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Hurricane Harvey rainfall 'weighed 127bn tonnes'

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 01:57

Scientists established how much rain fell by measuring how much the Earth compressed during the storm.

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How Greenland would look without its ice sheet

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 01:52

Scientists stitch together decades of survey data to reveal a hidden world of mountains and canyons.

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Sea reptile fossil gives clues to life in ancient oceans

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 22:19

A new fossil is shedding light on the marine reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.

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

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 15:23

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

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Warmer Arctic is the 'new normal'

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 02:50

The reliably frozen Arctic is history, say scientists who warn of an unprecedented rate of warming.

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Nasa's New Horizons probe strikes distant gold

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 00:10

New observations suggest America's Pluto probe will see more than one object on its next flyby.

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Jupiter Great Red Spot has deep roots

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 18:22

Nasa's Juno probe begins to unlock the workings of the mighty storm that has raged on Jupiter for over 150 years.

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Interstellar asteroid checked for alien technology

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:51

A project searching for life in the cosmos will scan the first interstellar asteroid for signs of alien technology.

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'Face of climate change'?

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:34

Images of a starving Canadian bear go viral - but all may not be as it appears.

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Dracula ticks in amber tell ancient blood-sucking tale

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:20

Feathered dinosaurs were covered in ticks just like modern animals, according to fossil evidence.

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Climate change: Trump will bring US back into Paris deal - Macron

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:35

But the French leader says he will not agree to a demand that America's terms should be negotiated.

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Golden eagle migration out of sync with climate change

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 02:56

Adult golden eagles are unable to shift the timing of their migration, a North American study shows

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

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:09

Seabirds such as the kittiwake are being pushed to the brink of extinction, say conservationists.

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Pacific 'baby island' is natural lab to study Mars

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 19:12

A newly emerged volcanic island will help trace the Red Planet's water history and the search for life.

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US flood risk 'severely underestimated'

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 19:04

More than three times as many Americans are at risk of having their homes flooded than federal maps show.

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The world's youngest island

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 16:04

Scientists think Hunga Tunga Hunga Ha'apai might hold clues on where to look for life on Mars.

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Irish DNA map reveals history's imprint

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 16:01

Scientists have unveiled a detailed genetic map of Ireland, revealing subtle DNA differences that may reflect historic events.

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Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 14:34

Scientists say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years.

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Mt Hope installed as 'UK's highest peak'

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 01:42

Scientists re-measure the tallest mountains in the Antarctic territory claimed by Britain.

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Australian town driven batty by flying foxes

Sun, 10/12/2017 - 12:55

Residents of an Australian town are being overwhelmed by thousands of flying foxes.

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