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'Paradise island' hosts untold botanical treasures
The first checklist of plants found on the tropical island of New Guinea reveals incredible plant diversity.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 08:43

Beaver families win legal 'right to remain'
Fifteen beaver families have been given a permanent home on the River Otter in East Devon.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 06:27

City growth favours animals 'more likely to carry disease'
Turning wild spaces into farmland or cities creates opportunities for diseases to cross into humans.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2020 18:11

SpaceX: Musk's 'Mars ship' prototype aces 150m test flight
A prototype of the engine for SpaceX's next-generation Starship vehicle has made a 150m test "hop".
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2020 15:29

Beirut explosion: What is ammonium nitrate and how dangerous is it?
A huge store of ammonium nitrate has been blamed for a deadly explosion in Beirut, but what is the chemical.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2020 13:16

Climate change: Satellites find new colonies of Emperor penguins
A search from space discovers new colonies of the Antarctic bird that has an uncertain future.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2020 02:26

Don't demolish old buildings, urge architects
Knocking down defunct structures sends a wrecking ball through carbon targets, architects say.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2020 01:52

Is noise pollution killing whales and dolphins?
Dr Maria Morell studies their ears to discover if hearing damage led to their death.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2020 01:05

SpaceX: Nasa crew describe rumbles and jolts of return to Earth
Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley describe returning to Earth from the ISS in SpaceX's vehicle.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2020 00:59

James Lovelock: Gaia theory creator on coronavirus and turning 101
British scientist James Lovelock says population growth means something like the virus is "almost inevitable".
news.bbc.co.uk | 04-Aug-2020 02:10

Katie Mack: 'Knowing how the universe will end is freeing'
Astrophysicist Katie Mack has been researching The End of Everything.
news.bbc.co.uk | 04-Aug-2020 01:08

Other mammals lose out in panda conservation drive
Several carnivorous animals have almost disappeared from areas set up to protect giant pandas.
news.bbc.co.uk | 03-Aug-2020 18:54

Coronavirus: Sewage testing for Covid-19 begins in England
Samples will be checked for signs of the virus, to get early warnings of spikes in infection levels.
bbc.co.uk | 03-Aug-2020 12:21

Whale shark 'crushes' tourist in Australia
The woman is in a "serious but stable condition" after being hit by the whale during a group swim.
news.bbc.co.uk | 03-Aug-2020 10:59

Ban ads for polluting large cars, report says
A new campaign says the government should ban adverts for large cars like sports utility vehicles.
news.bbc.co.uk | 03-Aug-2020 01:16

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Women survivors of the atomic bombs
August marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
news.bbc.co.uk | 02-Aug-2020 23:44

Nasa SpaceX crew return: Astronauts set for ocean splashdown
Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken's SpaceX capsule will make the first crewed US water landing in 45 years.
news.bbc.co.uk | 02-Aug-2020 10:35

Amazon region: Brazil records big increase in fires
Images from space show there were nearly 7,000 in July - a rise of 28% on the same period last year.
news.bbc.co.uk | 02-Aug-2020 05:51

Coronavirus doctor's diary: How gardening could help in the fight against obesity
In Bradford, community schemes offer a novel approach to promoting healthy lifestyles.
news.bbc.co.uk | 02-Aug-2020 02:18

An underwater webcam in the port of Miami has become a lockdown sensation.
An underwater webcam in the port of Miami has become a lockdown sensation thanks to its tailless star 'Oval'.
news.bbc.co.uk | 02-Aug-2020 01:01

Phyllis Omido: The woman who won $12m fighting lead battery poisoners
Kenyan activist Phyllis Omido has been ignored, harassed and arrested, but she never gave up.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Aug-2020 02:33

European Sentinel satellites to map global CO2 emissions
German manufacturer OHB-System signs a €445m contract to build a greenhouse gas monitoring system.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Jul-2020 16:51

Spot robot turns 'Fluffy' in new factory floor job
BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at the best of the week's technology stories.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Jul-2020 11:25

Climate change 'driving UK's extreme weather'
Last year was remarkable for high temperatures and severe swings, according to the Met Office.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Jul-2020 02:10

Covid-19: Why Hong Kong's 'third wave' is a warning
Until recently, the city was seen as a poster child in its handling of the pandemic. What went wrong?
bbc.co.uk | 31-Jul-2020 01:28

How many Mars missions have been successful?
Getting to the Red Planet is challenging, and so it working out how many have failed.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Jul-2020 11:07

Killer of Rafiki, Uganda's rare silverback mountain gorilla, jailed
The Ugandan hunter said that he had killed the animal in self defence when he was attacked.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Jul-2020 11:06

Extinction: Quarter of UK mammals 'under threat'
Review of UK mammals finds that a quarter of native species are at "imminent threat of extinction".
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Jul-2020 03:25

Nile dam row: Egypt fumes as Ethiopia celebrates
Concerns grow as Nile River nations fail to reach a deal on how to share the vital waters.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Jul-2020 01:34

Nasa Mars 2020: First aircraft to fly on another planet
Ingenuity is a 1.8kg (4lb) helicopter that will ride to Mars inside Nasa's Perseverance rover.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Jul-2020 01:11

Mystery of origin of Stonehenge megaliths solved
Archaeologists have pinpointed the source of the stones to an area 15 miles north of the site.
bbc.co.uk | 29-Jul-2020 20:03

Nasa Mars rover: Perseverance robot poised for launch
The one-tonne vehicle will search for signs of Martian life and prepare rocks to send home to Earth.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Jul-2020 18:44

Covid-19: Infectious coronaviruses 'circulating in bats for decades'
Research suggests a close ancestor of the coronavirus emerged in bats between 40 and 70 years ago.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Jul-2020 17:51

Airbus to build 'first interplanetary cargo ship'
The European aerospace company will make a huge satellite to bring Mars rocks back to Earth.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Jul-2020 10:38

Climate change: Coastal erosion 'to threaten more Australian homes'
See the damage done by waves – and the problem will only get worse with climate change, experts say.
bbc.co.uk | 29-Jul-2020 04:11

Princess Anne: Fly-tipping 'a major irritation'
The Princess Royal is the guest editor of Country Life magazine this week, to mark her 70th birthday.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Jul-2020 03:31

Ecuador on alert over huge Chinese fishing fleet off Galapagos Islands
Ecuador is on alert due to the appearance of a fleet of fishing vessels off the Galapagos Islands.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Jul-2020 02:52

'Once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity for more sustainable food
An independent review of the UK's food policy calls for a new green revolution.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Jul-2020 02:10

Bringing Mars back to Earth
An audacious mission to bring rock samples from Mars back to Earth is about to begin - find out more with our illustrated guide
bbc.co.uk | 29-Jul-2020 01:46

Deadpool fly among new Australian 'super power' species creating a buzz
A villain with the markings of the Marvel character is among 164 new species discovered in Australia.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jul-2020 22:02

Scientists revive 100 million-year-old microbes from the sea
The organisms had been in a dormant state in the seabed in the South Pacific since the age of dinosaurs.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jul-2020 21:51

Virgin Galactic set for last key rocket test flights
Sir Richard Branson's tourist spaceplane company updates on progress, unveiling a cabin design.
bbc.co.uk | 28-Jul-2020 19:05

Iter: World's largest nuclear fusion project begins assembly
The world's biggest nuclear fusion project has entered its five-year assembly phase.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jul-2020 18:16

Tahlequah: Killer whale who carried dead calf for days is pregnant
Tahlequah captured the world's attention when spotted carrying her dead calf for 17 days.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jul-2020 12:52

Kelp found off Scotland dates back 16,000 years to last ice age
Experts from Heriot-Watt University's Orkney campus analysed the genetic composition of oarweed from 14 areas.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jul-2020 01:27

'Fix your bike' vouchers launch, as doctors to prescribe bikes on NHS
The prime minister says GPs in areas with poor health will be encouraged to prescribe cycling.
bbc.co.uk | 27-Jul-2020 23:32

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