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New grass snake identified in the UK

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:03
There are now four species of wild snake native to the UK, not three as scientists first thought.

Emojis help software spot emotion and sarcasm

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 05:15
The algorithm learned to recognise sarcasm, allowing it to spot hate speech faster than humans.

Rare pine marten captured on camera in North Yorkshire

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 04:42
The first record of a pine marten living in Yorkshire for about 35 years

Burning policy puts pressure on recycling targets

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 22:02
A rash of new incinerators could make it impossible for the UK to meet future recycling targets.

Developing sensors to help Japan's farmers

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 16:39
Lisa Kikuchi of SenSprout tells the BBC how she is developing soil moisture sensors to help Japan's farmers.

Ziplines not pipelines: A family's treetop pipeline protest

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 16:12
It's ziplines versus a Sunoco pipeline in one Pennsylvania family's backyard.

Energy review examining household and environmental costs

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 00:53
How can the UK can keep household bills down while also meeting environmental targets?

Blue Whale: World's largest heart on display in rare exhibition

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 21:17
The whale heart at Royal Ontario Museum Canada is a rare find, as blue whale carcasses usually sink.

Extreme weather 'could kill up to 152,000 a year' in Europe by 2100

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 01:51
Weather-related deaths could surge by 2100 if nothing is done to curb climate change, scientists say.

The man who makes animals 'fly'

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:05
This Turkish animal lover was so affected by injured animals, he set out to help them.

Alligator found at Somerset lake

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:04
A Bristol Water engineer spotted an alligator roaming around the Chew Valley Lake site.

Fewer cars not cleaner ones key to tackling air quality

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 06:48
Plans to promote electric vehicles in the UK are not enough tackle air pollution says leading adviser.

Device could make washing machines lighter and greener

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 18:07
Most washing machines come with 25kg of concrete - but researchers claim there's a simple alternative.

Armoured tank-like dino used camouflage to hide

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 08:30
A new species of mega-herbivore dinosaur discovered in Alberta, Canada preserves incredible details of its skin, scales and spines.

New map of Universe's dark matter

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 08:17
Researchers have released the most accurate map ever produced of the dark matter in our Universe.

Countryside faces 'damaging uncertainty'

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 18:54
The National Trust weighs into the campaign to keep subsidies for Britain's farmers at the current level.

DNA clue to origins of early Greek civilization

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 18:52
DNA is shedding light on the people who built Greece's earliest civilizations.

Warming to boost deadly humidity levels across South Asia

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:01
By 2100, millions of people could face a lethal threat from heat and humidity driven by global warming.

Pollination threatened by artificial light

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:10
Researchers have discovered a new global threat to pollination - artificial light at night.

Human embryos edited to stop disease

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:00
The technique could prevent deadly diseases being passed down the generations.