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Hayabusa 2 rovers send new images from Ryugu surface

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 10:41
Japan has released new images from the robot rovers it has deployed to the surface of an asteroid.

The Route of Parks

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 08:47
It connects 17 national parks and runs for 2,800km (1,740 miles) through sparsely populated land.

Taller plants moving into warmer Arctic

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 23:40
The profile of Arctic shrubs and grasses is changing as temperatures rise in the far north.

Reality Check

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 23:26
An estimated 100 people have died in floods. Why does it keep happening?

Hyderabad homes and pavements made from used plastic bags

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 23:20
Businesses in India may have found a way to turn plastic rubbish into a golden business opportunity.

World War II bombs 'felt in space'

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 11:43
Bombs dropped in World War II were so strong they were felt in the Earth's upper atmosphere

China coal power building boom sparks climate warning

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 06:05
Concerns over CO2 emissions as development restarts at hundreds of coal-fired power stations in China.

Mediterranean diet 'may help prevent depression'

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 00:33
An expert urges more research to confirm a possible link between fruit, veg, nuts and grains and mood.

Europe's Ariane-5 rocket primed for 100th flight

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 15:08
Europe's workhorse rocket reaches for a milestone as it battles American competition.

Is being vegan better for the environment?

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 14:20
An increasing number of people are choosing the plant-based diet.

Portugal shipwreck is 'discovery of a decade'

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 09:32
A 400-year-old-shipwreck has been found off the coast of Portugal.

Climate change kills Antarctica's ancient moss beds

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:32
Climate change is killing Antarctic's mosses, hardy plants growing at the bottom of the planet for centuries.

Quiz: Test your knowledge of evolution

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:02
There are many myths and misunderstandings about evolution - how much do you know?

India's solar power ambitions

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 23:09
India has big solar ambitions, but could recent policy uncertainties cast a shadow on its plans?

Gene editing wipes out mosquitoes in the lab

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 15:57
Researchers have used gene editing to completely eliminate populations of mosquitoes in the lab.

Rare double-headed snake found in garden in Virginia

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 10:17
The rare copperhead was discovered in a garden in Virginia and is unlikely to survive in the wild.

Life as a medical photographer at Addenbrooke's Hospital

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 23:44
See what life is like as a medical photographer at a city hospital.

Who was the mysterious gardener Miss Harrison?

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 08:48
A box of archives reveals the story of a pioneering 19th century gardener who blazed a trail for women.

The couple helping hedgehogs back into the wild

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 23:19
Frank and Veronica Tett have been nursing hedgehogs back to health for the last 30 years.

Report slams 'high flying' UN environment chief

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 16:49
Erik Solheim is criticised for risking the UN's reputation by extensive use of expensive air travel.