Winter solstice

Dec. 7, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

We’ve almost reached the shortest day of the year, known as the winter solstice. We take a look at what makes it so interesting.

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Marie Curie

Nov. 24, 2017, 1:49 p.m.

Marie Curie was a brilliant scientist, and made extraordinary discoveries that we still benefit from today! 150 years after she was born, we take a look at her achievements.

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California wildfires cause devastation

Nov. 14, 2017, 12:28 p.m.

The worst wildfires in California’s history have been burning their way across the state, forcing people to leave their homes and schools to close.

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Dragon boogers found in Vancouver

Sept. 22, 2017, 8:25 a.m.

Several strange, brain-like blobs have been found lurking in the waters of a lake in Vancouver – it turns out they’re actually animals.

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Fantastic beasts and how to name them

June 26, 2017, 10:04 a.m.

The first Harry Potter book was published 20 years ago. We mark the occasion by looking at the animals named after its characters.

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Mystery of the huge whales

June 8, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

Scientists may have cracked the answer to the question of why whales are so big.

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Vanishing glaciers

May 25, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

Glacier National Park in Montana, USA, is losing its glaciers – they’re melting quickly and might all be gone by 2080.

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Cassini’s final mission

May 12, 2017, 10:28 a.m.

NASA spacecraft Cassini comes to the end of its 20-year mission to study the planet Saturn.

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From seawater to drinking water

April 28, 2017, 12:18 p.m.

Scientists have discovered a way of making seawater drinkable using an unimaginably fine sieve!

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Could shrimp shells replace plastic bags?

March 22, 2017, 11:57 a.m.

Plastic is polluting the planet – but researchers are working on an environmentally friendly alternative made with shrimp shells.

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