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SpaceX completes launch and landing double bill

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 02:30
The US rocket company makes two launches in just over 24 hours.

Pandas in Berlin: Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in new home

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:11
Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in Germany from China ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Yellowstone grizzly: Endangered or not?

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:11
The Yellowstone grizzlies are about to be taken off the endangered species list - after they were first added more than 40 years ago.

Splish splashing spinning gorilla

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 02:13
Zola has been cooling off in his favourite blue swimming pool at Dallas Zoo.

Watched chimps change their hunting habits

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 18:42
Wild chimpanzees have changed their hunting strategies in response to being watched and followed by scientists, observations suggest.

How the presence of humans can affect chimp hunting habits

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 18:12
Two chimp 'tribes' have developed different hunting habits in response to human presence.

Future of energy on show in Kazakhstan

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:55
Kazakhstan's Expo 2017 provides a taste of what could be the future of greener and renewable energy.

Indian teen celebrates as Nasa sends satellite to space

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:59
The tiny satellite was designed by Rifath Sharrook, 18, and manufactured using a 3-D printer.

Whale body size warning for species collapses

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:29
The shrinking size of whales over the 20th Century could help scientists detect when wildlife populations are in trouble, a study suggests.

German-UK team maintains Galileo success

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:21
OHB and SSTL will make the next eight, possibly even the next 14, satellites for Europe's GPS.

Koalas 'facing extinction' in some Australian states

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 03:20
The conservation group WWF is warning that koalas could be wiped out in some Australian states amid deforestation and increasing attacks by livestock.

DNA data

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 16:53
Could an effort to gather genetic data from its population of one billion people help India take the lead in advanced healthcare?

Race to the bottom

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 15:00
The obscure and difficult to reach tracts of the seabed being claimed in the hope they contain mineral riches.

Queen's Speech: Plan aims to secure space sector

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 07:09
A government plan to protect the UK's £13.7bn space industry has been laid out in the Queen's Speech.

Why suitcases rock and fall over - puzzle solved

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:34
Scientists crack the problem of why two-wheeled suitcases can rock from side-to-side and turn over.

Hawking urges Moon landing to 'elevate humanity'

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 08:04
Prof Stephen Hawking has called for leading nations to send astronauts to the Moon by the end of this decade.

Europe selects grand gravity mission

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 07:55
After decades in the planning, a space mission to detect gravitational waves finally gets the go-ahead.

Dino domination

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:59
A million-year-long period of volcanic activity led to the rise of the dinosaurs, a study suggests.

How cats conquered the ancient world

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 08:03
The domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice - in the Near East and then Egypt.

Brexit 'will enhance' UK wildlife laws - Gove

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 06:58
Any Brexit changes to the UK's wildlife laws will increase - not reduce - environmental protection, Michael Gove has pledged.