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Ministers told back up science vision or risk UK stagnation

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 05:16
£20bn boost is needed to achieve the government's vision of a science-led economy, according to a study.

Malaysia orders tonnes of imported waste to be returned

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 21:27
The country's government says it has become a dumping ground for wealthier nations.

Last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 12:17
The future of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino has been struck a blow, with the death of Malaysia's last male.

Everest deaths: Four reasons why this climbing season went wrong

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 03:04
Overcrowding is blamed for an increase in deaths on the world's highest peak, but other factors are at play.

Study: Millions lack access to green spaces

Mon, 05/27/2019 - 16:50
Millions of people in Great Britain live more than a 10-minute walk away from their nearest park or green space, a study calculates.

Photographer 'overwhelmed' by response to bald eagle picture

Mon, 05/27/2019 - 16:08
Steve Biro snapped the picture of 'Bruce' the bald eagle at a raptor conservation centre in Canada.

Bug hunt: Volunteers needed to spot insect's 'spittle'

Sun, 05/26/2019 - 01:40
Scientists want thousands of volunteers to help record sightings of "spittle" and spittlebugs across the UK.

Is the voice assistant on your phone sexist?

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 23:02
BBC's Megha Mohan finds out why voice assistant technologies often have female voices.

Meet Belfast's young climate change protesters

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 06:21
Young people all over the world are walking out of school in protest of climate change - and Belfast is no different.

Everest: Three more die amid overcrowding near summit

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:44
Seven have died climbing the world's highest peak in a week - more than for the whole of last year.

'Sabotaged' tanker in Gulf of Oman leaked oil

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:52
A satellite spotted an oil slick trailing from a tanker mysteriously attacked off the UAE on 12 May.

School students walk out in global climate strike

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:19
From Australia to Europe, school children are skipping classes to call for action on climate change.

Lift off for SpaceX rocket carrying 60 satellites

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 06:52
A Falcon-9 rocket launches from Florida, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground high-speed connections to the internet.

SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 02:40
The California firm launches the first spacecraft in its multi-billion-dollar broadband project.

Climate change: Answers to your most asked questions

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 00:30
You sent us thousands of questions about climate change. Here are some answers to the most common.

The man who made Einstein world-famous

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 23:30
UK astronomer Arthur Eddington proved the German-born physicist's theory of relativity in May 1919.

How the microscope became a million dollar idea

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 23:07
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the microscope became a million dollar idea.

'Unique' Iron Age shield discovered in Leicester

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 15:26
The British Museum, which will store the shield, described it as a "absolutely phenomenal object".

Letter makes plea to rich over climate

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 07:02
Scientists' letter urges wealthy to help fight “ecological catastrophe”.

Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 21:31
Atmospheric observations pinpoint eastern China as the source of rise in ozone-destroying chemicals.