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UK astronaut Tim Peake returns to Earth

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 08:06
UK astronaut Tim Peake is safely back on Earth after a historic mission to the International Space Station.

UK astronaut returns: The moment Peake fell to Earth

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 03:49
Footage shows the descent of UK astronaut Tim Peake and two other crew members as they touched down in Kazakhstan.

Engine fires to bring Tim Peake home

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 01:27
Tim Peake is returning home after his Soyuz capsule made a crucial engine burn.

Final handshakes in space station

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 01:24
British astronaut Tim Peake has boarded the spacecraft that will return him to Earth following an historic six-month mission to the space station.

Nasa-style mission needed to map ocean floor

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 11:57
Ocean experts call for international action to generate the kinds of maps of global seabeds that space missions have already returned for the Moon and Mars.

Advance of the giant spider crabs

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 09:39
A horde of giant spider crabs has amassed in waters near Melbourne. Australian aquatic scientist Sheree Marris filmed this incredible footage.

Melt ponds suggest no Arctic sea-ice record this year

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 07:43
Arctic sea-ice may have hit a record low in May but that does not mean September will set a new minimum mark, say polar experts at Reading University, UK.

Mars crater named after Nepal quake village Langtang

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 05:46
A crater on Mars is named Langtang, in tribute to one of the worst-hit villages during the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

Study unlocks surprising behaviour of soil bacteria

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 04:53
Newly sequenced genomes of soil bacteria have led to questions about how differing land management affects the organisms' behaviour, on agriculture and emissions.

Tim Peake to return to 'ground control' on earth

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 23:52
British astronaut Tim Peake is due back to earth six months after blasting off into space.

Giant crab horde gathers in Australia

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 23:16
A massive population of giant spider crabs amasses in waters off the Australian city of Melbourne.

Deep Atlantic: Scientists launch ocean mission

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 22:03
Biggest ever deep Atlantic exploration mission launched by UK scientists.

UK-funded ice breaker in 'elite' Arctic tourism row

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 17:12
Criticism is made of the use of a UK-government-funded ice breaker to guide a luxury cruise in the Arctic, as worries grow over the environmental impact of tourists.

Dead Sea drying

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 16:09
The Dead Sea is one of the great ecological treasures of the world but it is shrinking at an alarming rate, as Kevin Connolly reports.

Tree planting at 'an all time low'

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 13:59
Official figures released today by the Forestry Commission show that the government is falling far short of its own tree-planting targets

How Tim gets back from space

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 13:01
How UK astronaut Tim Peake will get back from the International Space Station (ISS).

Tortoise given wheels to help her walk

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 17:13
A female tortoise in southern India is given a new lease of life after losing both legs.

European Space Agency still backing Mars rover project

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 17:04
Member states of the European Space Agency have reaffirmed their commitment to launch a rover to Mars in 2020.

More gravitational waves detected

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 10:15
Scientists announce the detection at Earth of another burst of gravitational waves coming from a black hole merger.

10kgs of 2,000-year-old butter found in a bog in Ireland to go on display

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 08:07
Jack Conway was working in a bog cutting turf when he came across a massive chunk of butter.