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Parasite stops bees finding their way home
Why some honeybees struggle to return to their hives.
Multimedia | 28 Oct 2014
Seabed study shows inhabitants' diversity
Tiny animals more genetically varied than we thought.
News | 24 Oct 2014
BGS launches geological maps portal
The British Geological Survey's website is a goldmine of information about the Earth, and it's just...
Blog post | 24 Oct 2014
The climate bug
Midges are just a nuisance for most of us, but for researchers they're providing useful information.
Feature | 17 Oct 2014
Robots to map marine life in key fishing areas
The trial is the biggest of its kind in British waters.
Multimedia | 14 Oct 2014
Invading ladybirds prefer cities to woodland
Invasive harlequin ladybirds prefer living in sunny cities.
News | 13 Oct 2014
Trout in hot water
How will global warming affect fish? Some ingenious experiments with geothermal streams are finding out.
Feature | 10 Oct 2014
Biodiversity and big data
Bringing plant classification into the 21st century.
Feature | 3 Oct 2014
Scientists probe leak risk from seabed CO2 stores
Experiment gives first realistic picture of ecological impact of gas leaks.
News | 1 Oct 2014
How plastic pollution may harm marine life
Tiny pieces of plastic may harm fish, birds and other marine life.
Multimedia | 30 Sep 2014
More snow won't save melting Antarctic glaciers
Greater precipitation no match for warmer temperatures.
News | 23 Sep 2014
Out of the laboratory and into the Amazon
Taking atmospheric science deep into the rainforest.
Feature | 19 Sep 2014