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Science funding: Will 'picking winners' work?

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 02:09
Why has the government returned to an industrial strategy abandoned in the 1980s?

The animals rescued from war zones

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 18:40
Vet Amir Khalil goes into conflict areas to save the zoo animals left behind.

First cancer 'living drug' gets go-ahead

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:47
US authorities approve a treatment which re-designs a patient's own immune system to attack cancer.

Brazil court blocks Amazon mining decree

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:06
The order prevents the government from exploiting a protected area bigger than Denmark.

Cassini hints at young age for Saturn's rings

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 22:27
New data gathered by the Cassini probe suggests Saturn's icy bands formed relatively recently.

Smelly clue to bird navigation skills

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 07:33
Birds rely on smell to find their bearings when land is out of sight, according to a study.

'Sea dragon' fossil is 'largest on record'

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 03:06
A 200-million-year-old fossil 're-discovered' in a museum is something special, say scientists.

Poisonous progress

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 16:16
The arguments nearly a century ago over the use of leaded petrol.

Rare double waterspout caught on camera

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:48
The sight, off the coast of Florida's Anna Maria Island, was filmed on Thursday afternoon.

What's really the point of wasps?

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:18
A new citizen science survey aims to shed light on that fixture of summertime in the outdoors: the wasp.

Alps melting?

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 04:53
A huge rockfall in Val Bondasca raises questions about how climate change is affecting the Alps.

Alan Titchmarsh hits out at road-widening scheme

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 23:49
Proposals to expand the A3 at a junction with the M25 could mean the loss of 500 trees at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley.

Secret life of the dodo revealed

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 08:53
Hundreds of years after the dodo died out, new facts are emerging about the life history of the bird.

First tanker crosses northern sea route without ice breaker

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 06:04
Rising Arctic temperatures are boosting commercial shipping in the region, worrying environmentalists.

Scientists split over snow leopard status

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 02:26
Scientists are divided on whether snow leopards are still endangered species, a BBC investigation finds.

Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 21:07
The previously-protected area is bigger than Denmark and is thought to be rich in gold.

Will fairy tale Białowieża forest survive Poland’s fight with the EU?

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 17:31
Campaigners in Poland are worried about the future of one of Europe's last primeval forests, as the Polish government defies an EU order to stop logging there.

'Alarmingly high' levels of arsenic in Pakistan's ground water

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:02
Up to 60 million Pakistanis are at risk from the deadly chemical, according to a new water analysis.

Invasive rhododendrons damage woodland environment

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 09:08
New study shows invasive rhododendrons damage woodland environment but are not poisoning the soil

Arctic radar to probe 'space weather'

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 08:24
The UK contributes to a sophisticated new radar to map the Sun's impacts on Earth's high atmosphere.