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‘Oldest known drawing’ found on tiny rock in South Africa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The drawing dates back 73,000 years Scientists say they have discovered humanity’s oldest known drawing on a small fragment...

Hen harrier disappears after satellite tag stops working

Image copyright Guy Anderson Image caption Heulwen had left her nest in Gwynedd and had been flying across north Wales A rare bird of prey mysteriously disappeared when...

Ig Nobel win for kidney stone removing roller-coaster

Image copyright Jacob Ammentorp Lund Image caption Thrills, spills and kidney stone removal: Everything you could wish for from a roller-coaster ride Riding on some...

NovaSAR: UK radar satellite launches to track illegal shipping activity

Image copyright SSTL/AIRBUS/ISRO Image caption S1-4 and NovaSAR pictured just before being enclosed at the top of their Indian rocket The first all-British radar...

‘World’s oldest brewery’ found in Israel

Image copyright DANI NADEL/AFP/Getty Image caption Archaeologists were looking for evidence of plant foods when they discovered the alcohol traces Researchers say they...

Prickly cactus species ‘under threat’

Image copyright Richard Duebel Image caption Anton Brugger stands in his cactus nursery in Almeria, southern Spain The iconic cactus plant is veering into trouble say...

ICESat: Space will get unprecedented view of Earth’s ice

Media captionWatch the Delta II rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California The American space agency has launched a laser into orbit to measure the...

Cities lead the way on curbing carbon emissions

Image copyright Chesnot Image caption A wind turbine installed in Paris ahead of the Cop21 climate conference in 2015 With many countries struggling to cut their carbon,...

ICESat: Space laser to get unprecedented view of Earth’s ice

Image copyright NASA Image caption ICESat-2 fires 10,000 shots a second as it moves around the Earth The American space agency is about to put a laser in orbit to...

Intensive farming ‘least bad option’ for food and environment

Image copyright Getty Images Intensive, high-yielding agriculture may be the best way to meet growing demand for food while conserving biodiversity, say researchers. But...