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'Radical change' needed on countryside

5 hours 9 min ago
The UK government is failing rural communities and the natural environment, a report says.

New plant list to help deter garden deer

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 18:25
The public is being asked to report damage to garden plants from visiting wild deer.

Ocean plastic could treble in decade

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 18:21
But there are opportunities to cash in on the "ocean economy", a major report for the UK government says.

Triceratops may have had horns to attract mates

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 17:02
Dinosaurs may have evolved horns and frills to attract a mate, according to a new study.

Brexit: Ministers suffer nuclear defeat in Lords

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 14:24
Peers vote for the UK to remain in Euratom until a post-Brexit replacement deal is in place.

Stephen Hawking's ashes to be interred near Sir Isaac Newton's grave

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:37
The scientist's remains will be also be interred close to Charles Darwin's grave at Westminster Abbey.

UK will lead European exoplanet mission

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 08:29
A telescope to study planets beyond our Solar System is selected by the European Space Agency.

Northern white rhino: Last male Sudan dies in Kenya

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 06:50
Sudan's death at the age of 45 leaves only two females of his subspecies alive in the world.

Japanese basket pattern inspires new material

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 05:02
Researchers produce a metal with exotic electrical properties by mimicking a pattern from Japanese basket-weaving.

Meet the dogs being trained to sniff out looted ancient treasures

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 04:31
Dogs are being trained to detect ancient treasures in an attempt to tackle cultural heritage trafficking.

Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 04:13
Sudan died in a Kenyan conservancy at the age of 45, after months of ill health.

Toxic task

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 04:12
The organisation keeping track of the deadly chemicals held by countries around the world.

Children drawing more women in science

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:52
A US study shows that more children draw women scientists than they did in the 1960s and 1970s.

Macular degeneration: 'I've been given my sight back'

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 09:00
Two patients have had pioneering stem cell therapy to restore their vision.

Rare poison

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 06:09
Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned by Novichok nerve agents, the PM says. So what are they?

Breaking mould in male-dominated industry

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 17:21
Three pioneers who are shattering stereotypes surrounding the world of science and engineering.

Glorious mud

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:11
Meet the "mudlarkers" looking for archaeological artefacts along the banks of the Thames.

Footage of first polar bear cub born in UK in 25 years

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 01:25
The "confident and curious" cub was born at Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig, Scotland.

Rotten ideas

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 17:21
As the fight against plastic pollution gains momentum, firms are tackling the issue in different ways.

Adapt or die

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 17:01
In the first of our Future of Work series, we look at how new tech could change our working lives.