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Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 13:10
A Nasa facility in Alabama will play a key role in sending astronauts to the Moon's surface in 2024.

Elephant protection debate to dominate conservation meeting

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 00:45
Some countries are seeking extra protection while others want to re-open ivory markets at key trade meeting in Geneva.

Welsh bees threatened by deadly disease American Foulbrood

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 05:43
One keeper says he spotted the signs and had to burn an entire hive to protect others.

Early fish tapeworms found at 'Britain's Pompeii' Must Farm

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 00:39
Prehistoric inhabitants were infected with intestinal worms from eating raw fish, experts say.

Extinction: Humans played big role in demise of the cave bear

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 23:01
The arrival of human ancestors in Europe spelled the downfall of the cave bear some 40,000 years ago.

The plight of a US dairy farm

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 21:59
It's a family business which has been around since 1942 - but now the last remaining cows are being sold off.

Greta Thunberg: Caroline Lucas reports Arron Banks to Twitter

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 15:42
Brexit campaigner Arron Banks says his tweet about "freak yachting accidents" was a joke.

Do we need to worry about banana blight?

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 07:35
A fungal banana disease that experts describe as a serious threat to production has reached Colombia.

Dr Becky: The Oxford University YouTube astrophysicist

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 23:15
'Dr Becky' receives thousands of views on her YouTube channel which answers questions about the universe.

Spaceplane gets a ride for space station trips

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 20:23
Dream Chaser will launch into orbit on the future Vulcan rocket for re-supply flights to the space station.

Mount Everest: Climbers set to face new rules after deadly season

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 20:09
Only experienced mountaineers should be climbing the world's highest peak, a Nepali panel recommends.

Why is there microplastic in Arctic snow?

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 18:44
Scientists have found that particles of plastic are falling out of the sky with snow in the Arctic.

Plastic particles falling out of sky with snow in Arctic

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 18:00
Even in the Arctic, microscopic particles of plastic are falling out of the sky with snow, a study has found.

Toxic blue-green algae warning for dog owners and swimmers

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 17:35
People urged to check for the bloom which can cause swimmers rashes and fever and prove fatal to dogs.

Greta Thunberg: Climate change activist sets sail from Plymouth

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 15:19
The teenage climate change activist is waved off by supporters as she sets sail from the UK.

'Human-sized penguin' lived in New Zealand

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 06:51
The animal, dubbed "monster penguin" by Canterbury Museum, stood around 1.6m (5ft 3in) tall.

Astronaut Luca Parmitano plays DJ set from International Space Station

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 03:52
Luca Parmitano played from the International Space Station to a cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea.

Deforestation: What’s wrong with planting new forests?

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 23:41
Planting trees can sometimes actually do more harm than good to the environment. Here's why.

Is the bystander effect a myth?

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 22:55
A study of CCTV footage from around the world suggests there are more Good Samaritans out there than we think.

Black squirrels the result of 'interbreeding' grey squirrels, study finds

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 21:24
Black squirrels evolved when greys and fox squirrels historically bred, Cambridge researchers find.