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The coal mine that ate Hambacher forest

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 16:38
Much of Germany's power is still made by burning coal. Activists have occupied a forest in protest.

India air pollution: Will Gujarat's 'cap and trade' programme work?

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 16:00
An Indian state has launched the world's first "cap and trading" programme to curb air pollution.

Russian nuclear submarine: Norway finds big radiation leak

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 07:53
Experts say there is no alarm, despite a high level of caesium at a Soviet-era submarine wreck.

Stonehenge mini model reveals sound of monument

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 07:03
The model gives an insight "into what our ancestors would have heard", an academic says.

Wreckfish: The fish that gobbles up unsuspecting sharks

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 07:03
These sharks thought it was swordfish on the menu, but there was something hungrier in the darkness.

A68: World's biggest iceberg is on the move

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 02:33
The giant block of ice has spun around and is now moving north along the Antarctic Peninsula.

Climate change: How hot cities could be in 2050

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 00:48
Edinburgh will feel like Paris and Leeds could be as warm as Melbourne, according to a study.

Hayabusa-2: Japanese spacecraft makes final touchdown on asteroid

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 21:33
The Hayabusa-2 craft will pick up fresh space rock that could help explain how the Solar System evolved.

European Vega rocket lost minutes after lift-off

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 20:30
The rocket carrying a satellite is believed to have landed in the sea, the first failure in 15 launches.

Mumbai rains: Is India's weather becoming more extreme?

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 16:20
With Mumbai seeing its heaviest rain in a decade, Reality Check looks at India's extreme weather patterns.

Artificial lionfish powered by ‘robotic blood’

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 16:19
The circulatory system fitted to the synthetic fish allows it to be powered for about 40 hours.

Apollo 11: 'The greatest single broadcast in television history'

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 15:21
The moon landing 50 years ago brought previously unthinkable images and ideas to millions.

Pollution warning over car tyre and brake dust

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 15:02
Even going electric won't stop cars polluting city streets, government advisers say.

Environmental work in Brecon Beacons estate handed to young people

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 15:00
The project will restore habitats and ecosystems and explore innovative farming and forestry approaches.

Suzanne Eaton, US scientist, found dead in WW2 bunker on Crete

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 10:48
Police on the Greek island say Suzanne Eaton, who was there for a conference, died of suffocation.

Earliest modern human found outside Africa

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 09:17
Researchers have found the earliest example of our species outside Africa.

Climate change: UK government 'like Dad's Army'

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 00:57
The UK's "ramshackle" approach means emissions are not being cut fast enough, advisers say,

'Climategate': 10 years on, what's changed?

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 15:55
Hackers stole 6,000 emails and other documents from a climate research centre almost 10 years ago.

Moon landings: What was the 1969 Apollo 11 mission?

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 15:52
It's 50 years since the first ever manned landing on the Moon - what was involved?

How a fake hand test can help the study of empathy

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 15:49
People with a rare condition called mirror-touch synesthesia could help scientists understand empathy.