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Dolphin pod living year-round off coast of England

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 01:50
A pod of 28 bottlenose dolphins is found to be permanently living off the south-west coast of England.

New approach promises early warnings of soggy summers

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 14:17
Researchers develop a new technique to give a more accurate advance forecast for summer weather.

Interstellar object may hold 'alien' water

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:46
The first known interstellar asteroid may hold water from another star system in its interior, according to a study.

Ofcom to investigate BBC climate change interview

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:20
It's the regulator's first investigation since taking over responsibility for BBC standards.

Penguin tourism

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 07:17
Reports of a tourist flight over Antarctica highlight China's growing interest in the poles.

UK plan to tackle plastic waste threat

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 04:06
A four-point plan for tackling plastic waste has been outlined by the Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

Heinz Wolff, Great Egg Race presenter and scientist, dies

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 13:28
The renowned scientist behind BBC Two's The Great Egg Race died on Friday, his family says.

Rocket rumbles give volcanic insights

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 10:41
Scientists install sensors at the Kennedy Space Center that would normally be used to monitor volcanoes.

California fires: Sentinel satellite tracks wildfire smoke plume

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:36
Europe's new Sentinel-5P satellite captures a dramatic image of the smoke billowing away from wildfires.

What's hiding in my dust?

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 06:16
Scientists have found thousands of new species living in household dust.

Sumatran rhino 'hanging on by a thread'

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:33
A genetic study shows the decline of one of the rarest mammals on Earth began during the last Ice Age.

Geminid meteor shower dazzles over northern hemisphere

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:39
If you missed the annual Geminid meteor shower, cameras captured the celestial display over China.

Neonicotinoids at 'chronic levels' in UK rivers, study finds

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:27
Neonicotinoids have increasingly been linked to problems in bee populations.

Star system has record eight exoplanets

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:27
Nasa finds a distant star circled by eight planets, equal to the complement in our own Solar System.

60 million-year-old meteorite impact found on Skye

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:37
Geologists made the discovery while exploring volcanic rocks near Broadford.

Hurricane Harvey rainfall 'weighed 127bn tonnes'

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:57
Scientists established how much rain fell by measuring how much the Earth compressed during the storm.

How Greenland would look without its ice sheet

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:52
Scientists stitch together decades of survey data to reveal a hidden world of mountains and canyons.

Sea reptile fossil gives clues to life in ancient oceans

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:19
A new fossil is shedding light on the marine reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.

Last chance to save the 'panda of the sea' from extinction

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:23
A last-ditch effort to save the world's rarest marine mammal from extinction has been launched.

Warmer Arctic is the 'new normal'

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:50
The reliably frozen Arctic is history, say scientists who warn of an unprecedented rate of warming.