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Coronavirus: Boom time for bikes as virus changes lifestyles

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 23:32
Bicycle shops across the UK say demand for new bikes, and repairs for old ones, has risen sharply.

How the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening Africa’s wildlife

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 18:19
Park rangers in Africa say the closure of safari tourism is leading to an increase in poaching.

'Nearest black hole to Earth discovered'

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 15:20
An unseen object is found to be lurking in a double-star system a mere 1,000 light-years from Earth.

Iceye's small radar satellites achieve big capability

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 14:57
One of the hardest tasks in Earth observation is tracking tiny changes in the shape of the ground.

Coronavirus mutations: Scientists puzzle over impact

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 14:57
A study has identified a mutation that its authors say could make the coronavirus more infectious.

England bad at penalties? Think again - say the Germans

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 13:02
New scientific research, from Germany of all places, suggests English footballers are actually good at spot-kicks.

Tom Cruise: Filming in space and four of his other memorable stunts

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 12:24
The actor is well known for his daring stunts, but this takes things to another level.

Coronavirus: Prof Neil Ferguson quits government role after 'undermining' lockdown

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 07:40
Prof Neil Ferguson, who advised ministers on coronavirus, says he "made an error of judgement".

Climate change: Could the coronavirus crisis spur a green recovery?

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 00:26
Some governments want to channel their economic recovery plans into low-carbon industries.

Climate change and Covid-19: Five charts that explain the impacts

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 23:26
How the global pandemic is limiting carbon emissions and what this will mean for climate change.

Coronavirus and climate change a ‘double crisis’

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 23:09
Many activists have had to stop their usual work due to the pandemic. Here's how they're responding.

Coronavirus: UK warned to avoid climate change crisis

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 23:07
UK government advisors say post-pandemic recovery funds should go to firms reducing carbon emissions.

Scientists explain magnetic pole's wanderings

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 23:04
The North Magnetic Pole has been racing across the top of the world, from Canada towards Siberia.

What is climate change? A really simple guide

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 21:30
BBC News looks at what we know and don't know about the Earth's changing climate.

Climate change: More than 3bn could live in extreme heat by 2070

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 12:55
Areas such as India, Australia and Africa are predicted to be among the worst affected.

Coronavirus: Calls to shut down 'dirty fur trade'

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 00:02
Mink have caught Covid-19, adding to the list of infected animals, and prompting calls for trade bans.

'Murder hornets' land in the US for the first time

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 16:16
The "shockingly large" hornets can kill humans with their sting and are known to destroy beehives.

Malaria 'completely stopped' by microbe

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 11:31
Scientists say the microbe - found in the wild near Lake Victoria - has enormous potential.

Scientists may never find virus 'missing link' species

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 11:10
The "intermediate host" animal that passed the coronavirus from bats to humans may never be found, say scientists.

Social distancing and coronavirus: The science behind the two-metre rule

Sun, 05/03/2020 - 20:01
Ministers are reportedly considering relaxing the two-metre rule for social distancing in workplaces.