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Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 00:48
Ian Kiernan's iconic anti-litter campaign, begun in Australia in the 1980s, became a global success.

A long walk: New insight into history of dogs and humans

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 23:53
A study of ancient dog DNA shows man's best friend has been at our side for at least 9,000 years.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Gazing monkeys image wins

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 21:52
Two snub-nosed monkeys sitting on a stone is the top shot at Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018.

US senator Elizabeth Warren faces backlash after indigenous DNA claim

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:41
President Donald Trump goes on the attack after the Cherokee nation dismisses Elizabeth Warren's claim.

Herefordshire firm launches biodegradable crisp packet

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:24
The manufacturer says the bags once disposed have a six-month lifespan.

Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption may have been later than thought

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:25
Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24 August, 79 AD - or at least, that's what historians thought until now.

The 'ugly duckling' fossil from the deep

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:10
Meet the baby reptile that is shedding new light on the giants that lived at the time of T. rex.

Unique insight

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 23:43
The physical effects of being in space offer a unique insight into how our bodies work on Earth.

Crisp climate

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 23:08
Ships are the lifeblood of global trade, but their fuel is highly polluting. What's the answer?

Would you eat slaughter-free meat?

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:53
There's a looming crisis over the world's appetite for meat. This chicken nugget may be the answer.

Chicken nuggets grown in a lab

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:51
Can chicken nuggets grown in a lab actually taste like... well... chicken? The BBC's James Cook put JUST's chicken to the test.

Supersonic Bloodhound hits cash roadblock

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 21:11
The project to race a car at more than 1,000mph runs into a financial roadblock, with the company behind the venture going into administration.

Fracking starts at landmark Lancashire site

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 17:34
It is first time fracking has occurred in the UK since it was linked to earthquakes in 2011.

Buckethead the bear cub's head freed from jar after three days

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:00
Rangers in Maryland help "Buckethead", three days after it is spotted with a plastic jar on its head.

Trump: Climate change scientists have 'political agenda'

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:48
The US president says he accepts the climate is changing but does not want to "lose millions of jobs".

Bloodhound supersonic car hits financial roadblock

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:29
The UK-led supersonic car project goes into administration. There are just weeks to save the venture.

New Zealand votes tipsy pigeon bird of the year

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:06
A love for fermented fruit means the kereru can get tipsy at times, falling out of trees.

UK steps towards zero-carbon economy

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 23:00
Ministers are responding to scientists' climate challenge. But are they doing enough so far?

Is meat's climate impact too hot for politicians?

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 15:18
Climate scientists say we must eat less meat but the UK government will not sell that message.

Olive Harrisson: Story of unsung gardener revealed

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 08:18
Who was Miss Harrisson? We now know the story of the gardening pioneer denied a scholarship in 1898.