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Reality Check

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 00:24
It's often said that butterflies are dying out in the UK, but do the statistics back this up?

Crow vending machine skills 'redefine intelligence'

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 06:17
An experiment with a "vending machine for crows" is revealing insights into how intelligence evolves, scientists say.

Why scientists are counting seal pups in the Thames Estuary

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 00:01
From biologically dead to a haven for wildlife. How the Thames Estuary has become a sanctuary for seals.

Thames seals being surveyed

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 23:39
The Thames was once heavily polluted but seals are back and population surveys are helping guard against threats from disease and dredging.

How crows can use a vending machine

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 18:29
Watch how Emma the crow creates the currency required to operate a vending machine.

What the fire near Saddleworth Moor means for wildlife

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 16:03
Experts warn it may take years for the wildlife to fully return to the burnt area near Saddleworth Moor.

How trees secretly talk to each other

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:07
Plants share resources using an underground network called the "Wood Wide Web".

How do you catch the criminals behind the illegal trade?

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 01:17
British scientists have come up with a way of taking human finger prints off seized pangolin scales that could help identify the criminals behind the illegal trade.

Young will pick up climate change bill, advisers warn

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 00:02
Without action on climate change, the coming generation will pay much more to curb emissions, a UK report says.

Flamingo that escaped a zoo in 2005 spotted in Texas

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 19:51
The bird, tagged as number 492, is seen near Lavaca Bay, Texas, after fleeing a Kansas zoo in 2005.

Interstellar visitor's identity solved

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 17:11
'Oumuamua's shifting identity may reveal details about other solar systems.

Saturn moon a step closer to hosting life

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 17:02
Researchers have found complex molecules in the ocean of Enceladus, only previously known on Earth and in meteorites.

JWST: Launch of Hubble 'successor' slips again to 2021

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:56
The space telescope that will follow the Hubble observatory suffers another delay in preparations.

Galapagos' Sierra Negra volcano eruption triggers evacuation

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:17
The volcano on Isabela Island is spewing lava from fissures which opened after two strong earthquakes.

Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft reaches cosmic 'diamond'

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 03:34
A Japanese spacecraft has arrived at a diamond-shaped asteroid on a key fact-finding mission.

Plastic coffee cup waste is being cut by a simple change

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 01:51
A university campus has cut the use of disposable cups with a simple change.

Palm oil: Are your beauty products killing orangutans?

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 14:06
A new study says that alternatives to palm oil could make matters worse for endangered species.

Mirage-like dust devil swirls in Llandrindod Wells heat

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 13:28
The strange weather phenomenon was spotted in Powys, as temperatures soared across Wales.

Heathrow airport: MPs vote in favour of expansion

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 07:32
The Commons votes in favour of controversial plans for a third runway by 415 votes to 119.

RemoveDebris: Mission to clear a huge mess above Earth

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 22:10
The moment the biggest satellite ever released from the space station was set free.