BBC : Nature (23)

Galapagos finches caught in act of becoming new species

A population of finches on the Galapagos is discovered in the process of becoming a new species.

Dolly the sheep health fears 'unfounded'

Concerns that Dolly the cloned sheep had early-onset arthritis were unfounded, scientists say.

EU ban on bird imports sees 'massive' cuts in global trade

There's been a 90% drop in the trade in wild birds around the globe mainly due to an EU ban, say researchers.

Light pollution: Night being lost in many countries

Much of the world is "losing the night" as artificial light becomes brighter and more widespread, say scientists.

High-energy 'ghost particles' absorbed by Earth

Neutrinos are famous for travelling through solid objects, but they don't go through everything, a study shows.

Research money central to Budget

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has made investment in research the centrepiece of his budget.

How dinosaur scales became bird feathers

The genes that caused scales to become feathers in the early ancestors of birds have been found by US scientists.

UK judges to get scientific guides

A Supreme Court judge launches the first of a series of scientific guides for the UK judiciary.

Seeds hold hidden treasures for future food

More than 70,000 seeds have been sent from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank to Lebanon, for vital crop research.

Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid

An asteroid that visited our Solar System from interstellar space is one of the most elongated celestial bodies known to science.

Albatrosses hit by fishing and climate

The spectacular albatrosses featured in the BBC's Blue Planet series have seen a big slump in numbers.

Antarctic glacier's rough belly exposed

The melting glacier contributing most to sea-level rise currently may be more resilient than previously recognised.

Fishing 'best argument for seagrass conservation'

Seagrass meadows are diminishing worldwide, which has serious implications for fishing activity.

Interstellar asteroid is given a name

The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name.

UK and Canada lead global alliance against coal

A significant group of nations take a stand against using coal for electricity generation at UN climate talks.

'Routine' detection of space ripples

Laser labs sense black holes merging at a distance of about a billion light-years from Earth.

Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts?

A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.

Europe steps in to cover US shortfall in funding climate science

French and UK governments say they will make up for any shortfall in funding for a global science body.

SSTL to build Canadian satellite constellation

Vancouver-based UrtheCast contracts UK firm SSTL to build a series of satellites to image Earth every day.

Trump team looks for alternative approaches to Paris pact

President Trump's climate adviser says that the US is looking to revive Bush-era climate forum.

Climate's magic rabbit: Pulling CO2 out of thin air

Can technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere really help prevent dangerous climate change?

Antarctica's warm underbelly revealed

Scientists make the most detailed map yet of the heat rising under the ice sheet from rocks below.

Gove plans post-Brexit green watchdog

Minister Michael Gove insists environmental standards won't be sacrificed.