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Fighting 'all you can eat' waste and waistlines

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 06:24
The UN wants to cut down on food waste amid rising concerns about obesity. Here's how one hotel is helping out.

Fighting 'all you can eat' waste

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 00:30
The UN wants to halve the amount of food we waste. Here's how one hotel in Norway is helping out.

MIT develops robot that uses AI to play Jenga game

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 00:30
Developed by a team at MIT, the robot uses AI and may be used in industrial automation in the future.

French rugby players' deaths raise concern over safety

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 00:29
French rugby is currently under a shadow cast by the deaths of four players in the past eight months

Thailand pollution crisis: The city where face masks sell out

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 07:18
Schools are closed and the government's deploying drones to deal with the problem.

Shark on UK plates highlights trade in endangered species

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:11
You could be unwittingly eating sharks that are on the brink of extinction, a study suggests.

'American Dying' cooled Earth's climate

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 06:44
European settlement of the Americas killed so many people, it disturbed Earth's climate.

Polar vortex: What is it and how does it happen?

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 22:35
The deep freeze gripping much of the US has been blamed on a polar vortex. Here's what that means.

Major expedition targets Thwaites Glacier

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:08
A research cruise gets under way as part of the biggest ever US-UK joint venture in Antarctica.

SeaWorld Orlando orca whale Kayla dies after illness

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 09:08
SeaWorld says Kayla, aged 30, "inspired generations of guests and employees to care and learn".

Fast food giants under fire on climate and water usage

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 01:01
Investors are calling on KFC, McDonalds and others to cut warming gases from their dairy and meat supply chains.

Periodic table turns 150

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 00:55
How much do you know about the iconic symbol of science pinned to every classroom wall?

‘Welcome to my high-fashion, trash shopping mall’

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 00:36
Anna Bergstrom runs a shopping mall in Sweden where everything for sale is recycled. Her goal is to make sustainable shopping fashionable.

Lakes 'skating on thin ice' as warming limits freeze

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 16:06
Thousands of lakes are set to lose their ice cover within a generation due to rising temperatures.

MoD backs satellite 'origami radar antennas'

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 12:09
The UK's Ministry of Defence approaches an Oxford start-up to help design a sovereign satellite radar system.

GM chickens lay eggs to help fight cancer

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 00:44
Researchers have genetically modified chickens to lay eggs which contain drugs that fight cancer.

Norfolk study shows new ditches could help improve rivers

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 00:26
Pollution from farmers' fields that endangers fish is cut by a university-backed project.

Antarctic Weddell expedition targets Shackleton's lost ship

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 17:01
The coming days will see an attempt to locate the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance ship.

Children's climate rallies gain momentum in Europe

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 15:53
Thousands skip school in Berlin and some other European cities to urge action on global warming.

Nasa's New Horizons: Best image yet of 'space snowman' Ultima Thule

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:40
Deep pits on the surface of the small, icy object Ultima Thule come into much sharper view.