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Climate change petition: Oxford students campaign for better teaching on subject

2 hours 23 min ago
Four school pupils are petitioning for the subject to be taken more seriously in schools.

Nasa's first all-female spacewalk scrapped over spacesuit sizes

4 hours 52 min ago
Plans for two women astronauts to make history are scrapped for lack of a second space suit.

The ex-poachers saving big cats in Russia

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 00:20
In Sailugemsky National Park, snow leopards have found an unlikely ally - ex-poachers

Is China's fishing fleet taking all of West Africa's fish?

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 22:09
The BBC investigates illegal and unsustainable fishing off the west coast of Africa to find out how one of the most fertile ecosystems on earth has been pushed to the brink.

'Mission Jurassic' dinosaur hunt to get under way

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 15:01
British scientists are about to participate in one of their biggest dinosaur hunts in decades.

Tim Peake joins Scout Association to launch a new science badge for scouts.

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 01:08
Tim Peake says the new science badge for scouts will help highlight different career opportunities for the youth.

Huge fossil discovery made in China's Hubei province

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 08:39
The fossils found on a river bed in eastern China are estimated to be about 518 million years old.

Mongolia: A toxic warning to the world

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 00:01
Cities around the world are grappling with air pollution but the small capital of Mongolia is suffering from some of the worst.

Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 16:35
The number of planets detected around other stars - or exoplanets - is set to hit the 4,000 mark.

Smuggled orangutan seized at Bali airport

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 10:59
A Russian is arrested on suspicion of trying to take it back home to keep as a pet.

Climate change: Unlocking the secrets of glacial microbes

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 00:14
Surviving in the Arctic's freezing environment has helped glacial microbes develop special powers.

Sir David Attenborough to present climate change documentary

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 22:00
The broadcaster's film will explore potential threats to our planet and the possible solutions.

Planet Venus: Hopes rise of new mission to the hothouse world

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 17:45
New science is ending the longstanding perception that Venus is a dead planet.

Cyclone Idai: How the storm tore into southern Africa

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:15
Parts of southern Africa have been left devastated after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, destroying towns and villages in its path.

Dead whale 'had 40kg of plastic in its stomach'

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:15
The Cuvier's beaked whale was found in the Philippines, filled with 16 rice sacks and multiple shopping bags.

Planet Jupiter: Spectacular picture of Jupiter's storms

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 10:21
Three images of Jupiter are combined to make a striking new image of the planet and its famous spot.

Night parrot finding in Australia not backed up by evidence

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 08:23
Conservationists retract their findings, after evidence for the bird's discovery is disputed.

Green challenge

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:20
A student house is challenged to live in a more environmentally-friendly way. How did they get on?

'Baby Grady' gives fertility hope to boys with cancer

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 00:52
A new approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment - thanks to a baby monkey.

IVF ethics pioneer Mary Warnock dies

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 16:53
The philosopher Baroness Mary Warnock has died at the age of 94.