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Immune discovery 'may treat all cancer'

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 09:18
Research is at an early stage but scientists said it had huge potential for destroying cancers.

Barometric pressure in London 'highest in 300 years' at least

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 07:52
High pressure at Heathrow Airport reaches 1,049.6 millibars - a record for the UK's capital.

Human impact on nature 'dates back millions of years'

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 07:06
The impact of humans on nature may have been far greater and longer-lasting than we thought, say scientists.

People urgently fleeing climate crisis cannot be sent home, UN rules

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 07:03
But it rejects a claim by a man whose Pacific Island nation is threatened by rising sea levels.

Malaysia returns 42 containers of 'illegal' plastic waste to UK

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 06:05
Malaysia will not become "the garbage dump of the world", says the country's environment minister.

Plankton phenomenon lights up bay

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 05:55
Bioluminescent algae in Jervis Bay, Australia, glows in a captivating night time display.

Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 23:15
One of the world's biggest users of plastic plans to phase out most single-use items by 2025.

More precious than gold: Why the metal palladium is soaring

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 20:05
The price of the precious metal palladium has hit a record high of $2,500 an ounce as demand rises.

Is China addicted to coal?

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 16:16
China is a country caught in the middle of a global struggle: to develop but also be green.

SpaceX completes emergency crew capsule escape

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 07:41
The US company demonstrates how it would rescue astronauts during a failing rocket launch.

SpaceX to practise emergency crew capsule escape

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 16:17
A final technology demonstration from the California company should clear the way to fly astronauts.

'Resistant' trees planted in Hampshire in ash dieback fight

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 05:58
Scientists have identified 3,000 ash trees with suspected resistance to a deadly disease.

Dinosaur extinction: 'Asteroid strike was real culprit'

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 04:50
A team of scientists discounts the idea that large-scale volcanism drove the demise of the dinosaurs.

Australia fires: 'Apocalypse' comes to Kangaroo Island

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 21:46
Australia's Kangaroo Island has been likened to Noah's Ark - but its unique wildlife is under threat.

Climate change: Citizens' jury prepares to tackle climate change

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 17:23
UK panel will tackle some of the dilemmas around global warming.

Climate change: Can Glasgow go carbon neutral?

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:59
As more cities declare climate emergencies, we look at how Glasgow aims to cancel out its carbon footprint.

Climate change: What can I do about it and other questions

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:23
From population to plants, your questions answered about climate change.

Giant jet engines aim to make our flying greener

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:21
How much more efficiency can be wrung out of the jet engine - technology which is over 70 years old?

New maps reveal Scotland's seabird breeding hotspots

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:08
Conservationists mapped the most critical areas of Scotland for endangered birds like the kittiwake.

Microsoft makes 'carbon negative' pledge

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:24
The tech giant pledges to remove all the carbon it has emitted since its founding in 1975.