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 2018-09-21 16:49 

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Report slams 'high flying' UN environment chief...

Erik Solheim is criticised for risking the UN's reputation by extensive use of expensive air travel....

 2018-09-21 14:14 

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Gulper eel caught on camera in Hawaii...

A rare gulper eel is caught on camera displaying its huge pouch-like mouth in Hawaii....

 2018-09-20 23:40 

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All the plastic you can and cannot recycle...

England is recycling more plastic than ever - but for this trend to continue, the system needs to change...

 2018-09-20 18:45 

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Earliest animal fossils are identified...

Scientists have identified the earliest known animal in the geological record....

 2018-09-20 14:35 

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The inventor who plans to build a city under the sea...

After spending decades exploring the deep sea, Phil Nuytten plans to build a colony there....

 2018-09-20 14:20 

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Giant pandas can tell a mate from their calls...

Pandas have to be within 20 metres of each other to identify each other's calls in their bamboo forest home....

 2018-09-20 12:11 

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Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers ready for touchdown on asteroid...

Japan's space agency sets dates for its plan to explore the surface of an asteroid with robots....

 2018-09-19 00:04 

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RemoveDebris: UK satellite nets 'space junk'...

A British satellite successfully deploys a net in orbit to demonstrate how to capture space debris....

 2018-09-19 00:03 

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Are wasps the bees knees? Scientists think they should be...

People dislike wasps but love bees despite both species providing similar ecological benefits says a new study....

 2018-09-18 19:55 

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Starvation fears after piglets stolen from London farm...

There are fears for the welfare of 11 tiny piglets stolen from a farm in London....

 2018-09-14 15:59 

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ICESat: Space laser to get unprecedented view of Earth's ice...

The US space agency is due to launch a laser to assess the impact of climate change on the poles....

 2018-09-14 15:58 

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Intensive farming 'least bad option' for food and environment...

Scientists say that high-yield farming may be the best way to meet demand for food while conserving biodiversity....

 2018-09-14 11:04 

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Cities lead the way on curbing carbon emissions...

Twenty-seven leading cities see their greenhouse gas emissions peak and decline over the past five years....

 2018-09-14 00:04 

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Ig Nobel win for kidney stone removing roller-coaster...

It's a scream: Riding on some types of roller-coaster is an effective way of removing kidney stones....

 2018-09-13 16:14 

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'A single piece of plastic' can kill sea turtles, says study...

New study: Ingesting even a single piece of plastic exposes sea turtles to a 20% chance of death....

 2018-09-13 12:18 

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Did Usain Bolt win the space race?...

Retired sprinter Usain Bolt took part in a zero gravity race as part of a champagne promotion....

 2018-09-13 12:11 

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Hen harrier disappears after satellite tag stops working...

Hen harrier Heulwen had flown across Snowdonia when her satellite tag stopped transmitting....

 2018-09-13 10:10 

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Robots ahoy! Mapping Earth's surface...

Most of the planet hasn't yet been mapped properly. Autonomous vehicles are set to change all that....

 2018-09-13 06:45 

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Who killed the largest birds that ever lived?...

Scientists are a step closer to explaining a 10,000-year-old crime mystery on the island of Madagascar....

 2018-09-12 16:00 

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Smarty pants: Robot trousers could keep the elderly mobile...

Artificial muscles could assist mobility as people age....

 2018-09-11 23:49 

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'Nature-based' greenhouse gas removal to limit UK climate change...

Millions of acres of trees and energy crops will be needed to help the UK become carbon neutral by 2050, say scientists...

 2018-09-11 23:48 

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The secret life of fungi: Ten fascinating facts...

The first major assessment of the state of the fungi kingdom says they are vital for life on Earth....

 2018-09-10 23:47 

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How to eat well - and save the planet...

Shifting to a healthier diet can reduce a person's water footprint by as much as 55%, according to a study....

 2018-09-10 23:05 

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Endangered water voles return to Somerset river after 30 years...

The National Trust conservation project aims to boost wildlife on the Holnicote Estate in Exmoor....

 2018-09-10 21:40 

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California governor signs law for clean energy by 2045...

Governor Jerry Brown signs legislation committing California to carbon-free electricity by 2045....

 2018-09-10 19:45 

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'Climate change moving faster than we are,' says UN Secretary General...

Antonio Guterres calls for leadership to break the paralysis on the "defining issue" of our time....

 2018-09-10 14:04 

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'Internet of animals' spreads its wings...

A satellite system that for 30 years has tracked animals will expand to track all manner of objects....

 2018-09-10 11:57 

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New El Nio weather event likely this winter says WMO...

The World Meteorological Organisation says there's a 70% chance of a weak El Nio event by the end of this year....

 2018-09-07 21:42 

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Could Nasa's James Webb Space Telescope detect alien life?...

It's come close to cancellation several times, but could the successor to the Hubble telescope make the greatest ever discovery?...

 2018-09-07 17:54 

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Giant barrier to clear Pacific plastic...

The ambitious project aims to tackle a collection of waste known as the Great Garbage Patch....

 2018-09-07 10:46 

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Whale stranding death toll rises to 58 in Scotland and Ireland...

Investigations are under way to determine why large numbers of whales are dying off Scotland and Ireland....

 2018-09-06 23:11 

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Large-scale wind and solar power 'could green the Sahara'...

Huge installations of wind turbines and solar panels would boost rainfall and vegetation in desert areas....

 2018-09-06 12:26 

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Aeolus: Space laser starts chasing the wind...

The British-built Aeolus satellite begins firing its laser down on Earth to map the planet's winds....

 2018-09-06 10:52 

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'Twitter mining' for ants, spiders and birds...

Scientists show how searching social media messages can reveal useful data on animal behaviour....

 2018-09-05 23:31 

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The plastic smokers leave behind...

An activist hopes to pick up a million cigarette butts from his local beaches to draw attention to the plastic they contain....

 2018-09-05 14:05 

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ISS: Spacecraft hole could be 'deliberate'...

Russian officials now say a hole in a spacecraft docked at the space station was caused by a drill....

 2018-09-05 10:59 

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Monster iceberg's pivot and turn...

A year after breaking away from Antarctica, the world's biggest iceberg is finally on the move....

 2018-09-04 23:12 

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The tree that bleeds... metal?...

Some species of plant have evolved to take up metals like nickel and iron, without being poisoned....

 2018-09-04 15:35 

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New Natural History Museum room honours Mary Anning...

The room has been transformed in honour of pioneering palaeontologist Mary Anning....

 2018-09-04 14:17 

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The life of a shark scientist...

Marine biologist Melissa Marquez shares a dive on the Great Barrier Reef, and tips for swimming with sharks....

 2018-09-03 23:19 

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What really happens to 'recycling' plastic?...

Many Japanese people who recycle their household plastic would be shocked to know where it ends up....

 2018-09-02 12:18 

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Tropical sunfish spotted in Highland waters...

The sunfish, normally found in the tropics, was recorded off Skye and Ardnamurchan last week....

 2018-09-01 23:24 

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The all female anti-poaching unit protecting elephants...

This team of women are protecting elephants in the South African bush from ivory poachers....

 2018-08-31 16:00 

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Golden eagle genome study 'a conservation game changer'...

UK researchers decode the golden eagle genome - the blueprint for the 'king of birds'....

 2018-08-31 00:29 

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Astronauts tackle air leak on International Space Station...

A "micro-fracture" from a possible collision with a rock fragment sets off alerts on the ISS....

 2018-08-30 19:42 

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Pests to eat more crops in warmer world...

Insect crop damage could result in the loss of two loaves out of every 12 by the century's end....

 2018-08-30 12:54 

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Littleport seal with fishing hook in eye found and treated...

The "distressed" seal was pictured with a fishing hook in the edge of its eye on Sunday....

 2018-08-29 17:01 

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Chasing quakes with machine learning...

Scientists have used a neural network to determine the pattern of earthquake aftershocks...

 2018-08-29 16:08 

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Dolphin may be 'speaking' to porpoises...

A dolphin in the Firth of Clyde may be exchanging messages with porpoises....

 2018-08-29 00:03 

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Goats 'drawn to happy human faces'...

Scientists find that goats are drawn to humans with happy facial expressions....

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