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Boeing launches Starliner capsule to ISS for Nasa

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 04:07
The test flight has a dummy on board but, if successful, astronauts are due to start using the craft from 2020.

Miss America 2020: Biochemist wins crown after on-stage experiment

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 21:41
Camille Schrier, who wowed judges with a science experiment, said she aims to "break stereotypes".

World's oldest fossil trees uncovered in New York

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 09:33
Fossil trees, dating back 386 million years, have been found at an abandoned quarry in New York.

Robert Downey Jr launches YouTube doc featuring AI baby

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 07:40
The original series sets out to explain and demystify artificial intelligence technology.

Climate change: Met Office says warming trend will continue in 2020

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:34
Next year is expected to be another warm year, extending the series of the hottest on record.

Senegal's plastic recycling 'monster' campaigns for a cleaner country

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:10
Modou Fall had to get creative to get people thinking more about plastic waste in Senegal.

How the scramble for sand is destroying the Mekong

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:01
The Mekong river is being damaged by sand extraction, adding to calls for limits on sand usage.

Homo erectus: Ancient humans survived longer than we thought

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 12:39
An ancient ancestor of modern humans survived into relatively recent times in South East Asia.

$5bn fund unveiled for climate-friendly shipping

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 03:20
Ship owners announce plans for a $5bn fund to design zero-emissions vessels.

Europe's Cheops telescope launches to study far-off worlds

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 01:30
The Cheops space mission will get beyond just counting planets to start describing their properties.

Climate watchdog urges PM to get back on track

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 16:50
The comments from the UK's official climate come ahead of a global climate conference in Glasgow.

DNA from Stone Age woman obtained 6,000 years on

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 08:01
Ancient DNA extracted from a tooth print in ancient "chewing gum" reveals new clues about our ancestors.

Giant prehistoric caiman had extra hip bone to carry its weight

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 07:11
Purussaurus mirandai could grow to 10m in length and was able to move on land, scientists believe.

Are cities bad for the environment?

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 10:55
Cities have a bad reputation for pollution but - in terms of climate change - that might be unfair.

Rwanda climate change: Kigali homes built near wetlands are destroyed

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 08:25
Kigali residents demand compensation as hundreds of houses vulnerable to flooding are knocked down.

Anak Krakatau: Giant blocks of rock litter ocean floor

Sun, 12/15/2019 - 15:43
Landslide debris from the collapsed Anak Krakatau volcano is pictured on the seabed for the first time.

COP25: Longest climate talks end with compromise deal

Sun, 12/15/2019 - 11:03
Exhausted delegates reach agreement on the key question of ambition with tricky issues postponed.

Greta Thunberg apologises for 'put leaders against the wall' comment

Sun, 12/15/2019 - 07:39
The teenage climate activist says the phrase has a different meaning in her first language, Swedish.

Climate change: Call for 'flexibility' to reach consensus at talks

Sat, 12/14/2019 - 21:14
UN climate change talks in Madrid are struggling to reach agreement on crucial measures.

How Africa will be affected by climate change

Sat, 12/14/2019 - 16:06
The African continent is more vulnerable than any other region to the world's changing weather patterns.