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Asteroid close approach to test warning systems

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 22:43
A house-sized asteroid passes close to Earth, allowing scientists to rehearse future strike threats.

Satellites spy Antarctic 'upside-down ice canyon'

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:03
An Antarctic ice shelf is shown to have a deep gorge cut in its underside by warm ocean water.

Mass extinctions 'offer cautionary tale'

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:36
Past mass extinctions have the potential to guide modern conservation efforts, say scientists.

Why British scientists are watching Iceland's volcanoes

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:43
A team of British scientists flies around Iceland's volcanoes to find out how to avoid future air traffic disruption.

Clothed in green

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 07:05
We continue to buy new clothes at an incredible rate. How can manufacturers reduce fashion's environmental footprint?

Siberian blue robin excites bird watchers in Orkney

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 02:27
The sighting in North Ronaldsay is believed to be the first time an adult male Siberian blue robin has been seen in the UK.

'Sooty birds' reveal hidden US air pollution

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:49
Black carbon trapped in the feathers of songbirds gives new insight into historic US air quality.

New evidence on how birds took to the air

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:47
Key modifications for flight happened as early as 120 million years ago, a fossil discovery suggests.

British mission to giant A-68 berg approved

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 05:34
UK scientists will take a ship to explore waters exposed by a huge new iceberg in the Antarctic.

Kent mussels tested for plastic contamination

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 16:00
Almost two thirds of mussels in the sea around Kent are contaminated with plastic particles, research has shown.

Blue sky thinking

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 15:08
British scientists played a key role in developing radar, which has helped deliver safer skies.

Australia's solar challenge begins

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 20:14
Teams from around the world are competing on solar cars in an epic transcontinental race.

Swallowtail butterfly could benefit from Papua New Guinea project

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 04:23
A conservation project in Papua New Guinea could help secure the future for Britain's biggest butterfly.

Red deer rut 'spectacle' draws visitors to RSPB Minsmere

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 03:34
RSPB Minsmere has about 200 red deer, one of the largest wild herds outside Scotland.

Toronto Zoo's tumbling panda cubs

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:58
The Canadian zoo releases a compilation video of their giant panda cubs falling and tumbling.

Butterfly swarm shows up on Denver radar system

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 06:02
Weather scientists first mistook the radar pattern to be birds, and turned to social media for help.

Ivory trade to be banned in UK 'to protect elephants'

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 23:02
Conservation groups welcome government proposals for a full-scale ban on sales and exports.

SS Thistlegorm images released by Nottingham University

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:18
The SS Thistlegorm, a British merchant steam ship, was hit by a German bomber in 1941.

Mike Pence wants to see astronauts return to the Moon

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:24
The US vice-president expresses the intention for America to send humans back to the lunar surface.

Pesticides linked to bee deaths found in most honey samples

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:16
A new study finds traces of neonicotinoid chemicals in 75% of honey samples from across the world.