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China and Russia to build lunar space station

Wed, 03/10/2021 - 04:00
The two countries will create research facilities on the surface and/or in the moon's orbit.

'Right to repair' law to come in this summer

Wed, 03/10/2021 - 00:00
Manufacturers will be obliged to make spare parts for appliances available to consumers.

SLS: Nasa assembles twin boosters for its 'megarocket'

Tue, 03/09/2021 - 19:22
The space agency has completed the assembly of two boosters for its "megarocket", the SLS.

Microsoft-led team retracts quantum 'breakthrough'

Tue, 03/09/2021 - 12:37
The team believed they had found evidence of particles useful to developing quantum computing.

Coronavirus: Divers find Philippine reef covered with single-use face masks

Tue, 03/09/2021 - 00:05
Divers in the Philippines find personal protective equipment (PPE) among rubbish on a coral reef.

Instagram photos help Facebook AI 'teach itself'

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 15:42
The photos were used to help a Facebook algorithm learn to recognise images without supervision.

Climate change: Johnson meeting US envoy Kerry for talks

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 14:10
The meeting in London comes ahead of crucial international summits later this year.

Somerset starlings stop man's car in 'impressive' display

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 06:41
Ecologist Jamie Kingscott took a photograph of thousands of starlings as they surrounded his car.

London Zoo: Second Easter in lockdown looms

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 00:08
London Zoo staff explain how they - and the animals - have coped in their most difficult year.

Could lab-grown meat help tackle climate change?

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 00:00
Last year Singapore approved the sale of 'chicken' grown in a lab. What is it exactly - and could it be better for the planet?

Whitehaven coal mine firm seeks judicial review of council U-turn

Sun, 03/07/2021 - 12:07
West Cumbria Mining says Cumbria County Council's latest decision "cannot be justified".

World's oldest known wild bird has another chick at age of 70

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 11:51
Wisdom is believed to have had more than 30 chicks in her life so far, and several partners.

National Trust maps out climate threats to historic places

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 07:02
The map will help to plan interventions such as tree planting and peat bog restoration.

Covid and bird flu: The other lockdown putting livelihoods at risk

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 06:09
Dealing with a Covid lockdown is tough - now poultry farmers face a second viral challenge.

International Women's Day: Illustrating the Covid-19 pandemic

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 02:15
These three artists turn complex research into easy to digest information to help fight coronavirus.

Government has no climate change plan - MPs

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 01:09
Two reports from MPs cast doubt on the government's approach to meeting its climate change goals.

The Himalayan hazards nobody is monitoring

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 00:59
Retreating Himalayan glaciers can become hazardous but such dangers are not being monitored, experts say.

Facebook rainforest ads: Inquiry ordered into Amazon land sales

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 00:01
A Supreme Court judge in Brazil orders an investigation following the BBC's report into the trade.

Lab-grown wood could be future of furniture

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 17:59
American scientists are working on a plan to "grow" wood in a laboratory without sunlight or soil.

Food waste: Amount thrown away totals 900 million tonnes

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:14
Every year, 23 million truckloads of food go straight into the waste bin, according to the UN.