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UK's Halley Antarctic base in third winter shutdown

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 11:10
Staff are pulled out once again amid ongoing uncertainty surrounding the stability of nearby ice.

Great Barrier Reef: One million tonnes of sludge to be dumped

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 09:12
Australia agrees to discard of one million tonnes of waste in world's largest coral reef.

Hunting for space rocks in Antarctica

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 23:20
60% of the world's meteorites have been found in Antarctica. But what's it like for those who have to look for them?

Webspinners: New order of insects sets up home in UK

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:59
Britain has a new order of insects - thanks to stowaways setting up home in the warmth of a glasshouse.

Black on white

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:59
The first British-led expedition to gather space rocks in the Antarctic returns with 36 objects.

OneWeb launches mega-constellation pathfinder satellites

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 14:38
A London-based start-up's multi-billion-pound project to take the web everywhere gets off the ground.

Why are there UK wildfires in February?

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 05:58
What is causing the multiple February wildfires and is this the new normal?

Computer servers 'stranded' in space

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 17:43
A pair of "off-the-shelf" servers sent up to the International Space Station have still not returned to Earth.

UK beats winter temperature record again

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 12:25
The Met Office records 21.2C in London's Kew Gardens, making the UK warmer than hot spots like Ibiza.

Virgin Galactic: Scots-born pilot rockets into space

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 06:58
Scotsman Dave Mackay piloted Virgin Galactic's rocket plane to 90km above California's Mojave Desert.

Hayabusa 2: Asteroid image shows touchdown marks

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 05:36
A new image from Japan's Hayabusa-2 spacecraft reveals a dark splodge where it touched down on the surface of an asteroid last week.

Botswana elephant poaching 'no hoax'

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 22:33
A study confirms one of the last elephant sanctuaries in Africa has "a significant poaching problem".

Virgin's Unity plane rockets skyward

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:00
Scottish pilot Dave Mackay pushes Virgin Galactic's rocket plane faster and higher than it's ever been.

Botswana mulls lifting elephant hunting ban

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 04:22
A government report recommends lifting a four-year ban on hunting elephants.

World's biggest bee found alive

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 02:41
A giant bee, thought lost to science decades ago, has been re-discovered on an Indonesian island.

Israel's Beresheet Moon mission gets under way

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 23:04
The privately backed Beresheet robot leaves Earth on a mission to land on the lunar surface in April.

Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft touches down on asteroid

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:28
The Hayabusa-2 probe descended to the Ryugu asteroid to try to collect a sample from its surface.

Old becomes new

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:48
Two students take up the challenge of repairing, reusing and recycling clothes for London Fashion Week.

Insects decline: What do insects actually do?

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:31
Reports show many insect populations are declining. How will that affect us?

'A Britain which no longer exists'

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:30
A collection of images spanning 64 years has been described as the "historical Google Earth".