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Lost history of brown bears in Britain revealed

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 02:00
From fearsome predator to teddy bear: tracing the hidden history of brown bears in Britain.

Ipswich coffee shop uses takeaway mugs to ditch plastic

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 22:41
A cafe is trying to cut its plastic waste by using donated mugs and cups to serve takeaway hot drinks.

Curious camera

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 18:04
A new exhibition reappraises the work of Harry Burton, who photographed the decade-long Tutankhamun excavation.

Reality Check: Fishing after Brexit - sink or swim?

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 16:11
BBC Reality Check looks at the government's promise of taking back control of UK fishing waters.

Exomoons: On the hunt for distant worlds

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 11:34
Distant moons may be the most plentiful habitats in the galaxy

Court action to save young from climate bill

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 05:25
Legal bid argues UK is discriminating against next generation by failing to cut CO2 emissions fast enough.

What is a shelf cloud?

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:23
The weather system was captured at Lake Superior, Michigan, in the US.

Koala chlamydia vaccine possible with DNA study

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 09:31
The strain is different to that found in humans, but a genome study hopes to provide clues to fight the infection.

Newborn planet pictured for first time

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 09:05
Astronomers have directly imaged a recently formed planet in a distant solar system.

Artist forms whale choir in North Shields

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 08:45
French artist Marina Rees has formed a "whale choir" to launch her new exhibition

Science to chew on

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 08:19
Scientists fail to find a koala cuteness gene but DNA may lead to a vaccine for chlamydia in the iconic marsupial.

Fish rescued as River Teme dries up in heatwave

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 04:57
More than 130 trout and salmon are saved after river levels plummet.

Ocean crowd

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 03:36
Turning the 4,000 live-aboard yachts around the world into a research fleet.

Shark sighted off Majorca, first great white there in 40 years

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 02:06
The last time a great white shark was spotted near Spain's Balearic Islands was in 1976.

Reality Check

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 17:24
It's often said that butterflies are dying out in the UK, but do the statistics back this up?

Crow vending machine skills 'redefine intelligence'

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 23:17
An experiment with a "vending machine for crows" is revealing insights into how intelligence evolves, scientists say.

Seal baby boom hope for Thames

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 17:01
From biologically dead to a haven for wildlife. How the Thames Estuary has become a sanctuary for seals.

First seal pup survey in Thames

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 16:39
The mammals have made a comeback and scientists are counting them to help guard them against threats.

How crows can use a vending machine

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:29
Watch how Emma the crow creates the currency required to operate a vending machine.

What the fire near Saddleworth Moor means for wildlife

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 09:03
Experts warn it may take years for the wildlife to fully return to the burnt area near Saddleworth Moor.