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Yellowstone grizzly: Endangered or not?

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:11
The Yellowstone grizzlies are about to be taken off the endangered species list - after they were first added more than 40 years ago.

Splish splashing spinning gorilla

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:13
Zola has been cooling off in his favourite blue swimming pool at Dallas Zoo.

Watched chimps change their hunting habits

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:42
Wild chimpanzees have changed their hunting strategies in response to being watched and followed by scientists, observations suggest.

How the presence of humans can affect chimp hunting habits

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:12
Two chimp 'tribes' have developed different hunting habits in response to human presence.

Future of energy on show in Kazakhstan

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:55
Kazakhstan's Expo 2017 provides a taste of what could be the future of greener and renewable energy.

Indian teen celebrates as Nasa sends satellite to space

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:59
The tiny satellite was designed by Rifath Sharrook, 18, and manufactured using a 3-D printer.

Whale body size warning for species collapses

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:29
The shrinking size of whales over the 20th Century could help scientists detect when wildlife populations are in trouble, a study suggests.

German-UK team maintains Galileo success

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:21
OHB and SSTL will make the next eight, possibly even the next 14, satellites for Europe's GPS.

Koalas 'facing extinction' in some Australian states

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:20
The conservation group WWF is warning that koalas could be wiped out in some Australian states amid deforestation and increasing attacks by livestock.

India genome plan could boost healthcare

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:53
Could an effort to gather genetic data from its population of one billion people help India take the lead in advanced healthcare?

Race to the bottom

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:00
The obscure and difficult to reach tracts of the seabed being claimed in the hope they contain mineral riches.

Queen's Speech: Plan aims to secure space sector

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 14:09
A government plan to protect the UK's £13.7bn space industry has been laid out in the Queen's Speech.

Why suitcases rock and fall over - puzzle solved

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 00:34
Scientists crack the problem of why two-wheeled suitcases can rock from side-to-side and turn over.

Hawking urges Moon landing to 'elevate humanity'

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 15:04
Prof Stephen Hawking has called for leading nations to send astronauts to the Moon by the end of this decade.

Europe selects grand gravity mission

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 14:55
After decades in the planning, a space mission to detect gravitational waves finally gets the go-ahead.

Volcanoes 'triggered dawn of dinosaurs'

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 20:59
A million-year-long period of volcanic activity led to the rise of the dinosaurs, a study suggests.

How cats conquered the ancient world

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 15:03
The domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice - in the Near East and then Egypt.

Brexit 'will enhance' UK wildlife laws - Gove

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:58
Any Brexit changes to the UK's wildlife laws will increase - not reduce - environmental protection, Michael Gove has pledged.

Scientists fear new EU rules may 'hide' forest carbon loss

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 01:06
Forestry researchers condemn attempts to change the way carbon from trees is counted in Europe.

Inflatable whales used as training tool

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 08:30
Volunteer rescuers have been learning how to save marine creatures when they wash up on the beach.