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BepiColombo: Joint Mercury mission ready for 'pizza oven'

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 05:39
Europe and Japan say their joint space mission is ready to face the inferno of working at Mercury.

LHC double heavy particle to shine light on strong force

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 05:34
Scientists have detected a new particle at the Large Hadron Collider at Cern

Baby pygmy hippo takes a tumble at Chile zoo debut

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 00:06
A two-week-old pygmy hippopotamus steps out under the care of its mum, at an animal park in Santiago.

Elephant tourism is 'fuelling cruelty'

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 22:16
Rising numbers of people want selfies riding elephants, but a new study says many are kept in "severely cruel" conditions.

Is it safe to reuse your water bottle?

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:28
The BBC's Jan Bruck has you covered.

How washing our clothes is polluting oceans

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:24
Our clothing and laundry are polluting the marine environment, UK research reveals.

Dirty laundry: Are your clothes polluting the ocean?

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 16:50
Our clothing and laundry are polluting the marine environment, UK research reveals.

Air quality: Challenge against government plan rejected

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:58
The case was brought over cutting levels of nitrogen dioxide.

Bringing nature into your backyard

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:26
How urban gardens are connecting with nature to bring wildlife into the city.

Raw waste water use on farms is '50% higher' than estimated

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 19:12
Farmers are using far greater amounts of untreated waste water on crops, posing risks to public health.

Air pollution issues go back to court

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 15:16
Environmental legal group ClientEarth says minsters failed to conduct their recent public consultation on clean air properly.

'Brightest minds' key to future science success

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 10:03
The new research funding body sets out its vision for the future amid the changing world of science.

Scientists explain ancient Rome's long-lasting concrete

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 05:23
Researchers unlock the chemistry of Roman concrete which has resisted the elements for thousands of years.

Giant croc had teeth like a T. rex

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 05:06
Researchers have described new fossils belonging to an extinct crocodile-like creature that had a set of serrated teeth like those of a T. rex.

UK research chief 'will not direct science'

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 22:07
The new head of UK research has said that he won't centrally direct scientific research.

Ribbiting stuff

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 13:48
The huge diversity of frogs we see today is mainly a consequence of the asteroid strike that killed off the dinosaurs, a study suggests.

The most detailed scan of the wiring of the human brain

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:04
The brain's wiring as never seen before.

Male river fish show feminised traits due to chemicals flushed away

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 23:28
About 20 per cent of male fish in UK rivers are now showing female characteristics.

Hawking: Climate change a 'great danger'

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 10:00
After President Trump withdrew from a climate agreement, Prof Hawking warns of the threat from global warming.

Hawking says Trump's climate stance could damage Earth

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 09:59
Stephen Hawking warns over Donald Trump's climate policy in a BBC interview marking his 75th birthday.