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Fossil of 'first giant' dinosaur discovered in Argentina

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 16:36
Discovery of "first giant" shows how and when dinosaurs grew to such massive proportions.

Legal EU ivory sales 'condemn elephants'

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 16:13
Campaigners find many legally sold antique ivory trinkets in Europe come from recently killed elephants.

What is Novichok?

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 16:08
Laura Foster explains how the Novichok nerve agent works and what to do if you think you've been exposed to it.

Krill companies limit Antarctic fishing

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 15:26
The overwhelming majority of krill companies are to stop fishing in vast areas of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Cliff jumping: Lucky escape for boys after Llanberis rock fall

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 07:11
A boy who jumped off a cliff into water in Llanberis escaped injury when rocks fell in after him.

Nigel Farage criticised over photo with protected shark

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 06:39
"Depressed over Brexit. Went fishing," he posts alongside a photo of himself holding the protected species.

Electric cars: Charge points could be requirement in new build homes

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 01:11
Hundreds of thousands more charge points could be installed under plans from the transport secretary.

Ozone hole mystery: China insulating chemical said to be source of rise

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 20:43
A banned chemical used to make household insulation is implicated in damage to the ozone layer.

Exoskeleton that allows humans to work and play for longer

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 16:49
The technology to give people superhuman powers is being developed, but is it the right thing to do?

Bristol University discovers how wingless spiders fly

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 07:10
Bristol University has discovered how spiders fly thousands of miles

Scott Pruitt quits as head of US environment agency

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 06:46
The EPA administrator has been embroiled in allegations of ethics violations for months.

Foam pollution kills fish in River Great Ouse

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 03:09
The pollution has now "diluted" and is no longer causing problems, says the Environment Agency.

Fetch rover! Robot to retrieve Mars rocks

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 17:14
UK engineers will design a robot in an audacious plan to bring home Mars rocks to study for signs of life.

Lord of the Rings toad on brink of extinction

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 17:10
A toad named after the Lord of the Rings character, Gollum, joins the list of species at risk of extinction.

Call to turn oil rigs into nature reserves

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 16:54
Controversial survey suggests oil platforms can act like offshore reefs and encourage wildlife.

Yes! We have no bananas: Why the song may come true again

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 06:23
The wild banana that might save the world's banana crop may itself go extinct, scientists have revealed.

Nowhere to hide

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 18:37
Europe's Sentinel satellite tasked with tracking dirty air maps the major emissions of sulphur dioxide.

Embryo breakthrough 'can save northern white rhino'

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 10:00
The loss of the endangered northern white rhino could be reversed by IVF, say scientists.

Revolution in quake detection technology

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 07:06
A new method using existing communications cables could make earthquakes easier to detect.

Asian hornet scientists in 'breakthrough' to stop spread

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 04:37
Scientists used radio tags to track Asian hornets, allowing their nests to be detected quickly.