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Hedgehogs: Thousands sign petition over rat trap threat

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 13:00
Hedgehog lovers are worried that a rat trap, licensed by the government in England, could harm their spiky friends.

Pump it down

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 23:14
A high-tech solution being tested in Iceland gets rid of waste carbon dioxide by pumping it 1,000m underground.

'Shocking' human impact reported on world's protected areas

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:12
One third of the world's protected lands are being degraded by human activities, says a new study.

Madagascar emerges as whale shark hotspot

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:42
The endangered whale shark has been hiding in plain sight off Madagascar, say scientists.

Fracking planning laws should be relaxed say ministers

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:11
Critics say it will be as easy to get the go-ahead to do a test drill as it is for a home conservatory.

Hawaii's Volcano Kilauea spews out 'ballistic blocks'

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:29
But projectile boulders are not the only hazard facing islanders near the erupting Kilauea volcano.

UK referred to Europe's top court over air pollution

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:14
Britain is being taken to the European Court of Justice over persistent breaches of pollution limits.

Scientists detect oxygen legacy of first stars

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:58
The very first stars to shine in the Universe left a tell-tale trace in a far-distant galaxy.

Bee crisis: EU court backs near-total neonicotinoids ban

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:52
Three insecticides blamed for bee colony collapses will be restricted to greenhouses.

How physics gender gap starts in the classroom

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 00:28
Some progress has been made in encouraging girls to study A-level physics, but not enough, says report.

Mysterious rise in emissions of ozone-damaging chemical

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:38
Researchers discover an unexplained rise in a compound that is highly destructive to the ozone layer.

Copy of BepiColombo Mercury mission goes on display

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:42
London's Science Museum unveils a replica of the probe Europe will send to the inner-most planet.

Switzerland to vote on pesticide ban 'in 3 years'

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:36
Campaigners force a referendum on the future use of synthetic pesticides in Switzerland.

Stephen Hawking thanksgiving service public ballot closes

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:47
More than 27,000 people applied for 1,000 public places at the scientist's Westminster Abbey service.

MPs criticise government clean energy policies

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:26
Two parliamentary committees say ill-thought out policies have driven down clean energy investment.

Delay for Bloodhound supersonic car's high-speed trials

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 07:55
Testing of the 1,000mph car is pushed back ahead of next year's attempt on the land speed record.

1,600 IT workers and engineers denied UK visas

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 04:59
More than 1,600 IT specialists and engineers offered jobs in the UK were denied visas between last December and March, BBC News has learned.

Dinosaur parenting: How the 'chickens from hell' nested

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 00:48
Dinosaurs may have used a unique nesting strategy to prevent their eggs from being crushed.

Building back up

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 08:21
After last years first test runs, the Bloodhound supersonic car is being rebuilt ready to go faster still.

'Feel good' factor not CO2 boosts global forest expansion

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 06:56
Forests are increasing around the world because of rising incomes and national wellbeing say researchers.