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Compassionate conservation is 'seriously flawed'

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:29
The idea that you cannot kill any animal is "fatally flawed" as a conservation concept, scientists argue.

What's it like to be bitten by a bedbug?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 23:05
The blood-sucking parasites have been around for at least 115 million years, according to a recent study.

Mars: The box seeking to answer the biggest question

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:00
Europe prepares to send technology to Mars to look for evidence that there is life on the planet.

Spain alarmed by French bear's attacks on sheep

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:23
France released two brown bears in the Pyrenees - but one has now killed eight sheep in Spain.

Brazil's Vale warns another mining dam at risk of collapse

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:10
A mining dam could collapse as early as next week, months after a similar disaster killed 230 people.

Will India energy pledges lead to CO2 rise?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:32
India's political parties promise free electricity to farmers and ambitious infrastructure projects.

Crickets have hit the high street - can they save the planet?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:30
A London food chain is now including insects on its menu but can eating insects help save the planet?

Bedbugs survived the dinosaur extinction event

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:04
The much-maligned bedbug has been around for 115 million years - since dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

Artificial life form given 'synthetic DNA'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 13:23
UK scientists have created an artificial version of the stomach bug E. coli that is based on an entirely synthetic form of DNA.

Plastic pollution: Flip-flop tide engulfs 'paradise' island

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 13:07
Up to a million shoes are among the tide of plastic debris washed up on an Australian island say scientists.

Antarctic instability 'is spreading'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:35
Almost a quarter of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is now unstable, according to a new study.

Medieval manuscript code 'unlocked' by Bristol academic

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 01:04
The document stumped Alan Turing and the FBI before being "deciphered" by a research assistant.

Snakebites: Like having my hand smashed by a hammer'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:15
The bites are a "hidden" health crisis causing a death every four minutes, says World Health Organization

Blue Planet II and other times TV changed the world

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 23:53
Bafta called for more environment plot lines on TV, here's a look at how television can raise awareness.

Chang'e-4: Chinese rover 'confirms' Moon crater theory

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 17:43
The Chinese Chang'e-4 rover may have confirmed a longstanding idea about the origin of a vast crater on the Moon's far side.

Wood wide web: Trees' social networks are mapped

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 17:00
Research has shown that beneath every forest and wood there is a complex underground web of roots and fungi, connecting trees and plants to one another.

Antarctic revealed in sharper 3D view

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:52
The European satellite measuring the shape of the White Continent is now working at higher resolution.

Olive tree killer disease still poses risk to Europe

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 09:08
A disease posing a "very serious threat" to the EU's olive industry still poses a real threat to southern European producers, say experts.

Climate change: Bafta calls for more environment plot lines on TV

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:15
New research by Bafta found references to "climate change" lag far behind "beer" or "sex" in UK TV shows.

Meet the Arctic farmer hoping to make his town more sustainable

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 23:17
How is this man growing vegetables in the most northerly major human settlement on Earth.