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Ichthyosaur fossil discovered for first time in India

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 09:38
The fossil, which is 152 million years old, is the first ichthyosaur found in India.

Why thousands of Bittell Reservoir fish are moving home

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 09:07
Hundreds of thousands of fish are being taken out of one of the Midlands' largest reservoirs.

'Incredible' editing of life's building blocks

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 09:00
The studies could lead to new treatments for inherited diseases.

Viking trade in red squirrels may have spread leprosy

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 06:13
Leprosy found in red squirrels is also found in pre-Norman bones in Suffolk and Scandinavia.

Wildlife colonises man-made rockpools

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 01:40
Aberystwyth University scientists work to make manmade sea defences a better home for Nature.


Wed, 10/25/2017 - 01:30
An exec producer of Blue Planet II reveals why not all of the series was filmed in the wild.

BBC wrong to not challenge climate sceptic Lord Lawson

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 19:00
An interview with Lord Lawson should have been challenged, the corporation's complaints unit says.

A new era

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 16:28
We need to be more concerned than ever about how society uses scientific discoveries, says Venki Ramakrishnan.

Drones are being used to protect elephants and rhinos from poachers

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:44
In parts of southern Africa drones are being used to protect elephants and rhinos from poachers

Paul Weitz: Skylab and shuttle astronaut dies aged 85

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 07:51
US astronaut Paul Weitz, who helped save a Nasa space station after it was damaged during launch, has died aged 85.

Astrolabe: Shipwreck find 'earliest navigation tool'

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 21:00
Marine archaeologists say the object - discovered off the coast of Oman - is an astrolabe.

The Lion Man: An Ice Age masterpiece

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:30
The story behind a small ivory sculpture that was carved 40,000 years ago.

Paris accord: US and Syria alone as Nicaragua signs

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:16
Nicaragua signs the Paris agreement, leaving only two countries not supporting it.

Stephen Hawking PhD readers crash Cambridge University website

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 07:21
Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis, written as a 24-year-old, was made available to the public on Monday.

Blue Planet II: Why Sir David will never tire of his work

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 16:03
The great naturalist tells our science editor David Shukman why he'll never tire of his work.

More acidic oceans 'will affect all sea life'

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 15:01
The eight-year study finds infant sea creatures will be especially harmed by more acidic oceans.

Ocean graveyard

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 15:26
Why one of the Earth's most remote places is the preferred place to dump space junk.

Pollution hot spots around the world

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:37
What's it like to live somewhere like Beijing, where you can even see pollution with the naked eye?

Puppy dog eyes are for human benefit, say scientists

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 03:59
Researchers investigate how dogs change their expressions in response to their owners.

Colombia vets nurse tiny spider monkey back to health

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 02:01
Vets in Colombia are nursing a tiny spider monkey back to health.