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Hunting for space rocks in Antarctica

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 06:20
60% of the world's meteorites have been found in Antarctica. But what's it like for those who have to look for them?

Webspinners: New order of insects sets up home in UK

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 23:59
Britain has a new order of insects - thanks to stowaways setting up home in the warmth of a glasshouse.

UK Antarctic meteorite hunt bags large haul

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 23:59
The first British-led expedition to gather space rocks in the Antarctic returns with 36 objects.

Why are there UK wildfires in February?

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 12:58
What is causing the multiple February wildfires and is this the new normal?

OneWeb satellite internet mega-constellation set to fly

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 01:22
A London-based start-up's multi-billion-pound plan would make the web available everywhere on Earth.

HP computer stranded in space

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 00:43
A pair of "off-the-shelf" servers sent up to the International Space Station in an experiment still have not returned to Earth.

UK beats winter temperature record again

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 19:25
The Met Office records 21.2C in London's Kew Gardens, making the UK warmer than hot spots like Ibiza.

Virgin Galactic: Scots-born pilot rockets into space

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 13:58
Scotsman Dave Mackay piloted Virgin Galactic's rocket plane to 90km above California's Mojave Desert.

Hayabusa 2: Asteroid image shows touchdown marks

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 12:36
A new image from Japan's Hayabusa-2 spacecraft reveals a dark splodge where it touched down on the surface of an asteroid last week.

Botswana elephant poaching 'no hoax'

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 05:33
A study confirms one of the last elephant sanctuaries in Africa has "a significant poaching problem".

Great Barrier Reef: One million tonnes of sludge to be dumped

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 17:22
Australia agrees to discard of one million tonnes of waste in world's largest coral reef.

Virgin's Unity plane rockets skyward

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 17:00
Scottish pilot Dave Mackay pushes Virgin Galactic's rocket plane faster and higher than it's ever been.

Botswana mulls lifting elephant hunting ban

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 11:22
A government report recommends lifting a four-year ban on hunting elephants.

Old becomes new

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 01:48
Two students take up the challenge of repairing, reusing and recycling clothes for London Fashion Week.

Insects decline: What do insects actually do?

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 00:31
Reports show many insect populations are declining. How will that affect us?

'A Britain which no longer exists'

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 00:30
A collection of images spanning 64 years has been described as the "historical Google Earth".

UN: Growing threat to food from decline in biodiversity

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 00:04
A UN report says the plants, animals and crops crucial to human food systems are in global decline.

Why is this horse dressed like a zebra?

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 20:09
Researchers from the University of Bristol have found a novel way of keeping flies away from horses.

How human food is changing wildlife

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:27
Wild animals are increasingly eating our food and scientists are discovering 'hidden effects'.

World's biggest bee found alive

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 14:07
A giant bee, thought lost to science decades ago, has been re-discovered on an Indonesian island.