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The life of a shark scientist

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 14:17
Marine biologist Melissa Marquez shares a dive on the Great Barrier Reef, and tips for swimming with sharks.

Brazil museum fire: Funding sought to rebuild collection

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 04:30
National Museum officials in Rio de Janeiro say almost 90% of the collection was destroyed by fire.

UN treaty would protect high seas from over exploitation

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 00:53
Over the next two years, the UN hopes to secure a treaty to protect two-thirds of the world's oceans.

What really happens to 'recycling' plastic?

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 23:19
Many Japanese people who recycle their household plastic would be shocked to know where it ends up.

Heatwave: 2018 was the joint hottest summer for UK

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 14:51
It was also the hottest summer for England since records began in 1910, the Met Office says.

Brazil's national museum hit by huge fire

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 08:33
The National Museum of Brazil, home to some 20m items spanning centuries, is devastated.

Tropical sunfish spotted in Highland waters

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 12:18
The sunfish, normally found in the tropics, was recorded off Skye and Ardnamurchan last week.

The all female anti-poaching unit protecting elephants

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 23:24
This team of women are protecting elephants in the South African bush from ivory poachers.

Artificial intelligence used to predict cancer growth

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 10:14
A new technique picks out patterns in DNA mutation within cancers to forecast future genetic changes.

Saving the 'king of the birds' with DNA

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 21:38
Scientists believe a genetic code could help protect golden eagles in the wild.

Golden eagle genome study 'a conservation game changer'

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 16:00
UK researchers decode the golden eagle genome - the blueprint for the 'king of birds'.

Fears over protected wildlife disturbed by drones

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 01:30
Police and wildlife experts say some drones are being flown dangerously close to breeding birds and animals.

Astronauts tackle air leak on International Space Station

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 00:29
A "micro-fracture" from a possible collision with a rock fragment sets off alerts on the ISS.

Pests to eat more crops in warmer world

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 19:42
Insect crop damage could result in the loss of two loaves out of every 12 by the century's end.

Hayabusa 2: Japan sets date for spacecraft's asteroid touchdown

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 18:52
Japan's space agency has set dates for its plan to explore the surface of an asteroid with robots.

Gene-editing hope for muscular dystrophy

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 18:26
The technique was used to restore a protein that people with the condition are unable to make.

Plastic bags: Charge set to rise to 10p and be extended to all shops

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 14:02
All shops in England would have to implement the charge under proposals announced by the PM.

Littleport seal with fishing hook in eye found and treated

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:54
The "distressed" seal was pictured with a fishing hook in the edge of its eye on Sunday.

Emails read while commuting 'should count as work'

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 23:54
Wider access to wi-fi on trains and the use of mobile phones has extended the working day, a study says.

Chasing quakes with machine learning

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 17:01
Scientists have used a neural network to determine the pattern of earthquake aftershocks

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