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New pesticides 'may have risks for bees'

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 17:46
Attempts to find a new generation of pesticides to replace neonicotinoids have been dealt a potential blow.

Star Trek saga casts new Spock actor Ethan Peck

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:49
How will Ethan Peck compare to Leonard Nimoy and other actors who've played the pointy-eared science officer?

Mystery Russian satellite's behaviour raises alarm in US

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:05
Official says "there is no way to verify" what object is and whether or not it may pose a danger.

Footage suggests basking sharks use Scottish seas for courtship

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:57
Scientists collected footage showing basking sharks being "sociable" with each other off the coast of Mull.

Hot weather reveals hidden history to archaeologists

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 03:44
The UK heatwave has been good for aerial archaeologists spotting hidden treasures in the dry fields.

How the humble cabbage can stop cancers

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 00:22
Researchers reveal how chemicals in some vegetables can prevent bowel cancer.

Study suggests drastic decline in mountain hares

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 17:36
Conservation groups have called for an end to the "indiscriminate and ruthless" mountain hare culls.

Rare Chinese tree's flowers attract visitors to Roath Park

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:00
The Chinese tree has flowered for the first time since it was planted in Cardiff more than 100 years ago.

Next few years 'may be exceptionally warm'

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 15:31
The next few years could be "anomalously warm", according to a new study.

Being human: Big toe clung on longest to primate origins

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 13:35
Our big toe was one of the last parts of the foot to become human-like, as our early ancestors evolved to walk on two legs.

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa's monkeys and apes?

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 00:58
Large-scale expansion of palm oil in Africa will very likely risk the lives of primates, a study finds.

The farmers using sewage to make saris

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 23:08
As groundwater supplies dwindle in rural India, farmers turn to wastewater to grow crops like mulberry, which is used to make silk.

Going plastic-free with kids: Tips to reduce your dependence

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 23:05
Blogger Mamalina gives five tips on reducing your plastic dependence if you have young children.

Winged reptiles thrived before dinosaurs

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:20
A newly discovered species of pterosaur that lived about 210 million years ago has been found in the Utah desert.

Tax haven link to rainforest destruction and illegal fishing

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:00
Deforestation of the Amazon and illegal fishing have both been linked to tax havens according to a new study.

US mid-term elections: Truth-seeking scientists run for office

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 23:55
"Scientists are not natural politicians... but they solve problems," says one of the record number running in the US mid-term elections.

Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 23:10
With frequent floods, sinking markets and engulfed homes, by 2050 parts of Jakarta will be underwater.

Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 21:11
After 17 days, the orca at last stops carrying her newborn and begins chasing salmon off Canada.

Hippo bite kills Chinese tourist in Kenya

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 15:31
The animal turned on the Chinese man after he got too close with his camera at Lake Naivasha.

Nasa's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft launches successfully

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 08:05
Nasa's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft has taken off on its mission to 'touch the Sun'.