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Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 01:44
Plan for ban in England announced as Commonwealth leaders urged to join fight against plastic waste.

100 Women: 'Record number' of Nepalese women climbing Everest this season

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:55
A record number of Nepalese women are climbing Mount Everest this spring season, officials tell the BBC.

Planet-hunter launches from Florida

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:53
The US space agency's Tess satellite lifts off on a mission to find thousands of new worlds.

Last of the wild asses back from the brink

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:50
Wild equines are being reintroduced to the grasslands of Kazakhstan where they once roamed in large numbers.

Heatwaves 'cook' Great Barrier Reef corals

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:12
Recurring spells of ocean warming impact the diversity of coral reef communities.

Keeping livers 'alive' boosts transplant success, trial finds

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:59
The alternative to ice involves pumping livers with blood, nutrients and medicines while in a machine.

Chemical attack

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:22
Experts describe the challenges facing those investigating an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

Will China beat the world to nuclear fusion and clean energy?

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:53
China's nuclear fusion research might put the country at the fore of future clean energy solutions.

Plankton named after Attenborough series

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:26
Scientists at University College London (UCL) bestowed the honour on Sir David Attenborough and the documentary team.

Costa Coffee vows to boost cup recycling

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 23:00
The UK's biggest coffee chain says it will recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020.

Space diamonds 'came from lost planet'

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:43
The space rock that exploded in 2008 seems to have come from the early Solar System.

Porpoise plucked from shallow waters

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:03
The young female porpoise had become stranded at Grange burn near to Grangemouth.

Bialowieza forest: Poland broke EU law by logging

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:52
Poland violated EU law by ordering large-scale logging in Bialowieza forest, Europe's top court says.

Kids ask Nasa astronaut about going to space

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:46
Karen Nyberg, who's been to space twice, answers questions from primary school children.

The first person on Mars 'should be a woman'

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 01:02
A senior Nasa engineer has said the first person to set foot on Mars should be a woman.

Reality Check

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 00:01
It's not as easy to recycle your takeaway coffee cup as people may have thought.

Delay for Nasa's Tess planet-hunter

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:11
The launch of the Tess mission to find new worlds beyond our Solar System is delayed by 48 hours.

Recycling hope for plastic-hungry enzyme

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 19:46
Science created a 'wonder material' in plastic; now nature is helping to unmake it.

US National Zoo captures birth of baby gorilla 'Moke'

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:49
Calaya the gorilla gave birth for the first time in nine years at the National Zoo in Washington, DC.

Nasa's Tess planet-hunter: What stars sound like

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:58
UK astronomer Bill Chaplin demonstrates the noises that stars make and why this is useful to know.