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Plastic pollution: How one woman found a new source of warming gases hidden in waste

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 05:04
Researchers uncover a little known source of climate warming gases coming from plastic waste.

In pictures

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 02:32
Parts of eastern Australia are suffering their worst drought in memory, as these aerial images show.

Heathrow high

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 19:08
It's Europe's busiest airport but why is Heathrow also a magnet for hot weather?

Lemur extinction: Vast majority of species under threat

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 17:43
The vast majority of lemur species, unique primates found only in Madagascar, are on the brink of extinction, say scientists.

Tracking Scotland's wildfires from space

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 16:14
Breakthroughs in satellite imaging are helping scientists in Scotland better understand wildfires in real time.

Fields medal: UK refugee's major maths award stolen

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 14:12
The Cambridge professor loses his 14-carat gold medal in Brazil minutes after receiving it.

Fields medal: UK refugee wins 'biggest maths prize'

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 11:30
One of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics are awarded at a ceremony in Brazil.

How Greenland scorched its underside

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 07:10
The world's largest island ran over Iceland's volcanic hotspot and has the rocky scar to prove it.

Dengue fever outbreak stopped by special mosquitoes

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 06:00
An Australian city has been successfully protected from the mosquito-borne disease, researchers say.

Trial to test if GM fed salmon are more nutritious

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 21:35
Researchers are feeding genetically modified crops to farmed salmon to see if it boosts their nutritional value.

Salmon fed genetically modified plants in nutrition trial

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 21:30
Researchers are feeding farmed salmon a genetically modified plant to see if it boosts omega-3 levels.

Plastic bags: Australia anger over Coles 'caving in to tantrums'

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 19:54
Social media users turn on supermarket giant Coles for "caving in" to "tantrums" over reusable bags.

Soggy 2017 was fifth warmest year in UK record

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 03:52
Despite a wet summer, 2017 was one of the warmest years according to Met Office records dating back to 1910.

Largest king penguin colony shrinks 90% in 30 years

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 16:17
The world's largest colony, in the Indian Ocean, has shrunk 90% over 30 years, research suggests.

All you need to know about snakes this summer

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 16:05
Professor Tim Cockerill from the University of South Wales explains where we might encounter snakes in the hot weather

Lunar eclipse: Century's longest 'blood moon' delights skygazers

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 16:52
During the total eclipse, Earth's natural satellite turned a striking shade of red or ruddy brown.

Petrichor: why does rain smell so good?

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 07:42
There's some chemistry to the pleasant smell of rain after a long, dry spell.

Climate change driven by humans made heatwave 'twice as likely'

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 04:05
The Europe-wide heatwave is an unambiguous signal of climate change, say researchers.

Science behind the blood moon

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 16:33
Friday night's lunar eclipse will last longer than any in the 21st Century.

Ocean wilderness 'disappearing' globally

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 08:00
Researchers have found that only 13% of the world's oceans remain mostly undisturbed by humans.