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Ancient Americans made epic Pacific voyages

New evidence has been found for epic prehistoric voyages between the Americas and eastern Polynesia.

Why are we 'milking' crabs for a coronavirus vaccine?

Horseshoe crab blood is used to help develop medicine, but some people want the practice stopped.

Coronavirus: WHO rethinking how Covid-19 spreads in air

The WHO has acknowledged there is evidence that Covid-19 can be spread by airborne particles.

Rosewood smuggling in The Gambia: Shipping firm halts timber exports

A BBC investigation found vast quantities of protected rosewood were being trafficked from The Gambia.

New government unit to take over Covid response

There are questions over whether the Joint Biosecurity Centre has the expertise needed for the job.

Coronavirus: 'The masks you throw away could end up killing a whale'

As the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more protective equipment is ending up in the sea.

Esa and Nasa line up satellites to measure Antarctic sea-ice

Aligning polar satellites will enable the first ever reliable maps of Antarctic sea-ice thickness.

Dinosaur ancestors 'may have been tiny'

Dinosaurs are thought of as giant creatures, but new work adds to evidence they started out small.

Dakota Access Pipeline: Judge suspends use of key oil link

The pipeline, which protesters fought against, is ordered to conduct a fresh environmental review.

Coronavirus: Fear over rise in animal-to-human diseases

A report says a rise in animal-to-human diseases will continue without urgent action.

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