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Heathrow scanners mean liquids can stay in bags

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 17:19
The technology is designed to cut down queues, and lose the annoyance of removing liquids from bags.

Ultimate limit of human endurance found

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 17:11
Scientists studied elite events, including a 3,000 mile run and the Tour de France.

Cat declawing: Should it be banned, and why does it happen in the US?

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 16:51
New York might become the first US state to ban cat declawing - but it's been illegal in Europe for years.

Nuclear: Energy bills 'used to subsidise submarines'

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 07:59
UK bills are inflated partly because households are subsidising nuclear submarines, MPs are told.

Trump says 'climate change goes both ways'

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 07:47
The president's views appeared unchanged after meeting environmentalist Prince Charles.

The RAF weathermen who helped save D-Day

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 16:17
How an RAF squadron on a Scottish island helped to get weather data that saved the D-Day landings.

Zero-waste: The women in Asia who gave up plastic

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 16:02
China, Indonesia and Vietnam are among the worst polluters for plastic waste being dumped in the ocean. Meet the women in those countries trying to change that.

Investment offer to take Cornwall and Virgin into orbit

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 13:00
Significant backing is offered to Virgin Orbit and Spaceport Cornwall to make Newquay launches happen.

'Fear' of killer shrimp may threaten rivers

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 07:29
An invasive "killer shrimp" that has reached UK rivers could be altering the behaviour of other species.

'Pumping heart patch' ready for human use

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 17:15
It is packed with millions of living cells to mend damage after a heart attack, say researchers.

How to make biodegradable 'plastic' from cactus juice

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 16:26
This Mexican researcher hopes her invention can help replace single-use plastics.

Inside Britain’s top secret research laboratory

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 16:02
The BBC was given access inside Porton Down, where some of the world's deadliest viruses are researched.

Baby gene experiment 'foolish and dangerous'

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 08:00
Twin girls had their DNA altered to protect against HIV - but their mutation may increase the risk of an early death.

PM to challenge Trump's approach on climate

Sun, 06/02/2019 - 17:52
Theresa May will raise the issue of climate change with Donald Trump during his upcoming visit to the UK.

M4 relief road: What is life like by the motorway?

Sun, 06/02/2019 - 16:29
The proposed motorway has been called an "attack on nature" by some and a "godsend" by others.

GEBCO-NF Alumni robots win ocean-mapping XPRIZE

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 12:44
Have we found some of the technologies that can finally help us survey Earth's unknown depths?

UK satellite 'sets sail' for return to Earth

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 04:03
The TechDemoSat spacecraft deploys a large membrane to pull itself out of the sky.

Britain in two-week coal-free record

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 03:51
The country has not used coal to generate electricity since 17 May, the longest period since the 1880s,

Philippines sends tonnes of rubbish back to Canada

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 20:08
The Philippines says the rubbish was falsely labelled as plastic recycling when it was sent in 2014.

Climate change: Zero emissions law should be PM's legacy, scientists say

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 16:09
Climate scientists ask Theresa May to make her "legacy" a target to cut greenhouse gases to zero.