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Vaccines: Low trust in vaccination 'a global crisis'

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 04:00
The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation reveals confidence is low in some regions.

Why are Nike trainers washing up on beaches?

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 00:11
From Bermuda and the Azores to Ireland and France, large numbers of shoes are washing ashore.

Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada's Arctic Plains

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 21:08
A 50-year-old mystery has been solved by scientists who identified the teeth of ancient Arctic hyenas.

UK 'likely' to host critical climate conference next year

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 18:26
The UK is in pole position to host next year's key climate meeting after agreeing a partnership with main rival Italy.

Greenland’s ‘unusual’ melting sea ice captured in stunning image

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 16:14
A climate scientist has captured the reality of sea ice loss in Greenland in a viral picture.

Worm with eyes in head and bottom found off Shetland

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 15:31
Scientists found the new species during a survey of a marine protected area off Scotland.

'Boaty McBoatface' maps deep ocean water

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:52
The intrepid submarine has made its first significant discovery, say UK scientists.

Experts cast doubt over Highlands spaceport plan

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:56
Concerns have been raised over the suitability of a site in Sutherland aiming to become the UK's first major spaceport.

MPs call for end to 'throwaway clothes' era

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 08:47
A report by MPs urges the UK government to end the era of throwaway clothes and poor working conditions in the fashion supply chain.

Atlantic Ocean 'running out of breath'

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:56
Edinburgh University leads an international research programme to assess the health of the Atlantic.

Dogs' eyes evolve to appeal to humans

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:34
Scientists have found a muscle that allows dogs to make 'puppy eyes' and bond with humans.

Inside Heathrow's high-tech baggage system

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:30
Heathrow's luggage system handles 180,000 items per day. Tom Burridge takes a look inside.

Face to face with DR Congo's deadly vipers

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:14
Photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham captures close-up portraits of some of the world's most dangerous snakes.

Hedgehog sign warns drivers of small wildlife hazards

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:44
It aims to protect drivers from accident hazards and reverse a decline in small wildlife numbers.

The family-of-four living off-grid

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 00:11
Two former vets from Essex and their children are showing others how it is possible to live self-sufficiently.

Saving sharks: One woman's mission to protect the hammerhead

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 23:38
Marine biologist Ilena Zanella vowed to save the shark after diving with them off Costa Rica.

Using DNA to tailor medicine

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 23:34
Technology is making it possible to tailor treatments to ever smaller groups of patients.

Climate Change: Why are thousands of species facing extinction?

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 23:32
The Earth's biodiversity is decreasing at a faster rate than ever before. Why is this happening?

A bridge made of grass

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 23:25
The annual remaking of the last remaining Inca rope bridge at Q'eswachaka in Peru.

'Cryoegg' to explore under Greenland Ice Sheet

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 23:01
UK sensors placed under the Greenland Ice Sheet will monitor how its glaciers slide towards the ocean.