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China claims breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 02:27
The vast reserves of methane hydrates under the bottom of the sea could be key to future energy needs.

2017 Whitley Gold Award winner: 'Fish loved me but people didn't'

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 02:03
Zafer Kizilkaya's work saved a Turkish community. His fish conservation model's now widely adopted.

Trump 'can't escape climate change' impacts says Fiji PM

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 08:17
Whether or not the US is involved in global talks, the US will also feel the impacts of climate change.

Nasa seeks experiment ideas for Europa lander

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 07:58
Nasa is seeking the best ideas for experiments to fly on a mission that will land on Jupiter's moon Europa.

Would you drive a car made from plants?

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 21:35
Students in the Netherlands have come up with this novel design.

Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 18:50
Almost 2,000 plants new to science have been identified in the past year, but many are at risk.

Recycling nightmares - but can packaging be improved?

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 16:55
Much of the packaging we put in the recycling bin ends up in landfills, but a design competition backed by Prince Charles is aiming to tackle the issue.

Florida man tries to kiss rattlesnake; gets bitten

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 14:50
"One boy said: I'm going to kiss it in the mouth," the snake's owner said.

Paris climate deal is 'lifeline' for world's poorest countries

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:39
The countries most vulnerable to climate change say the rapid implementation of the accord is key to their survival.

A creepy solution

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 05:17
What are the options for tackling antibiotic resistance?

Rare 'lefty' snail left on the shelf

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 00:04
Rare left coiled snail, Jeremy, has been rejected by potential mates and is now stuck in a love triangle.

Cities need 'hedges as well as trees' for environment

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 16:06
Scientists suggest smaller plants are better at absorbing air pollution around tall buildings.

Snail's DNA secrets unlocked in fight against river disease

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:18
Scientists have decoded the genome of a snail involved in the spread of a deadly parasitic disease.

Google DeepMind patient app legality questioned

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 03:58
A leaked letter throws doubt on the legal basis for sharing 1.6 million patient records with DeepMind.

Remote island has 'world's worst' plastic rubbish density

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 00:54
The uninhabited Pacific island is littered with 37.7 million pieces of plastic debris, scientists say.

Sesame project opens in Jordan

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 19:08
Meet the scientist behind one of the biggest science projects in the Middle East.

Turning goats into water: A solution for the desert

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 18:06
How an entrepreneur is bringing water to the deserts of Pakistan by using goats as currency.

Rare Mexican porpoise faces 'imminent extinction'

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 18:01
A fishing ban extension is said to be the best hope for the world's most endangered marine species.

Inmarsat rides SpaceX Falcon into orbit

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 16:57
The London-based satellite operator puts up a fourth spacecraft in its global broadband network.

Swansea uni studies Wales' waves and tides with 30m tank

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:04
Swansea University researchers are using the models to understand how best to use tidal power.