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Rare ammonite 'death drag' fossil discovered

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:20
The creature's shell made a 8.5m-long mark as it drifted along the seafloor 150 million years ago.

X-37B space plane returns after two-year secret mission

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:19
What was the US Air Force's X-37B doing during its almost two years in orbit?

Staying on course

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 06:00
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green describes how the Bloodhound supersonic car will drive in a straight line.

Trump shadow hangs over climate talks opening

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 02:18
Climate negotiators meet in Bonn amid concern that the US president could shun the Paris accord.

Rare flowers destroyed in Australia after paperwork error

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 01:48
The French collection was incinerated by Australian biosecurity officers due to missing paperwork.

Keep out

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 16:36
The minefields laid in the Falkland Islands 35 years ago have been a blessing for penguins, which are not big enough to trigger explosions. But now the time has come for their home to be demined.

The world's largest artificial sun

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 16:18
Scientists in Germany have invented an indoor sun.

India launches 'invaluable' South Asia satellite

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 06:03
The satellite, funded by India, will help South Asian nations boost their communication services.

Air quality: Diesel scrappage scheme being considered

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 05:51
The scheme is part of the government's draft clean air plan, which critics dismissed as "toothless".

UK clean air strategy: Government to publish draft proposals

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 16:07
After a protracted legal battle, ministers are forced to reveal anti-pollution proposals.

Orangutan rescued after two years in box in Indonesia

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 13:21
Watch the moment a young ape is freed after two years locked away in a wooden cage in Indonesia.

Jurassic animal found on Skye 'fed milk to young'

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 04:01
A fossil found on Skye of the early mammal suggests it had a set of milk teeth, say palaeontologists.

Nasa runs competition to help make old Fortran code faster

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 03:47
Two coders will share a $55,000 prize for what a Nasa official calls the "ultimate 'geek' dream assignment.

Birdwatching from space

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 22:14
Scientists are counting albatrosses on remote islands from satellite images.

Big birds

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 21:05
Super-sharp images from a US satellite are keeping track of remote bird-breeding sites.

Big bang theory

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 16:48
Pioneering work that extracts information from audio of gunshots could help solve criminal cases.

Rare Russian tiger returns to the wild

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 11:25
Amur tigers were nearly driven to extinction, but conservation work in Russia is helping them bouncing back slowly.

Washed up whale 'most contaminated' on record

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 21:59
Lulu the killer whale had 20 times the expected level of banned chemicals known as PCBs in her system.

Busy shipping lanes could cause 'seal hearing loss'

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 17:30
Researchers say noise could affect how whales, dolphins and seals find food and communicate.

Bumblebees: Pesticide 'reduces queen egg development'

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 17:03
Using the insecticide thiamethoxam in spring could reduce bee numbers later in the year, a study finds.