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ZSL London Zoo shares animal X-rays

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 05:30
X-ray images reveal the inner workings of a variety of different species at ZSL London Zoo.

Stores accused of 'watering down' bottle deposit scheme

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 19:32
Campaigners say retailers want fees to apply only to smaller containers, rather than all plastic bottles.

Clothing conscience

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 18:15
How sustainable are your fashion habits? Take our quiz.

AAAS: Machine learning 'causing science crisis'

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 10:29
Techniques used to analyse data are producing misleading and often wrong results, critics say.

Call to ban killer robots in wars

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 16:28
Scientists have called for a ban on the development of weapons controlled by AI.

Hiker speaks after taking on mountain lion... and winning

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 15:49
Travis Kauffman was hiking in Colorado when he came toe-to-toe with a young mountain lion

Gene-edited animal plan to relieve poverty in Africa

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 15:00
Researchers in Edinburgh develop gene-edited farm animals for poor farmers in Africa.

Climate march students: 'We need change and we need it now'

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:15
Students have protested across the UK to air their views on the issue of climate change. We talked to some of those in Manchester.

Climate strike: Schoolchildren protest over climate change

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:02
Students in cities around the UK walked out of school to call for action from the government.

Hong Kong seizes $1m worth of rhino horn at airport

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:55
Two men carrying at least 24 severed rhino horns have been arrested at Hong Kong airport's customs.

BP: Plastic ban 'could have unintended consequences'

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:13
The oil and gas company believes a prohibition on single-use plastic could increase CO2, but is that true?

Space harpoon skewers 'orbital debris'

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 05:26
A British-led mission demonstrates a projectile that could one day be used to clear up space junk.

Space junk: Harpoon tested to clean up space

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 05:26
New footage from a space mission shows the latest idea to collect space junk.

Climate strike: Why are students striking and will it have an impact?

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:08
Across the UK, students are set to take part in a climate strike, but will it make a difference?

Eagle rescued after huge ice ball grows on its tail

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 01:58
A bald eagle had to be rescued after a 20cm ice ball grew on its tail.

LIGO gravitational waves: Black hole detectors to get upgrade

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:47
The UK and US governments announce a £25m project to improve the sensitivity of the LIGO facilities.

Cambridge anglers win fish loss compensation

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:12
Anglian Water admits ammonia discharge from a recycling unit killed big bream in the River Cam.

Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:49
The abandoned Chernobyl exclusion zone could be about to change for the first time since the world's worst nuclear disaster.

Chemicals 'repair damaged neurons in mice'

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:30
Some early studies in mice suggest drugs can be developed to halt mental decline, say scientists.

Search for Shackleton's lost Endurance ship called off

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 05:15
Thick ice and a lost sub bring an end to the search for the famous Antarctic explorer's sunken polar yacht.