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Costa Coffee vows 'cup recycling revolution'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 01:03
The UK's biggest coffee chain says it will recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020.

Will China beat the world to nuclear fusion and clean energy?

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:53
China's nuclear fusion research might put the country at the fore of future clean energy solutions.

Blue Planet: Plankton named after David Attenborough series

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:26
Scientists at University College London (UCL) decide to honour Sir David Attenborough and the team.

Porpoise plucked from shallow waters

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:03
The young female porpoise had become stranded at Grange burn near to Grangemouth.

Bialowieza forest: Poland broke EU law by logging

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 02:52
Poland violated EU law by ordering large-scale logging in Bialowieza forest, Europe's top court says.

Kids ask Nasa astronaut about going to space

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 02:46
Karen Nyberg, who's been to space twice, answers questions from primary school children.

The first person on Mars 'should be a woman'

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:02
A senior Nasa engineer has said the first person to set foot on Mars should be a woman.

Reality Check

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 17:01
It's not as easy to recycle your takeaway coffee cup as people may have thought.

Delay for Nasa's Tess planet-hunter

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:11
The launch of the Tess mission to find new worlds beyond our Solar System is delayed by 48 hours.

Recycling hope for plastic-hungry enzyme

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:46
Science created a 'wonder material' in plastic; now nature is helping to unmake it.

Gorilla Calaya gives birth at Smithsonian National Zoo

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:49
Calaya, the western lowland gorilla, gave birth at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC.

Nasa's Tess planet-hunter: What stars sound like

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 09:58
UK astronomer Bill Chaplin demonstrates the "sounds" that stars make and why this is useful to know.

Nasa planet-hunter set for launch

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 05:53
The Tess mission will survey nearly the entire sky and is expected to find thousands of new worlds.

Animals' popularity 'a disadvantage'

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 09:42
A new study shows that some species may become victims of their own prestige.

Why some cancers are 'born to be bad'

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:00
Breakthrough explains why some cancers are far more deadly than others.

Russian spy poisoning: Nerve agent inspectors back UK

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:48
The international chemical weapons watchdog confirms the UK's analysis of the nerve agent in Salisbury.

Rolls-Royce and Boeing invest in UK space engine

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:25
Boeing and Rolls-Royce are investing in the UK company developing a revolutionary propulsion system.

Secrets of the sea bed: Hunt for Stone Age site in North Sea

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:23
UK and Belgian scientists explore the seabed off Norfolk after prehistoric finds.

Past in focus

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:13
Ancient DNA from human remains has helped construct a new narrative for human history.

Isolated lakes found beneath Canadian ice sheet

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:05
Two lakes discovered beneath an Arctic ice sheet may help us to learn about Europa's subsurface ocean.