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'Permanent' interstellar visitor found

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 05:11
An asteroid from beyond our Solar System has been orbiting near Jupiter for billions of years, scientists say.

'Permanent' interstellar visitor found

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 05:11
An asteroid from beyond our Solar System has been orbiting near Jupiter for billions of years, scientists say.

Kilauea: What happens when lava meets the sea

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 02:05
BBC correspondent Chris Buckler explains what happens when lava flow meets the sea.

Could illegal mines in Ghana lead to an increase in chocolate prices?

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 01:30
There's a warning that cocoa plantations in Ghana are being turned into illegal gold mines.

Seeds of hope

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 16:27
The gardens giving hope and a sense of belonging to Syrian refugees in Iraq.

Seeds of hope

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 16:27
The gardens giving hope and a sense of belonging to Syrian refugees in Iraq.

The 'day spa' for pregnant sharks

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 16:16
Visit the 'day spa' where pregnant dusky sharks treat themselves to a warm bath

UK's clean car goal 'not ambitious enough'

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 16:07
An industry expert says petrol and diesel cars should be banned by 2030 or 2035, not 2040.

UK's clean car goal 'not ambitious enough'

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 16:07
An industry expert says petrol and diesel cars should be banned by 2030 or 2035, not 2040.

Hedgehogs: Thousands sign petition over rat trap threat

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 06:00
Hedgehog lovers are worried that a rat trap, licensed by the government in England, could harm their spiky friends.

Pump it down

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:14
A high-tech solution being tested in Iceland gets rid of waste carbon dioxide by pumping it 1,000m underground.

Pump it down

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:14
A high-tech solution being tested in Iceland gets rid of waste carbon dioxide by pumping it 1,000m underground.

'Shocking' human impact reported on world's protected areas

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:12
One third of the world's protected lands are being degraded by human activities, says a new study.

'Shocking' human impact reported on world's protected areas

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:12
One third of the world's protected lands are being degraded by human activities, says a new study.

Madagascar emerges as whale shark hotspot

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:42
The endangered whale shark has been hiding in plain sight off Madagascar, say scientists.

Madagascar emerges as whale shark hotspot

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:42
The endangered whale shark has been hiding in plain sight off Madagascar, say scientists.

Fracking planning laws should be relaxed say ministers

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:11
Critics say it will be as easy to get the go-ahead to do a test drill as it is for a home conservatory.

Fracking planning laws should be relaxed say ministers

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:11
Critics say it will be as easy to get the go-ahead to do a test drill as it is for a home conservatory.

Hawaii's Volcano Kilauea spews out 'ballistic blocks'

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 07:29
But projectile boulders are not the only hazard facing islanders near the erupting Kilauea volcano.

UK referred to Europe's top court over air pollution

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 04:14
Britain is being taken to the European Court of Justice over persistent breaches of pollution limits.