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Climate change: What would you be prepared to do?

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 20:35
Here's five things we can do to help prevent global temperatures rising more than 1.5 degrees C.

One-off genetic test could detect heart attack risk

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 18:27
The test could help explain why people with apparently no risk factors can still have a heart attack.

Hubble telescope hit by mechanical failure

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 13:19
The Hubble Space Telescope is operating with only essential functions after it lost one of three gyroscopes needed to point the spacecraft.

Economists win Nobel for work on climate and growth

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 11:31
William Nordhaus and Paul Romer win prize for research on how climate and technology affect the economy.

Climate takeaways

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 10:41
The most important messages from the landmark report on global warming.

Climate report: Scientists politely urge 'act now, idiots'

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 01:00
A new study urges rapid and fundamental changes "in all aspects of society" to limit climate warming.

Yusaku Maezawa: Why I've bought a ticket to the Moon

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 23:21
Space X's mission to the Moon will be the first lunar journey by humans since 1972.

Ukraine builds solar plant near Chernobyl

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 11:52
Ukraine launches its first solar plant in the abandoned area around the former nuclear power station.

Signatories castigate professor's 'morally reprehensible' talk

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 18:18
Scientists sign a statement condemning an Italian researcher who said physics was "built by men".

Swedish girl discovers ancient sword in lake

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:58
An eight-year-old girl found a pre-Viking era sword while swimming in a lake in Sweden during the summer.

Atoms and Brexit

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 01:24
The government says it has a clear plan, but many in the nuclear sector are concerned for the future.

Caution urged over use of 'carbon unicorns' to limit warming

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 01:09
Using technologies to keep global temperature rise below 1.5C is "crazy" but may be the only way.

Fast fashion is harming the planet, MPs say

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 00:51
The industry is blamed for damaging the environment, fuelling climate change and polluting water.

In a spin

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 23:12
Water shortages mean the laundry industry is adopting various technologies to reduce consumption.

Vietnam's children and the fear of climate change

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 16:46
Children's drawings of nightmarish scenarios illustrate climate change's impact in the Mekong Delta.

Attenborough: 'Population growth must come to an end'

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 02:30
Sir David Attenborough on Love Island, Global Warming, population growth and meat eating.

First 'exomoon' may have been found

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 00:31
Astronomers have announced the possible discovery of the first known moon outside our Solar System.

Viewpoint: Joel Sartore, the wildlife photographer who is all for zoos

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 23:49
Zoos can help save animals not just cage them, says veteran wildlife photographer Joel Sartore.

Donna Strickland on winning the Nobel Prize in Physics

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 19:49
Donna Strickland has become the first woman in 55 years to win the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Four women who changed the face of physics

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:10
Four pioneering women who changed the face of physics from the 1800s to the present day.