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Oil thieves cause spill in Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 03:53
Thieves caused at least 60,000 litres of oil to spill into Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay.

Climate change: Protecting the poor from green taxes

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 03:45
Has President Macron's controversial fuel tax set back carbon taxes globally?

Gene study unravels redheads mystery

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 02:57
Researchers at Edinburgh University carry out out the largest genetic study of hair colour to date.

East Antarctica's glaciers are stirring

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:42
Nasa detects the first signs of significant melting in a swathe of previously quiet ice streams.

Tsunami clues

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:01
Scientists are getting closer to understanding the damaging tsunami that struck Sulawesi in September.

Himalayan and other Asian glaciers put the brakes on

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:00
The ice streams that flow down the flanks of Asia's high mountains are moving slower as they thin.

Amount of deep life on Earth quantified

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 07:08
Having dug and drilled into the Earth, scientists can now estimate how much life exists at depth.

Where did the Sun come from?

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 05:54
Earth would be a frozen lump of rock without the energy created from our nearest star.

Nasa's Voyager 2 probe 'leaves the Solar System'

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 05:53
Voyager 2, a space probe launched in 1977, becomes only the second human-made object to enter the space between the stars.

The rough with the smooth

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 05:10
The UK claims to be a leader in climate change - but is it?

Climate change: Trump coal event overshadowed at COP24

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 22:41
White House efforts to promote fossil fuels are set to be upstaged by investors moving away from coal.

Mission to put millions of hidden fossils online

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 10:46
Museums including Washington’s Smithsonian have set out to digitally record specimens in their collection.

'Digital museum' brings millions of fossils out of the dark

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 10:35
A global effort to digitally record millions of fossils is set to transform the study of evolution.

Climate change: Why are governments taking so long to take action?

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 16:01
Leading climate scientists say progress is way off track, so what needs to happen to speed things up?

Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 12:25
A major climate conference in Poland has failed to adopt a key report after a dispute over a form of words.

Chang'e-4: China mission launches to far side of Moon

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:40
It is the first attempt to land robotic craft on the side of the Moon which never faces Earth.

Nasa's InSight probe listens to Martian winds

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:08
Two instruments on the recently landed InSight probe capture the noise made by the planet's wind.

Bloodhound supersonic car project axed

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 06:20
The driver of the 1,000mph supersonic vehicle says the car is available for the cost of a Ferrari.

Trump's environmental rollback rolls on

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:54
The administration plans to open protected lands for drilling and lift curbs on carbon emissions.

Falcon 9 rocket guides itself to sea

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 04:36
The rocket had a hydraulic problem on its way back to Earth.