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Numbers game

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 05:18
For a second day, Paris is cutting car numbers according to odd or even licence plates. Do such schemes work?

'Keep poultry inside' amid bird flu risk, keepers told

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 05:03
Poultry keepers have been told to keep their birds inside to protect them from avian flu in Europe.

First photos from Cassini Saturn probe's new orbit

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 04:33
The Cassini spacecraft has sent back the first views from its new orbit around Saturn.

Caesarean births 'affecting human evolution'

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 02:17
The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.

Do smoke-free stoves really save lives?

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 19:41
Research has cast doubt on a UN-backed project to reduce pollution-induced illness in the world's poorest children by providing 100 million homes with a smoke-free stove.

Climate protection gap widening, warns insurance report

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 17:39
Insurance experts warn of a $100bn global "protection gap" due to increased climate change risks.

Reluctantly casting doubt on 'life-saving' stoves

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 16:02
Research casts doubt on a global mission to use cleaner-burning stoves, to prevent pollution-induced illness in the world's poorest children.

Google data centres to be 100% renewable-powered by 2017

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 14:32
Google reveals it is on track to offset 100% of data centre and office electricity use with renewable energy.

Green delight as Trump's Irish wall plans withdrawn

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:15
Donald Trump's plan to erect a huge sea wall at his Irish golf course has been withdrawn in the light of stiff opposition.

Agreement signed in Prestwick spaceport bid

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 09:29
Glasgow Prestwick Airport signs an agreement with Houston Spaceport as it continues its bid to become the UK's first launch site.

Seal studies reveal secret life

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 09:02
A project is underway to record the underwater behaviour of Britain's grey seals.

Scottish fossils tell story of first life on land

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 08:03
Fossils of possibly the earliest backboned four-legged animals to walk have been found in Scotland.

Robot aircraft take to British skies

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 07:02
Robot aircraft are to be tested in UK airspace to help refine systems that control autonomous planes.

Corporate growth still driving deforestation, CDP shows

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 05:59
Although progress is being made, up to US $906bn of company turnover is still tied to global deforestation, an assessment suggests.

Tim Peake spacecraft will arrive in UK in 2017

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 05:22
The UK has bought the capsule which sent Tim Peake into space and returned him to Earth.

Last winter's flooding 'most extreme on record' in UK

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 03:04
Flooding across parts of the UK last winter was the most extreme on record, experts say.

Alligator snapping turtle's great escape

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:42
A huge alligator snapping turtle got stuck in a blocked drain pipe in Houston, Texas.

Hunter Mitchell raised thousands of dollars to save Osita the rhino.

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 06:24
Hunter Mitchell raised thousands of dollars to save Osita the rhino.

Europe presses ahead with Mars rover

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 05:10
European research ministers meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, emphatically reaffirm their commitment to putting a robot rover on Mars in 2021.

Four major cities move to ban diesel vehicles by 2025

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 23:47
The leaders of four major global cities say they will stop the use of all diesel powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade.