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'Democratic' jackdaws use noise to make decisions

7 hours 47 min ago
The birds take to the skies en masse after calling out their 'vote', scientists have discovered.
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Gene-edited tomatoes could soon be sold in England

May 23, 2022 - 4:01pm
A bill is to be introduced in Parliament in two days' time to allow the commercial growing of gene-edited crops in England.
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Why is climate 'doomism' going viral – and how do you fight it?

May 23, 2022 - 12:16am
Climate "doomers" believe it’s far too late to do anything about climate change - but they're wrong.
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Future foods: What you could be eating by 2050

May 22, 2022 - 1:30am
Scientists say we need to future-proof our diets in a warming world by eating little-known plants.
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Mary Anning: Lyme Regis fossil hunter's statue unveiled

May 21, 2022 - 5:51pm
The artwork stands in her hometown of Lyme Regis thanks to a teenager's four-year campaign.
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Cyber security: Global food supply chain at risk from malicious hackers

May 20, 2022 - 4:10am
The growth of "smart" farm machinery is increasing the risk of hacking of food and farming systems.
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Boeing aims for new test launch of Starliner astronaut capsule

May 19, 2022 - 4:03pm
The aerospace company hopes its Starliner vehicle can finally prove its capabilities in orbit.
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Extinction: Why scientists are freezing threatened species in 'biobanks'

May 19, 2022 - 4:00pm
Conservation scientists hope that preserving genetic material offers future insurance against extinction
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EU reveals its plans to stop using Russian gas

May 18, 2022 - 6:11pm
It will invest in pipelines in other countries but will speed up a shift to green energy.
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Girls see physics as for white men only, MPs told

May 18, 2022 - 3:59pm
"If you are black or a woman, you don't see yourself fitting in," a leading female physicist says.
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Climate change swells odds of record India, Pakistan heatwaves

May 18, 2022 - 12:37am
A UK study says record-breaking temperatures in NW India and Pakistan are now 100 times more likely.
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Farm machinery exacting heavy toll on soil - study

May 17, 2022 - 8:36am
Massive tractors and combine harvesters could be having a lasting impact on soil, a study suggests.
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Full lunar eclipse creates rare super blood Moon

May 16, 2022 - 5:27am
Its hue was created by sunlight being projected through the Earth's atmosphere onto the Moon.
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Full lunar eclipse to bring super blood Moon

May 15, 2022 - 3:05am
The Moon will slowly darken and turn red as it falls into Earth's shadow.
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Moon soil used to grow plants for first time in breakthrough test

May 13, 2022 - 8:44am
The research is an important step towards making long-terms stays on the moon possible.
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Thousands sign up to count plastic waste for a week

May 13, 2022 - 12:32am
Participants will be given their personal plastic footprint at the end of the week.
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Beaver engineering in the Arctic to be studied

May 12, 2022 - 7:52am
The mammals are moving further north into the Arctic and having an impact on landscape and people.
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Nature loss: Watchdog highlights 'precarious state' of environment

May 12, 2022 - 12:46am
A new report says the government must do more to protect the land, the air and waters.
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'Critical mass' of polluters setting carbon targets

May 12, 2022 - 12:01am
The number of big firms setting climate targets reaches a 'critical mass' say UN-backed researchers.
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Scottish spaceport's prototype rocket unveiled

May 11, 2022 - 12:32am
The final version of the 19m-long Prime rocket is to be launched from a site in Sutherland.
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