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The Amazon in Brazil is on fire - how bad is it?

10 hours 25 min ago
Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. How bad are they?

Pigs' emotions could be read by new farming technology

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 23:18
New technology has been developed to detect how happy the animals are.

Giraffes given greater protection from unregulated trade as numbers fall

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 16:53
Numbers of the world's tallest mammal have fallen in Africa by 40% in the past three decades.

Fake news is 'reinforced by false memories'

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 13:07
Research during Ireland's abortion referendum highlights risks for social networks.

Russia launches life-sized robot into space

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 07:01
The robot, named Fedor, will perform daily tasks during its 10 days on the International Space Station.

Evidence suggests microplastics in water pose ‘minimal health risk’

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 06:01
The World Health Organization says its findings are based on the "limited information" available.

Rivers used as 'open sewers', says WWF charity

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 00:19
The WWF said it was "very unlikely" that pollution reduction targets would be met without new laws.

What is 'blobology' and how is it transforming biology?

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 23:24
Spectacular images from a new microscope spark a "revolution" in biology

Hampshire lab tests water quality every day of the year

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 23:08
A Hampshire lab tests tap water quality for 2.2 million people across the south east every day.

Ditch cars to meet climate change targets, say MPs

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 23:01
MPs say people will have to stop driving if the UK is to meet its Zero Carbon goals by 2050.

Amazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest - space agency

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 14:38
Fires in the Amazon have risen 84% amid growing deforestation, Brazil's space research agency says.

Titanic sub dive reveals parts are being lost to sea

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 13:00
The first people to dive down to the Titanic in nearly 15 years say some parts of the wreck have been lost to the sea.

Sub dive reveals Titanic wreck is deteriorating

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 13:00
For the first time in 15 years divers have explored the Titanic wreck and say it is deteriorating.

Millions of old gadgets 'stockpiled in drawers'

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 00:15
Public urged to "recycle their tech" as rare, valuable materials in millions of old devices languish in UK homes.

Ready to upgrade? What to do about your old phone

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 23:01
Unwanted devices can contain elements that the world is running out of - so how can you help?

Does the future of farming exist beneath city streets?

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 23:01
In a disused air raid shelter one company is growing crops, but what are the pros and cons of vertical farming?

G7 summit: Inside the climate activist training camp

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 23:01
Campaign groups in France are teaching people how to protest effectively, ahead of the G7 summit.

Former Farc rebels become eco-warriors to stop deforestation in the Amazon

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 23:01
Ex-Farc rebels in Colombia, who spent decades fighting the government over land and power, have reinvented themselves as eco-warriors protecting the Amazon from illegal logging.

Fracking: UK shale reserves may be smaller than previously estimated

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 15:01
Previous research suggested 50 years of shale gas under the UK, but a new study says it could be less than 10.

Hawaii protests continue against a volcano telescope

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:01
Celebrities have joined protestors in Hawaii as a campaign to stop the building of a telescope on a volcano enters its sixth week.

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