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Full Ariane 6 rocket funding is unlocked by Esa

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 04:00
A final sum of €1.7bn (£1.5bn) is committed to Airbus Safran Launchers to enable it to develop Europe's new Ariane 6 rocket.

Florida vote on GM mosquito release

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 12:41
Residents in Florida are being asked to vote on a trial of genetically modified mosquitoes on US Election Day.

Rise in atmospheric CO2 slowed by green vegetation

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 09:30
The growth in CO2 in the atmosphere has been slowed by the increased ability of plants to soak up the gas.

WMO: Five hottest years on record have occurred since 2011

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 08:09
The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says that the five years from 2011 to 2015 were the warmest on record.

Fast and flat

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 07:56
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green has been celebrating the work done in Northern Cape, South Africa, to prepare the fastest ever race car track.

Has Jeremy the 'lefty' snail found love?

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 03:57
A public appeal to find a second rare left-coiled snail succeeds

Cosmic clue to UK coastal erosion

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 13:05
Recent centuries have seen a big jump in the rates of erosion in the iconic chalk cliffs on England’s south coast, a new study finds.

Southern Hemisphere recovered faster from dino strike

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 08:27
Life in the southern hemisphere appears to have recovered more quickly than expected from the asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Key meeting to weigh Mars crash report

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 05:33
The European Space Agency’s director general says he expects to have at least an interim report on the Schiaparelli crash within the month.

Trump 'threat' to dominate UN climate negotiations

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 16:24
Concerns over a Trump presidency are set to dominate the start of global climate talks in Morocco.

Giant snowballs on Russian beach

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 11:58
A beach in Siberia has been transformed by naturally occurring giant snowballs.

How to get an Indonesian Komodo dragon out of your bathroom

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 12:54
Planet Earth II's camera crew came back from filming to find an unwanted visitor.

Canada military probes mysterious Arctic pinging noise

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 10:48
The Canadian military probes a mysterious Arctic pinging sound, officials tell the BBC.

Widnes worm Dave wriggles into record books

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 08:42
An earthworm named Dave wriggles into the record books as the largest ever found in the UK - measuring a whopping 40cm (15.7in).

Scientists apply for GM wheat trial in UK

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 06:47
Researchers apply for a licence to carry out a trial of a genetically modified wheat crop in a small field in Hertfordshire.

Paris climate deal enters force as focus shifts to action

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 02:13
The Paris agreement on climate change has come into force, with efforts due to continue next week on the way ahead.

Inventor Sir James Dyson sets up college to tackle skills shortage

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 01:34
Inventor Sir James Dyson is setting up his own technology institute to tackle the shortage of engineers.

Health scare

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 17:02
Given the complexity of antibiotics resistance, what should we do to tackle the problem?

'Flasher' frog found hidden in Australian swamp

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 15:33
A rare species of frog is discovered which startles predators by revealing its bright orange groin.

Ebola adapted to easily infect people

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 08:15
Ebola dramatically adapted to infect human tissues with ease in the first few months of the Ebola outbreak.