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A14 road workers find woolly mammoth bones

7 hours 56 min ago
The bones, discovered on the site of an ancient river, are thought to be at least 130,000 years old.

Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market

9 hours 25 min ago
The Environment Agency is probing claims exporters are abusing the recycled plastics market.

Mission to Mercury: BepiColombo spacecraft ready for launch

11 hours 34 min ago
Europe and Japan await the launch of their joint mission to the little world nearest the Sun.

Why is this African village letting mosquitoes in?

15 hours 9 min ago
The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa.

BepiColombo: Mercury space mission to help us understand Earth

15 hours 23 min ago
BepiColombo mission could shed light on space weather and history of our planet

Jurassic-era piranha is world's earliest flesh-eating fish

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:08
A 150-million-year-old, sharp-toothed fossil is believed to be the world's oldest piranha-like specimen.

New Forest brothers show off UK's biggest ever pumpkin

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 23:01
Twin brothers have been showing off the biggest pumpkin ever to have been grown indoors in the UK.

Oregon Zoo shares animal X-rays

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 21:21
Oregon zoo posted images taken during routine health checks.

Can a cooker help save the rainforest?

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 01:12
The solar-powered cooker that uses an alternative to charcoal.

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.