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Researchers find 'oldest ever eye' in fossil

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 04:31
The remains of the extinct sea creature include an early form of the eye seen in many of today's animals.

The scientist who paints lost worlds

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 04:03
Dr Julian Hume draws extinct animals with scientific accuracy

Farthest monster black hole found

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:17
Astronomers discover the most distant "supermassive" black hole known to science.

A closer look at '3.67m-year-old' skeleton

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:20
It took 20 years to excavate, clean and put together Little Foot, found in caves north of Johannesburg.

Google's 'superhuman' DeepMind AI claims chess crown

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:55
An algorithm developed by the DeepMind team claims victory against a world-beating AI chess program.

Little Foot skeleton unveiled in South Africa

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:39
One of the oldest and most complete skeletons of our ancestors is unveiled in South Africa.

UN signals 'end' of throwaway plastic

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 05:38
The end of the era of throwaway plastic has been signalled by UN environment ministers meeting in Kenya.

UN commits to stop ocean plastic waste

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 04:53
Nations will resolve to end plastic pollution in our seas, but their agreement has no timetable.

Hinkley Point's Cardiff Bay toxic mud claim 'alarmist'

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 04:26
300,000 tonnes of mud from Hinkley Point C is due to be dumped in the sea off Cardiff Bay.

Pizza night aboard the International Space Station

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 02:44
Crew members aboard the International Space Station are treated to a special meal.

Australia's frog count: App calls on citizen scientists

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 00:25
Scientists hope the public will help them record the sounds of the amphibians via an app.

IUCN Red List: Wild crops listed as threatened

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 23:08
Wild relatives of modern crops deemed crucial for food security are threatened with extinction.

How UK's birds are being affected by a changing climate

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:13
Migratory birds are arriving in the UK earlier each spring and leaving later each autumn, a study shows.

Ocean plastic a 'planetary crisis' - UN

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:10
Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from the ever-increasing tide of plastic waste, the UN's head of oceans has warned.

The 'supermoon' celestial wonder seen across the UK

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 02:54
Skywatchers have enjoyed spectacular views of the Moon appearing larger and brighter in the sky.

What is a 'supermoon'?

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 18:25
Tom Kerrs from the Royal Observatory explains the phenomenon that causes the moon to look larger and brighter.

Schoolgirl invents low-cost lead detecting device

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 16:16
Gitanjali Rao's device uses carbon nanotubes to detect the presence of lead in water.

Chief vet defends support of larger hen cages

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 05:42
On Twitter, Nigel Gibbens says the pens are a "necessary defence" against bird flu.

The other Dodo

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 16:54
In the middle of the 18th Century, a large flightless bird became extinct on an Indian Ocean island.

Gravity signals rapidly show true size of giant quakes

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 09:21
Researchers develop a new speedy approach to estimate the true size of very large earthquakes.