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How to design a superfast car... in the real world

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 03:36
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green explains why the design of a superfast car can't just be done in a computer.

Plant extinction 'bad news for all species'

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 16:05
Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a study.

Aarey forest: The fight to save Mumbai's last 'green lung'

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 14:54
A forest that lies at the heart of India's bustling city is under threat, locals say.

A call to arms to fight the 'war on plastic'

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 08:49
BBC One presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall investigates what we can all do to reduce our use of plastic.

Female scientist's IVF contribution was 'unrecognised'

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 08:25
One of the fertility treatment's pioneers believed Jean Purdy made an equal contribution, letters reveal.

Grape expectations: DNA reveals history of vintage wine

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 07:34
The French were probably sipping wines we drink today 900 years ago, according to DNA from old grapes.

How plastic bottles are paying for lessons in Nigeria

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 15:14
A school in Nigeria is accepting empty plastic bottles in exchange for payment of school fees.

Scientists close in on hidden Scottish meteorite crater

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 14:59
Evidence points to a 1.2-billion-year-old impact structure lying hidden off Scotland's north-west coast.

Where dogs wear pollution masks

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 15:02
South Korea's dogs have to go for walkies in some of the worst air in the developed world.

How do you vacuum plastic from a beach?

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 15:01
Engineers in Canada have devised a machine they say can clean small pieces of plastic from Hawaii's "Trash Beach".

Tasmanian Devils filmed in Australia playing in the snow

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 16:01
Snow may have caused travel issues in Australia, but these Tasmanian Devils have had fun.

Temperature maps from space would 'boost crop production'

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 09:37
A proposed European Union satellite mission could have major benefits for agriculture.

Nasa to open International Space Station to tourists

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 07:50
The US space agency says it will allow tourists to visit the station from 2020.

Antarctic glaciers to honour 'satellite heroes'

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 23:57
Antarctic glaciers are named after the spacecraft that revolutionised our understanding of the continent.

Large Ebola outbreaks new normal, says WHO

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 16:06
The two largest outbreaks of the disease have been in the past five years.

Blue belt zones to protect minke whales

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 15:46
Special protections are planned for minke whales and basking sharks in their feeding grounds around Scotland.

How fish and shrimps could be recruited as underwater spies

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 15:10
Animals have long been used for military purposes, but could marine creatures also act as sensors?

Climate change: Emissions target could cost UK £1tn, warns Hammond

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 08:11
The chancellor warns the PM that reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 could lower public spending.

Prehistoric stone engraved with horses found in France

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 01:13
A carving believed to be about 12,000 years old has been discovered in south-western France.

Heathrow scanners mean liquids can stay in bags

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 16:19
The technology is designed to cut down queues, and lose the annoyance of removing liquids from bags.