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Hailstorm kills two animals and injures 14 people at a zoo in Colorado

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 21:47
Two animals died and 14 people were injured after hailstones reported to be the size of baseballs hit a zoo in Colorado.

Summer's extreme weather captured

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 18:51
The last month has seen deadly wildfires, monsoon rains and droughts hit several countries.

Artist's paper cup pyramid highlights waste problem

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 05:43
After walking past bags of rubbish in Oxford, artist Simon Mandarino decided to illustrate the issue in a rather more visual way.

Climate change: 'Hothouse Earth' risks even if CO₂ emissions slashed

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 19:07
Researchers warn that even limited climate warming could trigger conditions not seen in a million years.

It'll be toasty

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:25
When the Bloodhound supersonic car attempts to break the land speed record, managing heat around the vehicle is going to be important.

Rush to dam

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 01:13
Developing economies around the world are investing in hydropower.

Plastic food pots and trays are often unrecyclable, say councils

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 07:45
The majority of plastic containers used for yogurts, ice cream, ready meals and fruit end up in landfill.

Meet Nasa's commercial flight astronauts

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 21:18
They will be aboard the first US flights to the International Space Station since the shuttle programme ended.

Nasa names astronauts for first commercial flights

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 17:11
The US space agency assigns the first men and women to fly on commercial rockets and capsules.

Stonehenge: First people came from west Wales

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 16:17
The first long-term residents of Stonehenge, along with the first stones, arrived about 5,000 years ago.

Engineered pig lung transplant 'a success'

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 11:24
Scientists have successfully transplanted a bioengineered lung into a pig.

Too hot? In 1858 a heatwave turned London into a stinking sewer

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:35
Temperatures hit the 30s and there were no proper drains, bringing flies, disease and panic.

Crop-spraying drones

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 23:43
Drones are now delivering pesticides, fertilisers and crop monitoring to farms around the world.

Small height evolved twice on 'Hobbit' island of Flores

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 19:19
A new study has shown that small height evolved twice in humans on the Indonesian island of Flores.

Shark thief says it 'needed help'

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 16:52
The man who took a shark from an aquarium in Texas, US said he did it because 'it needed help'.

A bird's eye view: Songbirds perceive colour like humans

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 16:41
Faced with a glorious spectrum of colour, songbirds, just like humans, look for the big picture.

A sunrise from space

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 15:51
This photo time-lapse was taken from the International Space Station of a single orbital sunrise over Earth.

Stonehenge: First residents from west Wales

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 13:00
The first long-term residents of Stonehenge came from west Wales, a study suggests.

Plastic pollution: How one woman found a new source of warming gases hidden in waste

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:04
Researchers uncover a little known source of climate warming gases coming from plastic waste.

In pictures

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 09:32
Parts of eastern Australia are suffering their worst drought in memory, as these aerial images show.

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