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Pollution hot spots around the world
What's it like to live somewhere like Beijing, where you can even see pollution with the naked eye?
Puppy dog eyes are for human benefit, say scientists
Researchers investigate how dogs change their expressions in response to their owners.
Colombia vets nurse tiny spider monkey back to health
Vets in Colombia are nursing a tiny spider monkey back to health.
A brief history of the Earth's CO2
Prof Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London explains why this gas has played a crucial role in shaping the Earth's climate.
Alarm over decline in flying insects
Flying insects have declined by more than 75% in 30 years in German nature reserves, alarming ecologists.
Stonehenge builders 'ate food from Scotland'
Animals were transported from as far away as the north east of Scotland to the Neolithic site in Wiltshire.
Photo of butchered rhino wins top award
A shocking image of a dehorned black rhino makes Brent Stirton Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
'Big, bad wolf' image flawed - scientists
New research casts doubt on the idea that dogs are naturally more tolerant and friendly than wolves.
Neutron stars: 'Hear' the mighty cosmic collision
Scientists convert the gravitational wave signal from merging neutron stars into sound.
Einstein’s waves detected in star smash
Scientists detect the warping of space generated by the collision of two neutron stars.
How this camel ended up in Norway
The Saetereng family are trying to live a sustainable lifestyle in Akkarfjord, northern Norway.
1,000mph 'Bloodhound' rocket car fires up
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green describes the sensation of starting up the Bloodhound supersonic car for the first time.
Floating bin sucking up Portsmouth Harbour's rubbish
The ‘Seabin’ can collect the equivalent of around 83,000 plastic bags a year.
DNA study provides insight into how to live longer
A year in school adds nearly a year to your life, study in Edinburgh shows.
UK-Dutch-built Sentinel launches to track air quality
Sentinel-5P lifts off from Russia to make 20 million daily observations of pollution across the globe.
Nasa carbon space observatory 'watches Earth breathe'
A US space agency satellite provides new insights on how CO2 is moved through Earth's atmosphere.
Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding season
Only two chicks survived in a colony of 36,000 in a "catastrophic" breeding season in east Antarctica.
Scraping out the London sewers by hand
Fitted with a body camera, a sewer engineer tries to remove a blockage.
How do you build the next-generation internet?
What will it take to build the ultra-fast internet of the future?
Clean Growth Plan could see stamp duty incentive for homeowners
The changes are part of the Clean Growth Plan to reduce the UK's greenhouse emissions.
Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 years
Rising global emissions of some chemicals could slow the progress made in healing the ozone layer.
Asteroid close approach to test warning systems
A house-sized asteroid passes close to Earth, allowing scientists to rehearse future strike threats.
Satellites spy Antarctic 'upside-down ice canyon'
An Antarctic ice shelf is shown to have a deep gorge cut in its underside by warm ocean water.
Mass extinctions 'offer cautionary tale'
Past mass extinctions have the potential to guide modern conservation efforts, say scientists.
Why British scientists are watching Iceland's volcanoes
A team of British scientists flies around Iceland's volcanoes to find out how to avoid future air traffic disruption.
Can we make fashion greener?
We continue to buy new clothes at an incredible rate. How can manufacturers reduce fashion's environmental footprint?
Siberian blue robin excites bird watchers in Orkney
The sighting in North Ronaldsay is believed to be the first time an adult male Siberian blue robin has been seen in the UK.
'Sooty birds' reveal hidden US air pollution
Black carbon trapped in the feathers of songbirds gives new insight into historic US air quality.
New evidence on how birds took to the air
Key modifications for flight happened as early as 120 million years ago, a fossil discovery suggests.
British mission to giant A-68 berg approved
UK scientists will take a ship to explore waters exposed by a huge new iceberg in the Antarctic.
Kent mussels tested for plastic contamination
Almost two thirds of mussels in the sea around Kent are contaminated with plastic particles, research has shown.
Australia's solar challenge begins
Teams from around the world are competing on solar cars in an epic transcontinental race.
Swallowtail butterfly could benefit from Papua New Guinea project
A conservation project in Papua New Guinea could help secure the future for Britain's biggest butterfly.
Red deer rut 'spectacle' draws visitors to RSPB Minsmere
RSPB Minsmere has about 200 red deer, one of the largest wild herds outside Scotland.
Toronto Zoo's tumbling panda cubs
The Canadian zoo releases a compilation video of their giant panda cubs falling and tumbling.
Butterfly swarm shows up on Denver radar system
Weather scientists first mistook the radar pattern to be birds, and turned to social media for help.
Ivory trade to be banned in UK 'to protect elephants'
Conservation groups welcome government proposals for a full-scale ban on sales and exports.
SS Thistlegorm images released by Nottingham University
The SS Thistlegorm, a British merchant steam ship, was hit by a German bomber in 1941.
Mike Pence wants to see astronauts return to the Moon
The US vice-president expresses the intention for America to send humans back to the lunar surface.
Pesticides linked to bee deaths found in most honey samples
A new study finds traces of neonicotinoid chemicals in 75% of honey samples from across the world.
What do peace and dynamite have in common?
The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday but where do the prizes come from?
100 Women: Where are the female Nobel Prize winners?
The 2017 Nobel prizes for the sciences have all been announced, but many in the scientific community are pointing out the lack of female laureates.
Government 'failed to clean up air'
New figures show the UK government failed to reduce illegal levels of air pollution in the 18 months after a court ordered it to clean up the air.
Food and farming policies 'need total rethink'
A major conference examines how to limit the more damaging impacts of intensive farming systems.
Athenia: Is this the wreck of the first British ship torpedoed in WW2?
The remains of a passenger liner torpedoed by a U-boat just hours into the war may have been found.
Sputnik's influence
For the Soviet Union, the launch of the satellite was a triumph not just for science. but socialism.
The dog with the world's longest tongue
Meet Mochi from South Dakota, who has just bagged herself a Guinness World Record.
Nobel prize awarded for imaging molecules
The Nobel prize in chemistry is awarded to three scientists for advances in the imaging of biological molecules
The team that tracked Sputnik - and the world's first intercontinental ballistic missile
How a British observatory played a crucial part in the Cold War.
Bird deaths: Pheasants 'most likely species' to die on UK roads
Pheasants are the bird species most likely to be run over on UK roads, according to new research.
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