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Largest king penguin colony shrinks 90% in 30 years

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 23:17
The world's largest colony, in the Indian Ocean, has shrunk 90% over 30 years, research suggests.

UK heatwave: All you need to know about snakes

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 23:05
Prof Tim Cockerill of the University of South Wales explains where you can find snakes in the summer.

Petrichor: why does rain smell so good?

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 14:42
There's some chemistry to the pleasant smell of rain after a long, dry spell.

Climate change made heatwave 'twice as likely'

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 11:05
The Europe-wide heatwave is an unambiguous signal of climate change, say researchers.

Lunar eclipse: Skygazers await century's longest 'blood moon'

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 04:23
During this total eclipse, Earth's natural satellite will turn a striking shade of red or ruddy brown.

Science behind the blood moon

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 23:33
Friday night's lunar eclipse will last longer than any in the 21st Century.

Ocean wilderness 'disappearing' globally

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 15:00
Researchers have found that only 13% of the world's oceans remain mostly undisturbed by humans.

Einstein theory passes black hole test

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 12:07
The black hole at the centre of our galaxy has helped astronomers confirm a key prediction of Albert Einstein's ideas.

Regular heatwaves 'will kill thousands'

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 00:33
The current hot conditions could become the new normal for British summers within 30 years, MPs say.

UK heatwave 2018: Why is it so hot?

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 23:01
Want to know why you've had weeks of sleepless nights? The BBC's Science editor looks at the cause of our numerous heatwaves.

Life on Mars: What do we know?

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 18:25
Victoria Gill takes a looks at four key moments in the search for life on the red planet.

Liquid water 'lake' revealed on Mars

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 14:00
Researchers believe they have found the first existing body of liquid water on the Red Planet.

Gene editing is GM, says European Court

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 11:12
The European Court of Justice has ruled that altering living things using the relatively new technique of genome editing counts as genetic engineering.

China fossil tells new supercontinent story

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 15:00
Scientists have uncovered a new dinosaur in China... and it's older than expected.

Rare coral found off the west coast of Ireland

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 09:46
Rare coral has been found in a deep sea research mission off the west coast of Ireland.

Hyperloop test pod sets speed record

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:15
German engineering students set a record as their pod hits 457km/h in a hyperloop tunnel test.

Recycled packaging 'may end up in landfill', warns watchdog

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 23:05
There is no guarantee that the products you recycle are actually recycled, the UK watchdog warns.

Wave of plastic hits Dominican Republic

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 07:51
This was the scene on a beach in the Dominican Republic after a storm.

Lovell lights: turning a telescope into an art installation

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 23:18
How the giant Lovell radio telescope at Jodrell Bank is transformed into a 3,200 tonne art installation.

The cost of Trump's Endangered Species Act proposal

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 20:18
The Trump administration wants to weaken the landmark protection law. What species are under threat?