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Climate march students: 'We need change and we need it now'

1 hour 15 min ago
Students have protested across the UK to air their views on the issue of climate change. We talked to some of those in Manchester.

Climate strike: Schoolchildren protest over climate change

2 hours 28 min ago
Students in cities around the UK walked out of school to call for action from the government.

Hong Kong seizes $1m worth of rhino horn at airport

2 hours 35 min ago
Two men carrying at least 24 severed rhino horns have been arrested at Hong Kong airport's customs.

BP: Plastic ban "could have unintended consequences"

4 hours 17 min ago
The oil and gas company believes a prohibition on single-use plastic could increase CO2, but is that true?

Space harpoon skewers 'orbital debris'

9 hours 4 min ago
A British-led mission demonstrates a projectile that could one day be used to clear up space junk.

Climate strike: Why are students striking and will it have an impact?

12 hours 23 min ago
Across the UK, students are set to take part in a climate strike, but will it make a difference?

Eagle rescued after huge ice ball grows on its tail

12 hours 32 min ago
A bald eagle had to be rescued after a 20cm ice ball grew on its tail.

LIGO gravitational waves: Black hole detectors to get upgrade

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:47
The UK and US governments announce a £25m project to improve the sensitivity of the LIGO facilities.

Cambridge anglers win fish loss compensation

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:12
Anglian Water admits ammonia discharge from a recycling unit killed big bream in the River Cam.

Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:49
The abandoned Chernobyl exclusion zone could be about to change for the first time since the world's worst nuclear disaster.

Chemicals 'repair damaged neurons in mice'

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 08:30
Some early studies in mice suggest drugs can be developed to halt mental decline, say scientists.

Search for Shackleton's lost Endurance ship called off

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 04:15
Thick ice and a lost sub bring an end to the search for the famous Antarctic explorer's sunken polar yacht.

Paying tribute to the nation's forests

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 01:27
Britons are being urged to write a poem, letter or story to celebrate the woodlands of the UK.

Black panther: Rare animal caught on camera in Kenya

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 23:54
It's claimed this is the first time the rare animal has been photographed in Africa in a century.

'I'm standing up for our planet'

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 17:29
Every Friday morning, 13-year-old Holly Gillibrand skips school for an hour to demand more is done over climate change.

Greta Thunberg: The Swedish teen inspiring climate strikes

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 16:03
Greta Thunberg spoke to the BBC in September, but since then she's become a global phenomenon.

Nasa calls time on silent Opportunity Mars rover

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:07
The 15-year mission of "Oppy" the robot is declared over after repeated failed attempts to contact it.

Nasa's InSight mission: Mars 'mole' put on planet's surface

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 05:38
The US space agency's InSight mission positions the second of its surface instruments on Mars.

New 'mysterious' frog species discovered in India's Western Ghats

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 02:24
The new species were found after three years of extensive explorations in the Western Ghats.

Giant pangolins: Study by Chester Zoo to protect mammals

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 01:08
Conservationists from Chester zoo are conducting the first ever study of the animals, in Uganda.