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Lovell lights: turning a telescope into an art installation

2 hours 18 min ago
How the giant Lovell radio telescope at Jodrell Bank is transformed into a 3,200 tonne art installation.

The cost of Trump's Endangered Species Act proposal

5 hours 17 min ago
The Trump administration wants to weaken the landmark protection law. What species are under threat?

Arctic wild goose chase threatens chicks as temperatures rise

10 hours 59 min ago
Migrating geese race to warmer Arctic but are too worn out to lay their eggs early when they get there.

Whale killing: DNA shows Iceland whale was rare hybrid

14 hours 17 min ago
Genetic material proves that the animal killed off the coast of Iceland was not a blue whale but a rare hybrid.

Wanted: Any name other than 'Spacey McSpaceFace'

16 hours 29 min ago
What should we call a six-wheeled robot going to the Red Planet to look for signs of life?

Is UK barbecue charcoal fuelling global deforestation?

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 23:42
A growing taste for al fresco dining is driving record charcoal sales in the UK but is it also fuelling global deforestation and climate change?

Nairobi National Park railway 'threatens Kenyan wildlife'

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:15
Conservationists are crying foul over a high-speed railway being built through Nairobi National Park.

Plastic bags that biodegrade to nothing?

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 13:22
It sounds like the perfect solution, but critics say it failed their test.

Baby snake 'frozen in time' gives insight into lost world

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 07:07
The fossil of a prehistoric snake that lived alongside the dinosaurs has been found entombed in amber.

Slowing Gulf Stream current to boost warming for 20 years

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 05:01
The Atlantic system that warms the UK is slowing down but this may cause even more heating.

Two halves of Attenborough polar ship joined together

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 03:17
Engineers at Cammell Laird shipyard add the top six decks to the hull of the UK's new polar ship.

Theresa May announces new environment bill

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 02:11
PM commits to laws that will ensure environmental protection improves - but not everyone is convinced.

Antarctic seabed site gets protection after reporter's submarine trip

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:31
Video of a seabed filmed by a BBC journalist has helped the area get special protection.

Welcome to the Meghalayan Age - a new phase in history

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 06:25
Geologists classify the last 4,200 years as being a distinct age in the story of our planet.

Ecuador's colonial past 'written in soil'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 04:25
The impact of European settlers on the country is preserved in a detailed soil record, researchers have found.

The real cabbage soup diet: What Britons ate down the ages

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:34
Ancient Britons were eating dairy, peas, cabbage and oats, according to gunk trapped in their teeth.

Are young people going cool on cars?

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:34
More and more young people are living without the car. Will the government change its road-building plans?

The new sharks coming to UK waters

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 09:58
Research suggests new kinds of shark could migrate to UK waters as the oceans warm.

Does Wales hold the key for saving the puffin from extinction?

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 09:07
While the bird is dying out in parts of Europe, the population on one Welsh island is thriving.

The UK's history in space

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 07:08
The UK is set to get its first space port in Sutherland, Scotland. But it already has a long history in space.