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The man who made Einstein world-famous

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 16:30
UK astronomer Arthur Eddington proved the German-born physicist's theory of relativity in May 1919.

How the microscope became a million dollar idea

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 16:07
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the microscope became a million dollar idea.

'Unique' Iron Age shield discovered in Leicestershire

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 08:26
The British Museum, which will store the shield, described it as a "absolutely phenomenal object".

Letter makes plea to rich over climate

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 00:02
Scientists' letter urges wealthy to help fight “ecological catastrophe”.

Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:31
Atmospheric observations pinpoint eastern China as the source of a rise in ozone-destroying chemicals.

Plastic straws: Which companies are banning them?

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 03:23
A guide to the shops, restaurants and businesses that are moving to ban plastic straws.

Straws: UK government to bring in new controls on plastic

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 17:10
In a bid to limit ocean pollution, the government will introduce new controls on plastic next year.

The effects of air pollution on human health

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:34
People with lung conditions describe the impact air pollution has on their health.

Washington becomes first US state to legalise human composting

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 14:41
Under the new law, people can choose to have their body turned into soil after their death.

Driverless cars: Cambridge University model cars 'talk' to avoid jams

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:14
Researchers say it shows driverless cars working together could improve traffic flow by at least 35%.

How a new diet for gassy cows is helping the environment

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:09
Colombian farmers are piloting a way of raising cows that's better for the environment.

Climate change: Global sea level rise could be bigger than expected

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:17
Researchers say sea levels may rise by 2m by the end of this century, double current predictions.

Is there a problem with salmon farming?

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:10
Marine biologist and diver David Ainsley is concerned about the effect fish farms have on marine life.

Greenpeace activists inside boxes block BP headquarters

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:50
Those inside the containers have enough food and water to last them for a week, it is claimed.

Scientists: Why we should appreciate wasps

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 22:55
Wasps are seen as 'bothersome and pointless' and not given the attention they deserve - researchers.

Compassionate conservation is 'seriously flawed'

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:29
The idea that you cannot kill any animal is "fatally flawed" as a conservation concept, scientists argue.

What's it like to be bitten by a bedbug?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 16:05
The blood-sucking parasites have been around for at least 115 million years, according to a recent study.

Answering the biggest question on Mars

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:00
Europe prepares to send technology to Mars to look for evidence that there is life on the planet.

Spain alarmed by French bear's attacks on sheep

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:23
France released two brown bears in the Pyrenees - but one has now killed eight sheep in Spain.

Brazil's Vale warns another mining dam at risk of collapse

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 03:10
A mining dam could collapse as early as next week, months after a similar disaster killed 230 people.