Saving one of the world’s rarest antelope – Asia News

They used to be a fairly common sight on the Kenya-Somalia border, but in recent years the number of hirola, or Hunter’s antelope, has dropped to fewer than 500... Read more »

Meet the socially distant robot scientist – Asia News

A robotic scientist – that could increase the pace of scientific discovery – has been developed by researchers at the University of Liverpool. The technology is part of what... Read more »

Electric plane’s ‘milestone’ first UK test flight at Cranfield – Asia News

A six-seater electric plane, said to be Europe’s largest emission-free aircraft, has completed its first UK test flight. Powered by hydrogen, the Piper Malibu flew several short journeys from... Read more »

Why is UK recycling being dumped by Turkish roadsides? – Asia News

An investigation by BBC News has found that some plastic waste from Britain sent to Turkey for recycling is instead being dumped and burned on the side of roads.... Read more »

Coronavirus: Looking for viruses in Thai bats – Asia News

Scientists believe the new coronavirus Sars-Cov-2 may have originated in bats before somehow jumping to humans. Bats are known to be reservoirs of viruses that affect humans, so studying... Read more »

Coronavirus: Social tree climbing ‘boosts mental health’ – Asia News

A Hampshire company that teaches people to climb trees has seen a surge in interest as lockdown restrictions begin to ease. Syd Howell started giving lessons to people in... Read more »

What has Greta Thunberg been doing in lockdown? – Asia News

The Swedish environmental activist spoke to the BBC about how she’s been spending the last few months. There was no compulsory lockdown in Sweden, unlike the measures seen elsewhere... Read more »

How honeybees perform queen duets – Asia News

Scientists using highly sensitive vibration detectors have decoded honeybee queens’ “tooting and quacking” duets in the hive. Worker bees make new queens by sealing eggs inside special cells with... Read more »

Coronavirus: ‘My beach will survive’, says Italian grandad – Asia News

As many European countries continue to ease their lockdowns, beach resorts in Italy are gearing up for a Covid-secure 2020 season. Face masks, hand sanitiser and more space between... Read more »

Birdwatcher, 14, making the most of lockdown wildlife – Asia News

Indy Kiemel Greene is just 14 years old and can identify dozens of birds from their calls alone. At nine he bought his first bird feeder and was transfixed... Read more »