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Updated: 2 hours 58 min ago

Farmers in 'crisis' say PM needs to give more help

11 hours 25 min ago
Rishi Sunak unveils support for farming and food production, at the NFU's annual conference.

Brightest and hungriest black hole ever detected

13 hours 3 min ago
Astronomers report an object that shines with a brightness equivalent to 500 trillion suns.

Brightest and hungriest black hole ever detected

13 hours 3 min ago
Astronomers report an object that shines with a brightness equivalent to 500 trillion suns.

US zoo extracts 70 coins from white alligator

22 hours 32 min ago
The zoo found the coins during a routine examination and urged visitors not to throw coins into exhibits.

'Brutal' donkey skin trade banned across Africa

Mon, 02/19/2024 - 09:03
Animal welfare charities welcome the African Union decision to ban the donkey skin trade across the continent.

Right to roam countryside 'closed off' to walkers

Mon, 02/19/2024 - 03:33
Right to roam campaigners say hundreds of "open country" locations are inaccessible to the public.

Methane mega-leak exposed in Kazakhstan

Fri, 02/16/2024 - 00:27
Extremely potent greenhouse gas leaked from a Kazakh well for over six months.

Millions of donkeys killed each year to make medicine

Thu, 02/15/2024 - 22:49
The quest to stop the slaughter of working donkeys, as demand grows for a traditional remedy made from their skin.

US stingray falls pregnant despite having no mate

Thu, 02/15/2024 - 12:02
A stingray called Charlotte is pregnant despite having no mate, in a suspected case of parthenogenesis.

US spacecraft blasts off towards Moon's south pole

Thu, 02/15/2024 - 08:43
If the Odysseus craft lands safely it would be the first private mission to successfully land on the Moon.

Lift-off! Private company launches for the Moon in Florida

Thu, 02/15/2024 - 05:05
If all goes well, it would mark the first time a private firm has successfully landed a spacecraft on the Moon.

Trillion-tonne iceberg A23a spins on the spot

Wed, 02/14/2024 - 09:50
It may be bigger than a large city - but the world's biggest iceberg can still turn on a sixpence.

New nature reserve given £2m in lottery funding

Wed, 02/14/2024 - 06:58
It is hoped the creation of a marshland site will be a "corridor" for wildlife including wading birds.