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Palm oil: One woman's fight to save 'the last place on Earth'

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 00:05
Farwiza Farhan on efforts to protect the forests where orangutan, rhinos, elephants and tigers co-exist.

Kilogram gets a new definition

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:17
Scientists take the massive decision to change the definition of the kilogram.

Dr persistence

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 01:00
Sophia Jex-Blake was a pioneer of women's education on her way to be Scotland's first female doctor.

'Miniature suns'

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 00:07
Is much-heralded nuclear fusion finally ready to fulfil its promise of abundant energy for all?

Climate change: Report says 'cut lamb and beef'

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:44
The number of sheep and cattle in the UK should be reduced to help combat climate change, a report says.

Climate change: Worries over CO2 emissions from intensifying wildfires

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:18
Rising numbers of extreme wildfires could result in a significant increase in CO₂ emissions, scientists have warned.

Greenland ice sheet hides huge 'impact crater'

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 20:35
Scientists find evidence that an iron asteroid slammed into the Earth deep inside the Arctic Circle.

Exoplanet discovered around neighbouring star

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 18:01
Astronomers have discovered a planet around one of the closest stars to our Sun.

'Conservation successes' bring hope for mountain gorilla

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:12
Mountain gorilla: Conservation efforts appear to be paying off for large, charismatic animals.

South Pole: Rock 'hotspot' causes ice sheet to sag

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:31
A large area of warm rock is melting the base of the Antarctic Ice Sheet at the South Pole.

Living laboratories

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 01:33
This living laboratory could hold the key to controlling malaria and other conditions.

Climate change: Heatwaves 'halve' male insect fertility

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:00
A study of beetles could explain global decline in insects - and how heat can damage male fertility.

No 'flushable' wet wipes tested so far pass water industry tests

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:06
They say wet wipes don't break down and so cause sewage blockages which cost millions to put right.

Badger culling has 'modest' effect in cutting cattle TB

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 01:12
An independent scientific review says badger culling can have a modest effect in reducing cattle TB.

Can listening to bees help save them - and us?

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:42
Scientists hope artificial intelligence will gives us more insights into bee health and behaviour.

Mystery monkey: history of unique Xenothrix fossil revealed

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 20:03
A now-extinct monkey from Jamaica had South American roots, according to new DNA evidence.

Climate change protests leads to '22 arrests' over blockade

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 18:34
The chained-together demonstrators are blockading the government energy department in London.

Badger cull: Vets accuse ministers of 'barefaced lies'

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 13:01
Campaigners accuse the government of telling "bare faced lies" about the effectiveness of badger culls.