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Nov 23, 2018 02:21pm

The world must thrash out a new deal for nature in the next two years or humanity could be the first species to document our own extinction, warns the United Nation’s biodiversity chief.

Ahead of a key international conference to…

Oct 31, 2018 12:17pm

WWF report: Mass wildlife loss caused by human consumption

Oct 31, 2018 02:45pm

Climate change is 'escalator to extinction' for mountain birds

Aug 23, 2017 09:35am

Royal Society Research Professorships provide long term support for world-class researchers of outstanding achievement and promise. These are the Society’s premier research awards and the aim of this scheme is to release the best leading…

Aug 22, 2017 03:23pm

By Jonathan Amos, BBC Science Correspondent

A huge shadow cast by the Moon as it passed in front of the Sun swept across the nation, from Oregon in the west to South Carolina in the east.

Millions of people moved to get into…

Aug 23, 2017 09:26am

WASHINGTON – Given the possible security vulnerabilities related to developments in synthetic biology – a field that uses technologies to modify or create organisms or biological components – a new …

Aug 23, 2017 09:14am

Scientists have tapped into the microbiome of elite runners and rowers, and have identified particular bacteria that may aid athletic performance. The goal is to develop probiotic supplements that may help athletes -- and even amateur…

Feb 08, 2017 10:13am

From Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 February, the Alliance for Accelerating Excellenc​e in Science in Africa (AESA) will convene 300 of the most promising innovators in Africa, for the 2016 Grand Challenges Africa Meeting in Nairobi,…