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Nasa chooses SpaceX to build Moon lander

Science Update - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 22:51
SpaceX will build a lander that the US space agency will use to return humans to the Moon this decade.

'Whitest ever' paint reflects 98% of sunlight

Science Update - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 08:37
Researchers hope their "ultra-white" paint can save energy by reflecting sunlight from buildings.

Human cells grown in monkey embryos spark ethical debate

Science Update - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 19:54
Scientists confirm they have made "chimera" embryos from long-tailed macaques and humans.

China 'can save $1.6 trillion by scrapping coal', report says

Science Update - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 14:16
Beijing must close 588 coal-fired power plants in a decade to meet climate pledges, experts say.

Google Earth time-lapses show a changing planet

Science Update - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 13:00
Satellite images collected over 37 years are combined to show how Earth in a new way.

Sir David Attenborough's new doc: 'Humans are intruders'

Science Update - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 05:03
Sir David Attenborough fronts a new documentary on lockdown's effect on the natural world.

St Vincent volcano: Island covered in layer of grey as La Soufriere erupts

Science Update - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 09:53
La Soufriere, on the island of St Vincent, has been erupting for the past five days.

COP26: Delaying key climate meeting preferable to 'messing it up'

Science Update - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 07:52
Further postponement of the UK climate summit would be better than a failed event, says an expert.

US seeks China climate agreements ahead of Biden summit

Science Update - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 23:41
US envoy John Kerry will hold talks in Shanghai ahead of a climate summit hosted by President Biden.

UK woodlands 'at crisis point' amid wildlife decline

Science Update - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 23:02
A review of the state of Britain's native woods and trees finds only 7% are in good condition.

Norfolk's 'unique' purple sea sponge named by schoolgirl

Science Update - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:30
The sponge species was unnamed for a decade before nine-year-old Sylvie suggested Parpal Dumplin.

Climate Check, from BBC Weather

Science Update - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:03
With record high CO2 levels and destructive tornadoes, Ben Rich has more on extreme weather around the globe this spring.

Fukushima: Japan approves releasing wastewater into ocean

Science Update - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 07:42
Most experts say it's a normal and safe practice but environmentalists and locals are not happy.

World's wealthiest 'at heart of climate problem'

Science Update - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 02:49
The so-called “polluter elite” must change their lifestyles to tackle climate change, a report says.

Saving the kelp forest that stars in My Octopus Teacher

Science Update - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 23:07
The makers of the Bafta-winning documentary want to preserve the underwater ecosystem it features.

France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights

Science Update - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 15:04
MPs vote to stop flights where the journey could be made by train in under 2.5 hours.

Yuri Gagarin: Sixty years since the first man went into space

Science Update - Sun, 04/11/2021 - 23:38
The BBC speaks to the woman who, as a child, witnessed Yuri Gagarin's return to Earth 60 years ago.

Why India and Nepal's forest fires are worrying scientists

Science Update - Sun, 04/11/2021 - 23:11
Activists say authorities in India and Nepal seem underprepared to fight forest fires.

Would you wear 'Iron Man' body armour?

Science Update - Sun, 04/11/2021 - 23:00
The market for exoskeletons - high-tech external body support systems - is tipped to grow strongly.

Saving green turtles... by cooling their eggs

Science Update - Sat, 04/10/2021 - 23:03
Warmer sand temperatures from climate change are leading to way more females being hatched than males.

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