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Nasa's InSight deploys 'Marsquake' instrument

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 04:16
The InSight mission begins to lay out the sensors that will listen to the Red Planet's "heartbeat".

New environmental watchdog to get legal teeth after Brexit

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 02:59
The new Office for Environmental Protection will have similar enforcement powers to EU regulators.

Warning against 'volcano tourism' risks

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 16:52
Thrill-seeking tourists are putting themselves in danger getting too close to volcanoes.

Nasa hack exposes space agency staff's data

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 06:55
The US space agency says cyber-thieves may have compromised two of its computer servers.

Elon Musk unveils prototype high-speed LA transport tunnel

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 01:27
The entrepreneur says his system will see modified electric cars travel at high speed underground.

Weather stops plastic waste car reaching South Pole

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 18:23
A car made from waste plastic has been forced to abort its mission to the South Pole because of bad weather.

Wooden clothes?

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 16:15
A university in Finland has invented a process to turn waste wood into material for clothing.

Nasa's New Horizons probe on course for historic flyby

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 09:35
Ex-Pluto spacecraft New Horizons maintains the trajectory taking it to its next dramatic encounter.

Seal pups across the UK are 'at risk from toxic chemicals'

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 06:23
Seal pups across the UK are "at risk" from man-made toxic chemicals present in their mothers' milk.

Waste plan floats bottle deposit scheme

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 01:53
More people will also get food waste caddies, as part of plans for England to make recycling less confusing.

Climate change: The massive CO2 emitter you may not know about

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 08:21
Cement is the source of about 8% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. How can this be changed?

Bloodhound supersonic car project saved

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 07:17
The supersonic vehicle could still race at 1,000mph after an entrepreneur bought the business.

Pterosaurs: Fur flies over feathery fossils

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 07:17
The flying reptiles had feathers, and looked like brown bats with fuzzy wings, say scientists.

Hastings dinosaur footprints exposed by cliff erosion

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 07:12
Dozens of well-preserved dinosaur footprints from at least seven species have been uncovered.

Katowice: COP24 Climate change deal to bring pact to life

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 00:28
Nearly 200 nations agree rules on implementing 2015 Paris agreement at UN climate talks in Poland.

Five key takeaways from climate summit

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 17:13
The BBC's Matt McGrath looks back at key developments at UN climate talks that have ended in Poland.

Katowice: UN climate talks stand-off continues

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 06:02
Climate talks are in an extra day as negotiators try to agree the next steps for the Paris agreement.

Katowice UN climate talks extended due to sticking points

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 00:31
Rows continue over paying poorer countries for damages caused by rising temperatures.

Plan for food waste to be separated

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:40
Councils will have to offer separate food caddies in a bid to combat methane emissions.

'Miracle' six-day-old baby survives Ebola

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 08:12
It took five weeks of round-the-clock treatment to keep Benedicte alive after her mother died.