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Cassini skims Saturn's atmosphere

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 00:34
Cassini is on its final five full orbits of Saturn, getting close enough to directly "taste" its gases.

Rare white moose captured on film in Sweden

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 09:40
This video has been removed for rights reasons.

'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UK

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 04:08
A display of hundreds of shooting stars has been captured by stargazers from across the UK.

Fish sauced? Goldfish turn to alcohol to survive icy winters

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 09:19
Researchers uncover the evolved ability of goldfish to generate alcohol when deprived of oxygen.

Climate crusader Gore takes up arms again

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 04:11
BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin reviews Al Gore's climate movie sequel.

Anger over 'untrue' climate change claims

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 03:55
Scientists respond furiously to claims about climate change made in a BBC radio interview.

GM pigs take step to being organ donors

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 18:01
Pigs have been freed of viruses that stop them being viable organ donors.

Climate change has shifted the timing of European floods

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:58
In different parts of Europe, rivers are flooding earlier or later because of rising temperatures, say scientists.

US report confirms 2016 as warmest year on record

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:11
Long-term global warming and a strong El Niño effect combined to set a new record for the planet.

Giant dinosaur slims down... a bit

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 05:11
Scientists revise their estimate of the bulk of a colossal titanosaur, but not by much.

Al Gore on the Paris agreement, Trump and climate change

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 05:01
The former US vice president says the US will meet its targets "in spite of Donald Trump."

Cannibals engraved bones of the dead

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 02:25
The prehistoric cannibals of southern England marked up the bones of the people they ate.

Seals given iron oxide orange 'makeover' in Essex coastal mud

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 02:12
The animals were filmed by the Essex Wildlife Trust which says the rust is harmless to them.

First 'winged' mammals flew over dinosaurs

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 00:49
Fossils of the first "winged" mammals, from 160 million years ago, are discovered in China.

Exposure to oil sends birds off course

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 00:47
Even light exposure to oil from disasters like the Deep Water Horizon oil spill makes flying more difficult for birds.

Electrofishing: Saviour of the sea or fracking of the oceans?

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 16:11
A controversial new fishing technique is being tested in the Netherlands using electric pulses.

Pioneering type 1 diabetes therapy safe

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 11:00
One day, the immunotherapy could free patients from daily insulin injections.

James Webb: Telescope's giant origami shield takes shape

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:53
The size of a tennis court, it will shield the vision of the biggest space telescope ever built.

A year in ozone over the South Pole

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:22
A video tracks the behaviour of the protective atmospheric layer over Antarctica across all of 2016.

'Unusual' Greenland wildfires linked to peat

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:21
New images have been released of wildfires that continue to burn close to the Greenland ice sheet.