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Study suggests drastic decline in mountain hares

5 hours 35 min ago
Conservation groups have called for an end to the "indiscriminate and ruthless" mountain hare culls.

Rare Chinese tree's flowers attract visitors to Roath Park

7 hours 10 min ago
The Chinese tree has flowered for the first time since it was planted in Cardiff more than 100 years ago.

Next few years 'may be exceptionally warm'

7 hours 39 min ago
The next few years could be "anomalously warm", according to a new study.

Being human: Big toe clung on longest to primate origins

9 hours 35 min ago
Our big toe was one of the last parts of the foot to become human-like, as our early ancestors evolved to walk on two legs.

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa's monkeys and apes?

22 hours 13 min ago
Large-scale expansion of palm oil in Africa will very likely risk the lives of primates, a study finds.

The farmers using sewage to make saris

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 23:08
As groundwater supplies dwindle in rural India, farmers turn to wastewater to grow crops like mulberry, which is used to make silk.

Going plastic-free with kids: Tips to reduce your dependence

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 23:05
Blogger Mamalina gives five tips on reducing your plastic dependence if you have young children.

Winged reptiles thrived before dinosaurs

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:20
A newly discovered species of pterosaur that lived about 210 million years ago has been found in the Utah desert.

Tax haven link to rainforest destruction and illegal fishing

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:00
Deforestation of the Amazon and illegal fishing have both been linked to tax havens according to a new study.

US mid-term elections: Truth-seeking scientists run for office

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 23:55
"Scientists are not natural politicians... but they solve problems," says one of the record number running in the US mid-term elections.

Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 23:10
With frequent floods, sinking markets and engulfed homes, by 2050 parts of Jakarta will be underwater.

Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 21:11
After 17 days, the orca at last stops carrying her newborn and begins chasing salmon off Canada.

Hippo bite kills Chinese tourist in Kenya

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 15:31
The animal turned on the Chinese man after he got too close with his camera at Lake Naivasha.

Nasa's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft launches successfully

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 08:05
Nasa's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft has taken off on its mission to 'touch the Sun'.

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun'

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 07:35
The US space agency launches a probe that aims to travel closer to the Sun than ever before.

Weedkiller glyphosate 'doesn't cause cancer' - Bayer

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 13:25
The new owner of the Monsanto group insists glyphosate use is safe despite a cancer payout.

Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 00:42
A US jury finds the company knew its Roundup weedkillers were dangerous, but Monsanto vows to appeal.

The Meg: the myth, the legend (the science)

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:33
What to we really know about the giant prehistoric shark reincarnated by Hollywood?

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa's daring mission to unlock Sun's mysteries

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 11:58
The US space agency is all set to launch one of the boldest missions in its history.

Rise in wolf attacks alarms Dutch sheep farmers

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 11:57
After one wolf killed 26 sheep Dutch farmers worry about installing costly electric fencing.