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Saving big cats

11 hours 13 min ago
Amy Dickman has had some close shaves with big cats and humans while working with cheetahs and lions.

Africa agriculture pioneer wins 2017 World Food Prize

11 hours 14 min ago
African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina wins the prestigious World Food Prize for his work to boost yields and farm incomes.

Chimps' strength secrets explained

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:54
The greater strength of chimpanzees, relative to humans, may have been explained by American scientists.

What happens when you're sleep deprived?

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:27
A new study is looking at the impact of sleep on your brain power.

SpaceX completes launch and landing double bill

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:30
The US rocket company makes two launches in just over 24 hours.

Pandas in Berlin: Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in new home

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:11
Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in Germany from China ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Yellowstone grizzly: Endangered or not?

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:11
The Yellowstone grizzlies are about to be taken off the endangered species list - after they were first added more than 40 years ago.

Splish splashing spinning gorilla

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:13
Zola has been cooling off in his favourite blue swimming pool at Dallas Zoo.

Watched chimps change their hunting habits

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:42
Wild chimpanzees have changed their hunting strategies in response to being watched and followed by scientists, observations suggest.

How the presence of humans can affect chimp hunting habits

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:12
Two chimp 'tribes' have developed different hunting habits in response to human presence.

Future of energy on show in Kazakhstan

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:55
Kazakhstan's Expo 2017 provides a taste of what could be the future of greener and renewable energy.

Indian teen celebrates as Nasa sends satellite to space

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:59
The tiny satellite was designed by Rifath Sharrook, 18, and manufactured using a 3-D printer.

Whale body size warning for species collapses

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:29
The shrinking size of whales over the 20th Century could help scientists detect when wildlife populations are in trouble, a study suggests.

German-UK team maintains Galileo success

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:21
OHB and SSTL will make the next eight, possibly even the next 14, satellites for Europe's GPS.

Koalas 'facing extinction' in some Australian states

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:20
The conservation group WWF is warning that koalas could be wiped out in some Australian states amid deforestation and increasing attacks by livestock.

India genome plan could boost healthcare

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:53
Could an effort to gather genetic data from its population of one billion people help India take the lead in advanced healthcare?

Race to the bottom

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:00
The obscure and difficult to reach tracts of the seabed being claimed in the hope they contain mineral riches.

Queen's Speech: Plan aims to secure space sector

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 14:09
A government plan to protect the UK's £13.7bn space industry has been laid out in the Queen's Speech.

Why suitcases rock and fall over - puzzle solved

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 00:34
Scientists crack the problem of why two-wheeled suitcases can rock from side-to-side and turn over.