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A pair of endangered parrots are given a new home in the hope that it will help them mate.
Florida officials are defending the timing of evacuation orders issued ahead of Hurricane Ian.
Three scientists jointly won this year's Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their work on quantum information science that has significant applications...
Sadiq Khan urges business leaders to help the capital city achieve its net zero goal by 2030.
The finds will form part of a permanent exhibition at Charnwood Museum.
New strategies aim to end Australia's status as "the mammal extinction capital", its government says.
The charity says cost of living fears are making it difficult for some people to keep an animal.
British engineers want to reversion their Mars robotic technology for work on the lunar surface.
The team will also monitor a colony of gentoo penguins on Goudier Island for five months.
A nature reserve prepares for the arrival of a flock which was devastated by the disease last year.
The U.S. government is taking legal steps to limit the amount of space junk - the cloud of dangerous debris still orbiting the Earth - after more than six
Howard Parkin has been appointed to champion the island's night sky and help reduce light pollution.
The Body Mass Index, or BMI chart, was invented in the 1800s, and it's a pretty imperfect scale. A leading obesity researcher explains why.
The 44 coins found in Israel date to the Muslim conquest of the area in 635, archaeologists say.
It is now an offence to hunt or injure a basking shark without permission, as a new law is introduced.
It could cause a "danger to life" due to flying debris and travel disruption, warns Met Office.
Peatland restoration targets to be tripled in Wales in an attempt to boost biodiversity.
Residents drilled holes in their fences to create wildlife corridors for the animals.
Swedish scientist Svante Paabo won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for his discoveries on human evolution that provided key insights into our immune...
The reduced schedule will continue in Northern Ireland, in the absence of an agreed budget.
Work on the water quality restoration is expected to be complete by March 2023.
The fight lasted for three hours and ended with the whales giving up and swimming away into the fog.
The owner of the UK's biggest power station, Drax, is cutting down key forests in Canada.
Beach cleaning groups come together to mark a week of environmental events.
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, aimed at changing an asteroid's path as a method of protecting Earth from asteroid strikes, succeeded at striking a...
How 20ft tree ferns travelled more than 140 miles from Edinburgh to the very south-west tip of Scotland.
The Crew 5 flight to the ISS features the first Russian to launch aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft.
The replica is based on an Iron Age roundhouse unearthed near the important Bronze Age site.
The triplets were spotted for the first time as they emerged from their den at Chester Zoo.
Some families are avoiding the spiralling cost of energy bills with self-sufficient solutions.
Wildlife groups praised the move making it illegal to capture, kill, injure or disturb them.
It revealed a lump on the newborn's leg was a rare and benign mass called a myofibroma.
The rangers also recover a heron and two gulls, while Defra investigates if it is bird flu.
The Essex Wildlife Trust wants people to build hedgehog houses and put holes in their garden fences.
Astronomers investigate a far-distant galaxy that may be surrounded by some of the very first stars.
The report on Australian stations describes a toxic culture of unwelcome requests for sex, pornographic materials being displayed, and period shaming.
Projects to revitalise a river and restore an historic botanical gardens are boosted by the funding.
Elon Musk's company will examine how to extend the life of the veteran space observatory.
As flooding traps people in their homes, the storm is now taking aim at South Carolina.
Only 542 of the birds are estimated to be left in Scotland - half the population six years ago.
The trust says the reintroduction has been good news for the county.
A Crew Dragon flight to boost Hubble's altitude could extend its useful life by a decade or more.
During Thursday's flyby, NASA's Juno probe made important observations about Europa, a leading candidate in the search for life beyond Earth.
Scientists now have unambiguous proof that a phenomenon critical to predicting the impact of climate change exists.
NASA is holding a surprise briefing featuring a SpaceX representative, a billionaire SpaceX is flying to orbit, and a Hubble Space Telescope manager.
The return of the Soyuz crew sets the stage for a SpaceX Crew Dragon launch next week.
Having a "few rich individuals buy their way out so they can say they're not part of the problem" will not solve climate change, Gates said.
An inquiry is reviewing Luton Airport's plans to increase capacity and amend noise contours.
It is too soon to know how the Nord Stream pipeline leak will affect the climate, but methane is a potent greenhouse gas.
Proposals are unveiled for a new hydroelectric power station to supply 140 homes.
Early humans evolved a faster fetal growth rate than other apes about a million years ago, suggesting it could have played a role in the evolution of our species
Playing a rhythm-based game helped people remember faces and boosted activity in the brain’s right superior parietal lobe, which hints at how learning music can help short-term memory
The destruction caused by Hurricane Ian has left 600,000 Florida homes without power and many without clean water after the storm battered Florida, Cuba and the US east coast
Geneticist Svante Pääbo has been awarded a Nobel prize for his work on evolutionary genetics
An algorithm usually used to design profitable airline routes can plan the optimal approach to adding cycle lanes while staying within council budgets
The outer solar system holds some chunks of ice and rock that orbit so far from the sun it’s hard to imagine how they got there – but an ancient rogue planet may hold the key
Germany normally relies heavily on Russian gas for domestic heating, but with supplies cut off and energy usage already above average for the time of year, the government may be forced to introduce rationing
More than 50 cases have been identified so far in an outbreak linked to the Sudan variant of Ebola virus, which has no approved treatment or vaccine
Artificial intelligences are increasingly making important decisions that affect our lives, but people consider the calls made to be fairer and more acceptable if a human is in the loop too
Computer simulations found that a material made from three layers of rubber could absorb most frequencies used for sonar, which if affixed to a submarine would make it difficult to detect
Neurons in a part of the brain involved in memory may be 10 per cent larger in superagers than others aged 80 or over
A prototype computer built using a magnetic material called a skyrmion has been programmed to recognise handwritten digits. The approach could be particularly energy efficient
Lamina1 was contacted for comment. Neal Stephenson was contacted for comment. Facebook did not respond to a request for comment on the standards underpinning its own metaverse, and whether it might consider making it interoperable with open source standards.
Between 2016 and 2021, the carbon emissions associated with mining bitcoin have increased from 0.9 tonnes to 113 tonnes per coin
After NASA’s DART mission slammed into the asteroid Dimorphos, the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope took simultaneous pictures of what was left behind
Melting ice has increased how fast Arctic waters are absorbing carbon dioxide, making them more acidic faster. The change could disrupt entire marine ecosystems
A study of genetic test results used to guide cancer treatment found that Black people had their tumours misclassified twice as often as white people
When two galaxies collide, it creates a burst of energy that kills off star formation – a process that strangely doesn’t match up with what we see in simulations of galactic smash-ups
NASA and SpaceX are studying whether it would be possible to use a Dragon spacecraft to boost the Hubble Space Telescope’s orbit, extending its lifetime by up to 20 years
NASA's Juno spacecraft flew just 352 kilometres above Jupiter’s moon Europa, sending back extraordinarily detailed images of the surface
The standard "one-size-fits-all" approach to diagnosing and treating mental health problems is failing. Personalised treatments could make a big difference
A drug-carrying capsule with a motor protects medicines from stomach acid and enzymes before releasing them in the small intestine
I work on the dark matter problem knowing the questions I have may be answered long after I die. This is the life I signed up for: to think about interesting ideas and hopefully find out whether any of them are correct, says Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Pregnant mice that were vaccinated before being exposed to Zika also showed signs of a healthier pregnancy than their unvaccinated counterparts
Keir Starmer, the leader of the UK's Labour party, has promised to create a publicly owned renewable energy firm. Could it help meet the UK's climate goals?
The results for the amyloid-targeting drug, lecanemab, are a step forward, but it is unclear if this treatment will be truly helpful for those affected by Alzheimer’s
A category 4 storm made landfall in Florida on Wednesday afternoon, displacing millions of residents and causing severe flooding and destruction
The covid-19 pandemic has changed our personalities – a study of more than 7000 US adults found that people are less open to new experiences and less conscientious than before the pandemic
In a test to see if dogs can identify material that has been exposed to breath and sweat from stressed humans, they got it right around 94 per cent of the time
Adapted immune cells known as CAR T-cells could treat lungs infected by the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus in people with suppressed immune systems, a study in mice suggests
Methane leaks from offshore oil rigs are normally hard to spot from space but a technique called “glint mode” now makes it possible
Exceeding the World Health Organization's recommended air pollution exposure limit could substantially increase our risk of a first-time stroke
Maned sloths were thought to be one species but a genetic and physical analysis suggests there are actually two
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft beamed back its final moments before colliding with the asteroid Dimorphos in an attempt to change its orbit, and the collision was captured by telescopes on Earth
Plans to remove planning laws in "investment zones" in parts of England and to abandon a scheme that rewards farmer for protecting wildlife are being widely condemned by environmentalists, including the Wildlife Trust, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the National Trust
Artificial intelligences can create images inspired by the human-generated art they train on. This is raising concerns over copyright and artists’ livelihoods
Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2, key gas pipelines between Russia and Europe, have sprung large leaks within hours of each other, sparking fears of deliberate sabotage
A review of studies looking at heating homes with hydrogen has found that high cost and poor energy efficiency means the gas isn't a viable solution, despite many governments pushing ahead with the idea
A gene-replacement therapy has eased the debilitating symptoms in a group of 30 children with AADC deficiency
As NASA’s DART spacecraft slammed into an asteroid, a small satellite called LICIACube watched from afar – now it has sent back its first images of the collision
When dark matter is captured inside a planet or star, much of it sinks to the middle, but if it sometimes bounces off of regular matter, there may be huge amounts of it lurking just beneath the surface
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has taken a picture of the galaxy IC 5332, peering through the dust that separates its spiral arms to reveal the gas and stars beneath
Stone spheres found at ancient settlements across the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas could have been playing pieces for a board game involving stone slabs
Ecologists say that the re-election of president Jair Bolsonaro would severely harm the Amazon rainforest, while his rival Lula Ignacio de Silva is promising to reverse much of the recent environmental damage and meet climate change targets
A targeted transmission of radio waves can disrupt what a camera detects – and the technology has the potential to fool object-detection systems into seeing things that aren’t there
Planets orbiting M-class red dwarf stars have been suggested as some of the most promising places to look for alien life, but now it seems powerful outbursts from the stars could render them uninhabitable
The forests of the Maya Biosphere Reserve are growing rather than shrinking, because of a community-led conservation programme
We may have discovered one of the key reasons for the extraordinary lifespans of bowhead whales, which can live for more than 200 years
In a study of more than 2300 people with chronic fatigue syndrome, 91 per cent had these genetic variants, in a discovery that could improve diagnosis and treatment
Metal pipes beneath the floor provide enough local disturbance of Earth’s magnetic field for an autonomous robot to work out where it is and navigate around a lab