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Finger bone points to early human exodus

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 15:47
A fossil find from Saudi Arabia adds to growing evidence that modern humans left Africa earlier than supposed.

Belgrade's 'tiny head' Gagarin statue causes dismay

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:36
Serbian social media users mock city's tribute to the first man in space.

100 years of chemical weapons

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:35
From chlorine to novichok, Hamish de Bretton-Gordon takes us through the history of chemical weapons.

BBC climate change interview breached broadcasting standards

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:29
The media watchdog says the ex-chancellor was "not sufficiently challenged" during a radio interview.

Big increase in Antarctic snowfall

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 08:00
The annual extra now compared with the early 1800s has a water volume twice that of the Dead Sea.

Hunting mystery giant lightning from space

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 23:18
A new mission aboard the International Space Station is taking storm chasing to new heights.

Virgin Galactic spaceship completes test flight

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 16:31
The supersonic test flight of its SpaceShipTwo rocket ship was the first since a crash in 2014.

The pest controller of Kandahar

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 03:33
It's not just spiders, scorpions and snakes for the man in charge of pest control at Kandahar air base.

Plastic bag litter falls in UK seas

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 14:17
A study of litter in UK seas shows the number of plastic bags has fallen, amid a rise in other types of plastic rubbish.

Space muscles study to use tiny worms

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:50
The worms are being used because they have a similar muscle structure to humans.

Trash Robot cleans up Chicago River's rubbish

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 23:24
The robot connects to the internet so web users can control it and donate to pay maintenance costs.

Russians protest over 'toxic' landfill near Moscow

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 23:01
The Russian capital has no recycling programme and its expanding rubbish landfills are causing health problems.

Using astronomy to save a species

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 20:25
Scientists have been developing a technique to count animals that is usually used to map stars.

Dozen black holes found at galactic centre

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:40
A dozen black holes may lie at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way, researchers say.

Births of endangered Suffolk punch foals celebrated

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:37
Two Suffolk punch horses are being put forward for a charity's breeding programme.

Great white shark follows police off Australian coast

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 14:46
They were patrolling off the South Australian coast when they noticed something behind them.

The whales who love to sing in the dark

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 00:36
A new study reveals the surprising complexity of bowhead whale song.

Conservationists use astronomy software to save species

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 17:17
Researchers use astronomical techniques used to study distant stars to survey endangered species.

Antarctica 'gives ground to the ocean'

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 10:08
The White Continent is surrendering ocean floor as the undersides of its glaciers are melted.

'Send in the drones' to protect soil

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 23:37
Drones should be used to locate and penalise farmers who let soil run off their fields, a report will say.