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Climate change: UK carbon capture project begins

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 06:46
A controversial new scheme is capturing CO2 emissions from wood burning.

In six objects

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 01:17
The National Museum of Scotland unveils the final three galleries of its £80m redevelopment.

'Time bomb' warning on mining dam disasters

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 17:22
The catastrophic collapse of a dam at a mine in Brazil has exposed a darker side of an industry that the world depends on.

Japan sets date for asteroid 'rock grab'

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 14:12
The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 will attempt to collect a sample of soil and rock from an asteroid on 22 February, the country's space agency says.

Climate change: 'Future proofing' forests to protect orangutans

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 12:36
A study has identified trees and plants that are resilient to climate change and support orangutans.

Rosalind Franklin: Mars rover named after DNA pioneer

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 10:56
The rover Europe sends to Mars in 2020 to look for life will carry the name of an unsung hero of DNA discovery.

'The gates of hell'

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 00:07
Ten years ago, the nation had its worst-ever bushfire disaster - and it has left a profound legacy.

Climate change: World heading for warmest decade, says Met Office

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 16:01
The world is in the middle of what is likely to be the warmest 10 years since records began in 1850 say scientists.

When did the kangaroo hop? Scientists have the answer

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 02:36
According to new fossils, the origin of the famous kangaroo gait goes back 20 million years.

Cosmic pile-up gives glimpse of how planets are made

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 13:40
Astronomers say they have the first evidence of a collision between two planets in a distant solar system.

Nasa's InSight mission: Mars sensor gets its protective 'hat'

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:26
A robot arm completes the set-up of a French-led seismometer system on the the Red Planet.

Drone captures Southrepps 'radiation fog' daybreak

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:14
Drone flight captures spectacular views of countryside church wrapped in swirling fog.

Climate change: UK CO2 emissions fall again

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:33
The decline of coal sends UK emissions down, but critics warn there's much more to do.

Billionaire David Harding's £100m gift to Cambridge University

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:29
The money from David Harding is the biggest single British donation to a UK university.

'Moth busters' take on unwanted residents of a 17th Century house

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 19:21
Moths with very expensive tastes are getting -36C "chill" time at Newhailes House.

Climate change: Warming threatens Himalayan glaciers

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 17:24
Rising temperatures pose a growing danger to the glaciers found in the Hindu Kush and Himalayan mountains.

Larsen ice shelf: Mission to explore uncovered Antarctic ecosystem

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 15:29
Scientists want to reach a section of Antarctic sea-floor exposed by the world's biggest iceberg.

Climate change: Blue planet will get even bluer as Earth warms

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:47
The oceans will become be more blue thanks to rising temperatures in coming decades say scientists.

Spotted handfish: Saving Tasmania's unusual 'walking' species

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 00:02
The spotted handfish is critically endangered and found only in a small area of Tasmania.

Brazil dam collapse: The crucial questions

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 00:00
The full story of the Brumadinho dam disaster could take many months to emerge, the BBC's David Shukman says.