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Outdoor heaters: Paris campaigners want them banned

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 16:10
A campaign is underway in Paris to ban heaters due to concerns about their electricity use.

Climate change: Why are tomato prices in Africa increasing?

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 16:10
The price of tomatoes have skyrocketed in East Africa in recent weeks after floods ruined crops.

Environment Agency chief: Avoid building new homes on flood plains

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 17:52
The head of the Environment Agency says new buildings should be made more resilient to flooding.

Coronavirus: The race to find the source in wildlife

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 16:09
From animals to humans, how did the deadly coronavirus make the leap? We look at the scientific evidence.

Would you eat a 'steak' printed by robots?

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 16:06
3D printing is meeting some of the ambitions touted when the technology emerged 20 years ago.

Nasa's InSight probe senses hundreds of 'Marsquakes'

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 09:02
The US space agency's InSight probe detects over 450 significant seismic events since landing in 2018.

Katherine Johnson: Hidden Figures Nasa mathematician dies at 101

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 08:26
Ms Johnson, who helped launch the first American into orbit, was portrayed in the film Hidden Figures.

Coronavirus: World should prepare for pandemic, says WHO

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 08:12
But the UN health body says the coronavirus outbreak does not yet meet the criteria for a pandemic.

Australia fires were far worse than any prediction

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 07:59
The 'breathtaking scale' of the Australian bushfires were way beyond anything climate science predicted, say scientists.

Europe's Rosalind Franklin Mars rover to make 'pit stop' for repair

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 07:56
The Rosalind Franklin robot will be moved from Cannes to Turin to fix a fault on its solar panels.

Extinction: Meet the new poster animals of conservation

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 02:02
Scientists say charismatic but lesser-known "flagship species" are key to raising money for conservation.

Climate change: Schools failing us, say pupils

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 16:35
Educated people cause most harm to the planet so schools must change, say teenage climate campaigners.

Study finds quarter of climate change tweets from bots

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 17:59
Researchers at Brown University found bots were far more likely to post tweets denying climate change.

Oxford food waste used to help grow more food

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 16:47
How unwanted food is processed to produce electricity and fertiliser.

Romulus mystery: Experts divided on 'tomb of Rome's founding father'

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 08:31
A discovery at an ancient temple divides experts over possible links to the city's legendary founder.

Scientists discover powerful antibiotic using AI

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 08:03
Researchers claim it could be used to kill some of the world's deadliest bacteria.

Blind Portsmouth astronomer shares his love of space

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 16:42
Nic Bonne, who uses 3D-printed models to study galaxies, wants more people to stargaze.

The man who can make music with his mind

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 07:53
Academic and electronic musician Bertolt Meyer has hacked into his prosthetic arm and connected it to his synth.

'Birdgirl' Mya-Rose Craig to get Bristol University honorary doctorate

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 00:21
Mya-Rose Craig has been campaigning for equality in the environmental movement since 2015.

Conservation: Calls to protect species across borders

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 19:00
Measures to protect the jaguar and Asian elephant are being proposed at an international summit.