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Pink Moon: Europe illuminated by lunar light show

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 00:27
Breathtaking images capture the spectacular lunar event in the skies above Europe.

Coronavirus: 'Keep cats indoors', vets recommend

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 00:26
Vets stress that pets pose little to no risk to their owners but recommend keeping cats indoors.

Nasa’s all-female team of 'aquanauts'

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 23:34
The story of the first women ever to take an active role in a Nasa mission.

Coronavirus: Why more rats are being spotted during quarantine

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 21:51
Hungry rats unable to feed off restaurant leftovers are coming on to the streets and nearer homes.

Event Horizon Telescope: Black hole produces twisting jet

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 17:02
The team behind the first image of a black hole reveals something else from that historic picture.

Climate change: UK forests 'could do more harm than good'

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 11:20
Mass tree planting could harm the environment if badly planned, a report warns.

Coronavirus complicates journeys home from Antarctica

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 10:09
The British Antarctic Survey is juggling planes and ships to get its people off the White Continent.

Coronavirus: Don't bail out airlines, say climate campaigners

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 20:55
Climate change: Use crisis to turn aviation green, say campaigners

Whale sharks: Atomic tests solve age puzzle of world's largest fish

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 07:23
Data from Cold War nuclear bomb tests help scientists accurately age whale sharks for the first time.

Coronavirus: Tiger at Bronx Zoo tests positive for Covid-19

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 06:40
The Bronx Zoo in New York says this case of human-to-animal transmission appears to be unique.

Coronavirus: Putting the spotlight on the global wildlife trade

Sun, 04/05/2020 - 23:26
Conservation experts say the pandemic is a watershed moment for curbing global wildlife trade.

10 years to save 'world’s most threatened sea turtle'

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 07:37
The critically endangered Eastern Pacific leatherback's future looks "dire," say conservationists.

Dr William Frankland, allergy scientist pioneer, dies aged 108

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 10:34
Dr William Frankland, known as "the grandfather of allergy", developed the idea of a pollen count.

Coronavirus will transform UK work and travel, says AA

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 05:20
The motoring organisation predicts a permanent reduction in the demand for travel.

Conifer is top tree in urban sound absorption test

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 00:38
Scientists say trees have a role to play in combating noise pollution in urban environments.

Three human-like species lived side-by-side in ancient Africa

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 18:15
Two million years ago, Africa was home to three human-like species, new discoveries reveal.

UK using 1.2 billion tonnes of material a year

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 16:32
The figure is the equivalent of 18.5 tonnes of material per person and that has increased.

Coronavirus: Expert panel to assess face mask use by public

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 23:28
Experts are set to assess the value of face masks in helping slow the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus forces postponement of COP26 meeting in Glasgow

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 20:41
A key climate conference due in November is delayed due to disruption caused by the coronavirus.

Oceans can be successfully restored by 2050, say scientists

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 15:28
Researchers say there are good reasons to be optimistic about the future of our oceans.