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Hot weather reveals hidden history to archaeologists

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 03:44
The UK heatwave has been good for aerial archaeologists spotting hidden treasures in the dry fields.

Study suggests drastic decline in mountain hares

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 17:36
Conservation groups have called for an end to the "indiscriminate and ruthless" mountain hare culls.

Rare Chinese tree's flowers attract visitors to Roath Park

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:00
The Chinese tree has flowered for the first time since it was planted in Cardiff more than 100 years ago.

Next few years 'may be exceptionally warm'

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 15:31
The next few years could be "anomalously warm", according to a new study.

Being human: Big toe clung on longest to primate origins

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 13:35
Our big toe was one of the last parts of the foot to become human-like, as our early ancestors evolved to walk on two legs.

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa's monkeys and apes?

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 09:16
Large-scale expansion of palm oil in Africa will very likely risk the lives of primates, a study finds.

The farmers using sewage to make saris

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 23:08
As groundwater supplies dwindle in rural India, farmers turn to wastewater to grow crops like mulberry, which is used to make silk.

Going plastic-free with kids

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 23:05
Reducing your dependence on plastics can be daunting, especially if you've got a young family.

Hippo bite kills Taiwan tourist in Kenya

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:50
The animal turned on the Taiwanese man after he got too close with his camera at Lake Naivasha.

Winged reptiles thrived before dinosaurs

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:20
A newly discovered species of pterosaur that lived about 210 million years ago has been found in the Utah desert.

Tax haven link to rainforest destruction and illegal fishing

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:00
Deforestation of the Amazon and illegal fishing have both been linked to tax havens according to a new study.

US mid-term elections: Truth-seeking scientists run for office

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 23:55
"Scientists are not natural politicians... but they solve problems," says one of the record number running in the US mid-term elections.

Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 23:10
With frequent floods, sinking markets and engulfed homes, by 2050 parts of Jakarta will be underwater.

Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 21:11
After 17 days, the orca at last stops carrying her newborn and begins chasing salmon off Canada.

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun'

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 09:03
The US space agency launches a probe that aims to travel closer to the Sun than ever before.

Nasa's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft launches successfully

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 08:05
Nasa's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft has taken off on its mission to 'touch the Sun'.

Weedkiller glyphosate 'doesn't cause cancer' - Bayer

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 13:25
The new owner of the Monsanto group insists glyphosate use is safe despite a cancer payout.

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa delays mission to unlock Sun's mysteries

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 09:06
The US space agency delays for a day a mission to the Sun - one of the boldest in its history.

Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 00:42
A US jury finds the company knew its Roundup weedkillers were dangerous, but Monsanto vows to appeal.

The Meg: the myth, the legend (the science)

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:33
What to we really know about the giant prehistoric shark reincarnated by Hollywood?