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Why plastic straws could disappear from a pub near you

5 hours 43 sec ago
As pub chain Wetherspoons phases out plastic straws for waste reasons, is it time we scrapped them?

Botanic gardens 'best hope' for saving endangered plants

12 hours 25 min ago
The world's botanic gardens contain a third of all known plants and help protect 40% of endangered ones.

Australia joins UK space radar mission

14 hours 7 min ago
Australia is to be a launch partner on the UK's innovative new small radar satellite, NovaSAR.

Satellites the size of a shoebox

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:55
US firm Planet Labs makes satellites you could hold in your hands, and has more in orbit than anyone else.

Panda's habitat 'shrinking and becoming more fragmented'

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:08
Despite signs that numbers of giant pandas are rising, suitable habitat has shrunk, satellite data shows.

Is Bali volcano about to erupt?

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 08:21
Mount Agung on Bali is an active volcano that may be about to erupt for the first time in 54 years.

Australia to create national space agency

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 05:21
The country is one of the world's only developed nations not to have a dedicated agency.

Scottish Power says UK will need to boost capacity

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 23:28
Scottish Power says electric cars and a shift to electric heating could mean a big rise in demand for electricity.

The winners of 2017's Insight Astronomy Photographer award

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:59
Judges has to choose between 3,800 entries from all over the world.

How killer flies have the fastest vision of any animal

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 07:14
Some flies see six times faster than us, catching prey in mid-air in less than a second.

'I fell from the top of the jungle to save an eagle'

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 23:21
Alexander Blanco's conservation work is helping to save the world's most powerful eagle.

Big Antarctic iceberg edges out to sea

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:04
The near-6,000 sq km block of ice known as A-68 looks finally to be on the move.

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 23:45
It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.

Neanderthal brains 'grew more slowly'

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 23:44
A new study shows that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than ours.

Birds 'churring' is a sign isles' shipwreck rats dying out

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 23:17
The call of storm petrels are recorded for the first time on islands where rats came ashore from shipwrecks.

How business is driving the new space race

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 23:04
Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit

Bright sparks

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:52
The fast-growing US solar industry is at odds with itself - and the decision may be left to Trump.

Sir David Attenborough on his hunt for the Kimodo Dragon

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:12
Sir David Attenborough spoke to the BBC about Zoo Quest, the environment and the planet's future.

Ancient DNA sheds light on African history

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:08
DNA from ancient remains is used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa.

Plant-eating dinosaurs 'strayed from veggie diet'

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:12
The idea of plant-eating dinosaurs having a strict vegetarian diet is called into question.