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Sea reptile fossil gives clues to life in ancient oceans

3 hours 2 min ago
A new fossil is shedding light on the marine reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.

Last chance to save the 'panda of the sea' from extinction

9 hours 58 min ago
A last-ditch effort to save the world's rarest marine mammal from extinction has been launched.

Warmer Arctic is the 'new normal'

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 01:50
The reliably frozen Arctic is history, say scientists who warn of an unprecedented rate of warming.

Nasa's New Horizons probe strikes distant gold

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:10
New observations suggest America's Pluto probe will see more than one object on its next flyby.

Jupiter Great Red Spot has deep roots

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:22
Nasa's Juno probe begins to unlock the workings of the mighty storm that has raged on Jupiter for over 150 years.

Interstellar asteroid checked for alien technology

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:51
A project searching for life in the cosmos will scan the first interstellar asteroid for signs of alien technology.

'Face of climate change'?

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:34
Images of a starving Canadian bear go viral - but all may not be as it appears.

Dracula ticks in amber tell ancient blood-sucking tale

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:20
Feathered dinosaurs were covered in ticks just like modern animals, according to fossil evidence.

Climate change: Trump will bring US back into Paris deal - Macron

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:35
But the French leader says he will not agree to a demand that America's terms should be negotiated.

Golden eagle migration out of sync with climate change

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:56
Adult golden eagles are unable to shift the timing of their migration, a North American study shows

'Worrying alarm call' for world's birds on brink of extinction

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:09
Seabirds such as the kittiwake are being pushed to the brink of extinction, say conservationists.

Pacific 'baby island' is natural lab to study Mars

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 18:12
A newly emerged volcanic island will help trace the Red Planet's water history and the search for life.

US flood risk 'severely underestimated'

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 18:04
More than three times as many Americans are at risk of having their homes flooded than federal maps show.

The world's youngest island

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:04
Scientists think Hunga Tunga Hunga Ha'apai might hold clues on where to look for life on Mars.

Irish DNA map reveals history's imprint

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:01
Scientists have unveiled a detailed genetic map of Ireland, revealing subtle DNA differences that may reflect historic events.

Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:34
Scientists say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years.

Mt Hope installed as 'UK's highest peak'

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 00:42
Scientists re-measure the tallest mountains in the Antarctic territory claimed by Britain.

Australian town driven batty by flying foxes

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 11:55
Residents of an Australian town are being overwhelmed by thousands of flying foxes.

Botanical exploits: How British plant hunters served science

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 00:37
Collecting in the clouds: Remembering the British plant-hunters who diced with death to discover plants

Plastic planet

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 00:09
More and more waste plastic is ending up in our oceans. How big is the problem and why is plastic such a threat?