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Seal colony in Norfolk expects more than 2,700 pups

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 02:17
England's largest grey seal colony, in Norfolk, could see record numbers this pupping season.

From burping cows and food miles to greenhouse gasses

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 20:44
Why gases produced by livestock, along with the carbon footprint of many of the foods we eat, are a major factor in global warming.

UK's first carbon capture and storage project 'operational by mid 2020s'

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 17:02
Ministers give a timeline for the UK's first carbon capture and storage project, as research funding is announced.

Climate change: CO2 emissions rising for first time in four years

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 08:06
Global efforts to tackle climate are off track says the UN, as it sees a rise in CO2 after years of decline.

'Siberian unicorn' walked Earth with humans

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 05:49
A giant rhino that may have been the origin of the unicorn myth survived until about 35,000 years ago.

Strong chance of a new El Niño forming by early 2019

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 03:59
The World Meteorological Organization says there's a 75-80% chance of the weather phenomenon forming by next February.

Mars: Nasa lands InSight robot to study planet's interior

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 20:22
The US space agency's robot is the first mission aiming to study the Red Planet's deep interior.

Nasa Mission: InSight successfully lands on Mars

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 18:01
The probe has already taken its first picture from the surface of the red planet.

Trump on climate change report: 'I don't believe it'

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 14:06
Government scientists warn that unchecked global warming will wreak havoc on the US economy.

Mars InSight: The moment of touchdown

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 13:20
The touchdown confirmation came through shortly after 19:50 GMT.

New £50 note scientist nominations released

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 08:53
The list of suggested scientists who might appear on the new £50 note includes Stephen Hawking and Ada Lovelace.

Climate change: UK summers could be over 5C warmer by 2070

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 06:07
Summers as hot as 2018 could be the new normal for the UK by 2050, according to a Met Office study.

Huge sandstorm hits Chinese city of Zhangye

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 04:30
Strong winds and a towering ‘sand wall’ of almost 100 metres hit the city of Zhangye.

Mars InSight: Inside Nasa's mission control

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 00:57
As Nasa prepares to land on Mars, Victoria Gill has been to the centre of operations and found out about an unusual tradition.

Nasa's Mars InSight mission heads for '7 minutes of terror'

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 23:34
The InSight mission is about to make the hair-raising descent to the surface of the Red Planet.

Whale stranding in New Zealand leaves 145 dead

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 22:57
It's not clear why the two pods washed up on the Stewart Island but officials say they couldn't be saved.

'Virtual safari': Wildlife photos from around the world

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 17:31
A new exhibition highlights the work of the 2018 Nature’s Best Photography award winners.

Tossing dead salmon is good for plants

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 08:30
Tossing the carcasses of dead salmon on to a river bank over two decades has boosted tree growth, a study finds.

InSight Diary: The silence of space

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 17:11
Nasa's latest probe is carrying super-sensitive UK seismometers to the Red Planet.

Nasa Mars InSight lander mission to teach us more about Earth

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 17:06
Nasa's Mars InSight lander is due to arrive on the Red Planet's surface on Monday night. It will study the planet's interior so we can learn more about how it formed.