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Climate change has shifted the timing of European floods

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:58
In different parts of Europe, rivers are flooding earlier or later because of rising temperatures, say scientists.

US report confirms 2016 as warmest year on record

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:11
Long-term global warming and a strong El Niño effect combined to set a new record for the planet.

Giant dinosaur slims down... a bit

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 05:11
Scientists revise their estimate of the bulk of a colossal titanosaur, but not by much.

Al Gore on the Paris agreement, Trump and climate change

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 05:01
The former US vice president says the US will meet its targets "in spite of Donald Trump."

Cannibals engraved bones of the dead

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 02:25
The prehistoric cannibals of southern England marked up the bones of the people they ate.

Seals given iron oxide orange 'makeover' in Essex coastal mud

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 02:12
The animals were filmed by the Essex Wildlife Trust which says the rust is harmless to them.

First 'winged' mammals flew over dinosaurs

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 00:49
Fossils of the first "winged" mammals, from 160 million years ago, are discovered in China.

Exposure to oil sends birds off course

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 00:47
Even light exposure to oil from disasters like the Deep Water Horizon oil spill makes flying more difficult for birds.

Electrofishing: Saviour of the sea or fracking of the oceans?

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 16:11
A controversial new fishing technique is being tested in the Netherlands using electric pulses.

Pioneering type 1 diabetes therapy safe

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 11:00
One day, the immunotherapy could free patients from daily insulin injections.

James Webb: Telescope's giant origami shield takes shape

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:53
The size of a tennis court, it will shield the vision of the biggest space telescope ever built.

A year in ozone over the South Pole

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:22
A video tracks the behaviour of the protective atmospheric layer over Antarctica across all of 2016.

'Unusual' Greenland wildfires linked to peat

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:21
New images have been released of wildfires that continue to burn close to the Greenland ice sheet.

Penguin feathers record migration route

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 16:11
Scientists study the chemistry of penguin plumage to track the birds' movements.

Foxes spotted in a Foxes fan's garden

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:44
The eight foxes have started "training" in the back garden of a family in Leicester.

Chantek, the orangutan who used sign language, dies at 39

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 20:23
Chantek could also clean his room, make and use tools and learn the route to a restaurant.

'Dodgy' greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accord

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 16:22
There are huge uncertainties in greenhouse gas totals due to inaccurate data, the BBC finds.

RSPB hails natterjack toad 'baby boom' at Lodge reserve

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:59
Thousands of the "rare" tadpoles have been spotted at a reserve despite adverse breeding conditions.

New grass snake identified in the UK

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:03
There are now four species of wild snake native to the UK, not three as scientists first thought.

Emojis help software spot emotion and sarcasm

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 05:15
The algorithm learned to recognise sarcasm, allowing it to spot hate speech faster than humans.