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Women in science: 'Go for it'

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 16:14
Only a third of scientists are women but Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn wants young women to persist.

Wild geese change routes to cope with climate change

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 07:13
Migratory patterns have changed in the last 25 years according to a new study by Scots researchers.

'Mission Jurassic' fossil dinosaur dig closes for winter

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 06:28
Three full truck loads of dinosaur fossils ship out as scientists end their excavation season.

Climate change 'has affected a third of UK bird species'

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 04:49
The number of cuckoos plummets but buzzards soar in warmer weather, ornithologists say.

Where whales are back on the menu

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 16:44
After 33 years, Japanese fishermen are once again carrying out commercial whaling.

Thames Estuary seals double in number

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 16:22
The Zoological Society of London said it was a "positive sign of the health of the ecosystem".

Make-up’s Big Palm Oil Secret

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 16:14
Make-up artist Emmy Burbidge travels to Papua New Guinea to discover the truth about what’s in her make-up, and find out whether there’s a sustainable way of producing the oil used.

Extinction Rebellion 'stemmed from failed bus lane protest'

Sat, 08/31/2019 - 16:32
One of the protest movement's founders says she was inspired after praying on a psychedelic retreat.

Tiffany Francis-Baker: How forests shaped our literary heritage and inspired a nation

Sat, 08/31/2019 - 16:20
One-hundred years after the Forestry Commission was set up, a writer reflects on the creative power of trees.

The Amazon in Brazil is on fire - how bad is it?

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 07:44
Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. How bad are they?

Great Barrier Reef outlook very poor, Australia says

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 03:57
A report downgrades the reef's long-term health from poor to very poor due to climate change.

Endangered bats: The manicure helping to save a species

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 18:17
Scientists explore the home of a bat species that is confined to a single cave in Cuba.

Mars mission readies tiny chopper for Red Planet flight

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 06:44
The next US space agency robot to explore the Red Planet will carry a small helicopter with it.

Climate change: Big lifestyle changes 'needed to cut emissions'

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 05:43
Reaching Net Zero emissions will be a huge challenge, says UK's outgoing chief environment scientist.

Amazon fires: Brazil bans land clearance blazes for 60 days

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 04:34
The 60-day ban comes as a leading environmentalist warns "the worst of the fire is yet to come".

Arctic team maps five islands found by Russian student

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 04:29
Marina Migunova spotted the islands in photos showing a shrinking Arctic glacier.

Greta Thunberg arrives in New York City for UN Climate Summits

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 15:26
The teen climate change activist arrives in New York City after a 15-day trip across the Atlantic Ocean on a solar-powered boat.

Greta Thunberg, climate change activist, sails into New York City

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 14:11
The 16-year-old campaigner arrives in the US after a two-week journey across the Atlantic.

James Webb Space Telescope comes together

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 13:47
The successor to the famous Hubble Space Telescope reaches a key milestone in its construction.

'All bets now off' on which ape was humanity's ancestor

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 10:16
The discovery of an ancient skull in Ethiopia underlines the complexity in the evolution of humans.