Woman breaks record with solo Atlantic trip
Did it do any good? A 21-year-old swimming teacher has just become the youngest woman to row across the Atlantic by herself. She is one of just 18 female rowers to complete the challenge.
Lab successfully makes 3D printed steak
Will 3D-printed food solve world hunger? A lab in Israel has grown a beef steak from scratch using cells taken from a cow. Some say the new technology could save lives in the future.
Millions celebrate the Year of the Ox
Do the planets control your future? On Friday, a quarter of the world’s population will welcome in a new lunar year. Many hope the ox will bring stability and positivity for the year ahead.
Rhinos saved from the brink of extinction
Should we bring back dead animals? The endangered white rhino could soon be saved from extinction after scientists create embryos in a lab. But some say we shouldn’t get in the way of nature.
Harmful plastics found near Everest summit
Should climbing Everest be banned? Scientists have discovered microplastics near the summit of the tallest mountain in the world. Some say it is time to stop people visiting altogether.
People, animals and art unearthed in Pompeii dig
Were the Ancient Romans just like us? Recent excavations have unearthed two more people frozen in time, taking shelter from the volcano that erupted above the city almost 2,000 years ago.
Killer whales attack as nature fights back
Is nature angry? Groups of orcas have been seen surrounding boats in the Atlantic. To some, it is a sign that the planet is fighting back after years of being treated badly by humans.
Santa visits go virtual as grottos close
Should Santa embrace modern technology? Pre-Christmas visits are cancelled due to lockdown. But video calls mean he can share the festive spirit all the way from the North Pole.
After 3,000 years Tasmanian devils are back!
Should there be more wild animals in the world? Tasmanian devils once roamed the mainland of Australia. Now, after thousands of years on a neighbouring island, they are being reintroduced.
Lockdown brings on love of the outdoors
Should we spend more time outside? After months of lockdown, we have a new appreciation of the outdoors. Research shows that learning to love nature could improve life in unexpected ways.
Rescue workers battle wildfires in the US
Is climate change to blame? Search and rescue operations are underway to help people affected by huge wildfires in the western states of America. Many say global warming is mainly to blame.
‘A million species in danger’, say experts
Is it too late to prevent a sixth mass extinction? A new report from the World Wildlife Fund has warned that humans are destroying nature at a rate that has never been seen before.
The race to save the Great Barrier Reef
For the third time in a decade, the Great Barrier Reef has suffered mass coral bleaching. A recent survey found widespread damage as a result of a hot summer and rising sea temperatures.
Warning that water could run out in 25 years
The head of England’s Environment Agency has warned that we are set to run out of water in 25 years. To avoid a crisis, he says that we must urgently reduce the amount of water we use.
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The smallest dinosaur that ever lived
A spectacular amber fossil holds the skull of the smallest dinosaur ever found: a bird-like creature that lived more than 99 million years ago and grew no bigger than a bee.
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