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New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 23:52
Ministers will unveil a £255m fund to help councils introduce steps to deal with vehicle pollution.

On a mission to Mars (with Hawaii stopover)

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 23:34
Researchers living near the active Hawaiian Volcano Mauna Loa are simulating what it's like to "live" on Mars.

Astronaut shares 'burrito of awesomeness' aurora video

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 16:23
Nasa's Jack Fischer gives his take on this aurora time-lapse from the International Space Station.

World's first floating offshore wind farm in Scotland.

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 09:28
Each wind turbine is taller than Big Ben and the farm can power 20,000 homes.

Time, not material goods, 'raises happiness'

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 00:42
Contentment comes from paying others to take on chores such as cleaning and cooking, a study says.

China set to launch an 'unhackable' internet communication

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 23:13
China might not have the lead in research but its application of secure networks is leading the way.

Greenland ice sheet: How do you go the toilet?

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 22:00
There's one question the BBC's science editor keeps being asked about life on the ice.

Scientist describes life on the ice in Greenland

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 21:43
Glacial microbiologist Dr Joe Cook on life on the ice.

High risk of 'unprecedented' winter downpours - Met Office

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 09:05
A new analysis suggests there's a greater chance of the heavy rain that led to extensive flooding in 2014.

South African child 'virtually cured' of HIV

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 08:32
The nine-year-old has no active HIV in the body after catching the infection at birth.

Electricity shake-up could save consumers 'up to £40bn'

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 23:19
New rules will encourage UK consumers to generate and store their own power, ministers say.

How the body responds to stress

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 23:16
We analysed how the body responds to stress - by making presenter Jordan Dunbar do a comedy performance.

World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 19:31
The revolutionary technology allows wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for current turbines.

Fukushima disaster: Robot finds possible melted nuclear fuel

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 08:07
An underwater robot spotted the lava-like rocks inside a reactor of Japan's destroyed nuclear plant.

The rather rude sounds of an elephant seal

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 06:40
Male elephant seals recognise the rhythm of one another's voices, researchers say.

Norfolk Broads python discovery mystery

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 08:49
A 12ft-long python found on the Norfolk Broads has still not been found.

Farm subsidies 'must be earned' - Gove

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 05:01
Environment Secretary Michael Gove plans to pay farmers for protecting the environment and creating rural jobs.

Moon dust bag sold for $1.8m at New York auction

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 22:28
The bag was used by astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect the first ever samples of the Moon in 1969.

New Mexico boy trips over 1.2 million year old fossil

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 19:07
A 10-year-old boy's stumble unearthed a prehistoric skull, which he then got the chance to help excavate.

Black-winged stilts: Record year for UK breeding

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 16:22
The number fledging from the UK in 2017 is more than the total number for the previous 30 years.