'

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 03:35
Flushing daily disposable lenses down the toilet is increasing the threat from plastics, say experts.