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GM fungus rapidly kills 99% of malaria mosquitoes, study suggests

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 16:07
A fungus has been genetically modified with spider venom to kill the mosquitoes that spread malaria.

Philippines sends rotting exported waste back to Canada

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 09:54
Exported waste, intended for recycling, is being sent back to Canada by the Philippines.

Rosalind Franklin: Mars rover control centre opens

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 07:48
Day-to-day operation of the Rosalind Franklin Mars rover will be run out of a facility in Turin.

Inmarsat lays big satellite order with Airbus

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 23:12
The London-based satellite operator announces a major expansion of its telecommunications network.

Climate change link to puffin deaths

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 16:36
Climate change played a role in the deaths of thousands of puffins in Alaska, according to a study.

Ministers told back up science vision or risk UK stagnation

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 22:16
£20bn boost is needed to achieve the government's vision of a science-led economy, according to a study.

Malaysia orders tonnes of imported waste to be returned

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 14:27
The country's government says it has become a dumping ground for wealthier nations.

Last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 05:17
The future of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino has been struck a blow, with the death of Malaysia's last male.

Photographer 'overwhelmed' by response to bald eagle picture

Mon, 05/27/2019 - 22:40
Steve Biro snapped the picture of 'Bruce' the bald eagle at a raptor conservation centre in Canada.

Everest deaths: Four reasons why this climbing season went wrong

Mon, 05/27/2019 - 20:04
Overcrowding is blamed for an increase in deaths on the world's highest peak, but other factors are at play.

Millions 'lack access' to parks and green spaces

Mon, 05/27/2019 - 09:50
Millions of people in Great Britain live more than a 10-minute walk away from their nearest park or green space, a study calculates.

Bug hunt: Volunteers needed to spot insect's 'spittle'

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 18:40
Scientists want thousands of volunteers to help record sightings of "spittle" and spittlebugs across the UK.

Is the voice assistant on your phone sexist?

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 16:02
BBC's Megha Mohan finds out why voice assistant technologies often have female voices.

Meet Belfast's young climate change protesters

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 23:21
Young people all over the world are walking out of school in protest of climate change - and Belfast is no different.

Everest: Three more die amid overcrowding near summit

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 09:28
Seven have died climbing the world's highest peak in a week - more than for the whole of last year.

School strike for climate: Protests staged around the world

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 09:12
From Australia to Europe, school children are skipping classes to call for action on climate change.

'Sabotaged' tanker in Gulf of Oman leaked oil

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 03:52
A satellite spotted an oil slick trailing from a tanker mysteriously attacked off the UAE on 12 May.

Lift off for SpaceX rocket carrying 60 satellites

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 23:52
A Falcon-9 rocket launches from Florida, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground high-speed connections to the internet.

SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 21:44
The California firm launches the first spacecraft in its multi-billion-dollar broadband project.

Climate change: Answers to your most asked questions

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 17:30
You sent us thousands of questions about climate change. Here are some answers to the most common.