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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.

Ultimate limit of human endurance found

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 16:11
Scientists studied elite events, including a 3,000 mile run and the Tour de France.

Cat declawing: Should it be banned, and why does it happen in the US?

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 15:51
New York might become the first US state to ban cat declawing - but it's been illegal in Europe for years.

Nuclear: Energy bills 'used to subsidise submarines'

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 06:59
UK bills are inflated partly because households are subsidising nuclear submarines, MPs are told.

Trump says 'climate change goes both ways'

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 06:47
The president's views appeared unchanged after meeting environmentalist Prince Charles.

The RAF weathermen who helped save D-Day

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 15:17
How an RAF squadron on a Scottish island helped to get weather data that saved the D-Day landings.

Zero-waste: The women in Asia who gave up plastic

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 15:02
China, Indonesia and Vietnam are among the worst polluters for plastic waste being dumped in the ocean. Meet the women in those countries trying to change that.

Investment offer to take Cornwall and Virgin into orbit

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:00
Significant backing is offered to Virgin Orbit and Spaceport Cornwall to make Newquay launches happen.

'Fear' of killer shrimp may threaten rivers

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 06:29
An invasive "killer shrimp" that has reached UK rivers could be altering the behaviour of other species.