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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.

Bloodhound supersonic car to run at high speed in October

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 15:16
The UK-led attempt to break the land speed record will conduct 500-600mph trials later this year.

Attenborough: Climate risks Africa turmoil

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 07:51
The naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough says that climate change will make parts of Africa uninhabitable.

Getting money for your bottles and cans

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 07:41
Recycling reverse vending machines will soon be a common sight across Scotland.

California earthquake leaves scar on the desert

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 07:01
Satellite pictures shows how the 7.1 magnitude earthquake changed the landscape.

Climate change: Water and green energy produced by a single device

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 07:01
Researchers adapt a solar panel so that it can produce drinking water from the sea as well as green electricity.

Dancing cockatoo videos: Snowball 'shows social behaviour'

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 05:05
Snowball went viral in 2008, but now scientists say he can teach us about dance and social behaviour.

David Attenborough: 'To chuck plastic into the ocean is an insult'

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 03:08
Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has told the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee that "to chuck plastic into the ocean is an insult".

Climate change: How important is the rainforest in limiting global warming?

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 02:09
Billions of leaves in the Amazon rainforest take in CO2 – a gas that contributes to global warming.

Toxic processionary caterpillar plague spreads across Europe

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 00:04
The wind-blown hairs of oak caterpillars are a health risk in Germany and Benelux countries.

'Amazing' gene-silencing drugs reach NHS

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 15:10
Doctors say the drugs are making the "previously untreatable, treatable" and have huge potential.

Igloo made out of empty plastic milk bottles at County Durham school

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 15:09
The structure aims to teach about plastic pollution and give the pupils somewhere to read and play.

Predator Free 2050: New Zealand ramps up plan to purge all pests

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 15:05
New Zealand digs in with its controversial plan to protect native species by wiping out all predators.

Trump praises his administration's environmental efforts

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 13:53
The US president did not mention climate change, but spoke of improvements to the economy and pollution.

Jodrell Bank Observatory made Unesco World Heritage site

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 04:05
Jodrell Bank has now joined locations such as the ancient city of Babylon on the prestigious list.

Mandla Maseko: Would-be African astronaut dies in road crash

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 03:19
Mandla Maseko, from South Africa, won a chance to become the first black African in space.

Wildfires: Our generation needs to stop climate change

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 17:53
The UK has had more wildfires in half of 2019 than any year on record, Joe wants to learn why.

Chernobyl: Rescuing the abandoned dogs in the exclusion zone

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 15:30
The offspring of abandoned pets in the nuclear exclusion zone are receiving veterinary help.

Jodrell Bank gains Unesco World Heritage status

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 03:12
The observatory, which tracked US and Russian craft during the space race, wins Unesco recognition.

The nuclear fight for Sizewell on Suffolk's coast

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 16:27
The nuclear industry says new plants are essential, but protesters say the environment is under threat.