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The man trying to save bats' lives

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 01:04
Meet Dr Matt Zeale who is leading a team of conservationists tracking the rare barbastrelle bat.

Rhino horn smuggled as jewellery

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 19:48
Rhino horn is being processed into bangles, beads and bracelets, a charity's investigation reveals.

Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 00:14
Reports say the US will no longer withdraw from the Paris deal or will change its approach.


Sat, 09/16/2017 - 16:39
How tiny creatures with small brains outwit us so easily.

Koala 'hitches' ride under car wheel arch

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 06:39
She survived a 16km (10-mile) car journey, clinging to the axle of a four-wheel drive near Adelaide.

Henry the hippo reunites with his baby Fiona

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 03:01
A happy ending for a family of hippos.

'Long live Cassini': Nasa scientists say farewell

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:00
The chief scientists who worked on the spacecraft react after it plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere.

Cassini: Probe incinerates on entry to Saturn

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:57
The US-led Cassini space probe reaches a spectacular climax, burning up in Saturn's atmosphere.

Cassini: Saturn 'death dive' spacecraft in numbers

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:24
Cassini's about to crash into Saturn, but here's what it's achieved over the last two decades.

Why scientists are so excited about Saturn's icy moon Enceladus

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 09:48
Scientists explain how they discovered a water ocean beneath the ice shell of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

Snow leopard no longer 'endangered'

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:50
The conservation status of the elusive snow leopard is downgraded from "endangered" to "vulnerable".

How Cassini probe reached Saturn

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:21
It took seven years for the US-European mission to get to the ringed planet, launching in 1997.

Forty years of space photography

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 06:13
David Malin has spent four decades photographing space. Now retired, he has held a competition to inspire other astrophotographers.

Cassini conducts last picture show

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:09
The Saturn probe takes some final images ahead of its mission-ending dive into the ringed planet.

Orchid gives up the secrets of its success

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:38
Science is laying bare the secrets of orchids, one of the biggest families of flowering plant.

Belfast scientists design flexible organic battery

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:04
Queen's University scientists design a flexible long-life battery that could be used in pacemakers.

Why are there so many berries this year?

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 05:57
Berries are appearing early this year - and promise to last much longer than usual, according to experts.

Oil spill off coast of Greece 'environmental disaster'

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 14:30
Emergency crews have begun an oil spill clean-up after an oil tanker sank close to the island of Salamis.

Man-of-war spotted along coast in Cornwall and Wales

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 09:24
The RNLI closed Perranporth beach to swimmers because of large numbers of jellyfish-like creatures.

Cassini: Saturn probe turns towards its death plunge

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 17:50
The veteran space probe puts itself on a path to destruction in Saturn's atmosphere on Friday.