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Warming seas linked to bluefin tuna surge in UK waters

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 19:00
Increased sightings of bluefin tuna off the UK are linked to the warming effect of a long term ocean current.

Chang'e-4: China mission primed for landing on Moon's far side

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 12:36
It is the first attempt to land robotic craft on the side of the Moon which never faces Earth.

New Horizons: Nasa probe survives flyby of Ultima Thule

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 16:03
The New Horizons spacecraft confirms its "healthy" status after a historic encounter with an icy world.

Recycling: Where is the plastic waste mountain?

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 00:49
A year ago China imposed a ban on waste imports, so what's happened to the UK's plastic?

Pete Tong NYE 'balloon drop' cancelled after protests

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 11:30
Organisers had planned to release 130,000 balloons at a Manila nightclub to ring in the new year.

Mother of the Hubble: Tributes paid to Nasa scientist

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 09:49
Dr Nancy Grace Roman, the first woman to hold a senior leadership position at Nasa, has died at 93.

Nasa's New Horizons: Excitement ahead of Ultima Thule flyby

Sun, 12/30/2018 - 10:20
History will be made on Tuesday when the New Horizons probe sweeps past a far-off icy world.

How ancient DNA may rewrite prehistory in India

Sun, 12/30/2018 - 05:10
Aryans are not the earliest or only source of Indian civilisation, suggests new research on genetic ancestry.

Capt Lou Rudd is first Briton to cross Antarctic unaided

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 16:18
A British Army officer has become the second person ever to trek unaided across Antarctica.

Police diver adopts dog rescued from icy lake

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 10:11
A puppy was saved from a frozen lake by a police diver in Turkey.

Anak Krakatau: Indonesian volcano's lost stature

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 01:13
Satellite images indicate Anak Krakatau has now lost over two-thirds of its height and volume.

Fireworks banned on the Galapagos to protect wildlife

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 23:38
Authorities in Ecuador say animals suffered elevated heart rates and anxiety after pyrotechnic shows.

Madagascar pochard: World's rarest bird gets new home

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 13:17
A species of duck thought to have been wiped out a decade ago is re-released at a lake in Madagascar.

World's rarest bird gets new home in Madagascar

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 12:24
Conservationists hope to save a species of duck called the Madagascar pochard from extinction.

Anak Krakatau: How a tsunami could wipe out the last Javan rhinos

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 06:07
There are only 67 Javan rhinos left in the world and they all live in sight of Anak Krakatau volcano.

The best science long reads of 2018 (part two)

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 00:31
From the search for life in the Universe to fighting fires in Antarctica, here's a festive selection of the best science long reads from 2018.

Your Christmas tree could help save the planet

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 14:55
Recycling your Christmas tree could help provide the materials needed to make food sweeteners and paint, as well as help cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change: Huge costs of warming impacts in 2018

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 09:27
Ten weather events linked to climate change caused damage over $1bn in 2018, according to a study.

The best science long reads of 2018 (part one)

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 01:11
A selection of the best science and environment published this year.

Plastic bag fee 'to double to 10p' and include every shop

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 00:06
The government wants to double the charge and extend it to all shops in England, to cut plastic use.