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Climate change: Sea ice loss linked to spread of deadly virus

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 01:56
Scientists say the decline of Arctic sea ice is connected to the spread of disease among marine mammals.

Boston Dynamics boss learned by unbalancing toddler

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 03:08
Marc Raibert tells BBC News he nudged his daughter over just to work out how people balance.

The 'Bloodhound' supercar aiming to break the land speed record

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 22:09
The BBC met the driver of Bloodhound - part racing car and part spaceship - during testing in South Africa.

Confidence high in Bloodhound land speed record team

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 11:23
The UK-led challenge to the land speed record clocks 501mph in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa.

'Astonishing' fossil ape discovery revealed

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:11
Fossils of a newly-discovered ancient ape could give clues to how walking on two feet evolved.

Boeing aims for Moon landing in 'fewer steps'

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 08:34
The aerospace giant unveils its proposal for a lander that could take humans to the lunar surface.

'I do my engineering in high heels not a hard hat'

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 07:08
The Royal Academy of Engineering wants to demolish stereotypes and attract more women to the industry.

General election 2019: Greens call for £100bn a year for climate action

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 05:08
Co-leader Sian Berry urges £100bn a year to be spent on climate action at the party's campaign launch.

Extinction Rebellion: High Court rules London protest ban unlawful

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 03:14
Lawyers say police now face claims for false imprisonment from "potentially hundreds" of protesters.

Nuclear fusion is 'a question of when, not if'

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 21:45
Scientists say we are close to making fusion power a reality - but will it arrive in time to combat climate change?

Teabags: Is there plastic in yours?

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 19:33
Here's a look at how some of the UK's biggest tea brands are trying to tackle the plastic problem.

General election 2019: Could climate change become a top priority?

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 18:30
Polling suggests the environment is one of three key issues for voters - but by the end of the campaign will politicians be answering their questions?

Hunters of rare Swiss ibex stir Alps wildlife row

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 17:02
A Swiss region allows trophy hunters to shoot ibex, but the elusive animal remains rare in the Alps.

Could the world cope if GPS stopped working?

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 16:17
Despite widespread reliance on the system, there is no universal plan to deal with GPS disruption.

Climate change alters Highland red deer gene pool

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 11:09
Scientists say they have seen "evolution in action" in the Highlands because of warmer temperatures.

Climate change: ‘Clear and unequivocal’ emergency, say scientists

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 07:03
Around 11,000 scientists have endorsed research that says the world is facing a climate emergency.

Bloodhound goes faster still at 491mph

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 04:50
The UK-led challenge to the land speed record ups its pace in trials in the Kalahari Desert.

Dorset art installation recreates Delhi and London smog

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 18:34
Pods allow visitors to experience the air quality in Delhi, London, Beijing, São Paulo and Norway.

Behind the wheel of a hydrogen-powered car

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 16:54
Hydrogen cars are green, quick to refuel and have range, so why are battery cars way ahead of them?

Paris climate accords: US notifies UN of intention to withdraw

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 13:42
Notification begins the one-year process of withdrawing from the landmark climate agreement.

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