Heinz Wolff, Great Egg Race presenter and scientist, dies

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Rocket rumbles give volcanic insights

What do volcanoes and rockets have in common? "Volcanoes have a nozzle aimed at the sky, and rockets have a nozzle aimed at the...

California fires: Sentinel satellite tracks wildfire smoke plume

Europe's new Sentinel-5P satellite has captured a dramatic image of the smoke billowing away from the devastating California wildfires.It is a powerful demonstration of...

Geminid meteor shower dazzles over northern hemisphere

If you missed the annual Geminid meteor shower, cameras captured the celestial display over China. Geminid meteor shower dazzles over northern hemisphere Source: Science & Environment If...

Star system has record eight exoplanets

Nasa has found a distant star circled by eight planets, equal to the complement in our own Solar System.It's the largest number of worlds...

Hurricane Harvey rainfall 'weighed 127bn tonnes'

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How Greenland would look without its ice sheet

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Sea reptile fossil gives clues to life in ancient oceans

A new fossil is shedding light on the murky past of the sea reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.With tiny heads...

Last chance to save the 'panda of the sea' from extinction

A last-ditch effort to save the world's rarest marine mammal from extinction has been launched. Last chance to save the 'panda of the sea' from...

Warmer Arctic is the 'new normal'

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Nasa's New Horizons probe strikes distant gold

The American space agency's New Horizons mission has struck gold again. After its astonishing flyby of Pluto in 2015, scientists have just discovered that...

Jupiter Great Red Spot has deep roots

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Interstellar asteroid checked for alien technology

A project searching for intelligent life in the cosmos is going to check the first known interstellar asteroid for signs of alien technology.The odd-shaped...

'Face of climate change'?

It is harrowing footage. An emaciated polar bear searches for food on Baffin Island, north-eastern Canada.Exhausted, it drags one leg slowly behind it, eventually...

Dracula ticks in amber tell ancient blood-sucking tale

Feathered dinosaurs were covered in ticks just like modern animals, fossil evidence shows.Parasites similar to modern ticks have been found inside pieces of amber...

Golden eagle migration out of sync with climate change

Golden eagles in North America may have the timing of their migration shifted out of step with a seasonal boom in food they need...

'Worrying alarm call' for world's birds on brink of extinction

Overfishing and changing sea temperatures are pushing seabirds to the brink of extinction, according to new data on the world's birds.Birds that are now...

Pacific 'baby island' is natural lab to study Mars

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US flood risk 'severely underestimated'

Scientists and engineers have teamed up across the Atlantic to "redraw" the flood map of the US. Their work reveals 40 million Americans are...