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Ancient sea reptile was one of the largest animals ever

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 00:50
Sea reptiles the size of blue whales swam off the English coast 200 million years ago, fossils show.

More than half your body is not human

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 17:36
Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count, while the rest are microscopic colonists.

Antarctic expedition hopes for Ernest Shackleton bonus

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 16:12
A scientific cruise next year will look for Ernest Shackleton's famous lost ship given the opportunity.

Mission to Antarctica's Larsen ice shelves

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 16:11
An international expedition next year will try to reach the site of a major new iceberg.

Tasmanian devil cancers targeted by human drugs

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:02
Cambridge University researchers find human cancer drugs could halt the extinction of the marsupial.

Finger bone points to early human exodus

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 08:47
A fossil find from Saudi Arabia adds to growing evidence that modern humans left Africa earlier than supposed.

Big increase in Antarctic snowfall

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 06:40
The annual extra now compared with the early 1800s has a water volume twice that of the Dead Sea.

Belgrade's 'tiny head' Gagarin statue causes dismay

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 06:36
Serbian social media users mock city's tribute to the first man in space.

100 years of chemical weapons

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 05:35
From chlorine to novichok, Hamish de Bretton-Gordon takes us through the history of chemical weapons.

BBC climate change interview breached broadcasting standards

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 05:29
The media watchdog says the ex-chancellor was "not sufficiently challenged" during a radio interview.

Hunting mystery giant lightning from space

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 16:18
Space station mission takes storm chasing to new heights

Virgin Galactic spaceship completes test flight

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 09:31
The supersonic test flight of its SpaceShipTwo rocket ship was the first since a crash in 2014.

The pest controller of Kandahar

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 20:33
It's not just spiders, scorpions and snakes for the man in charge of pest control at Kandahar air base.

Plastic bag litter falls in UK seas

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 07:17
A study of litter in UK seas shows the number of plastic bags has fallen, amid a rise in other types of plastic rubbish.

Space muscles study to use tiny worms

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 03:50
The worms are being used because they have a similar muscle structure to humans.

Trash Robot cleans up Chicago River's rubbish

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:24
The robot connects to the internet so web users can control it and donate to pay maintenance costs.

Russians protest over 'toxic' landfill near Moscow

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:01
The Russian capital has no recycling programme and its expanding rubbish landfills are causing health problems.

Using astronomy to save a species

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:25
Scientists have been developing a technique to count animals that is usually used to map stars.

Dozen black holes found at galactic centre

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:40
A dozen black holes may lie at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way, researchers say.

Births of endangered Suffolk punch foals celebrated

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 09:37
Two Suffolk punch horses are being put forward for a charity's breeding programme.