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Climate change: Trump coal event overshadowed at COP24

6 hours 50 min ago
White House efforts to promote fossil fuels are set to be upstaged by investors moving away from coal.

Mission to put millions of hidden fossils online

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 18:46
Museums including Washington’s Smithsonian have set out to digitally record specimens in their collection.

'Digital museum' brings millions of fossils out of the dark

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 18:35
A global effort to digitally record millions of fossils is set to transform the study of evolution.

Climate change: Why are governments taking so long to take action?

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 00:01
Governments are taking too long to tackle climate change and here's why.

Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 20:25
A major climate conference in Poland has failed to adopt a key report after a dispute over a form of words.

Nasa's InSight probe listens to Martian winds

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 18:08
Two instruments on the recently landed InSight probe capture the noise made by the planet's wind.

Chang'e-4: China mission targets Moon's far side

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:11
It will be the first attempt to land robotic craft to the side of the Moon which never faces Earth.

Bloodhound supersonic car project axed

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:27
The firm behind the 1,000 mph supersonic vehicle failed to find an injection of £25m to keep going.

Trump's environmental rollback rolls on

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 21:54
The administration plans to open protected lands for drilling and lift curbs on carbon emissions.

Falcon 9 rocket guides itself to sea

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:36
The rocket had a hydraulic problem on its way back to Earth.

Climate change: Warming made UK heatwave 30 times more likely

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 00:16
Rising global temperatures have massively boosted the chances of summer heatwaves in the UK, says a study.

Fossil preserves 'sea monster' blubber and skin

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:02
Scientists identify fossilised blubber from an ancient marine reptile that lived 180 million years ago.

Cars and coal help drive 'strong' CO2 rise in 2018

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:01
CO2 emissions hit an all time high, rising nearly 3% in 2018 thanks to coal and a booming global market for cars.

Game-on for UK's Team Tao in ocean XPRIZE final

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:28
A UK-based team arrives in Greece for the grand final of a contest to find innovative solutions for seafloor mapping.

Ash dieback: ash woodlands 'may flourish once again'

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 00:44
Scientists say there is hope that some ash trees can survive in the future, despite ash dieback.

Rats and pigeons 'replace iconic species'

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 00:44
"Iconic" animals such as tigers are being replaced by "cosmopolitan" species found everywhere - researchers.

Saving the world's last West African giraffes in Niger

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 22:18
The highly threatened subspecies has been brought back to a reserve in Niger after a 50-year absence.

What is that bright object next to the moon?

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:31
A spectacular sight lights up the sky as Venus and the moon rise together

Albert Einstein's 'God letter' expected to sell for $1.5m

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:48
The 1954 letter about religion is expected to fetch up to $1.5 million at auction in New York.

Research worms 'too old' to go to space station

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:46
A launch is delayed due to mouldy food bars, meaning the worms could be a day too old for research.