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Chernobyl fire under control, Ukraine officials say

Tue, 04/14/2020 - 09:15
Firefighters are tackling remaining "hot spots" near the abandoned nuclear plant, officials say.

The audacious plan that could save a species

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 23:17
With only two northern white rhinos left in the world - both female - extinction seems a certainty.

Deadly olive tree disease across Europe 'could costs billions'

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 18:59
A deadly pathogen affecting Europe's olive trees could cost over 20 billion euros.

Wildfires 'edge closer to Chernobyl nuclear plant'

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 18:34
The blazes, burning for several days, also threaten the storage depot for the most dangerous waste.

50,000-year-old string found at France Neanderthal site

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 11:11
A three-ply chord fragment made from bark was spotted on a stone tool recovered at a cave in France.

Apollo 13: Enhanced images reveal life on stricken spacecraft

Sun, 04/12/2020 - 23:44
Enhanced images reveal life aboard Nasa's stricken Apollo 13 spacecraft in unprecedented detail.

Why does President Trump want to mine on the Moon?

Sun, 04/12/2020 - 00:09
The US president signed an order this week stating Americans had rights to use resources in space.

Your pictures on the theme of 'insects'

Sat, 04/11/2020 - 23:20
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "insects".

Ex-Disney animator brings Antarctic story to life

Sat, 04/11/2020 - 23:05
After working on Frozen and Big Hero 6, Sarah Airriess left Hollywood to create a graphic about early Antarctic explorers

Coronavirus: Great apes on lockdown over threat of disease

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 23:06
Fears are growing that gorillas, orangutans and others apes could contract the virus.

Cities struggling to boost urban tree cover

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 23:01
Many cities have ambitious plans to boost tree numbers, but development hinders their aims.

ISS crew blast off after long quarantine

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 15:12
Traditional fanfare is abandoned as a team head for the International Space Station.

BepiColombo: Mercury mission set to wave goodbye to Earth

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 13:49
The joint European-Japanese mission is set to swing by Earth on its long journey to the "iron planet".

Mysteries of decorated ostrich eggs in British Museum revealed

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 13:24
Five Easter-egg sized decorated ostrich eggs in the British Museum are the subject of a new study.

Coronavirus: Lockdown 'could boost wild flowers'

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 00:35
A plant charity is predicting a boost for wild flowers because some councils have stopped mowing.

Crops were cultivated in regions of the Amazon '10,000 years ago'

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 15:01
Humans have grown crops in areas of the Amazon since the end of the last ice age, a study says.

Coronavirus: Covid-19 detecting apps face teething problems

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 13:13
Researchers at two leading universities take different approaches to creating cough-analysing tools.

Coronavirus: EU top scientist forced out in political row

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 12:24
Mauro Ferrari says he lost faith in the system, but EU science officials say he was asked to leave.

Coronavirus: Exploiting nature 'drives outbreaks of new diseases'

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 09:33
New evidence has emerged of a link between our impact on nature and pandemics sweeping the world.

Flower power: How plants bounce back after crushing blows

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 08:52
Some flowers have remarkable powers of resilience after injuries including being walked on by humans.