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Polar bears 'running out of food'

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:21
Tracking collars on female polar bears measure the animals' struggle to find food on diminishing Arctic ice.

Genetic secret of English salmon

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 18:46
Researchers have discovered that salmon from the chalk streams of southern England are genetically unique.

Dying in agony

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:26
While the US suffers an overdose epidemic, most of the world misses out on painkillers.

Space shuttle Columbia crew, who never came back

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:17
It's 15 years since disaster struck as the Columbia returned to Earth following a research mission.

Luxembourg PM watches GovSat-1 space launch

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:10
Xavier Bettel is at Cape Canaveral in Florida to see his nation's latest space project go into orbit.

Hong Kong bans ivory trade in 'historic' vote

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:36
The move by Hong Kong's lawmakers is hailed by campaigners as "a lifeline for elephants".

The 'super blue blood Moon' across the world

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:23
Eyes around the globe have been turning to the skies to view the lunar event.

The killer whale that can say 'hello' and 'bye bye'

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 08:29
A killer whale that can mimic words such as "hello" is thought to be the first of its kind to copy human speech.

Skywatchers see 'super blue blood Moon'

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 08:13
A blue blood supermoon and lunar eclipse across Asia heralds a year of lunar science milestones, say scientists.

Killer whale says 'hello'

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 03:15
A killer whale is taught to mimic words such as "hello" and "bye bye" in a scientific experiment.

Cryonics: Your body preserved for future revival?

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 02:49
Arizona-based company Alcor offers cryonic preservation in the hope of reviving you in the future.

Super blue blood moon: Get ready for a rare celestial show

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 22:21
A very rare lunar event is due to occur on 31 January.

Lobsters and crabs should not be boiled alive, say campaigners

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:50
Lobsters and crabs are sentient organisms that feel pain and need more protection, say campaigners.

The make-up artist making designs with dead insects

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 13:19
Jasmine Ahumada, from California, attaches spiders and bees to her face to create her distinctive looks.

RSPB Minsmere winter starling murmuration

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:26
Starlings take to the skies to create a spectacular aerial ballet before settling on roost.

Scrutiny over wood and coal fires in UK homes

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 07:35
Burning wood and coal in people's homes will come under scrutiny as part of a government drive to improve air pollution.

Robo news

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:05
As more media outlets use automated algorithms to write news stories, are journalists doomed?

Handheld device sequences human genome

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:40
Reading human DNA used to take laboratories, a pile of cash and a long time.

Lost history of African dinosaurs revealed

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:01
A new species of dinosaur unearthed in the Egyptian desert sheds light on Africa's Age of the Dinosaurs.

Global register lists alien species

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 16:37
A fifth of more than 6,000 catalogued invasive animals and plants worldwide are causing harm.