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Climate change: Warming made UK heatwave 30 times more likely

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 16:16
Rising global temperatures have massively boosted the chances of summer heatwaves in the UK, says a study.

Fossil preserves 'sea monster' blubber and skin

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 10:02
Scientists identify fossilised blubber from an ancient marine reptile that lived 180 million years ago.

Cars and coal help drive 'strong' CO2 rise in 2018

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 10:01
CO2 emissions hit an all time high, rising nearly 3% in 2018 thanks to coal and a booming global market for cars.

Game-on for UK's Team Tao in ocean XPRIZE final

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 05:28
A UK-based team arrives in Greece for the grand final of a contest to find innovative solutions for seafloor mapping.

Ash dieback: Ash woodlands 'may flourish once again'

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:44
Scientists say there is hope that some ash trees can survive in the future, despite ash dieback.

Rats and pigeons 'replace iconic species'

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:44
"Iconic" animals such as tigers are being replaced by "cosmopolitan" species found everywhere - researchers.

Saving the last West African giraffes in Niger

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:18
The highly threatened subspecies has been brought back to a reserve in Niger after a 50-year absence.

Albert Einstein's 'God letter' sells for $2.9m

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:01
The 1954 letter about religion smashed its predicted price at an auction in New York.

What is that bright object next to the moon?

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 05:31
A spectacular sight lights up the sky as Venus and the moon rise together

Research worms 'too old' to go to space station

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 03:46
A launch is delayed due to mouldy food bars, meaning the worms could be a day too old for research.

West Mersea mammoth tusk 'dates back 12,000 years'

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 19:58
It was discovered off the Essex coast after an unusually low tide exposed it for about half an hour.

World's strangest sharks and rays 'on brink of extinction'

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 16:31
A shark that uses its tail to stun prey and a ray half the length of a bus are on the list of 50 species.

A journey underground into one of Poland's working mines

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 16:21
As Poland hosts COP24 in nearby Katowice, David Shukman journeys into the depths of a working mine.

House in a lab

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 16:02
Scientists have rebuilt a terraced house inside a laboratory to help make UK homes energy-efficient.

Bacton Gas Terminal to be protected by sandscaping plan

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:59
A nationally important terminal on the Norfolk coast is to be protected by a new "sandscape".

Soyuz rocket: First crewed launch since failure docks at ISS

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:58
Russia's space agency confirmed the docking - the first crewed launch since October's failure.

Osiris-Rex: Nasa probe arrives at Asteroid Bennu

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:32
Nasa's Osiris-Rex spacecraft moves alongside the 500m-wide rock from which it hopes to grab a sample.

Sacked man claims discrimination against his 'ethical veganism'

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 06:53
Jordi Casamitjana wants to have ethical veganism recognised as a philosophical belief, in a landmark legal action.

Gravitational waves: Monster black hole merger detected

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 04:13
Laser labs sense gravitational waves from a black hole collision at least five billion light-years away.

Sir David Attenborough: Climate change 'our greatest threat'

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 03:03
Naturalist Sir David Attenborough says climate change is humanity's greatest threat in thousands of years.