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Science & Environment News

Hope for threatened 'little tiger cat'

01:25 AM 19/01/2018

Habitat fragmentation is a bigger threat to Chile's wildcat than human persecution, say conservationists.

Scapa Flow microplastics levels 'similar to Forth and Clyde'

01:50 AM 19/01/2018

Researchers at Heriot-Watt University took more than 100 sediment samples from 13 Orkney beaches.

2017 'warmest year without El Niño'

03:30 PM 18/01/2018

Even with no natural climate boost, last year was the second or third hottest on record.

Mystery deepens over mass die-off of antelopes

09:59 PM 17/01/2018

A mass die-off of antelopes in Kazakhstan was triggered by environmental factors, scientists believe.

Moustached monkey is separate species

02:34 PM 17/01/2018

A monkey from Ethiopia and Sudan with a distinctive "handlebar moustache" has been identified as a distinct species.

ICEYE's 'suitcase space radar' returns first image

05:55 PM 17/01/2018

Finnish start-up ICEYE releases a "first light" picture from its novel radar satellite.

Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer

06:02 PM 17/01/2018

Scientists capture "incredible" images of instructions contained in DNA being read

Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

03:05 AM 17/01/2018

Three-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030 to meet climate change targets, ministers are told.

UK firm contracts to service satellites

01:15 PM 17/01/2018

Effective Space says it will launch "space drones" to prolong the life of telecommunications satellites in orbit.

Dolphin diet study gives conservation clues

01:06 AM 17/01/2018

Wild dolphins burn up to 33,000 calories a day, say researchers - equivalent to about 60 salmon portions.

Hubble scores unique close-up view of distant galaxy

10:58 AM 16/01/2018

The Hubble telescope has scored an unprecedented close-up view of one of the Universe's oldest galaxies.

Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

08:00 PM 15/01/2018

Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.

Jordan urged to end animal mistreatment at Petra site

10:35 AM 16/01/2018

Donkeys, horses and camels are beaten and forced to carry tourists in extreme heat, a group says.

Female engineers set for success

12:57 AM 13/01/2018

The UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at less than 10%.

UK satellite to make movies from space

07:21 AM 12/01/2018

The spacecraft paves the way to a constellation collecting full-colour, hi-def video of Earth.

Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

12:40 PM 15/01/2018

Fuel from the Sanchi has spread over more than 100 sq km and could badly damage marine life.

Citizen science bags five-planet haul

01:51 PM 12/01/2018

Astronomy enthusiasts help to confirm the existence of a five-planet system orbiting a far-off star.

Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava

07:33 PM 16/01/2018

Volcanologists say a "hazardous explosion" could be imminent, as thousands flee the area around Mount Mayon in the Philippines.

Wallaby gives police slip on Sydney Bridge

03:02 AM 16/01/2018

The unusual sight of a wallaby bounding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge has surprised early-morning motorists.

'Floating on air' after surgeons remove 19kg tumour

12:44 AM 15/01/2018

Watch surgeons as they remove a 19.5kg tumour from a woman's body.

Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France

03:45 PM 13/01/2018

The first panda ever born in France has gone on display to the public.

Cloned Newmarket dachshund expecting puppies

10:45 AM 13/01/2018

Minnie Winnie was created by science after her owner won a competition.

Smallest cat in world: Footage of rare animal

12:11 AM 13/01/2018

They weigh about 1kg and their eyes are six times more powerful than ours.

How flowering plants conquered the world

12:12 AM 14/01/2018

Scientists solve Darwin's "abominable mystery": How flowers rapidly evolved and spread across the globe.

Huge black hole blasts out 'double burp'

02:29 AM 12/01/2018

A massive black hole is seen to eject streams of high-energy particles after bingeing on hot gas.

Paris, London

01:38 AM 17/01/2018

A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.

Crunch question

11:30 AM 18/01/2018

Insects are often portrayed as a sustainable superfood - and many are delicious.

Hot topic

04:28 PM 13/01/2018

Can a series of scorching summers be blamed on climate change, and what do they tell us?

Check your pollution

11:08 AM 10/01/2018

Enter your postcode to see what the air quality is like where you are living in Britain.

How green are the Tories?

06:15 PM 11/01/2018

Theresa May's environment policy pledge is the latest step in the party's journey on the issue.

Thirsty city

12:04 AM 12/01/2018

With water usage and droughts across the globe rising, the race is on to manage water more efficiently.

Kitchen welfare

12:53 PM 11/01/2018

In Switzerland, lobsters must now be stunned before being boiled - but do they really feel pain?

Whale people

12:35 AM 03/01/2018

A glimpse into the life the Inupiat, an indigenous community in Alaska.

Back from the brink

10:36 AM 27/12/2017

Heavily armed and highly trained anti-poaching patrols have helped the population's recovery.

Busy year for storms

12:30 AM 30/12/2017

Was the remarkable 2017 hurricane season the worst ever? And did climate change play any part?

'Job done'

12:58 AM 25/12/2017

World land-speed record-holder Andy Green reflects on the past 12 months' achievements in developing the Bloodhound supersonic car.

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