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NovaSAR: UK radar satellite returns first images

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 00:05
Sydney Harbour and the Egyptian pyramids feature in debut images from the first all-UK radar spacecraft.

'Sci-fi' plane with no moving parts flies successfully

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 17:39
MIT scientists create the first plane to fly without moving parts.

Staffordshire hoard: Replicas of 'king's helmet' on show

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 17:28
Two replicas, based on gold and silver fragments found in the Staffordshire hoard, go on show.

China-backed coal projects prompt climate change fears

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 16:48
A new unit at a Serbian coal-fired power station focuses concerns on China's role in global warming.

Humans 'off the hook' for African mammal extinction

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 12:00
New research disputes a theory that early humans helped wipe out many large mammals that once roamed Africa.

Pembrokeshire treasure hunter unearths Celtic chariot

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 06:38
The ritual burial could be linked to a huge previously undiscovered Iron Age settlement.

Climate change: Warming gas concentrations at new record high

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 02:43
The gases that are driving up temperatures reached a new high in 2017 with no sign of a reversal in the trend.

High risk

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 18:55
Our reliance on technology means a violent storm on the Sun could have serious effects.

Climate change: How your duvet can help the environment

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 18:33
A summit in London will aim to look at neglected forms of waste - including duvets.

InSight: Nasa's Mars mission on target for landing

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 15:27
The American space agency says its InSight Mars lander is on a near-perfect Thanksgiving trajectory.

David Attenborough: Climate 'biggest threat in thousands of years'

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 10:22
The television presenter is to urge greater action in a major speech at UN climate talks next month.

David Attenborough takes 'people's seat' at climate change talks

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 09:03
Sir David Attenborough will join the UN in taking a message from people around the world to the December climate change talks in Poland.

Millipede so rare 'it doesn't even have a name' discovered

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 06:20
The millipede is "new to science" and has only ever been found in three places - all in south Wales.

Out of the shadows

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 00:31
Caroline Herschel discovered eight comets - one was named after her - but her work is less known about than her brother William's.

The tech that could make water use sustainable

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:48
Scientists in Finland and the UK have built a computer model that visualises groundwater levels in real time.

E. coli outbreak: Romaine lettuce probed in US and Canada

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:36
At least 50 people in the US and Canada have been infected, health officials say.

UN environment chief Erik Solheim quits amid expenses row

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:44
The official was criticised for risking the UN's reputation by extensive use of expensive travel.

Wombat poop: Scientists reveal mystery behind cube-shaped droppings

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 08:51
Scientists discover how the marsupials are the only known species producing cube-shaped faeces.

Dead sperm whale found in Indonesia had ingested '6kg of plastic'

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 06:43
The dead sperm whale, which washed ashore in Indonesia, had ingested nearly 6kg of plastic waste.

Elon Musk renames his BFR spacecraft Starship

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 03:17
The entrepreneur would not reveal why he had renamed the craft, which has still not yet been built.