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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?

The 'Godfather of Coral' who's still diving at 72

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 00:16
Charlie Veron's been diving for 50 years and has discovered more than 20% of the world's coral species

Narwhal escape: Whales freeze and flee when frightened

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 20:08
Narwhals show a "costly" response to threats, raising concerns over how they will respond to increased human contact.

US firm picks UK for weather satellites

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:36
Orbital Micro Systems' demonstration weather satellite should pave the way for a network in the sky.

Researchers find 'oldest ever eye' in fossil

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:31
The remains of the extinct sea creature include an early form of the eye seen in many of today's animals.

Farthest monster black hole found

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:17
Astronomers discover the most distant "supermassive" black hole known to science.

A closer look at '3.67m-year-old' skeleton

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 20:20
It took 20 years to excavate, clean and put together Little Foot, found in caves north of Johannesburg.

Google's 'superhuman' DeepMind AI claims chess crown

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 18:55
An algorithm developed by the DeepMind team claims victory against a world-beating AI chess program.

Little Foot skeleton unveiled in South Africa

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 15:39
One of the oldest and most complete skeletons of our ancestors is unveiled in South Africa.

UN signals 'end' of throwaway plastic

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:38
The end of the era of throwaway plastic has been signalled by UN environment ministers meeting in Kenya.

UN commits to stop ocean plastic waste

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:53
Nations will resolve to end plastic pollution in our seas, but their agreement has no timetable.

Hinkley Point's Cardiff Bay toxic mud claim 'alarmist'

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:26
300,000 tonnes of mud from Hinkley Point C is due to be dumped in the sea off Cardiff Bay.

Pizza night aboard the International Space Station

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:44
Crew members aboard the International Space Station are treated to a special meal.

Australia's frog count: App calls on citizen scientists

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 08:25
Scientists hope the public will help them record the sounds of the amphibians via an app.

IUCN Red List: Wild crops listed as threatened

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 07:08
Wild relatives of modern crops deemed crucial for food security are threatened with extinction.

How UK's birds are being affected by a changing climate

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 00:13
Migratory birds are arriving in the UK earlier each spring and leaving later each autumn, a study shows.

Ocean plastic a 'planetary crisis' - UN

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 00:10
Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from the ever-increasing tide of plastic waste, the UN's head of oceans has warned.