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Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 03:05
Three-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030 to meet climate change targets, ministers are told.

Paris, London

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 01:38
A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.

Dolphin diet study gives conservation clues

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 01:06
Wild dolphins burn up to 33,000 calories a day, say researchers - equivalent to about 60 salmon portions.

Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:33
Volcanologists say a "hazardous explosion" could be imminent, as thousands flee the area around Mount Mayon in the Philippines.

Hubble scores unique close-up view of distant galaxy

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:58
The Hubble telescope has scored an unprecedented close-up view of one of the Universe's oldest galaxies.

Jordan urged to end animal mistreatment at Petra site

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:35
Donkeys, horses and camels are beaten and forced to carry tourists in extreme heat, a group says.

Wallaby hops across Sydney Harbour Bridge

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:02
The unusual sight of a wallaby bounding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge has surprised early-morning motorists.

Crunch question

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:00
Insects are often portrayed as a sustainable superfood - and many are delicious.

Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:00
Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.

Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:40
Fuel from the Sanchi has spread over more than 100 sq km and could badly damage marine life.

'Floating on air' after surgeons remove 19kg tumour

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 00:44
Watch surgeons as they remove a 19.5kg tumour from a woman's body.

How flowering plants conquered the world

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 00:12
Scientists solve Darwin's "abominable mystery": How flowers rapidly evolved and spread across the globe.

Hot topic

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 16:28
Can a series of scorching summers be blamed on climate change, and what do they tell us?

Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 15:45
The first panda ever born in France has gone on display to the public.

Cloned Newmarket dachshund expecting puppies

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 10:45
Minnie Winnie was created by science after her owner won a competition.

Dreaming big

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 00:57
The UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at less than 10%.

Smallest cat in world: Footage of rare animal

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 00:11
They weigh about 1kg and their eyes are six times more powerful than humans.

Citizen science bags five-planet haul

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:51
Astronomy enthusiasts help to confirm the existence of a five-planet system orbiting a far-off star.

UK satellite to make movies from space

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:21
A British satellite launches to acquire full-colour, high-definition video of Earth's surface.

Huge black hole blasts out 'double burp'

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 02:29
A massive black hole is seen to eject streams of high energy particles after binging on hot gas.