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Jordan urged to end animal mistreatment at Petra site

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:35
Donkeys, horses and camels are beaten and forced to carry tourists in extreme heat, a group says.

Wallaby gives police slip on Sydney Bridge

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:02
The unusual sight of a wallaby bounding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge has surprised early-morning motorists.

Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:00
Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.

Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 04:40
Fuel from the Sanchi has spread over more than 100 sq km and could badly damage marine life.

'Floating on air' after surgeons remove 19kg tumour

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 16:44
Watch surgeons as they remove a 19.5kg tumour from a woman's body.

How flowering plants conquered the world

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 16:12
Scientists solve Darwin's "abominable mystery": How flowers rapidly evolved and spread across the globe.

Hot topic

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 08:28
Can a series of scorching summers be blamed on climate change, and what do they tell us?

Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:45
The first panda ever born in France has gone on display to the public.

Cloned Newmarket dachshund expecting puppies

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 02:45
Minnie Winnie was created by science after her owner won a competition.

Female engineers set for success

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:57
The UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at less than 10%.

Smallest cat in world: Footage of rare animal

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:11
They weigh about 1kg and their eyes are six times more powerful than ours.

Citizen science bags five-planet haul

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:51
Astronomy enthusiasts help to confirm the existence of a five-planet system orbiting a far-off star.

UK satellite to make movies from space

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:21
The spacecraft paves the way to a constellation collecting full-colour, hi-def video of Earth.

Huge black hole blasts out 'double burp'

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:29
A massive black hole is seen to eject streams of high-energy particles after bingeing on hot gas.

A plastic-free high street by 2042?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:42
Many high street stores use plastic to protect their fruit and vegetables.

Thirsty city

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:04
With water usage and droughts across the globe rising, the race is on to manage water more efficiently.

How green are the Tories?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:15
Theresa May's environment policy pledge is the latest step in the party's journey on the issue.

Theresa May defends 'long-term' plastic waste plan

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:35
Campaigners say "emergency" action is needed now as the PM unveils a 25-year plastics crackdown.

Environment strategy aims to stop needless plastic waste

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 05:25
Theresa May launches a 25-year environmental plan, but green groups say it has no legal force.

Kitchen welfare

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 04:53
In Switzerland, lobsters must now be stunned before being boiled - but do they really feel pain?