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Updated 2017-05-24 23:17
Endangered turtle set free in Florida
Antibiotics and vitamins helped the injured loggerhead sea turtle back to health in Marathon, in the Florida Keys.
Schiaparelli: Crashed lander was ill-prepared for Mars
The crashed European spacecraft Schiaparelli was ill-prepared for its attempt at landing on the surface of Mars, a report suggests.
Flamingo balancing act saves energy
Flamingos expend less energy standing on one leg than in a two-legged stance, scientists confirm.
Herd knowledge
As a warming climate threatens traditional food supplies in the Arctic, one rural Alaskan village is flying in hundreds of reindeer by cargo plane. James Cook went to find out why.
The DNA detective
A man abandoned as a baby 61 years ago traced his family using a DNA detective. But what do they do?
Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test
Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.
Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance
Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than lowlanders.
Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says
A waste disposal firm claims that plastic drinking straws are "the ultimate in human wastefulness".
Two dead whales at Felixstowe and Orford
One is up a river estuary, the other is awaiting removal from a beach.
The moment a sea lion pulls a girl under water
Experts warn against getting too close to wild animals after a sea lion pulls a young girl under water.
All three chicks at Cairngorms osprey nest die
The nest in the Cairngorms in which three osprey chicks had hatched now appears to have been abandoned.
Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universities
Make science and research a priority in Brexit talks, says Russell Group.
Reproductive rebels
Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.
Mount Everest's famous Hillary Step destroyed, mountaineers confirm
The world's highest mountain poses new hazards after the collapse of a key rocky outcrop.
Mesmerising lava flows from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii
Look but don't touch as it tumbles down the Pulama Pali slope in Hawaii.
First high-energy proton beam machine 'great for UK'
A key component of the UK's first high-energy proton beam machine is delivered to its new home in Newport.
Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate change
Measures are announced after water enters a frozen facility guarding the world's key crop seeds.
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary's first Humboldt penguin chick in decade
A Humboldt penguin chick has hatched at a sea life sanctuary for the first time in more than a decade.
Greece battles locust plague on Agios Efstratios island
Locals say sheep on Agios Efstratios are starving as so much plant life is being devoured by swarms.
Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging
The packaging for Pringles and Lucozade Sport are among the most difficult to recycle, a trade body says.
UN looks to protect birds from green energy threats
Shutting down wind farms when birds pass over is one of the methods being tested to save migrating species.
China claims breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'
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'
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
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
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?
Students in the Netherlands have come up with this novel design.
Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed
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?
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
"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
The countries most vulnerable to climate change say the rapid implementation of the accord is key to their survival.
Rare 'lefty' snail left on the shelf
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
Scientists suggest smaller plants are better at absorbing air pollution around tall buildings.
Snail's DNA secrets unlocked in fight against river disease
Scientists have decoded the genome of a snail involved in the spread of a deadly parasitic disease.
Google DeepMind patient app legality questioned
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
The uninhabited Pacific island is littered with 37.7 million pieces of plastic debris, scientists say.
Sesame project opens in Jordan
Meet the scientist behind one of the biggest science projects in the Middle East.
Turning goats into water: A solution for the desert
How an entrepreneur is bringing water to the deserts of Pakistan by using goats as currency.
Rare Mexican porpoise faces 'imminent extinction'
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
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
Swansea University researchers are using the models to understand how best to use tidal power.
Iguana chase wins Bafta for Planet Earth II
The iguana chase won Planet Earth II the Bafta for Must-See Moment.
Dinosaur asteroid hit 'worst possible place'
How different Earth's history might have been if the space rock had struck a different location.
Killer whales swim past Orkney fishing boat
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?
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
New research suggests that less dust means more dirty air in major Chinese population centres.
Why does Belgium shine so brightly?
Tens of thousands of people marvel over shots of brightly lit Belgium taken from space.
Safeguarding Islam's ancient past
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
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
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
Two big cats including the African lion are most at risk from extinction due to loss of prey, say scientists.
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