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Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one

2 hours 5 min ago
Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research.

Some people 'genetically wired' to avoid some vegetables

4 hours 3 min ago
An inherited gene makes certain healthy foods taste exceptionally bitter and unpleasant, according to researchers.

Vaping nearly killed me, says British teenager

14 hours 9 min ago
Vaping caused a catastrophic reaction in Ewan Fisher's lungs that meant he could not breathe.

Climate change: Bigger hurricanes are now more damaging

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 20:53
The most damaging tropical cyclones are three times more frequent now than they were 100 years ago.

Ice loss causing Arctic to reflect less heat

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 20:06
A loss of snow and ice cover are the main reasons for the reduction of the Arctic's albedo effect, not soot as had been previously thought.

Planet Mercury passes across the face of the Sun

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 14:33
Astronomers are observing a rare event, a transit of the planet Mercury.

Bloodhound diary: Racing at over 500mph

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 13:39
Land speed record holder Andy Green finally gets to drive the Bloodhound car across the Kalahari.

Bird of the Year: Rare anti-social penguin wins New Zealand poll

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:12
The rare hoiho becomes the first penguin to take the title, after two weeks of "memes and trash-talk".

Climate change: Speed limits for ships can have 'massive' benefits

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 00:51
Cutting the speed of ships by 20% can benefit health, protect whales and limit warming, say campaigners.

Durwood Zaelke: How your air conditioning could help to save the planet

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 00:08
The man behind one of the most successful climate treaties ever thinks he has a way to cool the Earth.

Climate change: Airlines accused of 'putting profit before planet'

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 23:23
A British Airways insider says the industry deliberately fills planes with extra fuel to save costs.

Bloodhound land speed car will be back racing next week

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 15:28
Engineers think they understand why a heat sensor has been playing up on the superfast desert vehicle.

Heat sensor frustrates Bloodhound land speed car

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 15:57
The British supercar cuts short its latest run because of temperature concerns but still clocks 481mph.

Climate change: Sea ice loss linked to spread of deadly virus

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 09:56
Scientists say the decline of Arctic sea ice is connected to the spread of disease among marine mammals.

Boston Dynamics boss learned by unbalancing toddler

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:08
Marc Raibert tells BBC News he nudged his daughter over just to work out how people balance.

The 'Bloodhound' supercar aiming to break the land speed record

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 06:09
The BBC met the driver of Bloodhound - part racing car and part spaceship - during testing in South Africa.

Confidence high in Bloodhound land speed record team

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 19:23
The UK-led challenge to the land speed record clocks 501mph in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa.

'Astonishing' fossil ape discovery revealed

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 18:11
Fossils of a newly-discovered ancient ape could give clues to how walking on two feet evolved.

Boeing aims for Moon landing in 'fewer steps'

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 16:34
The aerospace giant unveils its proposal for a lander that could take humans to the lunar surface.

'I do my engineering in high heels not a hard hat'

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:08
The Royal Academy of Engineering wants to demolish stereotypes and attract more women to the industry.