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Erin Brockovich: California water battle 'woke me up' 

Mon, 03/22/2021 - 16:32
She has continued to call for safe water in the decades since the major case in the town of Hinkley.

UK 'heading towards digital skills shortage disaster'

Mon, 03/22/2021 - 05:11
Demand for AI, robotics and cloud skills is up amid news young people are shunning IT skill courses.

Green plan to upgrade homes was 'botched', say MPs

Mon, 03/22/2021 - 00:10
A scheme offering people up to £10,000 for insulation has only reached 10% of its target, MPs say.

Sport urged to drop high carbon sponsorship deals

Mon, 03/22/2021 - 00:01
Sports teams and competitions are urged to drop sponsorship deals from companies that promote "high carbon lifestyles, products and services".

'Sonic boom' in Dorset blamed on 'fireball meteor'

Sun, 03/21/2021 - 16:08
People in parts of south-west England report seeing a "streak of light" hurtling across the sky.

Iceland volcano: Lava-spewing Fagradalsfjall 'subsiding'

Sat, 03/20/2021 - 20:37
The eruption was the first in the area for about 800 years and followed thousands of earthquakes.

Bill Nelson: Former astronaut and senator nominated as Nasa chief

Sat, 03/20/2021 - 11:41
Bill Nelson, 78, is a former astronaut and senator with a long history of working on space issues.

Icelandic volcano erupts near Reykjavik

Sat, 03/20/2021 - 01:23
Meteorologists say the last known eruption at Fagradalsfjall was about 800 years ago.

Skylab: The myth of the mutiny in space

Sat, 03/20/2021 - 00:24
Did a crew sent to the US Skylab space station go on strike? The last surviving member says it's a myth that won't die.

Do the Shetland Islands need a tunnel vision?

Fri, 03/19/2021 - 22:47
Some on the islands are looking to the Faroes for inspiration in tackling transport issues.

Police warn students to avoid science website

Fri, 03/19/2021 - 18:04
Universities are urged to block a science research website, which police say could put data at risk.

SLS: Successful test for world's most powerful rocket

Thu, 03/18/2021 - 20:40
Engineers have carried out a major engine test of Nasa's Space Launch System.

Protect our ocean 'to solve challenges of century'

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 16:02
Protecting the ocean has a triple whammy effect, safeguarding climate, food and biodiversity.

Sir David Attenborough answers dinosaur query from Otis, 4

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 15:22
Four-year-old Otis's mum was stumped, so they wrote to Sir David Attenborough... and he replied.

Local traffic changes 'more divisive than Brexit'

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 13:59
The schemes were introduced to tackle increasing traffic on minor roads but some face fierce opposition.

Cummings wanted science funding doubled

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 11:41
The prime minister's former aide criticises the department over PPE and procurement at start of the pandemic.

Iceland shaken by more than 50,000 earthquakes in three weeks

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 06:37
Geologist Helga Torfadottir takes a BBC team to an active volcano area.

Astroscale to showcase space debris removal

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 04:13
The international company will fly a demonstration of the technology it hopes can help clean up space.

Regent honeyeater: Endangered bird 'has forgotten its song'

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 01:19
The natural song of the regent honeyeater has essentially "disappeared" in 12% of the population.

Sea-cucumber divers off Liberia risk danger to feed a hunger in China

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 00:52
The starfish could represent a lucrative trade but they also play a key role on the coastal ecology.