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Harambe: A year from gorilla death which sparked numerous memes

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 16:35
Social media users target Cincinnati Zoo on the anniversary of Harambe's killing.

Climate change: World awaits Trump decision on Paris deal

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 03:47
The US president said he would announce this week if he would pull out of the Paris agreement.

Terrorists' moral judgment probed in psychology test

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:27
Researchers say their study identifies "cognitive factors" that might lie behind brutal acts.

Britain's great explorations now online

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:16
The Royal Geographical Society is releasing films of its scientific explorations from the early 20th Century.

Can fish skin help treat burns?

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 04:08
Doctors in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for burns by using fish skin.

Juno probe peers below Jupiter's clouds

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:09
Scientists say the Solar System's biggest planet is showing itself to be far more complex than anyone thought.

New Zealand space launch is first from a private site

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 06:11
The first launch ever from New Zealand is a step towards sending small satellites into orbit for cheap.

Endangered turtle set free in Florida

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:33
Antibiotics and vitamins helped the injured loggerhead sea turtle back to health in Marathon, in the Florida Keys.

Schiaparelli: Crashed lander was ill-prepared for Mars

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:55
The crashed European spacecraft Schiaparelli was ill-prepared for its attempt at landing on the surface of Mars, a report suggests.

Flamingo balancing act saves energy

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 01:28
Flamingos expend less energy standing on one leg than in a two-legged stance, scientists confirm.

Herd knowledge

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 01:16
As a warming climate threatens traditional food supplies in the Arctic, one rural Alaskan village is flying in hundreds of reindeer by cargo plane. James Cook went to find out why.

The DNA detective

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 01:14
A man abandoned as a baby 61 years ago traced his family using a DNA detective. But what do they do?

Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 20:23
Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.

Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 19:32
Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently lowlanders.

Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:11
A waste disposal firm claims that plastic drinking straws are "the ultimate in human wastefulness".

Two dead whales at Felixstowe and Orford

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:17
One is up a river estuary, the other is awaiting removal from a beach.

The moment a sea lion pulls a girl underwater

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:58
Experts are warning against feeding and getting too close to wild animals after a wild sea lion pulled a young girl underwater. The girl wasn't hurt in the incident.

All three chicks at Cairngorms osprey nest die

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:23
The nest in the Cairngorms in which three osprey chicks had hatched now appears to have been abandoned.

Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universities

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 01:47
Make science and research a priority in Brexit talks, says Russell Group.

Reproductive rebels

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 23:17
Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.