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Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 16:35
The number of planets detected around other stars - or exoplanets - is set to hit the 4,000 mark.

Smuggled orangutan seized at Bali airport

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 10:59
A Russian is arrested on suspicion of trying to take it back home to keep as a pet.

Climate change: Unlocking the secrets of glacial microbes

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 00:14
Surviving in the Arctic's freezing environment has helped glacial microbes develop special powers.

Sir David Attenborough to present climate change documentary

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 22:00
The broadcaster's film will explore potential threats to our planet and the possible solutions.

Planet Venus: Hopes rise of new mission to the hothouse world

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 17:45
New science is ending the longstanding perception that Venus is a dead planet.

Cyclone Idai: How the storm tore into southern Africa

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:15
Parts of southern Africa have been left devastated after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, destroying towns and villages in its path.

Dead whale 'had 40kg of plastic in its stomach'

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:15
The Cuvier's beaked whale was found in the Philippines, filled with 16 rice sacks and multiple shopping bags.

Planet Jupiter: Spectacular picture of Jupiter's storms

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 10:21
Three images of Jupiter are combined to make a striking new image of the planet and its famous spot.

Night parrot finding in Australia not backed up by evidence

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 08:23
Conservationists retract their findings, after evidence for the bird's discovery is disputed.

Green challenge

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:20
A student house is challenged to live in a more environmentally-friendly way. How did they get on?

'Baby Grady' gives fertility hope to boys with cancer

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 00:52
A new approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment - thanks to a baby monkey.

IVF ethics pioneer Mary Warnock dies

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 16:53
The philosopher Baroness Mary Warnock has died at the age of 94.

Bloodhound: Land speed record car is relaunched

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:31
The Bloodhound supersonic car is back and preparing to renew its pursuit of the land speed record.

Mount Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 02:50
The remains of mountaineers who died on the world's highest peak are being exposed as its ice melts.

Rogue waves occurring less but 'becoming more extreme'

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:23
Rogue waves that can appear out of calm seas are growing in size, a study of the US coast suggests.

The Indonesian paradise island drowning in plastic

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 00:14
Beaches on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are covered in plastic - and some of it is being dumped there by local businesses.

Spring arrival: Public to capture new season in words

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:37
The public is being asked to contribute entries to a national nature diary documenting the arrival of Spring.

Dig planned at rare 'Neolithic mortuary' in Aberdeenshire

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:19
Archaeologists hope to uncover new details of a site where dead may have been left for scavengers.

Hayabusa2: Asteroid mission exploring a 'rubble pile'

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:46
The mission exploring an asteroid finds that it consists of material blasted off another asteroid.

Hen harriers 'vanishing due to illegal killing' - study

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:32
Bird of prey 10 times more likely to die on English grouse moors than other habitats, data shows.