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Mega-constellation firms meet European astronomers

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 11:42
Scientists put their concerns about giant satellite networks directly to the companies involved.

Australia fires: A visual guide to the bushfire crisis

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 06:28
How Australia has been battling bushfires during a devastating fire season.

Plastic pollution: 'Hidden' chemicals build up in seabirds

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 17:10
Chemicals in plastics can build up in seabirds at levels thousands of times higher than normal.

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop series on Netflix slammed by NHS chief

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 15:59
Sir Simon Stevens accuses Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Lab of spreading "myths and misinformation".

Wisbech bees killed by 'morons' in hive attack

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 10:16
Conservationists believe as many as 10,000 endangered black bees died.

Bill proposes ban on plastic waste exports

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 07:16
Plastic waste exports to developing countries to be banned or restricted under new law.

'Bald' hedgehog returns to wild after re-growing spines

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 04:08
The animal weighed just 324g and was missing its fur and most of its spines when it was found in Comrie.

Jersey 'drowned landscape' could yield Ice Age insights

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 02:59
Archaeologists plan an ambitious survey of part of the seabed off Jersey where Neanderthals once lived.

Essex beaver flood defences 'stood up well' in winter rain

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 02:47
The two dam-builders are the first beavers to live in the wild in Essex for 400 years.

Greta Thunberg to trademark 'Fridays for Future'

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 02:21
The climate change activist said people had tried to sell products and make money in the movement's name.

Two satellites in close shave over US city of Pittsburgh

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 22:55
Experts said a collision would have created a debris field, risking damage to other satellites.

Coronavirus: The US laboratory developing a vaccine

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 21:02
US scientists have told the BBC they could have a vaccine ready for use before the end of the year.

Sun's surface seen in remarkable new detail

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 18:49
A telescope on top of a Hawaiian volcano acquires remarkable pictures of our convulsing star.

Climate change: Worst emissions scenario 'exceedingly unlikely'

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 10:08
Referred to as "business as usual", the worst-case scenario for CO2 emissions this century is no longer plausible, say researchers.

Capella Space radar company chases persistent vision

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 09:00
The American start-up Capella says it's now ready to deploy its fleet of all-weather Earth observers.

Rescued owl was 'too fat to fly', Suffolk sanctuary says

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 04:26
The owl probably overindulged during a mild spell that left it with lots of prey, bird experts say.

Snotsicles and snowdrifts: Extreme climate science

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 21:08
Scientists face some unique challenges working in the harsh conditions of the Antarctic.

Who is Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate change activist?

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 15:23
The Swedish teenager started a climate change protest that grew into a global movement of millions.

Antarctica melting: Journey to the 'doomsday glacier'

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 05:57
Scientists are studying why the Thwaites Glacier is melting quicker than previously thought.

Endangered cheetahs can return to Indian forests - court

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 05:46
The world's fastest land animal was hunted into extinction in the country more than 70 years ago.