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Hong Kong's fish are eating plastic - and people could be too

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 00:15
A lot of Hong Kong's fish contains tiny bits of plastic that could end up on your plate.

Horsefly season: How to avoid being bitten

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:19
It is horsefly season, which means all those enjoying the countryside should watch out for bites.

What a load of crocs!

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:02
Wade Kelly's drone captured dozens of the reptiles on camera this week, sunbathing by the Daly River in Australia.

Stars turn out for Stephen Hawking memorial at Westminster Abbey

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:51
All corners of society attend a London service to pay tribute to the great Cambridge physicist.

Work starts to upgrade Large Hadron Collider

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:26
Improvements to the world's biggest particle smasher are designed to uncover new physics.

Ten ways to cut down on plastics at home

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:55
Author and activist Will McCallum gives us his top tips for eliminating plastics from our everyday lives.

Kilauea volcano: Molten lava meets the sea

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:00
The Kilauea volcano has been pouring lava into the ocean off Hawaii, causing a hydrochloric acid mist.

Gene therapy reverses rat's paralysis

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:08
Experts say the findings could be life-changing for millions of patients.

Prehistoric frogs in amber surface after 99 million years

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 14:58
Frogs trapped in amber for 99 million years give clues to lost world. The four fossils were found in Myanmar.

Stephen Hawking's words will be beamed into space

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:20
The words of the renowned physicist have been set to music by composer Vangelis.

Mars Opportunity: Rover 'should ride out storm'

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 04:34
Nasa says it is concerned but hopeful that a veteran robot rover can survive a big dust storm.

Einstein's travel diaries reveal racist stereotypes

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 01:09
Xenophobic comments are found in private journals from the physicist's 1920s tour of Asia.

Antarctic ice sheets: Four things you need to know

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 23:12
With Antarctica shedding ice at an accelerating rate, here's what you need to know about continent's ice sheet.

Saiga antelopes: the Ice Age survivors now in peril

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 23:12
Scientists hope to save the saiga, a Central Asian antelope which survived the Ice Age, but is now in peril.

Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 17:01
Satellites observing the White Continent detect a jump in the rate of ice being lost to the ocean.

UK rebuffed over Galileo sat-nav procurement

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:36
Delegations to the European Space Agency vote to procure another batch of spacecraft, despite British calls to delay.

Daredevil raccoon's Minnesota skyscraper climb

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 15:17
The internet is transfixed as the animal scales a 23-floor Minnesota building for nearly a day.

One in five British mammals at risk of extinction

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 23:09
The red squirrel, the wildcat, and the grey long-eared bat face severe threats, a study says.

Top hat

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:18
With the first 500mph runs now pushed back to mid-2019, there is more time to prepare the world's first supersonic car.

Big cat spat

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 21:58
The US has more captive tigers than the rest of the world has wild ones. Why?