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A manifesto to save Planet Earth (and ourselves)

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 00:00
Scientists Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin believe humans are not on an inevitable course to self-destruction.

Meet the nuns helping save a sacred species from extinction

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 23:24
The axolotl - a salamander unique to Mexico - has almost been wiped out by pollution and over-fishing.

Pollution hits fungi that nourish trees - study

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 17:16
Scientists say pollution could have unpredictable effects on Europe's forests by damaging fungi.

Has US physics lab found a new particle?

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:07
Results from the MiniBooNE physics experiment suggest a particle known as the sterile neutrino might have been found.

Spanish astronaut Pedro Duque joins government as science minister

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 15:27
He will join a cabinet appointed by the new PM where at least half of the ministers will be women.

European astronaut set to command ISS launches on Soyuz

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:44
The next European commander of the International Space Station has just blasted off into orbit.

European Commission seeks to boost space spending

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:53
The European Commission wants to expand its space activities, and will set up a new agency to support them.

Shunning Britain

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:38
British farmers say they are facing a shortage of workers to pick fruit and vegetables as recruitment companies say they can't find enough to fill vacancies.

Take a look inside the world's largest legal cannabis farm

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 23:45
Canada is on the verge of legalising marijuana for recreational use. The BBC visited a huge cannabis farm in British Columbia, which the operators say is the world's largest.

How does plastic move around the oceans?

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 20:11
BBC Science Editor David Shukman explains what happens to plastic once it gets into the sea.

Heathrow Airport: Cabinet approves new runway plan

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:51
Ministers say "the time for action is now" with MPs set to vote on expansion in the coming weeks.

50 nations 'curbing plastic pollution'

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 00:45
Levies and bans have been among the most effective strategies to curb plastic waste, a UN report says.

What do slugs hate? Home remedies put to the test

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 00:33
Traditional remedies used by gardeners to deter slugs and snails are to be tested scientifically for the first time.

Why do we love to dance with each other?

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 23:04
Dancing makes us feel good...but dancing together is even better

Guatemala Fuego: Search after deadly volcano eruption

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 21:00
At least 62 people are known to have died when the Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday.

Carbon 'bubble' could cost global economy trillions

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 16:18
Technology and energy efficiency could see a rapid fall in demand for fossil fuels even without new climate policies.

Guatemala volcano: Dozens die as Fuego volcano erupts

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 16:15
Deadly torrents of hot gas and volcanic debris engulf villages on the slopes of Fuego volcano.

Does Jurassic Park make scientific sense?

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 09:46
How were the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park created, and what have we learned about them since?