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European Commission seeks to boost space spending

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 03:53
The European Commission wants to expand its space activities, and will set up a new agency to support them.

50 nations 'curbing plastic pollution'

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 02:19
Levies and bans have been among the most effective strategies to curb plastic waste, a UN report says.

Take a look inside the world's largest legal cannabis farm

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:45
Canada is on the verge of legalising marijuana for recreational use. The BBC visited a huge cannabis farm in British Columbia, which the operators say is the world's largest.

How does plastic move around the oceans?

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:11
BBC Science Editor David Shukman explains what happens to plastic once it gets into the sea.

Heathrow Airport: Cabinet approves new runway plan

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 08:38
Ministers say "the time for action is now" with MPs set to vote on expansion in the coming weeks.

Guatemala volcano: Search after deadly eruption

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 22:30
The most violent eruption to hit the country in more than a century is over for now, say volcanologists.

What do slugs hate? Home remedies put to the test

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 17:33
Traditional remedies used by gardeners to deter slugs and snails are to be tested scientifically for the first time.

Why do we love to dance with each other?

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 16:04
Dancing makes us feel good...but dancing together is even better

Guatemala volcano: Dozens die as Fuego volcano erupts

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:48
Deadly torrents of hot gas and volcanic debris engulf villages on the slopes of Fuego volcano.

Carbon 'bubble' could cost global economy trillions

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 09:18
Technology and energy efficiency could see a rapid fall in demand for fossil fuels even without new climate policies.

Does Jurassic Park make scientific sense?

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 02:46
How were the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park created, and what have we learned about them since?

Meet the UN's nuclear inspectors

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 16:18
BBC News went to the IAEA’s labs at Seibersdorf near Vienna to find out how they inspect the world's nuclear sites.

Margaret Atwood

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 13:29
Speaking at a climate change conference in London, author Margaret Atwood supported a ban on single use plastic.

Seal injured by plastic and rope off Norfolk coast

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 04:53
The RSPCA says the grey seal nearly died after being found with rope and plastic around its neck.

Trump election shortens US Thanksgiving family dinners

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 02:20
Family Thanksgiving visits in 2016 were much shorter due to increased political divisions say researchers.

Restoring life to the Aral Sea's dead zone

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 16:21
Uzbekistan has an ambitious plan to stop widespread health problems that developed when the Aral Sea disappeared.

Methane ice dunes found on Pluto by Nasa spacecraft

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 14:18
Scientists say they have found evidence of dunes of frozen methane on Pluto.

Plastic fragment found stuck in dead harp seal's stomach

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 05:08
The fragment found inside the harp seal found on Skye may have caused a range of health problems, scientists say.

Two different forms of water isolated for first time

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:54
Scientists have isolated the two different forms of water molecule for the first time.

Japanese whale hunters kill 122 pregnant minke

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:02
The team caught 333 minkes, many of which were pregnant females, in its Antarctic "field survey".