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A brief history of the Earth's CO2

2 hours 8 min ago
Prof Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London explains why this gas has played a crucial role in shaping the Earth's climate.

Alarm over decline in flying insects

7 hours 15 min ago
Flying insects have declined by more than 75% in 30 years in German nature reserves, alarming ecologists.

Photo of butchered rhino wins top award

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:14
A shocking image of a dehorned black rhino makes Brent Stirton Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

'Big, bad wolf' image flawed - scientists

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:35
New research casts doubt on the idea that dogs are naturally more tolerant and friendly than wolves.

Neutron stars: 'Hear' the mighty cosmic collision

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:44
Scientists convert the gravitational wave signal from merging neutron stars into sound.

Einstein’s waves detected in star smash

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:20
Scientists detect the warping of space generated by the collision of two neutron stars.

How this camel ended up in Norway

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:57
The Saetereng family are trying to live a sustainable lifestyle in Akkarfjord, northern Norway.

1,000mph 'Bloodhound' rocket car fires up

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:36
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green describes the sensation of starting up the Bloodhound supersonic car for the first time.

Floating bin sucking up Portsmouth Harbour's rubbish

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 20:38
The ‘Seabin’ can collect the equivalent of around 83,000 plastic bags a year.

DNA study provides insight into how to live longer

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:59
A year in school adds nearly a year to your life, study in Edinburgh shows.

UK-Dutch-built Sentinel launches to track air quality

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:06
Sentinel-5P lifts off from Russia to make 20 million daily observations of pollution across the globe.

Nasa carbon space observatory 'watches Earth breathe'

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:01
A US space agency satellite provides new insights on how CO2 is moved through Earth's atmosphere.

Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding season

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:36
Only two chicks survived in a colony of 36,000 in a "catastrophic" breeding season in east Antarctica.

Scraping out the London sewers by hand

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 04:25
Fitted with a body camera, a sewer engineer tries to remove a blockage.

How do you build the next-generation internet?

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 01:01
What will it take to build the ultra-fast internet of the future?