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How cats conquered the ancient world

The domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice - in the Near East and then Egypt, according to the largest...

Brexit 'will enhance' UK wildlife laws – Gove

Any Brexit changes to the UK's wildlife laws will increase - not reduce - environmental protection, Michael Gove has pledged.The new Environment Secretary said...

Scientists fear new EU rules may 'hide' forest carbon loss

Leading researchers have condemned attempts to change the way carbon from trees will be counted in Europe. The scientists fear that millions of tonnes...

Inflatable whales used as training tool

Volunteer rescuers have been using inflatable whales and seals to simulate saving stranded marine life.The team from British Divers Marine Life Rescue took part...

Trump's divided desert: Wildlife at the border wall

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Five robots that are changing everything

From robot simians that can clean up nuclear accidents, to powered exoskeletons that enable you to lift huge objects, robotic technologies are developing incredibly...

Divided desert: Wildlife and Trump's wall

As the US government border agency makes its selection of a company to build President Trump's "great wall" at the US-Mexico border, BBC science...

My 25-year project to photograph the world's animals

Joel Sartore is on a 25-year-long mission - to photograph all of the world's 12,000 contained species. He's more than halfway through the National...

Genome pioneer John Sulston enters elite club

British genome pioneer Sir John Sulston has been elevated to the Companion of Honour in the Queen’s birthday list.Only 65 people, including the sovereign...

'Little sunfish' robot to swim in to Fukushima reactor

When a tsunami devastated parts of Japan's coastline in 2011, killing more than 18,000 people, it also hit the Fukushima nuclear power plant, triggering...




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