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10 years to save 'world’s most threatened sea turtle'

4 hours 12 min ago
The critically endangered Eastern Pacific leatherback's future looks "dire," say conservationists.

Dr William Frankland, allergy scientist pioneer, dies aged 108

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 10:34
Dr William Frankland, known as "the grandfather of allergy", developed the idea of a pollen count.

Coronavirus will transform UK work and travel, says AA

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 05:20
The motoring organisation predicts a permanent reduction in the demand for travel.

Conifer is top tree in urban sound absorption test

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 00:38
Scientists say trees have a role to play in combating noise pollution in urban environments.

Three human-like species lived side-by-side in ancient Africa

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 18:15
Two million years ago, Africa was home to three human-like species, new discoveries reveal.

UK using 1.2 billion tonnes of material a year

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 16:32
The figure is the equivalent of 18.5 tonnes of material per person and that has increased.

Coronavirus: Expert panel to assess face mask use by public

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 23:28
Experts are set to assess the value of face masks in helping slow the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus forces postponement of COP26 meeting in Glasgow

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 20:41
A key climate conference due in November is delayed over disruption caused by the coronavirus.

Oceans can be successfully restored by 2050, say scientists

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 15:28
Researchers say there are good reasons to be optimistic about the future of our oceans.

'Dinosaurs walked through Antarctic rainforests'

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 15:14
Sediments drilled off the coast of the ice continent reveal a time of great warmth and plant growth.

Coronavirus: Clear nights skies delight photographers

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 11:03
Photographers in England capture amazing star trails, from home or on their daily exercise.

Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:35
Astronomers say they have found the best evidence yet for an elusive class of black hole.

Coronavirus: Potential drug treatment starts UK trials

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:04
A drug that could treat patients with coronavirus is to undergo clinical trials at 15 NHS centres.

Climate change: Warming clips the nightingale's wings

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 01:46
Rising temperatures may be having a profound impact on one of the world's favourite songbirds.

Coronavirus: Are loss of smell and taste key symptoms?

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 00:06
However, experts say a fever and a cough are still the main ones to look out for.

Coronavirus: Lockdown prompts clear fall in UK air pollution

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 18:30
Ground monitoring stations in major British cities detect clear reductions in two major pollutants.

Self-isolation proves a boon to rainfall project

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 14:31
Scientists have been amazed at the public's response to help digitise the UK's old rainfall records.

Coronavirus: Lockdown 'must become the social norm'

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 10:07
"Social pressure from others" will be key in persuading the UK to stay at home, a study suggests.

Thomas Becket: Alpine ice sheds light on medieval murder

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 04:06
Ancient air pollution, trapped in ice, reveals details about life and death in 12th Century Britain.

Machine translates brainwaves into sentences

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 15:20
Scientists have taken a step forward in their ability to decode what a person is saying just by looking at their brainwaves when they speak.