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Albatrosses hit by fishing and climate

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:10
The spectacular albatrosses featured in the BBC's Blue Planet series have seen a big slump in numbers.

Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:53
An asteroid that visited our Solar System from interstellar space is one of the most elongated celestial bodies known to science.

European memory champion reveals winning trick

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 03:25
Simon Reinhard mastered the Method of Loci to become a European memory champion.

Antarctic glacier's rough belly exposed

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 03:11
The melting glacier contributing most to sea-level rise currently may be more resilient than previously recognised.

Bosnia's silent killer: The coal industry

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:17
The Balkan country has the world's second highest death rate caused by air pollution.

Floods: How can you save your life when disaster strikes?

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:12
Floods have been a deadly staple of 2017. But how can you protect yourself against the natural disaster?

The world's biggest lithium battery farm

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:59
The plant in the US state of California stores enough energy to power 20,000 homes for four hours.

Small steps forward as UN climate talks end in Bonn

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:40
UN climate talks finish with progress on technical issues but with questions on carbon cuts unresolved.

Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:52
The US president's move comes a day after US hunters were told they could import elephant trophies.

How worried should we be about melting ice caps?

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:02
As the UN climate change conference ends, BBC Science's David Shukman takes a look at melting ice caps.

Fireball in Finland sky 'probably a meteorite'

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:07
The suspected meteor shook buildings when it raced through the sky in Lapland.

Fishing 'best argument for seagrass conservation'

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:43
Seagrass meadows are diminishing worldwide, which has serious implications for fishing activity.

Tesla shows off new truck and surprise Roadster

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:13
Tesla shows off a long awaited truck, but surprises with its new Roadster sports car.

Interstellar asteroid is given a name

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 23:56
The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name.

UK and Canada lead global alliance against coal

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 07:29
A significant group of nations take a stand against using coal for electricity generation at UN climate talks.

Colombia zoo gives trafficked elephant root canal surgery

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 07:10
The procedure took 30 people three hours to complete. Tantor had been rescued from a ranch in Colombia.

'Routine' detection of space ripples

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:54
Laser labs sense black holes merging at a distance of about a billion light-years from Earth.

Epic India leopard rescue photo wins award five years later

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 02:56
In a rare instance, Indian villagers and forest officers worked together for hours to save the animal

First gene-editing in human body attempt

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 01:40
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.

Singapore welcomes rare blue macaw parrots

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:39
Singapore and Brazil are working together to bring two blue macaw species back from near-extinction.