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The solar-power charged electric cars making money

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 04:53
The new cars being tried out in Porto Santo can sell solar power electricity back to the island grid.

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".