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The winners and losers of Mexico's wind power boom

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 03:23
In 'windy' La Ventosa, a village 700km from Mexico City, residents are renting out their land for wind farms.

How to watch a total solar eclipse: Tips from the Faroe Islands

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:38
Ahead of Monday's eclipse in the US, here are four tips from the Faroe Islands, which experienced one in 2015.

Total solar eclipse: Meet Sharon and Billy Hahs

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:27
Now Sharon and Billy Hahs are preparing for one in their own backyard.

Terraforming Earth

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 03:02
A planetary takeover by ocean algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.

Radioactive 'pooh sticks' trace carbon's ocean journey

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:07
Scientists trace nuclear waste from Sellafield over 15,000km to Bermuda to see how the ocean transports carbon.

A licence to kill bear cubs?

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:05
Trump is once again allowing hunters in Alaska to shoot bear cubs and hibernating bears, but is this as bad as it sounds?

Freeze-dried dung gives clue to Asian elephant stress

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:04
Indian scientists say they can monitor the physiological health of elephants by analysing their dung.

Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves 'hyped'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:01
UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap large amounts of gas, a professor warns.

Chimps can play rock-paper-scissors

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 04:42
Japanese researchers have taught chimps the rules of rock-paper-scissors.

Scotland's largest solar farm gets green light

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 02:57
Elgin Energy is granted planning permission for a 20MW project near Urquhart in Moray

'Frankenstein dinosaur' mystery solved

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 17:26
A dinosaur that seemed to be an evolutionary mishmash turns out to have a key place in history.

Scientists discover a new flower of Shetland

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 17:08
The Shetland Monkeyflower has a bigger flower with a wider throat than its ancestors.

Pen Hadow sets sail for North Pole as Arctic ice melts

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:28
Can 10 men and a dog, led by British explorer Pen Hadow, become the first to sail to the North Pole?

Brass band on train demonstrates Doppler effect

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 04:31
How can a brass band and a steam train help you understand the universe?

'Donald Trump forest' climate change project gains momentum

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 03:57
Campaigners plan to plant enough trees to counteract the climate impact of the US President.

Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 02:14
A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.

Majestic archipelago

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 16:56
The Galapagos Conservation Trust has announced the winners in its annual photographic competition.

Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 16:08
The facility in the north of Norway will take advantage of cheap energy and the cool air.

Italy official defends killing rare bear after man mauled

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:55
A rare female brown bear had to be shot in the Italian Alps as it threatened humans, a governor says.

Bats set up home inside dinosaur at Devon theme park

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 01:15
The lesser horseshoe bats moved in to the belly of a triceratops at the Wildlife and Dinosaur Park.