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Hawking says Trump's climate stance could damage Earth

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 09:59
Stephen Hawking warns over Donald Trump's climate policy in a BBC interview marking his 75th birthday.

Chinese rocket launch fails one hour after lift-off

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 08:14
A powerful rocket, the Long March-5 Y2, failed an hour after lift-off from Hainan island.

UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 06:03
Ministers say ending the arrangement will help the UK take back control of access to its waters.

Photographer Ryo Minemizu finds the secret world of plankton

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 16:21
Japanese underwater photographer Ryo Minemizu has photographed the plentiful but often ignored residents of the ocean.

Vaquita porpoise: Dolphins deployed to save rare species

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 02:42
The Mexican government is to use US Navy-trained dolphins to locate and herd endangered vaquitas.

Wild ducks caught on camera snacking on small birds

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 17:23
Wild mallard ducks have been spotted hunting and eating migratory birds to the surprise of scientists.

'Very strong' climate change signal in record June heat

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 15:03
Searing weather across the UK and Europe was made more likely by human-induced climate warming say scientists.

How pesticides threaten bee populations

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:55
Bees are dying out in winter because of the pesticides used to protect crops.

Large-scale study 'shows neonic pesticides harm bees'

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:03
The largest study to-date on neonicotinoid pesticides concludes they harm honeybees and wild bees.

Inmarsat's European short-haul wi-fi spacecraft launches

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 17:34
The UK's biggest space company takes the next step in its project to boost wi-fi in planes over Europe.

How to eavesdrop on urban bats with smart sensors

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 17:03
For the first time, urban bats are being monitored in real time using smart sensors at a London park.

UK CO2 and energy costs 'set to rise'

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 17:00
Household energy bills and carbon emissions will rise unless ministers devise new policies to save power, a report says.

Unleashing the power of moss to clean cities

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 16:16
A team of German designers has reinvented the tree to clean up urban air pollution. Using the natural power of moss, they hope to make city air safer to breathe.

'Boaty McBoatface' submarine returns home

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:13
The UK's favourite yellow submarine completes its first major science expedition in the Antarctic.

Raptor plunging to extinction in England

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:26
There are just four breeding pairs of the iconic bird of prey left in England.

Viewsnight: 'Scientific research isn't immune to sexism'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:59
Journalist Angela Saini argues that it's easy for prejudice to affect scientific research.

Torus nuclear fusion project gets Brexit funding pledge

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 07:29
The government pledges to pay its "fair share" towards an EU backed nuclear project after Brexit.

Saving big cats

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 02:27
Amy Dickman has had some close shaves with big cats and humans while working with cheetahs and lions.

Africa agriculture pioneer wins 2017 World Food Prize

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 02:26
African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina wins the prestigious World Food Prize for his work to boost yields and farm incomes.

Chimps' strength secrets explained

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:54
The greater strength of chimpanzees, relative to humans, may have been explained by American scientists.