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Remote island has 'world's worst' plastic rubbish density

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 00:54
The uninhabited Pacific island is littered with 37.7 million pieces of plastic debris, scientists say.

Sesame project opens in Jordan

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 19:08
Meet the scientist behind one of the biggest science projects in the Middle East.

Turning goats into water: A solution for the desert

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 18:06
How an entrepreneur is bringing water to the deserts of Pakistan by using goats as currency.

Rare Mexican porpoise faces 'imminent extinction'

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 18:01
A fishing ban extension is said to be the best hope for the world's most endangered marine species.

Inmarsat rides SpaceX Falcon into orbit

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 16:57
The London-based satellite operator puts up a fourth spacecraft in its global broadband network.

Swansea uni studies Wales' waves and tides with 30m tank

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:04
Swansea University researchers are using the models to understand how best to use tidal power.

Iguana chase wins Bafta for Planet Earth II

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 04:41
The iguana chase won Planet Earth II the Bafta for Must-See Moment.

Dinosaur asteroid hit 'worst possible place'

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 04:10
How different Earth's history might have been if the space rock had struck a different location.

Killer whales swim past Orkney fishing boat

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 03:28
A pod of orcas make several close passes of a fishing boat off the coast of Orkney.

Could these mini reactors replicate the power of the Sun?

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:09
Tokamak Energy thinks its mini fusion generators will allow the company to test ideas faster than their competitors.

Lack of dust makes China's air pollution much worse

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 08:47
New research suggests that less dust means more dirty air in major Chinese population centres.

Why does Belgium shine so brightly?

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 08:39
Tens of thousands of people marvel over shots of brightly lit Belgium taken from space.

Safeguarding Islam's ancient past

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 03:19
A recent conference in Bahrain brought together experts in Islamic archaeology to discuss the lessons of the past and how to safeguard Muslim heritage for future generations.

Arctic summit: Trump to make 'right decision for the US' on climate

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 17:44
President Trump will make "the right decision for the US" as he reviews the climate change policy.

Helicopter crew's shark warning to paddle-boarders

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 16:06
A sheriff's helicopter crew warns paddle-boarders they are swimming with sharks off the California coast.

Lions face same threats as extinct Ice Age cats - study

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 08:17
Two big cats including the African lion are most at risk from extinction due to loss of prey, say scientists.

Chomsky: Republicans 'dangerous' on climate

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 17:01
Noam Chomsky argues the Republican Party is the most dangerous organisation in human history.

UN examines fossil fuel influence in climate talks process

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 04:24
Campaigners say there should be greater scrutiny of industry bodies that are involved in UN climate talks.

'Fake females' to aid rare moth work in Cairngorms

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 02:22
Male Kentish glory moths are to be counted with the aid of bits of rubber coated in the scent of female moths.

Identity of famous baby dinosaur fossil revealed

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 20:33
The fossil of a hatchling dinosaur dubbed Baby Louie is recognised as a new species of feathered dinosaur.