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Are we stuck with plastic drinking straws?

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 14:30
A leading maker of straws says greener alternatives are too costly and their development has stalled.

Fossil from south Wales named as new reptile species

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 14:20
The ancient animal would have shared its home with dinosaurs, say Bristol researchers.

New Zealand gannet 'no mates Nigel' dies alongside fake partner

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:50
The lonely bird died beside a concrete bird replica he had courted - and nested with - for years.

Volcanic eruptions in Guatemala captured in time-lapse video

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:33
Volcan de Fuego sent ash over a mile into the sky.

Mind control

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:05
Controlling machines using thought can be used in medicine, gaming, transport and many other sectors.

Polar bears captured on collar cams

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 20:33
High-tech tracking collars on polar bears reveal a growing Arctic struggle, say scientists.

Polar bears 'running out of food'

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 19:21
Tracking collars on female polar bears measure the animals' struggle to find food on diminishing Arctic ice.

Genetic secret of English salmon

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 02:46
Researchers have discovered that salmon from the chalk streams of southern England are genetically unique.

Dying in agony

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:26
While the US suffers an overdose epidemic, most of the world misses out on painkillers.

Space shuttle Columbia's final mission

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:17
It's 15 years since disaster struck as the Columbia returned to Earth following a research mission.

Luxembourg PM watches GovSat-1 space launch

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 22:10
Xavier Bettel is at Cape Canaveral in Florida to see his nation's latest space project go into orbit.

The 'super blue blood Moon' across the world

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:23
Eyes around the globe have been turning to the skies to view the lunar event.

Hong Kong bans ivory trade in 'historic' vote

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 15:14
The move by Hong Kong's lawmakers is hailed by campaigners as "a lifeline for elephants".

Killer whale says 'hello'

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:15
A killer whale is taught to mimic words such as "hello" and "bye bye" in a scientific experiment.

Cryonics: Your body preserved for future revival?

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:49
Arizona-based company Alcor offers cryonic preservation in the hope of reviving you in the future.

Super blue blood moon: Get ready for a rare celestial show

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 06:21
A lunar eclipse, supermoon and blue moon are about to happen at once. Here's what you need to know.

Skywatchers await 'super blue blood Moon'

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 01:56
A blue blood supermoon and lunar eclipse across Asia heralds a year of lunar science milestones, say scientists.

Lobsters and crabs should not be boiled alive, say campaigners

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 01:50
Lobsters and crabs are sentient organisms that feel pain and need more protection, say campaigners.

The killer whale that can say 'hello' and 'bye bye'

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 23:58
A killer whale that can mimic words such as "hello" is thought to be the first of its kind to copy human speech.

The make-up artist making designs with dead insects

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 21:19
Jasmine Ahumada, from California, attaches spiders and bees to her face to create her distinctive looks.