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Owls hold secret to ageless ears

9 hours 6 min ago
Barn owls keep their acute sense of hearing into old age, scientists have discovered.

Paris climate aim 'still achievable'

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:55
The ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C is still within reach, a study indicates.

Size matters when it comes to extinction risk

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 23:53
The biggest and the smallest of the world's fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are most at risk of dying out.

Horsey seal injured by flying ring 'making recovery'

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 19:13
Volunteers came to the aid of a seal after its neck was trapped within a plastic flying ring.

The man trying to save bats' lives

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 08:04
Meet Dr Matt Zeale who is leading a team of conservationists tracking the rare barbastrelle bat.

Rhino horn smuggled as jewellery

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 02:48
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 - 07:14
Reports say the US will no longer withdraw from the Paris deal or will change its approach.

Outwitted

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 23:39
How tiny creatures with small brains outwit us so easily.

Koala 'hitches' ride under car wheel arch

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 13:39
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 - 10:01
A happy ending for a family of hippos.

'Long live Cassini': Nasa scientists say farewell

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 17:00
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 - 11:57
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 - 23:24
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 - 16:48
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 - 14:50
The conservation status of the elusive snow leopard is downgraded from "endangered" to "vulnerable".

How Cassini probe reached Saturn

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:21
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 - 13:13
David Malin has spent four decades photographing space. Now retired, he has held a competition to inspire other astrophotographers.

Cassini conducts last picture show

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 01:09
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 - 18:38
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 - 13:04
Queen's University scientists design a flexible long-life battery that could be used in pacemakers.