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SpaceX Starlink mega-constellation: 'Limited time' to fix brightness issue

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 04:37
Astronomers say the coming interference from satellite mega-constellations needs rapid solutions.

UK meteorite hunt thwarted by equipment damage

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 17:37
Scientists' quest to find Antarctica's "missing" space rocks is beaten into submission by hard ice.

Plastic packaging ban 'could harm environment'

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 17:14
Stopping plastic packaging could lead to higher carbon alternatives, a Parliamentary report says.

Climate change: Arctic ice melt makes permafrost vulnerable

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 13:58
A new study shows that the absence of Arctic sea ice is linked to the melting of permafrost.

Australia to cull thousands of camels

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 03:59
Feral camels and horses will be shot dead as they are damaging settlements in search of water.

Natural History Museum will showcase 'fantastic beasts'

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 16:46
The Harry Potter universe will be used to shine a light on nature's own amazing creatures.

Food 'made from air' could compete with soya

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 16:43
Finnish scientists say the food could be grown with near-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Vast 'star nursery' region found in our galaxy

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 12:36
Astronomers find a vast structure in our galaxy, made up of many interconnected "star nurseries".

Australia fires: Misleading maps and pictures go viral

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 07:44
Maps of Australia's fire crisis are spreading on social media but many are misleading.

Gravitational waves: Cosmic vibrations sensed from unusual star merger

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 03:03
Laser labs pick up a signal emanating from the collision of two dense, dead stars.

SpaceX sends 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 19:28
The California company's latest mission makes it the world's largest commercial satellite operator.

New rules for low carbon heating in Scots homes

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 16:41
The new regulations will see alternatives to gas boilers installed in new homes from 2024.

Pocahontas Heacham mulberry tree DNA test 'inconclusive'

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 16:03
Researchers are unable to establish whether the Native American planted a mulberry tree in Norfolk.

Australia fires: How do we know how many animals have died?

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 17:17
A biodiversity expert suggests almost half a billion animals might have been affected in Australia.

Nobel Prize-winning scientist Frances Arnold retracts paper

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 13:04
A Nobel laureate is being praised for retracting a scientific paper that was not reproducible.

Australia fires: A visual guide to the bushfires and extreme heat

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 02:06
The scale of the nation's ongoing emergency is terrifying - here's what fire crews are facing.

The scientist powering drones with 'happy gas'

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 01:23
The hydrogen-powered drone which could revolutionise the travel industry.

Met Office: Last decade 'second hottest in last 100 years'

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 19:33
The year 2019 saw several high temperature records in the UK - concluding a record-breaking decade.

Belching in a good way: How livestock could learn from Orkney sheep

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 16:47
The sheep of North Ronaldsay could teach other livestock how to belch in a way less harmful to the climate.

Tackling the Earth's orbiting space junk

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 16:11
How the Japanese firm Astroscale is set to start cleaning up the Earth's orbiting space debris.