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Fracking: UK shale reserves may be smaller than previously estimated

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:01
Previous research suggested 50 years of shale gas under the UK, but a new study says it could be less than 10.

Hawaii protests continue against a volcano telescope

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 05:01
Celebrities have joined protestors in Hawaii as a campaign to stop the building of a telescope on a volcano enters its sixth week.

Nasa confirms ocean moon mission

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 04:50
Scientists working on a mission to the ocean moon of Europa can proceed with the final design and construction of the spacecraft, Nasa has said.

Chandrayaan-2: India spacecraft begins orbiting Moon

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 03:41
The $145m Chandrayaan-2 aims to become the first space mission to land on the Moon's south pole.

Climate change: Iceland holds funeral for melted glacier

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 01:38
It's thought Okjokull is the country's first glacier to be lost as a result of climate change, following the hottest July ever recorded.

When an ethical vegan met a sheep farmer...

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 16:01
Many vegans boycott woollen clothing on the basis that it is cruel to sheep.

Elton John defends Harry and Meghan's use of private jets

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 12:12
The singer said he lent his private plane to the royal pair - but he paid to carbon offset the trip.

Eduard Pernkopf: The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 16:55
Eduard Pernkopf created an "atlas" of anatomy by dissecting the bodies of Nazi political prisoners.

The floating farm for cows

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 16:00
The cows on this floating farm in the Netherlands are helping find ways of making food sustainably

Five ways UK farmers are tackling climate change

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 09:05
Farms are on the front line of climate change - vulnerable to extreme weather events - so farmers are coming up with new and surprising ways of tackling the problem.

Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 06:10
A Nasa facility in Alabama will play a key role in sending astronauts to the Moon's surface in 2024.

Elephant protection debate to dominate conservation meeting

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:45
Some countries are seeking extra protection while others want to re-open ivory markets at key trade meeting in Geneva.

Welsh bees threatened by deadly disease American Foulbrood

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 22:43
One keeper says he spotted the signs and had to burn an entire hive to protect others.

Early fish tapeworms found at 'Britain's Pompeii' Must Farm

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 17:39
Prehistoric inhabitants were infected with intestinal worms from eating raw fish, experts say.

Extinction: Humans played big role in demise of the cave bear

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 16:01
The arrival of human ancestors in Europe spelled the downfall of the cave bear some 40,000 years ago.

The plight of a US dairy farm

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:59
It's a family business which has been around since 1942 - but now the last remaining cows are being sold off.

Greta Thunberg: Caroline Lucas reports Arron Banks to Twitter

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 03:56
Brexit campaigner Arron Banks says his tweet about "freak yachting accidents" was a joke.

Do we need to worry about banana blight?

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 00:35
A fungal banana disease that experts describe as a serious threat to production has reached Colombia.

Dr Becky: The Oxford University YouTube astrophysicist

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 16:15
"Dr Becky" receives thousands of views on her YouTube channel, which answers questions about the Universe.

Spaceplane gets a ride for space station trips

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:23
Dream Chaser will launch into orbit on the future Vulcan rocket for re-supply flights to the space station.