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Worm with eyes in head and bottom found off Shetland

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 15:31
Scientists found the new species during a survey of a marine protected area off Scotland.

'Boaty McBoatface' maps deep ocean water

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:52
The intrepid submarine has made its first significant discovery, say UK scientists.

Atlantic Ocean 'running out of breath'

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:56
Edinburgh University leads an international research programme to assess the health of the Atlantic.

Dogs' eyes evolve to appeal to humans

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:34
Scientists have found a muscle that allows dogs to make 'puppy eyes' and bond with humans.

Ministers 'reject' report's fast fashion advice

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:32
Ministers say "no" to MPs' plans cut waste and emissions from fashion industry.

Inside Heathrow's high-tech baggage system

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:30
Heathrow's luggage system handles 180,000 items per day. Tom Burridge takes a look inside.

Face to face with DR Congo's deadly vipers

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:14
Photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham captures close-up portraits of some of the world's most dangerous snakes.

Experts cast doubt over Highlands spaceport plan

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 19:10
Concerns have been raised over the suitability of a site in Sutherland aiming to become the UK's first major spaceport.

Hedgehog sign warns drivers of small wildlife hazards

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:44
It aims to protect drivers from accident hazards and reverse a decline in small wildlife numbers.

The family-of-four living off grid

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 00:11
Two former vets from Essex and their children are showing others how it is possible to live self-sufficiently.

Saving sharks: One woman's mission to protect the hammerhead

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 23:38
Marine biologist Ilena Zanella vowed to save the shark after diving with them off Costa Rica.

Using DNA to tailor medicine

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 23:34
Technology is making it possible to tailor treatments to ever smaller groups of patients.

Climate Change: Why are thousands of species facing extinction?

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 23:32
The Earth's biodiversity is decreasing at a faster rate than ever before. Why is this happening?

A bridge made of grass

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 23:25
The annual remaking of the last remaining Inca rope bridge at Q'eswachaka in Peru.

'Cryoegg' to explore under Greenland Ice Sheet

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 23:01
UK sensors placed under the Greenland Ice Sheet will monitor how its glaciers slide towards the ocean.

Plastic pollution: Bangor divers cleaning up the seabed

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 23:11
A group of divers are taking beach clean ups to the next level by diving for litter under water.

Largest world stock of animal-killing virus destroyed by UK lab

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 17:14
Scientists destroy final UK laboratory samples of rinderpest, the disease that wiped out most of the cattle in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Pope warns oil bosses of climate threat

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 15:10
Oil company bosses have been rapped by the Pope for seeking more of the fossil fuels that are damaging the climate.

Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright joins kids' plastic toy push

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 00:00
Actress Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley, meets children who are upcycling their toys.

Greenpeace rig protest brought to an end

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 21:03
Police said nine people in total had been arrested in connection with the demonstration in the Cromarty Firth.