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Venus and Jupiter conjunction: Sky-watchers witness dawn display

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 07:46
Enthusiasts across the UK share their photos of the two brightest planets appearing together.

Antarctica's warm underbelly revealed

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 06:08
Scientists make the most detailed map yet of the heat rising under the ice sheet from rocks below.

First CO2 rise in four years puts pressure on Paris targets

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:30
Uptick in coal use in China sees global CO2 emissions projected to rise after years of little or no growth.

Rocket blasts off for ISS one day late

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 09:18
A small plane entering the airspace had delayed Saturday's launch from Virginia in the US.

Gove plans post-Brexit green watchdog

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 04:56
Minister Michael Gove insists environmental standards won't be sacrificed.

Turning Kenya's plastic bottle waste into boats

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 04:15
These men in Kenya have decided to do something about the amount of plastic bottles that clog an island's beaches.

Scale of 'nitrate timebomb' revealed

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 06:17
Big quantities of nitrate chemicals from farm fertilisers are polluting the rocks beneath our feet.

Antarctic base comes out of deep freeze

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 05:14
The advance party sent in to open up Britain’s mothballed Antarctic base say it is in good shape.

Seahorses found living in River Thames in London

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 02:21
Two species of seahorses are among the unexpected creatures found living in London.

Ice ceiling

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:22
For decades, there was a ceiling not of glass but of ice, holding women back from doing research in Antarctica.

Government urged to act over computer science GCSEs

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:13
More than half of England's secondary schools did not offer the subject in 2015-16, a report has found.

Trump emissions threat to US car industry

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:39
US car makers will suffer if President Trump eases emissions standards, California's governor says.

Hurricane Maria devastation prompts Ocean XPRIZE rethink

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:37
September's Maria storm disrupts the international competition to find innovative ways to map the seafloor.

Extinct wolf-sized otter had powerful bite

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:24
A giant otter that roamed China six million years ago had a surprisingly strong bite, say scientists.

UK 'will support' neonicotinoid pesticide ban

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 06:21
An extended ban on controversial neonicotinoid pesticides will be supported by the UK, Michael Gove says.

EU split over use of major weedkiller glyphosate

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 06:05
Critics say widely-used glyphosate is harmful, as the EU postpones a decision on it.

Tackling the toxic danger inside our cars

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 05:05
Pollution in a car can be worse than outside, as it traps nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and soot-like particles.

Ben Nevis gets automatic weather station

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 18:42
For the first time in 113 years, live data is streaming from the top of the UK's tallest mountain.

What it's like spending a year in space

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 12:55
Far from home, with great views... the International Space Station is not your typical holiday spot.

'Zombie' star survived going supernova

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 12:11
Astronomers discover the astronomical equivalent of a horror film villain: a star that wouldn't stay dead.