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Image copyright Suffolk Owl Sanctuary Image caption The owl was a third heavier than it should have been An owl rescued from a ditch and thought to be injured was in fact just too fat to fly, a bird rescue centre has said. Suffolk Owl Sanctuary said the “soggy” bird was brought in by a …

The images are murky at first. Sediment sweeps past the camera as Icefin, a bright yellow remotely operated robot submarine, moves tentatively forward under the ice. Then the waters begin to clear. Icefin is under almost half a mile (600m) of ice, at the front of one the fastest-changing large glaciers in the world. Suddenly …

Image copyright AFP Image caption The majority of the 7,100 cheetahs left in the world are in Africa India’s top court has said cheetahs can be reintroduced in the country, 70 years after they were wiped out. Responding to a plea by the government, the Supreme Court said African cheetahs could be introduced to the …

Image copyright Getty Images Sainsbury’s has promised to reduce its net carbon emissions to zero over the next 20 years. The supermarket chain, which is the second largest in the UK, has said it will spend £1bn to reach the target. It pledged to reduce emissions from areas like refrigeration and transport. But, while the …

Image copyright Getty Images The Government has announced that a fast-track visa will open next month to attract the world’s leading scientists. The visas will have no cap on the numbers of suitably qualified people able to come to the UK. The announcement follows a pledge last year by the PM to turn the UK …

Image copyright NASA Image caption Tests are being carried out to determine whether the cookies are safe to eat Chocolate chip cookies have become the first food to be baked in space in a first-of-its-kind experiment. Astronauts baked the cookies in a special zero-gravity oven at the International Space Station (ISS) last month. Sealed in …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Elk, wolves, wild boar, lynx, brown bear and auroch once inhabited Wales but are now extinct From slugs to spiders and bees to bottlenose dolphins – Wales is proving a haven for many species. Its varied landscape and mild climate make Wales among Europe’s “best wildlife-watching secrets”, according to …

Image copyright PA Media The UK’s fixed-term parliaments could see politicians failing to prioritise climate change, veteran naturalist Sir David Attenborough has suggested. He told the first citizens’ assembly on climate having a five-year government leads to a lack of long-term planning. The 110-strong assembly in Birmingham will meet over four weekends to examine options …

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionListen to a short clip of Nesyamun’s voice, which has been reproduced as a vowel-like sound Scientists have fulfilled a mummified Egyptian priest’s wish for life after death – by replicating his voice with artificial vocal cords. Nesyamun’s voice has been reproduced as a vowel-like sound that …

Image caption The visualisation will render methane at a resolution of 2km per pixel A Canadian start-up, GHGSat, is promising to release a high-resolution map of methane in Earth’s atmosphere by the year’s end. The company has one spacecraft in orbit currently to monitor the trace gas. Another two are expected to go up in …