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Jupiter Great Red Spot has deep roots

4 hours 27 min ago
Nasa's Juno probe begins to unlock the workings of the mighty storm that has raged on Jupiter for over 150 years.

Interstellar asteroid checked for alien technology

4 hours 57 min ago
A project searching for life in the cosmos will scan the first interstellar asteroid for signs of alien technology.

Dracula ticks in amber tell ancient blood-sucking tale

5 hours 28 min ago
Feathered dinosaurs were covered in ticks just like modern animals, according to fossil evidence.

Climate change: Trump will bring US back into Paris deal - Macron

11 hours 13 min ago
But the French leader says he will not agree to a demand that America's terms should be negotiated.

Golden eagle migration out of sync with climate change

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:56
Adult golden eagles are unable to shift the timing of their migration, a North American study shows

'Worrying alarm call' for world's birds on brink of extinction

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:09
Seabirds such as the kittiwake are being pushed to the brink of extinction, say conservationists.

Pacific 'baby island' is natural lab to study Mars

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 18:12
A newly emerged volcanic island will help trace the Red Planet's water history and the search for life.

US flood risk 'severely underestimated'

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 18:04
More than three times as many Americans are at risk of having their homes flooded than federal maps show.

The world's youngest island

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:04
Scientists think Hunga Tunga Hunga Ha'apai might hold clues on where to look for life on Mars.

Irish DNA map reveals history's imprint

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:01
Scientists have unveiled a detailed genetic map of Ireland, revealing subtle DNA differences that may reflect historic events.

Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:34
Scientists say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years.

Mt Hope installed as 'UK's highest peak'

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 00:42
Scientists re-measure the tallest mountains in the Antarctic territory claimed by Britain.

Australian town driven batty by flying foxes

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 11:55
Residents of an Australian town are being overwhelmed by thousands of flying foxes.

Botanical exploits: How British plant hunters served science

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 00:37
Collecting in the clouds: Remembering the British plant-hunters who diced with death to discover plants

Plastic planet

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 00:09
More and more waste plastic is ending up in our oceans. How big is the problem and why is plastic such a threat?

The 'Godfather of Coral' who's still diving at 72

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 00:16
Charlie Veron's been diving for 50 years and has discovered more than 20% of the world's coral species

Narwhal escape: Whales freeze and flee when frightened

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 20:08
Narwhals show a "costly" response to threats, raising concerns over how they will respond to increased human contact.

US firm picks UK for weather satellites

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:36
Orbital Micro Systems' demonstration weather satellite should pave the way for a network in the sky.

Researchers find 'oldest ever eye' in fossil

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:31
The remains of the extinct sea creature include an early form of the eye seen in many of today's animals.

Farthest monster black hole found

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:17
Astronomers discover the most distant "supermassive" black hole known to science.