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Iguana chase wins Bafta for Planet Earth II

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 04:41
The iguana chase won Planet Earth II the Bafta for Must-See Moment.

Dinosaur asteroid hit 'worst possible place'

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 04:10
How different Earth's history might have been if the space rock had struck a different location.

Killer whales swim past Orkney fishing boat

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 03:28
A pod of orcas make several close passes of a fishing boat off the coast of Orkney.

Could these mini reactors replicate the power of the Sun?

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:09
Tokamak Energy thinks its mini fusion generators will allow the company to test ideas faster than their competitors.

Lack of dust makes China's air pollution much worse

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 08:47
New research suggests that less dust means more dirty air in major Chinese population centres.

Why does Belgium shine so brightly?

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 08:39
Tens of thousands of people marvel over shots of brightly lit Belgium taken from space.

Safeguarding Islam's ancient past

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 03:19
A recent conference in Bahrain brought together experts in Islamic archaeology to discuss the lessons of the past and how to safeguard Muslim heritage for future generations.

Arctic summit: Trump to make 'right decision for the US' on climate

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 17:44
President Trump will make "the right decision for the US" as he reviews the climate change policy.

Helicopter crew's shark warning to paddle-boarders

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 16:06
A sheriff's helicopter crew warns paddle-boarders they are swimming with sharks off the California coast.

Lions face same threats as extinct Ice Age cats - study

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 08:17
Two big cats including the African lion are most at risk from extinction due to loss of prey, say scientists.

Chomsky: Republicans 'dangerous' on climate

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 17:01
Noam Chomsky argues the Republican Party is the most dangerous organisation in human history.

UN examines fossil fuel influence in climate talks process

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 04:24
Campaigners say there should be greater scrutiny of industry bodies that are involved in UN climate talks.

'Fake females' to aid rare moth work in Cairngorms

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 02:22
Male Kentish glory moths are to be counted with the aid of bits of rubber coated in the scent of female moths.

Identity of famous baby dinosaur fossil revealed

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 20:33
The fossil of a hatchling dinosaur dubbed Baby Louie is recognised as a new species of feathered dinosaur.

Baby brain scans reveal trillions of neural connections

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 19:51
Scientists release groundbreaking medical scans that reveal how the human brain develops.

Buddha's birthplace faces serious air pollution threat

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 17:22
Data collected from air quality monitoring stations shows high levels of pollution at the site.

Biomass crop acts as refuge for brown hare - scientists

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 08:04
An exotic grass planted as a biomass crop could be a valuable habitat for the brown hare, scientists say.

Amazing haul of ancient human finds unveiled

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 01:01
Yet more remains are presented of the extraordinary naledi people who appeared to cache their dead.

Climate talks cool on idea of accommodating the US

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:58
Delegates are wary of changing the Paris climate agreement just to keep the Americans on board.

US Air Force's secretive space plane lands after two years in orbit

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:30
After almost two years in orbit, the X-37B Orbit Test Vehicle has returned to Earth - but what has it been doing?