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Hope for threatened 'little tiger cat'

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

Scapa Flow microplastics levels 'similar to Forth and Clyde'

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

2017 'warmest year without El Niño'

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

Mystery deepens over mass die-off of antelopes

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

Moustached monkey is separate species

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

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

Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer

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

Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

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

UK firm contracts to service satellites

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

Dolphin diet study gives conservation clues

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

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'

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

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

Female engineers set for success

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

UK satellite to make movies from space

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

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

Citizen science bags five-planet haul

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

Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava

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

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

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

Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France

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

Cloned Newmarket dachshund expecting puppies

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

Smallest cat in world: Footage of rare animal

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

How flowering plants conquered the world

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

Huge black hole blasts out 'double burp'

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

Paris, London

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

Crunch question

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

Hot topic

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

Check your pollution

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

How green are the Tories?

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

Thirsty city

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

Kitchen welfare

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

Whale people

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

Back from the brink

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

Busy year for storms

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

'Job done'

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



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