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Planet is 'hotter than most stars'

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 01:44
Scientists spend decades hunting Earth's twin only to turn up the most inhospitable world imaginable.

Racial 'disparity' in police respect

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 14:42
Scientists use body camera footage to study how US police officers engage with people while on patrol.

India launches 'monster' rocket

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 05:26
The rocket will give India an edge in the satellite market and it's prompted some big comparisons.

South Africa heartbreak as rescued circus lions poisoned

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 05:02
The two lions had been removed from circuses in South America and relocated to South Africa.

Cold revolution

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 16:01
Initially invented for the printing industry, the technology has transformed the way we live and work.

Trump 'does believe in climate change', says US ambassador to UN

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 19:18
The US president accepts human activity is partly to blame for global warming, says a top official.

Who killed Oetzi the Iceman? Italy reopens coldest of cases

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 16:28
Did someone get away with murder? A German detective re-examines a case 5,300 years old.

Trump climate deal: Modi vows to go beyond Paris accord

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 07:34
The Indian and French leaders pledge to fight climate change together and "protect Mother Earth".

Not green enough

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 06:52
Only three countries have not signed up to the Paris agreement - but for very different reasons.

Faces recreated from monkey brain signals

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 17:18
Scientists have accurately reconstructed images of human faces by monitoring the responses of monkey brain cells.

Poison pill

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 16:50
A Canadian doctor says one short letter managed to convince doctors that opioids were safe.

Beaver return 'benefits environment'

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 16:33
A researcher says re-introducing beavers in England would help water supplies and prevent floods.

The benefits of beavers

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 16:28
They can be controversial, but scientists say beavers are good for the environment and biodiversity.

Scientists dispute the 'tiny, tiny' impact of Paris deal

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 08:26
President accused of "cherry picking" science to bolster argument for withdrawal from Paris accord.

Paris climate deal: Buildings 'go green' in protest

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 08:03
Buildings around the world are lit green after the US withdraws from the Paris climate agreement.

Paris climate deal: Dismay as Trump signals exit from accord

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 07:20
European leaders, businesses and the UN condemn President Trump's decision.

Sky-high wi-fi

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 18:12
ViaSat-2 enters the record books as the most powerful commercial broadband spacecraft ever launched.

'World won't laugh any more'

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 17:09
President Trump says pulling out of Paris climate deal will stop world laughing at the US.

Paris climate deal: Trump pulls US out of 2015 accord

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 15:48
The move drew criticism, with Germany, France and Italy immediately rejecting any renegotiation.

Paris climate deal: Macron pledges to 'make planet great again'

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 15:36
Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from climate agreement is criticised by the French president.