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SpaceX capsule suffers 'anomaly' during tests in Florida

12 hours 47 min ago
There are plans to launch a manned mission to the International Space Station later this year.

Are plants a necessity or a luxury?

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 00:02
A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health.

Tulips from the air: Artist drawn to beauty of Norfolk flowers

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 23:04
It is their "beauty of colour and space that makes me keep coming back", artist says.

Dame Emma Thompson: 'If I could fly cleanly, I would'

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 14:04
Actress Dame Emma Thompson defends her decision to fly to London from the US to attend a climate change protest.

David Attenborough climate change TV show a 'call to arms'

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:27
The BBC's Climate Change - The Facts, presented by Sir David Attenborough, is praised by TV critics.

Norwich Cathedral peregrine falcons: A photographer's passion

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 23:28
Chris Skipper has been photographing urban peregrines nesting at Norwich Cathedral for nearly a decade.

Extinction Rebellion: Climate protests 'diverting' London police

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:18
Police rest days are cancelled as more than 1,000 officers are deployed in London.

Climate change: Sir David Attenborough warns of 'catastrophe'

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:42
The veteran naturalist's BBC programme on climate change is his strongest warning yet on the threat of rising temperatures.

'Giant lion' fossil found in Kenya museum drawer

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 09:42
The bones of the huge creature belong to a new species which roamed east Africa 20 million years ago.

Once destroyed by the Taliban, the Buddha statues live again

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 23:18
A team of conservators are working to breathe new life into a collection of Buddha statues destroyed by the Taliban.

Evidence of rabbits in UK in Roman times, say academics

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 23:11
Tests on a rabbit bone, found in West Sussex, show for the first time the animal was alive in 1AD.

Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 17:00
The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and death.

Extinction Rebellion London activists glue themselves to DLR train

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:27
Three Extinction Rebellion campaigners glued themselves to a train at London's Canary Wharf.

Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:00
Kakapos were one of New Zeland's most common birds, but they are now on the brink of extinction.

Spikes on trees in Oxford to 'stop bird poo'

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:28
A wildlife campaigner says he believes the spikes are to stop birds from messing on cars.

Worries about agrochemicals led to a new farming movement

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 00:57
Worries about soil quality led to the creation of a new farming movement in the UK in the 1940s

Light pollution not improving, says CPRE

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 00:32
Just one in 50 people can see stars as Nature intended, survey suggest

TED 2019: The $50 lab burger transforming food

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 23:07
TED fellow Bruce Friedrich tells the TED conference about his vision for the future of food.

Extinction Rebellion: what do they want - and is it realistic?

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:58
The UK needs to move to net zero CO2 emissions by 2025 say protestors but how hard would that be to achieve?

The history of plastic in the sea

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:12
A metal box which has been dragged around the ocean first discovered a plastic bag sixty years ago.