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Government promises 'bold new goal' to tackle dirty air

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:34
Ministers hail the UK's "world leading" pollution plan, but green groups call it a missed opportunity.

James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 15:28
Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has repeated remarks about race and intelligence.

Guardian switches to potato starch wrapping

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 15:17
Readers, who pressed for the change, can compost or put the new packaging in their food waste bin.

The women fighting fast fashion waste

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 00:02
Claire and Emily run a hub that empowers people to turn their old clothes into new ones.

Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah dies aged 89

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 12:38
The former Cambridge professor had received the highest honour in his subject - a Fields Medal.

Spektr-R: Russia's only space telescope 'not responding'

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 12:17
Spektr-R has stopped receiving commands from Earth, Russian astrophysicists say.

SpaceX launch completes Iridium satellite refresh

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 17:16
The $3bn refurbishment of the original sat-phone network will help transform air-traffic surveillance.

Giant hi-tech tomato glasshouse set to produce millions of the fruit

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 17:07
The facility is set to produce 150 million tomatoes a year, helped by red LED lights and bees.

Would you give bats a home in your fridge?

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 15:59
Zoologists in Belarus are helping the flying mammal to get some sleep during hibernation season.

Ella Kissi-Debrah 'pollution' death: Backing for new inquest

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 11:56
Attorney general backs new look at whether air pollution was to blame for nine-year-old girl's death.

Chang'e-4: First panoramic images from China moon lander

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 11:03
The Chinese space agency releases new vistas from the lunar surface featuring its lander and rover.

Essex little owls win wildlife photographer's affection

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 09:11
"I love their facial expressions," says wildlife cameraman Russell Savory.

How dynamite became a million dollar idea

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 00:09
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how dynamite became a million dollar idea.

South Africa sniffer dog intercepts 116kg of rhino horn

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 18:03
The haul, worth more than $1.3m (£1m), is one of the largest seized in South Africa in recent years.

Signals from space: Five theories on what they are

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 15:50
Mysterious cosmic signals have been picked up. What are they and where do they come from?

Quantum: Handover for fully flexible satellite

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 14:06
UK engineers complete the build of a novel software-defined telecoms satellite called Quantum.

Anak Krakatau: Finnish radar satellite eyes tsunami volcano

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 14:05
The innovative ICEYE radar spacecraft views the changing shape of the collapsed volcano.

Climate change: Will insect-eating dogs help?

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 00:01
A pet food manufacturer says switching to a dog food made of soldier flies will protect the environment.

Blue tooth reveals unknown female artist from medieval times

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 19:08
Rare paint particles found in the teeth of a medieval nun indicate that she was an unknown illustrator of sacred texts.

Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 18:11
A telescope picks up bursts of radio waves from a distant galaxy, shedding light on an astrophysical puzzle.