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Why you can't judge a zebra by its stripes

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 16:22
Looking at a zebra's stripes may not be a good way to tell different types apart, say scientists.

ISS cosmonaut does 'test flight' on a vacuum cleaner

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 16:18
Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov said he had many questions from people asking if it was possible.

New Caledonian crows show how technology evolves

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 16:15
Clever, tool-making crows show scientists the first foundations of technological development.

Are diesel cars always the most harmful?

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 01:15
Some in the car industry claim that modern diesel engines have been unfairly maligned.

The man risking his life to save pink dolphins

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:05
Fernando Trujillo works in dangerous areas of the Amazon to save the rare species.

Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:22
Jeanette Epps would have been the first African-American astronaut on the space station crew.

Scapa Flow microplastics levels 'similar to Forth and Clyde'

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 01:50
Researchers at Heriot-Watt University took more than 100 sediment samples from 13 Orkney beaches.

Hope for threatened 'little tiger cat'

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 01:25
Habitat fragmentation is a bigger threat to Chile's wildcat than human persecution, say conservationists.

Humans now 'dwarf natural climate effects'

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:30
Last year was the second or third hottest year on record even without an El Niño boost.

Mystery deepens over mass die-off of antelopes

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:59
A mass die-off of antelopes in Kazakhstan was triggered by environmental factors, scientists believe.

Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:02
Scientists capture "incredible" images of instructions contained in DNA being read

ICEYE's 'suitcase space radar' returns first image

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:55
Finnish start-up ICEYE releases a "first light" picture from its novel radar satellite.

Moustached monkey is separate species

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:34
A monkey from Ethiopia with a distinctive "handlebar moustache" has been identified as a distinct species.

UK firm contracts to service satellites

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:15
Effective Space says it will launch "space drones" to prolong the life of telecommunications satellites in orbit.

Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 03:05
Three-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030 to meet climate change targets, ministers are told.

Paris, London

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 01:38
A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.

Dolphin diet study gives conservation clues

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 01:06
Wild dolphins burn up to 33,000 calories a day, say researchers - equivalent to about 60 salmon portions.

Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:33
Volcanologists say a "hazardous explosion" could be imminent, as thousands flee the area around Mount Mayon in the Philippines.

Hubble scores unique close-up view of distant galaxy

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:58
The Hubble telescope has scored an unprecedented close-up view of one of the Universe's oldest galaxies.

Jordan urged to end animal mistreatment at Petra site

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:35
Donkeys, horses and camels are beaten and forced to carry tourists in extreme heat, a group says.