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Dame Emma Thompson: 'If I could fly cleanly, I would'

Science Update - 7 hours 17 min ago
Actress Dame Emma Thompson defends her decision to fly to London from the US to attend a climate change protest.

David Attenborough climate change TV show a 'call to arms'

Science Update - 11 hours 54 min ago
The BBC's Climate Change - The Facts, presented by Sir David Attenborough, is praised by TV critics.

Norwich Cathedral peregrine falcons: A photographer's passion

Science Update - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 23:28
Chris Skipper has been photographing urban peregrines nesting at Norwich Cathedral for nearly a decade.

Extinction Rebellion: Climate protests 'diverting' London police

Science Update - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:18
Police rest days are cancelled as more than 1,000 officers are deployed in London.

Climate change: Sir David Attenborough warns of 'catastrophe'

Science Update - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:42
The veteran naturalist's BBC programme on climate change is his strongest warning yet on the threat of rising temperatures.

'Giant lion' fossil found in Kenya museum drawer

Science Update - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 09:42
The bones of the huge creature belong to a new species which roamed east Africa 20 million years ago.

Once destroyed by the Taliban, the Buddha statues live again

Science Update - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 23:18
A team of conservators are working to breathe new life into a collection of Buddha statues destroyed by the Taliban.

Evidence of rabbits in UK in Roman times, say academics

Science Update - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 23:11
Tests on a rabbit bone, found in West Sussex, show for the first time the animal was alive in 1AD.

Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

Science Update - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 17:00
The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and death.

Extinction Rebellion London activists glue themselves to DLR train

Science Update - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:27
Three Extinction Rebellion campaigners glued themselves to a train at London's Canary Wharf.

Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record

Science Update - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:00
Kakapos were one of New Zeland's most common birds, but they are now on the brink of extinction.

Spikes on trees in Oxford to 'stop bird poo'

Science Update - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:28
A wildlife campaigner says he believes the spikes are to stop birds from messing on cars.

Worries about agrochemicals led to a new farming movement

Science Update - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 00:57
Worries about soil quality led to the creation of a new farming movement in the UK in the 1940s

Light pollution not improving, says CPRE

Science Update - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 00:32
Just one in 50 people can see stars as Nature intended, survey suggest

TED 2019: The $50 lab burger transforming food

Science Update - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 23:07
TED fellow Bruce Friedrich tells the TED conference about his vision for the future of food.

Extinction Rebellion: what do they want - and is it realistic?

Science Update - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:58
The UK needs to move to net zero CO2 emissions by 2025 say protestors but how hard would that be to achieve?

The history of plastic in the sea

Science Update - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:12
A metal box which has been dragged around the ocean first discovered a plastic bag sixty years ago.

Early ocean plastic litter traced to 1960s

Science Update - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 15:48
Scientists "accidentally" record the history of ocean plastic, including what may have been the first plastic bag to be fished out of the ocean.

Extinction Rebellion London protest: Arrests top 120

Science Update - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:22
Extinction Rebellion campaigners enter their second day of blocking traffic in central London.

Microplastics found in 'pristine' Pyrenees mountains

Science Update - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:26
Scientists from Scotland and France spent five months monitoring the secluded site in the Pyrenees.


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