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RSPB Minsmere winter starling murmuration

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 20:26
Starlings take to the skies to create a spectacular aerial ballet before settling on roost.

Scrutiny over wood and coal fires in UK homes

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:47
Burning wood and coal in people's homes will come under scrutiny as part of a government drive to improve air pollution.

Robo news

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 00:05
As more media outlets use automated algorithms to write news stories, are journalists doomed?

Handheld device sequences human genome

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:40
Reading human DNA used to take laboratories, a pile of cash and a long time.

Lost history of African dinosaurs revealed

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:01
A new species of dinosaur unearthed in the Egyptian desert sheds light on Africa's Age of the Dinosaurs.

Global register lists alien species

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 00:37
A fifth of more than 6,000 catalogued invasive animals and plants worldwide are causing harm.

A third of coral reefs 'entangled with plastic'

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 00:49
Plastic is one of the biggest risks to the future of coral reefs after ocean warming, say scientists.

Ariane rocket suffers rare failure

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 00:42
Europe's normally highly dependable rocket, the Ariane 5, has had an anomaly during its latest launch.

Edible bandages for bears' burnt paws

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 22:46
After two bears are injured in California wildfires, a creative solution to get them back on their feet.

Modern humans left Africa much earlier

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 19:05
Researchers identify the remains of the earliest known modern humans to have left Africa.

Boris Johnson: Mummy is distant relative

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:32
Researchers have taken two years to identify a lady who lived 230 years ago.

Most UK bat species 'recovering or stable'

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 13:01
Volunteer data on the country's 18 resident bat species suggests a positive outlook for the animals.

Boris Johnson 'is descendant' of mummified Basel woman

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 09:01
A Swiss woman who died in 1787 after contracting syphilis is identified as an ancestor of the politician.

Planet rumbles

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 07:03
The seismic region has seen lots of activity in recent weeks, but is there anything to worry about?

App shows water refill stations to tackle plastic waste

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 03:13
Thousands of water stations are being installed to tackle plastic use - with users able to find them via an app.

Sound waves 'can help' early tsunami detection

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 21:18
People in high-risk tsunami areas could be helped by an alarm system devised by Cardiff scientists.

Cloned monkeys: First primate clones are created in lab

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 18:48
Two monkeys named Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua have become the first primates to be cloned.

How to escape from a lion or cheetah - the science

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 18:26
Scientists work out how prey can escape much faster predators when hunting in the African savannah.

Donald Trump's 'hatred of sharks' benefits conservation charities

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 18:12
Shark conservationists see donations rise after claims the US president hates the animals.

Big SpaceX rocket lights 27 engines

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 18:01
US firm SpaceX conducts a key test ahead of the debut flight of its new rocket - the Falcon Heavy.