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Sir David Attenborough polar ship: Here's an inside peek

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 16:18
There's even space for a coffee shop, sauna and gym on the £200m vessel.

America's secret Cold War nuclear test films released

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 13:31
Scientists declassify films showing atmospheric nuclear tests conducted during the Cold War.

Paddleboarders highlight plastic pollution on Mallorca trip

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 06:42
Catherine Friend and Valerie Bisbal are the first people to circumnavigate Mallorca on paddleboards.

Brexit 'could damage UK environment'

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 16:39
MPs demand legislation to ensure the government delivers on post-Brexit air pollution promises

Iceman's last meal was high-fat, high-calorie feast

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 16:39
Mountain goat, red deer, cereal grains and a toxic fern: What our ancestors ate 5,000 years ago.

Source of cosmic 'ghost' particle revealed

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 08:44
Researchers believe a galactic "monster" is a source of cosmic neutrinos detected on Earth.

Swarms of moon jellyfish like 'oil slick' off Ceredigion coast

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 06:42
Dolphin spotters on a boat trip were surrounded by thousands of jellyfish near New Quay harbour.

Major sewage pollution incidents increase

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 05:25
Rivers overall are getting cleaner, but water firms still need to do better, the Environment Agency says.

Killing rats could save coral reefs

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 17:00
Threatened reefs can be protected by eradicating destructive rats on tropical islands, scientists say.

Survey: Half of young people want electric cars

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:58
Young drivers increasingly want to buy electric cars - but myths are still deterring older drivers, survey shows.

Using roads to make power and toilet paper

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:43
Can we use roads to generate power, make toilet paper and help increase the bee population?

Earliest evidence of humans outside Africa

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 15:31
Scientists say they've probably found the earliest evidence of a human presence outside Africa.

Sir David Attenborough: Getting UK polar ship ready for big day

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 09:30
Watch the 10,000-tonne hull of Britain's new polar ship being moved into position for launch.

Turn the clock back

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 07:46
Travelling in time might sound like fantasy, but some physicists think it might really be possible.

Heatwave uncovers submerged history

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 01:03
Weeks of dry weather cause water levels at Spelga Dam to drop, exposing a hidden history.

Ancient bones reveal forgotten history of whales

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 23:52
Old whale bones suggest the origins of whale hunting may go back to the days of the Roman Empire.

On board the flying lab testing UK wildfire smoke

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 16:03
Victoria Gill joins scientists trying to find out how wildfires affect the air we breathe.

Israeli space probe to land on Moon in 2019

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 06:02
It will be the first privately-funded space probe to land on the lunar surface.

'Sir David Attenborough' ready for big splash

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 05:27
The UK's new £200m polar research ship is on the slipway ready to go in the River Mersey.

Fossil of 'first giant' dinosaur discovered in Argentina

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 16:36
Discovery of "first giant" shows how and when dinosaurs grew to such massive proportions.