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Plan for food waste to be separated

58 min 48 sec ago
People will have to separate their food waste to combat methane emissions

What chance has Nasa of finding life on Mars?

4 hours 29 min ago
When the US space agency's next rover gets to Mars in 2021, it will seek evidence of ancient life.

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo: The view from the edge of space

7 hours 2 min ago
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket ship has made a successful test flight, 82.7km above the Earth's surface.

Climate change: 'Hell to pay' if COP24 talks fail

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 16:37
Weary delegates enter the last official day of UN climate talks with many critical issues undecided.

Close-up images of Nasa's Jupiter mission

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:52
Nasa's Juno mission to Jupiter has reached its halfway mark and has revealed new views of the planet.

Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:26
The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic makes it to the edge of space and back.

Astronaut Nick Hague ready for second space flight attempt

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 07:15
Astronaut Nick Hague is ready for his next space flight attempt, after the first mission was aborted.

Nasa's Jupiter mission Juno reveals giant polar storms

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 04:27
Stunning images from Nasa's Jupiter "JunoCam" show huge, "endless storms" at the planet's poles.

Climate change: Failure to tackle warming 'suicidal'

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 00:22
UN secretary general tells climate negotiators in Poland that failure to make progress would be a desperate blow for the planet.

Parker Solar Probe: Sun-skimming mission starts calling home

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:16
Having become the closest-ever human-made object to our star, the Parker spacecraft returns returns its first data

Climate change is 'shrinking winter'

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:49
Snowy mountain winters are being squeezed into shorter periods, threatening water supplies and increasing wildfire risk.

Samples cut around Soyuz hole in spacewalk

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 01:19
Cosmonauts have cut samples from around a hole, which Moscow says may have been caused by a drill.

'Planet of the chickens': How the bird took over the world

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:20
With around 23 billion chickens on the planet, the bird is a symbol of our times, say scientists.

Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:24
Climate change in the Arctic has caused the wild reindeer population to crash by 56%, a report says.

How Apollo 8 Astronauts took the famous 'Earthrise' photograph

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:17
Frank Borman was the Commander of the Apollo 8 mission to the Moon. The astronauts took an iconic photo of the Earth rising above the lunar surface.

Poland climate summit protest limits anger young activists

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:10
Protesters are frustrated by strict controls on protests at the UN climate summit in Poland.

Nasa's IceSat space laser makes height maps of Earth

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:14
One of the most powerful Earth observation tools ever put in orbit is now gathering data about the planet.

Melting ice art installation opens at London's Tate Modern

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:19
An art installation featuring 30 blocks of ice brought from Greenland has been unveiled in London.

ISS: Spacewalk cosmonauts investigate mystery hole

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 08:51
The mystery hole in a Soyuz capsule docked to the International Space Station caused a pressure leak.

Oil thieves cause spill in Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 03:53
Thieves caused at least 60,000 litres of oil to spill into Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay.