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Robots ahoy! Mapping Earth's surface

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 03:10
Most of the planet hasn't yet been mapped properly. Autonomous vehicles are set to change all that.

Elephant birds: Who killed the largest birds that ever lived?

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 23:45
Scientists are a step closer to explaining a 10,000-year-old crime mystery on the island of Madagascar.

'Oldest known drawing' found on tiny rock in South Africa

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 13:43
Etched with an "ochre crayon", the 73,000 year old drawing looks a little like a modern-day hashtag.

Smarty pants: Robot trousers could keep the elderly mobile

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 09:00
Artificial muscles could assist mobility as people age.

'Nature-based' greenhouse gas removal to limit UK climate change

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 16:49
Millions of acres of trees and energy crops will be needed to help the UK become carbon neutral by 2050, say scientists

The secret life of fungi: Ten fascinating facts

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 16:48
The first major assessment of the state of the fungi kingdom says they are vital for life on Earth.

Endangered water voles return to Somerset river after 30 years

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 22:47
The National Trust conservation project aims to boost wildlife on the Holnicote Estate in Exmoor.

How to eat well - and save the planet

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 16:47
Shifting to a healthier diet can reduce a person's water footprint by as much as 55%, according to a study.

California governor signs law for clean energy by 2045

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 14:40
Governor Jerry Brown signs legislation committing California to carbon-free electricity by 2045.

'They dammed everything'

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 14:11
Hundreds of hydropower projects threaten to harm Bosnia's rivers, protesters say.

'Climate change moving faster than we are,' says UN Secretary General

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:45
Antonio Guterres calls for leadership to break the paralysis on the "defining issue" of our time.

'Internet of animals' spreads its wings

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 07:04
A satellite system that for 30 years has tracked animals will expand to track all manner of objects.

Facebook animal trade exposed in Thailand

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 05:15
A wildlife trafficking watchdog says it has found hundreds of examples of animal trading.

New El Niño weather event likely this winter says WMO

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 04:57
The World Meteorological Organisation says there's a 70% chance of a weak El Niño event by the end of this year.

Life finder

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 14:42
It's come close to cancellation several times, but could the successor to the Hubble telescope make the greatest ever discovery?

Giant barrier to clear Pacific plastic

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 10:54
The ambitious project aims to tackle a collection of waste known as the Great Garbage Patch.

Whale stranding death toll rises to 58 in Scotland and Ireland

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 03:46
Investigations are under way to determine why large numbers of whales are dying off Scotland and Ireland.

Japan says it's time to allow sustainable whaling

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:55
Japan is trying to convince the world the time has come to make commercial whaling legal again.

Large-scale wind and solar power 'could green the Sahara'

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:11
Huge installations of wind turbines and solar panels would boost rainfall and vegetation in desert areas.

Aeolus: Space laser starts chasing the wind

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 05:26
The British-built Aeolus satellite begins firing its laser down on Earth to map the planet's winds.