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How do you breathe less pollution on school run?

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 18:12
Going on foot, by bike or by car? Three Sheffield families took part in a test to find out.

'Ozone hole vigilance still required'

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 16:00
It may be the smallest ozone hole in three decades but scientists are warning against complacency.

Saturn overtakes Jupiter as planet with most moons

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 10:14
Jupiter had been the "moon king" for some 20 years.

Genome-edited bull passes hornless gene to calves

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 10:03
Researchers produce cattle that lack horns, meaning they cannot use them to injure other animals or humans.

Butterflies, birds and zebras: The magic of animal motion

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 07:25
Shortlisted entries for the Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition.

Drax: Block on power station development overruled

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 04:50
The Planning Inspectorate had ruled against new gas-fired turbines on climate change concerns.

How our cells sense oxygen wins Nobel prize

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 04:12
Three scientists who discovered how cells adapt to oxygen share the prize for physiology or medicine.

Global wildlife trade higher than was thought

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 04:02
At least one in five vertebrate species on Earth are bought and sold on the wildlife market.

Milky Way's centre exploded 3.5 million years ago

Sun, 10/06/2019 - 13:19
A cataclysmic energy flare started near the massive black hole in our galaxy, a new research says.

Goshawks: The rare bird of prey returns to the New Forest

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 16:23
The number of rare goshawks in the New Forest has doubled in the last eight years.

How do you pick a Nobel Prize winner?

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 16:17
The Nobel Prizes are amongst the most prestigious awards in a variety of fields, so how do you win one?

Transhumanism: How far would you go for a body upgrade?

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 16:17
Meet the "transhumanists" who are pushing the boundaries of technology to implant chips and more into their bodies.

Cardiff Half Marathon: Worry over environmental impact

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 17:52
Organisers of the Cardiff Half Marathon have taken measures to reduce the event's carbon footprint.

Hampshire farmers join Extinction Rebellion climate protest

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 16:31
They want to highlight the fact they are one of the industries worst affected by climate change.

Climate change: Polarstern icebreaker begins year-long Arctic drift

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 11:33
The research vessel is spearheading the biggest ever scientific expedition at the North Pole.

Honey fungus secrets fall to science

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 19:25
Citizen scientists have helped shed light on a type of fungi that can spread underground for miles.

Evacuating Australia's drought-affected fish

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 17:30
To prevent another summer of mass fish deaths, authorities have launched a painstaking operation.

Paralysed man moves in mind-reading exoskeleton

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 16:56
A man who had not walked for two years was able to move all his limbs thanks to new technology.

Herculaneum scroll: Shining a light on 2,000-year-old secrets

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 16:32
Scientists in Oxfordshire are trying to decipher scrolls buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79.

More than a quarter of UK mammals face extinction

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 11:27
A report on nature in the UK also shows 41% of species have experienced decline.