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Why is climate 'doomism' going viral – and how do you fight it?

Sun, 05/22/2022 - 23:16
Climate "doomers" believe it’s far too late to do anything about climate change - but they're wrong.

Future foods: What you could be eating by 2050

Sun, 05/22/2022 - 00:30
Scientists say we need to future-proof our diets in a warming world by eating little-known plants.

Mary Anning: Lyme Regis fossil hunter's statue unveiled

Sat, 05/21/2022 - 16:51
The artwork stands in her hometown of Lyme Regis thanks to a teenager's four-year campaign.

Cyber security: Global food supply chain at risk from malicious hackers

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 03:10
The growth of "smart" farm machinery is increasing the risk of hacking of food and farming systems.

Boeing aims for new test launch of Starliner astronaut capsule

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 15:03
The aerospace company hopes its Starliner vehicle can finally prove its capabilities in orbit.

Extinction: Why scientists are freezing threatened species in 'biobanks'

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 15:00
Conservation scientists hope that preserving genetic material offers future insurance against extinction

EU reveals its plans to stop using Russian gas

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 17:11
It will invest in pipelines in other countries but will speed up a shift to green energy.

Girls see physics as for white men only, MPs told

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 14:59
"If you are black or a woman, you don't see yourself fitting in," a leading female physicist says.

Climate change swells odds of record India, Pakistan heatwaves

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 23:37
A UK study says record-breaking temperatures in NW India and Pakistan are now 100 times more likely.

Farm machinery exacting heavy toll on soil - study

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 07:36
Massive tractors and combine harvesters could be having a lasting impact on soil, a study suggests.

Full lunar eclipse creates rare super blood Moon

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 04:27
Its hue was created by sunlight being projected through the Earth's atmosphere onto the Moon.

Full lunar eclipse to bring super blood Moon

Sun, 05/15/2022 - 02:05
The Moon will slowly darken and turn red as it falls into Earth's shadow.

Moon soil used to grow plants for first time in breakthrough test

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 07:44
The research is an important step towards making long-terms stays on the moon possible.

Thousands sign up to count plastic waste for a week

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 23:32
Participants will be given their personal plastic footprint at the end of the week.

Beaver engineering in the Arctic to be studied

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 06:52
The mammals are moving further north into the Arctic and having an impact on landscape and people.

Nature loss: Watchdog highlights 'precarious state' of environment

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 23:46
A new report says the government must do more to protect the land, the air and waters.

'Critical mass' of polluters setting carbon targets

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 23:01
The number of big firms setting climate targets reaches a 'critical mass' say UN-backed researchers.

Scottish spaceport's prototype rocket unveiled

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 23:32
The final version of the 19m-long Prime rocket is to be launched from a site in Sutherland.

Scientists study secrets of starling murmurations

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 15:01
Theoretical physicists develop a mathematical model to explain how birds dip and dive in whirling flocks.

Climate change: Airlines miss all but one target - report

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 23:39
Campaigners say the aviation industry cannot be relied on to tackle their role in climate change.