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'Spongy roads' to be Slough's new claim to fame

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 14:37
Move over David Brent, settle down John Betjeman, the town is going to be an environmental pioneer.

'Astronauts aren't just men - we're astronauts too'

Sun, 03/28/2021 - 23:05
Seven-year-old Elizabeth built her own rocket and launched it into the sky during lockdown.

Earth Hour: Cities around the world turn lights off

Sun, 03/28/2021 - 02:33
Famous landmarks around the world have been switching off their lights to raise awareness of environmental issues.

The real reason humans are the dominant species

Sun, 03/28/2021 - 00:27
How demand for energy has been central to the development of humanity.

Green Homes Grant scheme to insulate houses axed

Sat, 03/27/2021 - 21:20
Homeowners were invited to apply for grants to insulate houses but the scheme is being suddenly ended.

Apophis asteroid will not hit Earth for 100 years, Nasa says

Sat, 03/27/2021 - 13:36
The space agency rules out a 2068 threat to Earth from the "poster child for hazardous asteroids".

'Ice-cream toothache': Cold food and drinks pain explained

Sat, 03/27/2021 - 00:49
Scientists say they have worked out how teeth become sensitive and hurt with cold food and drinks.

More chances to see the Northern Lights

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 17:26
Activity on the sun, crucial for generating the charged particles we see in the sky as the aurora, is now on the increase . Our BBC Weather Watchers have grabbed some great shots of the recently and there could be more opportunities in the coming years as solar activity increases. Simon King finds out more.

Why my ancestral home could be lost to climate change

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 00:12
As Bangladesh turns 50, a UK-Bangladeshi reflects on how climate change affects his parent's country.

Suez Canal: How are they trying to free the Ever Given?

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 18:08
Operations are continuing to move a 400 metre long vessel stuck in the Suez Canal since Tuesday.

Extinction: Elephants driven to the brink by poaching

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 13:50
The ivory trade and habitat loss combine to push Africa's elephants closer to extinction.

Facial recognition beats the Covid-mask challenge

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 13:01
As people all over the world mask up, how has the facial-recognition industry coped?

New Alan Turing £50 note design is revealed

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 07:00
The banknote will enter circulation on 23 June - Alan Turing's birthday - and will be made of polymer.

Why cutting down trees can be good for the climate

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 00:11
Tree felling is helping to restore an ancient ecosystem which can store even more carbon than trees do.

Lord Howe Island: Saving an Australian paradise's 'cloud forest'

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 16:56
A rare environment on Australia's Lord Howe Island has faced a complex battle for survival.

Planet and plastic: End of the love story?

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 12:47
The Earth's relationship with plastic started over 100 years ago. But is it time we broke up?

Uluru waterfalls: Rain brings 'unique' sight to Australian landmark

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 06:37
A "unique and extraordinary" sight has come to the sacred rock, after days of heavy rain.

UK seeks to drill more oil and gas from North Sea

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 01:16
More oil and gas wells are to be drilled in the North Sea, the UK government announces.

Machine finds tantalising hints of new physics

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 08:01
A team working at the Large Hadron Collider finds signs of new physical laws.

Coronavirus: How the common cold can boot out Covid

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 02:59
It looks like the viruses that cause colds wins in the battle to infect our cells.