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The man risking his life to save pink dolphins

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:05
Fernando Trujillo works in dangerous areas of the Amazon to save the rare species.

Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:22
Jeanette Epps would have been the first African-American astronaut on the space station crew.

Scapa Flow microplastics levels 'similar to Forth and Clyde'

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:50
Researchers at Heriot-Watt University took more than 100 sediment samples from 13 Orkney beaches.

Hope for threatened 'little tiger cat'

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:25
Habitat fragmentation is a bigger threat to Chile's wildcat than human persecution, say conservationists.

2017 'warmest year without El Niño'

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 07:30
Even with no natural climate boost, last year was the second or third hottest on record.

Crunch question

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 03:30
Insects are often portrayed as a sustainable superfood - and many are delicious.

Mystery deepens over mass die-off of antelopes

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:59
A mass die-off of antelopes in Kazakhstan was triggered by environmental factors, scientists believe.

Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:02
Scientists capture "incredible" images of instructions contained in DNA being read

ICEYE's 'suitcase space radar' returns first image

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:55
Finnish start-up ICEYE releases a "first light" picture from its novel radar satellite.

Moustached monkey is separate species

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 06:34
A monkey from Ethiopia and Sudan with a distinctive "handlebar moustache" has been identified as a distinct species.

UK firm contracts to service satellites

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 05:15
Effective Space says it will launch "space drones" to prolong the life of telecommunications satellites in orbit.

Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:05
Three-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030 to meet climate change targets, ministers are told.

Paris, London

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:38
A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.

Dolphin diet study gives conservation clues

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:06
Wild dolphins burn up to 33,000 calories a day, say researchers - equivalent to about 60 salmon portions.

Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:33
Volcanologists say a "hazardous explosion" could be imminent, as thousands flee the area around Mount Mayon in the Philippines.

Hubble scores unique close-up view of distant galaxy

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:58
The Hubble telescope has scored an unprecedented close-up view of one of the Universe's oldest galaxies.

Jordan urged to end animal mistreatment at Petra site

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:35
Donkeys, horses and camels are beaten and forced to carry tourists in extreme heat, a group says.

Wallaby gives police slip on Sydney Bridge

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:02
The unusual sight of a wallaby bounding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge has surprised early-morning motorists.

Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:00
Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.

Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 04:40
Fuel from the Sanchi has spread over more than 100 sq km and could badly damage marine life.