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Coronavirus: 'Fires were tough, but closing Mogo Zoo again was even harder'

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 23:00
Only weeks after reopening, Australia's fire-ravaged Mogo Zoo had to close again because of Covid-19.

Astronauts arrive at Kennedy for historic launch

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 20:09
Nasa's Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are a week away from their flight to the space station.

Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit hopes for rocket flight this weekend

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 18:04
UK businessman Sir Richard Branson is looking to Saturday to debut one of his new space systems.

Nasa: Doug Loverro steps down days before crewed launch

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 09:46
Doug Loverro steps down the week before the US's first crewed launch in almost a decade.

Antarctic algal blooms: 'Green snow' mapped from space

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 09:34
UK scientists create the first wide-area maps of microscopic algae growing in coastal Antarctica.

Social distancing: When extreme weather and coronavirus collide

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 02:41
People displaced by extreme weather are forced to break Covid-19 social distancing safety guidelines.

Climate change: Top 10 tips to reduce carbon footprint revealed

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 00:00
A report lists some of the best ways people can tackle their own contribution to climate change.

Climate change: Scientists fear car surge will see CO2 rebound

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 15:59
An analysis shows a huge daily CO2 drop, but a return to car travel may see emissions rebound.

Megaraptor: Fossils of 10m-long dinosaur found in Argentina

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 12:41
Palaeontologists say the remains date back 70 million years, close to the end of the dinosaurs.

Elaphrosaur: Rare dinosaur identified in Australia

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 18:56
The elaphrosaur roamed Australia 110 million years ago and was related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Mars: Mud flows on Red Planet behave like 'boiling toothpaste'

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 16:03
Scientists make a surprising discovery about the Red Planet by playing with mud in the laboratory.

Electric bikes 'could help people return to work'

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 16:02
A rise in electric-bikes would extend the range of cyclists using them to commute, a study finds.

Climate change: Future floods will delay emergency response

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 15:00
Increases in rainfall in England could impact ambulance and fire crew response times.

Project seeks 4D view of Earth's mantle

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 09:31
UK scientists aim to build some of the most sophisticated models yet for how rock moves inside the planet.

Space Plane: Mysterious US military aircraft launches

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 20:34
The Atlas V rocket, carrying the X-37B space plane, launched from Cape Canaveral on Sunday.

Meet the baby orangutans learning to climb trees

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 08:07
Baby orangutans are learning new skills from their human surrogate parents.

How coronavirus is driving a revolution in travel

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 16:00
Manchester is spearheading a new effort to create space for walking and cycling.

'Golden tongue' helps ensure maple syrup quality

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 08:40
Scientists use the precious element to grade the quality of the natural sweetener.

Meet the people who could change the way we live

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 20:01
The UK’s first climate assembly is holding its final sessions this weekend.

Covid-19: Inside the UK's top-secret military lab

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 15:57
Military scientists at Porton Down have shown the BBC the work they are doing investigating coronavirus.