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'I want to be a guinea pig to help others'

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 23:20
How one amputee is helping scientists improve the lives of other people who rely on prosthetic limbs.

Hydrogen trains: Are these the eco-friendly trains of the future?

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 23:16
With zero emissions and water as a by-product, Tom Burridge was on board one of the test runs.

UK climate emergency: What does it mean for how we live?

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 23:09
How our life and work could be affected as Wales aims to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050.

European Space Agency probe to intercept a comet

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 19:33
Europe will launch another probe to an icy dirtball, following the highly successful Rosetta mission.

Spy satellites reveal extent of Himalayan glacier loss

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 18:52
The melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled over the last 40 years, scientists say.

Vaccines: Low trust in vaccination 'a global crisis'

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 04:00
The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation reveals confidence is low in some regions.

Why are Nike trainers washing up on beaches?

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 00:11
From Bermuda and the Azores to Ireland and France, large numbers of shoes are washing ashore.

Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada's Arctic Plains

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 21:08
A 50-year-old mystery has been solved by scientists who identified the teeth of ancient Arctic hyenas.

UK 'likely' to host critical climate conference next year

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 18:26
The UK is in pole position to host next year's key climate meeting after agreeing a partnership with main rival Italy.

Greenland’s ‘unusual’ melting sea ice captured in stunning image

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 16:14
A climate scientist has captured the reality of sea ice loss in Greenland in a viral picture.

Worm with eyes in head and bottom found off Shetland

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 15:31
Scientists found the new species during a survey of a marine protected area off Scotland.

'Boaty McBoatface' maps deep ocean water

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:52
The intrepid submarine has made its first significant discovery, say UK scientists.

Atlantic Ocean 'running out of breath'

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:56
Edinburgh University leads an international research programme to assess the health of the Atlantic.

Dogs' eyes evolve to appeal to humans

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:34
Scientists have found a muscle that allows dogs to make 'puppy eyes' and bond with humans.

Ministers 'reject' report's fast fashion advice

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:32
Ministers say "no" to MPs' plans cut waste and emissions from fashion industry.

Inside Heathrow's high-tech baggage system

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:30
Heathrow's luggage system handles 180,000 items per day. Tom Burridge takes a look inside.

Face to face with DR Congo's deadly vipers

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:14
Photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham captures close-up portraits of some of the world's most dangerous snakes.

Experts cast doubt over Highlands spaceport plan

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 19:10
Concerns have been raised over the suitability of a site in Sutherland aiming to become the UK's first major spaceport.

Hedgehog sign warns drivers of small wildlife hazards

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:44
It aims to protect drivers from accident hazards and reverse a decline in small wildlife numbers.

The family-of-four living off grid

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 00:11
Two former vets from Essex and their children are showing others how it is possible to live self-sufficiently.