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Time to take out the space trash

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 15:08
Scientists are warning there’s now so much space debris in low-Earth orbit that action needs to be taken.

Health Canada proposes ban on pesticide linked to bee deaths

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 14:16
A controversial pesticide, linked to a decline in insect species, may soon be banned in Canada.

Bumper load of new viruses identified

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 06:37
Scientists looking into invertebrate animals discover nearly 1,500 new viruses - the largest number documented in any one study.

360 video: Inside the horrors of human trafficking in Mexico

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 06:36
Maria was sold into slavery - experience her story in our 360 VR feature.

Bletchley Park: 'Codebreakers school' planned for site

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 06:05
Historic codebreaking site Bletchley Park could be turned into a cyberdefence training college.

Egypt ancient city unearthed by archaeologists

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 02:37
Archaeologists in Egypt unearth what they describe as a city that dates back more than 5,000 years.

Meet the crab with the 'mighty claw'

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 02:31
The claws of coconut crabs have the strongest pinching force of any crustacean, according to research.

'Heroic' Antarctic explorers left sea-ice clues

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 02:07
Log books from the early Antarctic expeditions indicate that the area of summer sea-ice around the continent has barely changed in size in a century.

Predatory bacteria can wipe out superbugs, says study

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 19:11
Bacteria which eat others of their kind could be a new weapon in the fight against superbugs.

Huge glacier retreat triggered in 1940s

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 10:05
The melting Antarctic glacier that now contributes more to sea-level rise than any other ice stream on the planet began its big decline in the 1940s.

Air pollution 'causes 467,000 premature deaths a year in Europe'

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 10:05
Toxic air is causing almost half a million premature deaths in Europe every year, a new report says.

Honour for software writer on Apollo moon mission

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 09:32
Barack Obama awards medal to Margaret Hamilton to recognise role in sending humankind into space.

Schiaparelli: Esa gives update on Mars crash investigation

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 06:55
The European Space Agency's preliminary report into the Schiaparelli crash on Mars confirms the probe became confused about its altitude.

Thanksgiving: What US astronauts will be eating in space

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 03:48
Nasa astronaut Shane Kimbrough has been showing off the specialties he'll be preparing for the crew's Thanksgiving meal aboard the ISS this year.

Climate changing 'too fast' for species

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 17:43
A study of plants and animals suggests many will be unable to adapt quickly enough to survive predicted changes in rainfall and temperature.

Spoils of war

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 16:30
Trump won 218 counties that voted for Obama in 2012. In Pennsylvania, supporters in one of these counties discuss their hopes for the next four years.

Environmental hotspot

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 08:56
The "Freiburg Cup", which comes with a deposit of €1, is going down well with German students.

Dodo skeleton sells for £280,000 at auction

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 07:14
A nearly complete dodo skeleton is sold at auction for £280,000.

NHS using Google technology to treat patients

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 01:52
A London NHS hospital trust has teamed up with tech giant Google to share patient data in the hope of saving lives.

Conservationists herald bag tax impact on beach rubbish

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 17:44
Charging for plastic bags has seen a 40% drop in the number found on beaches, say conservationists.