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UK engineers to design new Mars rover

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 00:14
The robot vehicle would retrieve rocks that could be brought to Earth for detailed study.

Precious 'Gollum's toad' on brink of extinction

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 00:10
A toad named after the character in Lord in the Rings joins a new list of species at risk of extinction.

Scott Pruitt quits as head of US environment agency

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 20:03
The EPA administrator has been embroiled in allegations of ethics violations for months.

Call to turn oil rigs into nature reserves

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 13:28
Controversial survey suggests oil platforms can act like offshore reefs and encourage wildlife.

Yes! We have no bananas: Why the song may come true again

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 13:23
The wild banana that might save the world's banana crop may itself go extinct, scientists have revealed.

Sentinel satellite exposes sulphur dioxide pollution

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 01:37
Europe's Sentinel satellite tasked with tracking dirty air maps the major emissions of sulphur dioxide.

Embryo breakthrough 'can save northern white rhino'

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 17:00
The loss of the endangered northern white rhino could be reversed by IVF, say scientists.

Revolution in quake detection technology

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 14:06
A new method using existing communications cables could make earthquakes easier to detect.

Asian hornet scientists in 'breakthrough' to stop spread

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 11:37
Scientists used radio tags to track Asian hornets, allowing their nests to be detected quickly.

Lost history of brown bears in Britain revealed

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 09:00
From fearsome predator to teddy bear: tracing the hidden history of brown bears in Britain.

Ipswich coffee shop uses takeaway mugs to ditch plastic

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 05:41
A cafe is trying to cut its plastic waste by using donated mugs and cups to serve takeaway hot drinks.

Discovering King Tutankhamun's tomb: Harry Burton's photographs

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 01:04
A new exhibition reappraises the work of Harry Burton, who photographed the decade-long Tutankhamun excavation.

Reality Check: Fishing after Brexit - sink or swim?

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 23:11
BBC Reality Check looks at the government's promise of taking back control of UK fishing waters.

Exomoons: on the hunt for distant worlds

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 18:34
Researchers have found that moons in distant solar systems may be the most plentiful habitats in the galaxy.

Court action to save young from climate bill

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 12:25
Legal bid argues UK is discriminating against next generation by failing to cut CO2 emissions fast enough.

What is a shelf cloud?

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 21:23
The weather system was captured at Lake Superior, Michigan, in the US.

Koala chlamydia vaccine possible with DNA study

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 16:31
The strain is different to that found in humans, but a genome study hopes to provide clues to fight the infection.

Newborn planet pictured for first time

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 16:05
Astronomers have directly imaged a recently formed planet in a distant solar system.

Artist forms whale choir in North Shields

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 15:45
French artist Marina Rees has formed a "whale choir" to launch her new exhibition

Saving koalas: Gene study promises solution to deadly sex disease

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 15:19
Scientists fail to find a koala cuteness gene but DNA may lead to a vaccine for chlamydia in the iconic marsupial.