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Poralia rufescens jellyfish spotted off coast of California

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 06:03
The Poralia rufescens is swimming off the coast of southern California in the Pacific Ocean.

'Fake moon'

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 23:48
The sci-fi plan would use giant mirrors in space to light city streets, but scientists are sceptical.

Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:13
The Environment Agency is probing claims exporters are abusing the recycled plastics market.

Mission to Mercury: BepiColombo spacecraft ready for launch

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:04
Europe and Japan await the launch of their joint mission to the little world nearest the Sun.

A14 road workers find woolly mammoth bones

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 08:49
The bones, discovered on the site of an ancient river, are thought to be at least 130,000 years old.

Why is this African village letting mosquitoes in?

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 06:29
The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa.

Mercury: Learning from the strangest planet

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 06:16
The first European mission to explore Mercury will begin Saturday: What could it teach us?

Jurassic-era piranha is world's earliest flesh-eating fish

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:08
A 150-million-year-old, sharp-toothed fossil is believed to be the world's oldest piranha-like specimen.

New Forest brothers show off UK's biggest ever pumpkin

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 23:01
Twin brothers have been showing off the biggest pumpkin ever to have been grown indoors in the UK.

Oregon Zoo shares animal X-rays

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 21:21
Oregon zoo posted images taken during routine health checks.

Can a cooker help save the rainforest?

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 01:12
The solar-powered cooker that uses an alternative to charcoal.

Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 00:48
Ian Kiernan's iconic anti-litter campaign, begun in Australia in the 1980s, became a global success.

A long walk: New insight into history of dogs and humans

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 23:53
A study of ancient dog DNA shows man's best friend has been at our side for at least 9,000 years.

Gazing monkeys image wins top wildlife photo award

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 21:52
Two snub-nosed monkeys sitting on a stone is the top shot at Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018.

US senator Elizabeth Warren faces backlash after indigenous DNA claim

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:41
President Donald Trump goes on the attack after the Cherokee nation dismisses Elizabeth Warren's claim.

Herefordshire firm launches biodegradable crisp packet

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:24
The manufacturer says the bags once disposed have a six-month lifespan.

Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption may have been later than thought

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:25
Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24 August, 79 AD - or at least, that's what historians thought until now.

The 'ugly duckling' fossil from the deep

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:10
Meet the baby reptile that is shedding new light on the giants that lived at the time of T. rex.

Unique insight

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 23:43
The physical effects of being in space offer a unique insight into how our bodies work on Earth.

Crisp climate

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 23:08
Ships are the lifeblood of global trade, but their fuel is highly polluting. What's the answer?