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World Bank loan scheme 'failing clean energy'

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 16:45
World Bank funding is being used to subsidise fossil fuel projects at the expense of cleaner options, a study reports but it is a claim strongly disputed by the World Bank.

Apollo I disaster: How three astronauts died on Earth

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 16:15
On 27 January 1967, the crew of Apollo I were killed when a rehearsal for their mission went wrong.

Skeleton offers clues to medieval spread of leprosy

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 16:05
The remains of a religious pilgrim shed light on how leprosy came to Europe, researchers say.

CT Scan helps rare washed-up turtle

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:57
A rare sea turtle discovered washed up on an Anglesey beach is closer to full health after scans reveal why she found it difficult to dive.

Human-pig 'chimera embryos' detailed

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 09:00
Embryos that are about 0.001% human could lead to human organs being grown in animals.

Doomsday clock moves closer to apocalypse

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 08:30
The minute hand of the symbolic Doomsday Clock moves to two-and-a-half minutes to midnight.

Tim Peake's capsule goes on display at Science Museum

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 02:53
UK astronaut Tim Peake talks about returning to space as the capsule that carried him to the ISS goes on display.

Tim Peake's capsule goes on display at Science Museum

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 02:24
The capsule that carried Tim Peake to and from the International Space Station goes on display at London's Science Museum.

Northumbria University 'life-threatening' caffeine test fine

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 07:57
University is fined £400,000 after students are given 100 times too much caffeine in an experiment.

Trump's 'control-alt-delete' on climate change policy

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 07:47
Are the Trump team's actions on climate and energy the opening shots in a war on knowledge?

London's dirty air: How bad is it?

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 17:42
How do scientists assess the scale of dirty air across the UK and just how dangerous is the air that we breathe?

Cats may be as intelligent as dogs, say scientists

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 16:00
Cats are as good as dogs at certain memory skills and may be just as smart, say scientists.

Trump backs Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 14:51
President's support for Keystone XL and Dakota Access proves he is a climate threat, critics say.

London pollution: 'Very high' air pollution warning alert

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 14:28
A "very high" air pollution warning has been issued for London for the first time under a new alert system.

Extra letters added to life's genetic code

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 09:58
Scientists have created bacteria that thrive using an expanded "genetic alphabet".

Five in final stretch of Moon race

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 08:45
The Google-sponsored race to put a privately funded spacecraft on the Moon has just five teams left in the competition.

'Warrior of high status' was buried at Scottish Viking site

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 04:44
The excavation of a rare, intact Viking boat burial in western Scotland has been set out in detail for the first time.

Fire brigade help Yorkshire Wildlife Park give polar bear dental check-up

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:13
South Yorkshire Fire Brigade were called in to assist in giving a polar bear a dental check-up.

Rare bat born by C-section in San Diego Zoo

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 22:12
A Rodrigues fruit bat has been born by C-section at San Diego Zoo.

Flood prevention being ignored - MPs

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:06
Ministers accused of not tackling concerns over home insurance, building rules and planning.