Climate change: ‘Hothouse Earth’ risks even if CO2 emissions slashed

Researchers warn that even limited climate warming could trigger conditions not seen in a million years. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Heinz Wolff, Great Egg Race presenter and scientist, dies

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Japanese whale hunters kill 122 pregnant minke

The team caught 333 minkes, many of which were pregnant females, in its Antarctic "field survey". *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

'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...

Fossil of ‘first giant’ dinosaur discovered in Argentina

Discovery of "first giant" shows how and when dinosaurs grew to such massive proportions. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

‘Memory transplant’ achieved in snails

Memories are transferred from one snail to another in a laboratory. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science & Environment...

Flamingo that escaped a zoo in 2005 spotted in Texas

The bird, tagged as number 492, is seen near Lavaca Bay, Texas, after fleeing a Kansas zoo in 2005. *Featured images and content are taken...

Plant ‘thugs’ crowd roadside flowers

It is claimed the UK's roadside wild flowers are suffering because of pollution and poor management. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...
Most expensive year on record for US natural disasters

Most expensive year on record for US natural disasters

The US experienced a record year of losses from fires, hurricanes and other weather related disasters in 2017, according to the US National Oceanic...

'Job done'

A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). Powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet...

Prehistoric bake-off: Recipe for oldest bread revealed

Charred crumbs found in a middle-eastern desert show that bread-making dates back 14,000 years. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Antarctic ice sheets: Four things you need to know

With Antarctica shedding ice at an accelerating rate, here's what you need to know about continent's ice sheet. *Featured images and content are taken from...

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...

Wolves in France: Farmers fear attacks

One mayor says children under 10 years old should not walk alone, in case of an attack. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Methane ice dunes found on Pluto by Nasa spacecraft

Scientists say they have found evidence of dunes of frozen methane on Pluto. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science...

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...

Discovering King Tutankhamun’s tomb: Harry Burton’s photographs

A new exhibition reappraises the work of Harry Burton, who photographed the decade-long Tutankhamun excavation. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Mysterious rise in emissions of ozone-damaging chemical

Researchers discover an unexplained rise in a compound that is highly destructive to the ozone layer. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Astronauts eject UK-led space junk demo mission

The RemoveDebris satellite will trial technologies for snaring broken hardware drifting in orbit. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science...

Making the desert sand bloom

Norwegian scientists have developed a treatment that can turn arid desert sand into farmland soil. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...