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Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market

7 hours 21 min ago
The Environment Agency is probing claims exporters are abusing the recycled plastics market.

Mission to Mercury: BepiColombo spacecraft ready for launch

9 hours 29 min ago
Europe and Japan await the launch of their joint mission to the little world nearest the Sun.

A14 road workers find woolly mammoth bones

10 hours 44 min ago
The bones, discovered on the site of an ancient river, are thought to be at least 130,000 years old.

Why is this African town letting mosquitoes in?

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 23:29
The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa.

Mercury: Learning from the strangest planet

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 23:16
The first European mission to explore Mercury will begin Saturday: What could it teach us?

Jurassic-era piranha is world's earliest flesh-eating fish

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 20:08
A 150-million-year-old, sharp-toothed fossil is believed to be the world's oldest piranha-like specimen.

New Forest brothers show off UK's biggest ever pumpkin

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 16:01
Twin brothers have been showing off the biggest pumpkin ever to have been grown indoors in the UK.

Oregon Zoo shares animal X-rays

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:21
Oregon zoo posted images taken during routine health checks.

Can a cooker help save the rainforest?

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 18:12
The solar-powered cooker that uses an alternative to charcoal.

Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:48
Ian Kiernan's iconic anti-litter campaign, begun in Australia in the 1980s, became a global success.

A long walk: New insight into history of dogs and humans

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:53
A study of ancient dog DNA shows man's best friend has been at our side for at least 9,000 years.

Gazing monkeys image wins top wildlife photo award

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:52
Two snub-nosed monkeys sitting on a stone is the top shot at Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018.

US senator Elizabeth Warren faces backlash after indigenous DNA claim

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:41
President Donald Trump goes on the attack after the Cherokee nation dismisses Elizabeth Warren's claim.

Herefordshire firm launches biodegradable crisp packet

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:24
The manufacturer says the bags once disposed have a six-month lifespan.

Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption may have been later than thought

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 06:25
Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24 August, 79 AD - or at least, that's what historians thought until now.

The 'ugly duckling' fossil from the deep

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 18:10
Meet the baby reptile that is shedding new light on the giants that lived at the time of T. rex.

Unique insight

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 16:43
The physical effects of being in space offer a unique insight into how our bodies work on Earth.

Crisp climate

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 16:08
Ships are the lifeblood of global trade, but their fuel is highly polluting. What's the answer?

Would you eat slaughter-free meat?

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:53
There's a looming crisis over the world's appetite for meat. This chicken nugget may be the answer.

Chicken nuggets grown in a lab

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:51
Can chicken nuggets grown in a lab actually taste like... well... chicken? A taste test on lab-grown meat.

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