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Climate change: Will insect-eating dogs help?

Image copyright Yora Do you fret that your pet pooch is blamed by environmentalists for turning rainforests into poo in the park? Have no fear – you can now fatten Fido on black soldier flies instead of Brazilian beef. A pet food manufacturer now claims that 40% of its new product is made from soldier […]

Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Artwork: A highly magnetised rotating neutron star. Astronomers say one of these could be a source of the signals Astronomers have revealed details of mysterious signals emanating from a distant galaxy, picked up by a telescope in Canada. The precise nature and origin of the blasts of radio waves […]

Blue tooth reveals unknown female artist from medieval times

Image copyright Christina Warinner Image caption A lapis lazuli fragment trapped in the lower jaw of the medieval woman The weird habit of licking the end of a paintbrush has revealed new evidence about the life of an artist more than 900 years after her death. Scientists found tiny blue paint flecks had accumulated on […]

Climate change: Which vegan milk is best?

Climate change: Which vegan milk is best?

The popularity of vegan foods continues to grow, with January seen as a traditional time to consider giving them a try. Milk alternatives, such as oat, soy, almond or coconut, are one area of interest, with sales rising in the UK. A scientific study suggests the greenhouse gas emissions used in the production of plant-based […]

Climate change: Which are the best vegan milks?

Climate change: Which are the best vegan milks?

The popularity of vegan foods continues to grow, with January seen as a traditional time to consider giving them a try. Milk alternatives, such as oat, soy, almond or coconut, are one area of interest, with sales rising in the UK. A scientific study suggests the greenhouse gas emissions used in the production of plant-based […]

‘New’ apple and pear varieties found in Wales

Image copyright Welsh Perry & Cider Society Image caption Anglesey Sweet Jane (A1789) was found on a tree believed to be about 100 years old A total of 73 previously unrecorded varieties of apples and pears believed to be unique to Wales have been discovered by researchers. About 200 trees were DNA-tested in the two-year […]

Report: US 2018 CO2 emissions saw biggest spike in years

Media captionClimate change: How 1.5C could change the world A new report has found that US carbon dioxide emissions rose by 3.4% in 2018 after three years of decline. The spike is the largest in eight years, according to Rhodium Group, an independent economic research firm. The data shows the US is unlikely to meet […]

Why more female penguins are washing up dead in South America

Every year, thousands of penguins become stranded on South America’s coast – with females three times more likely to wash up dead or injured than males. Now scientists from Japan and Argentina have concluded this is because female Magellanic penguins are migrating further north in search of food than their male counterparts. The findings are […]

Incredible ‘sea monster’ skull revealed in 3D

Image copyright Nigel Larkin Image caption The skull is nearly a metre long Some 200 million years ago in what is now Warwickshire, a dolphin-like reptile died and sank to the bottom of the sea. The creature’s burial preserved its skull in stunning detail – enabling scientists to digitally reconstruct it. The fossil, unveiled in […]

Chang’e-4: Chinese rover now exploring Moon

Image caption An image of the rover rolling off the lander A Chinese robotic rover has got its wheels dirty after rolling off its landing craft and onto the lunar soil. The Chang’e-4 spacecraft touched down on the far side of the Moon at 10:26 Beijing time (02:26 GMT) on Thursday. Lunar exploration chief Wu […]