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Farm subsidies 'must be earned' - Michael Gove Environment Secretary Michael Gove plans to pay farmers for protecting the environment and creating rural jobs.
21 Jul 2017 at 9:41am

New Mexico boy trips over 1.2 million year old fossil A 10-year-old boy's stumble unearthed a prehistoric skull, which he then got the chance to help excavate.
20 Jul 2017 at 7:07pm

Elephant seals 'recognise vocal rhythm' Male elephant seals recognise the rhythm of one another's voices, researchers say.
20 Jul 2017 at 4:05pm

Poaching pushes pangolin closer to extinction Pangolins in the forests of Africa are at risk of being pushed to extinction like their Asian relatives.
20 Jul 2017 at 12:13pm

Moon dust bag sold for $1.8m at New York auction The bag was used by astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect the first ever samples of the Moon in 1969.
20 Jul 2017 at 10:28pm

Why dogs are friendly - it's written in their genes Being friendly is in dogs' nature and could be key to how they were domesticated from wolves.
20 Jul 2017 at 12:06am

UK rhino eggs 'could save last northern whites' A UK zoo is taking part in a radical plan to save the world's last northern white rhinos from extinction.
19 Jul 2017 at 5:04pm

Australia human history 'rewritten by rock find' Research shows Aboriginal people entered Australia up to 18,000 years earlier than thought.
20 Jul 2017 at 9:28am

Mighty T. rex 'walked rather than sprinted' New research suggests the dinosaur could go no faster than a very brisk walking pace.
18 Jul 2017 at 11:00am

How did dogs become our best friends? New evidence Dogs were tamed from a single wolf population between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago, a study suggests.
18 Jul 2017 at 11:33pm

Rush hour pollution may be more dangerous than you think Everyone knows that exposure to pollution during rush hour traffic can be hazardous to your health, but it's even worse than previously thought. In-car measurements of pollutants that cause oxidative stress found exposure levels for drivers to be twice as high as previously believed.
21 Jul 2017 at 5:53pm

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion A new electrochemical energy harvesting device can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.
21 Jul 2017 at 5:19pm

In saliva, clues to a 'ghost' species of ancient human In saliva, scientists have found hints that a 'ghost' species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in sub-Saharan Africa today. The research adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that sexual rendezvous between different archaic human species may not have been unusual.
21 Jul 2017 at 3:34pm

The moon is front and center during a total solar eclipse In the lead-up to a total solar eclipse, most of the attention is on the sun, but Earth's moon also has a starring role.
21 Jul 2017 at 2:31pm

Flashes of light on dark matter A web that passes through infinite intergalactic spaces, a dense cosmic forest illuminated by very distant lights and a huge enigma to solve. These are the picturesque ingredients of a scientific research that adds an important element for understanding one of the fundamental components of our Universe: dark matter.
21 Jul 2017 at 2:13pm

New Kingdom Egypt: The goldsmith?s tomb Archeologists are studying the impact of intercultural contacts in Ancient Egypt. New excavations in Sudan have uncovered a tomb dating to around 1450 BC on the island of Sai in the Nile.
21 Jul 2017 at 1:01pm

How physical exercise prevents dementia Physical exercise seems beneficial in the prevention of cognitive impairment and dementia in old age, numerous studies have shown. Now researchers have explored in one of the first studies worldwide how exercise affects brain metabolism.
21 Jul 2017 at 1:01pm

Holographic imaging could be used to detect signs of life in space Engineers say a method called digital holographic microscopy could be used to detect living microbes in space.
21 Jul 2017 at 12:47pm
North American monsoon storms fewer but more extreme The North American Monsoon now brings more extreme wind and rain to central and southwestern Arizona than in the past. Although there are now fewer storms, the largest monsoon thunderstorms bring heavier rain and stronger winds than did the monsoon storms of 60 years ago, according to new research. The dust storms, wind, flash flooding and microbursts that accompany monsoon storms can be a severe threat to people and property in Arizona.
20 Jul 2017 at 11:32pm

New type of soft, growing robot created A newly developed vine-like robot can grow across long distances without moving its whole body. It could prove useful in search and rescue operations and medical applications.
20 Jul 2017 at 7:53pm