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Rhino horn trade legalised in South Africa

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has legalised domestic rhino horn trade. This overturns its prohibition in 2009 aiming at tackling rhino poaching. According...
Air Flight. Photo: Wikimedia, NASA

Research suggests that flight times are set to increase as a result of climate...

Climate change is increasing the speed of the jet stream, which blows from west to east across the Atlantic. The change in the strength...
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Why are so many whales washing up on beaches?

Five young male sperm whales all washed up along the east coast in one weekend, which has left people intrigued The three whales which washed...
Space. Photo: Flickr, NASA

Tim Peake becomes first Brit to walk in space

It’s been just over a month since British astronaut Tim Peake reached the International Space Station, and despite calling the first 24 hours “pretty...
Seal. Photo: Flickr, Mike Lawrence

England’s largest seal population in decline

The seal population at Blakeney Point has gone into decline for the first time since records began. Blakeney Point is one of three breeding...
Tim Peake. Photo: Flickr, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Britain sending first ever astronaut into space

In a little over three weeks Tim Peake, 43, will leave Earth for a six month stint on the International Space Station. Before Peake...