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Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

5 hours 26 min ago
The endangered animal died in Italy during an attempt to fit him with a collar to track movements.

The best and worst space films, according to Nasa

5 hours 35 min ago
The best and worst space films, according to Nasa

UK weather: Why this isn't a heatwave... yet

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:08
People across the UK have been enjoying unusually warm weather, but when can we call it a heatwave?

Scientists discover mechanism behind motor neurone disease

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:48
An international team found that a protein causes brain cells to die when it is stuck in the jelly phase.

ExoMars: Getting ready to drive on the Red Planet

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:03
Engineers finish assembly of the test model for Europe's ExoMars rover mission.

National Trust needs to be 'radical'

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:27
The new director-general of the National Trust says the charity needs to reach out to people in urban areas.

Stella McCartney: Fashion is swamping our planet

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:34
Designer Stella McCartney says fashion is a medieval industry, which produces a huge amount of waste.

Oxford Dodo was shot in head, scans find

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:52
The world-famous specimen is the world's best-preserved example of the extinct bird.

Closing gender gap in physics 'will take generations'

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:40
The gender gap in science subjects like physics is likely to persist for hundreds of years, study suggests.

Bajau people 'evolved bigger spleens' for free-diving

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:49
In an example of human natural selection, Asia's Bajau people have evolved bigger spleens for diving.

Poison project

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:00
Scientist Vladimir Uglev has no doubt the agent that poisoned the Skripals was made in Russia.

Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:51
Plan for a ban in England is announced as Commonwealth leaders are urged to tackle plastic waste.

Nasa's Tess: Planet-hunting satellite lifts off

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:42
Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) searches for new planets.

Planet-hunter launches from Florida

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:22
The US space agency's Tess satellite lifts off on a mission to find thousands of new worlds.

100 Women: 'Record number' of Nepalese women climbing Everest this season

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:55
A record number of Nepalese women are climbing Mount Everest this spring season, officials tell the BBC.

Last of the wild asses back from the brink

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:50
Wild equines are being reintroduced to the grasslands of Kazakhstan where they once roamed in large numbers.

Heatwaves 'cook' Great Barrier Reef corals

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:12
Recurring spells of ocean warming impact the diversity of coral reef communities.

Keeping livers 'alive' boosts transplant success, trial finds

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:59
The alternative to ice involves pumping livers with blood, nutrients and medicines while in a machine.

Chemical attack

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:22
Experts describe the challenges facing those investigating an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

Meteorite diamonds 'came from lost planet'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:34
The space rock that exploded in 2008 seems to have come from the early Solar System.