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UK heatwave 2018: Why is it so hot?

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 23:01
Want to know why you've had weeks of sleepless nights? The BBC's Science editor looks at the cause of our numerous heatwaves.

Life on Mars: What do we know?

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 18:25
Victoria Gill takes a looks at four key moments in the search for life on the red planet.

Liquid water 'lake' revealed on Mars

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 14:00
Researchers believe they have found the first existing body of liquid water on the Red Planet.

Gene editing is GM, says European Court

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 11:12
The European Court of Justice has ruled that altering living things using the relatively new technique of genome editing counts as genetic engineering.

China fossil tells new supercontinent story

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 15:00
Scientists have uncovered a new dinosaur in China... and it's older than expected.

Rare coral found off the west coast of Ireland

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 09:46
Rare coral has been found in a deep sea research mission off the west coast of Ireland.

Hyperloop test pod sets speed record

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:15
German engineering students set a record as their pod hits 457km/h in a hyperloop tunnel test.

Recycled packaging 'may end up in landfill', warns watchdog

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 23:05
There is no guarantee that the products you recycle are actually recycled, the UK watchdog warns.

Wave of plastic hits Dominican Republic

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 07:51
This was the scene on a beach in the Dominican Republic after a storm.

Lovell lights: turning a telescope into an art installation

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 23:18
How the giant Lovell radio telescope at Jodrell Bank is transformed into a 3,200 tonne art installation.

The cost of Trump's Endangered Species Act proposal

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 20:18
The Trump administration wants to weaken the landmark protection law. What species are under threat?

Arctic wild goose chase threatens chicks as temperatures rise

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:37
Migrating geese race to warmer Arctic but are too worn out to lay their eggs early when they get there.

Wanted: Any name other than 'Spacey McSpaceFace'

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 09:07
What should we call a six-wheeled robot going to the Red Planet to look for signs of life?

Is UK barbecue charcoal fuelling global deforestation?

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 06:42
A growing taste for al fresco dining is driving record charcoal sales in the UK but is it also fuelling global deforestation and climate change?

Nairobi National Park railway 'threatens Kenyan wildlife'

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 23:15
Conservationists are crying foul over a high-speed railway being built through Nairobi National Park.

Plastic bags that biodegrade to nothing?

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:22
It sounds like the perfect solution, but critics say it failed their test.

Slowing Gulf Stream current to boost warming for 20 years

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:01
The Atlantic system that warms the UK is slowing down but this may cause even more heating.

Two halves of Attenborough polar ship joined together

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:17
Engineers at Cammell Laird shipyard add the top six decks to the hull of the UK's new polar ship.

Theresa May announces new environment bill

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 09:11
PM commits to laws that will ensure environmental protection improves - but not everyone is convinced.

Baby snake 'frozen in time' gives insight into lost world

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 07:46
The fossil of a prehistoric snake that lived alongside the dinosaurs has been found entombed in amber.