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Call to ban killer robots in wars

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 23:28
Scientists have called for a ban on the development of weapons controlled by AI.

Hiker speaks after taking on mountain lion...and winning

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:49
Travis Kauffman was hiking in Colorado when he came toe-to-toe with a young mountain lion.

Gene-edited animal plan to relieve poverty in Africa

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:00
Researchers in Edinburgh develop gene-edited farm animals for poor farmers in Africa.

Climate march students: 'We need change and we need it now'

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:15
Students have protested across the UK to air their views on the issue of climate change. We talked to some of those in Manchester.

Hong Kong seizes $1m worth of rhino horn at airport

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:55
Two men carrying at least 24 severed rhino horns have been arrested at Hong Kong airport's customs.

BP: Plastic ban "could have unintended consequences"

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:13
The oil and gas company believes a prohibition on single-use plastic could increase CO2, but is that true?

Climate strike: Schoolchildren protest over climate change

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 15:10
Thousands of people gather in London, as students around the UK miss school to call for action.

Space harpoon skewers 'orbital debris'

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:26
A British-led mission demonstrates a projectile that could one day be used to clear up space junk.

Space junk: Harpoon tested to clean up space

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:26
New footage from a space mission shows the latest idea to collect space junk.

Climate strike: Why are students striking and will it have an impact?

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 09:08
Across the UK, students are set to take part in a climate strike, but will it make a difference?

Eagle rescued after huge ice ball grows on its tail

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 08:58
A bald eagle had to be rescued after a 20cm ice ball grew on its tail.

Gravitational waves: Black hole detector to get upgrade

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:47
The UK and US governments have announced a £25m upgrade to the machines that detected gravitational waves.

Cambridge anglers win fish loss compensation

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 20:12
Anglian Water admits ammonia discharge from a recycling unit killed big bream in the River Cam.

Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:49
The abandoned Chernobyl exclusion zone could be about to change for the first time since the world's worst nuclear disaster.

Chemicals 'repair damaged neurons in mice'

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:30
Some early studies in mice suggest drugs can be developed to halt mental decline, say scientists.

Search for Shackleton's lost Endurance ship called off

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:15
Thick ice and a lost sub bring an end to the search for the famous Antarctic explorer's sunken polar yacht.

Paying tribute to the nation's forests

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:27
Britons are being urged to write a poem, letter or story to celebrate the woodlands of the UK.

'I'm standing up for our planet'

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 01:29
Every Friday morning, 13-year-old Holly Gillibrand skips school for an hour to demand more is done over climate change.

Greta Thunberg: The Swedish teen inspiring climate strikes

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 00:03
Greta Thunberg spoke to the BBC in September, but since then she's become a global phenomenon.

Nasa calls time on silent Opportunity Mars rover

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 19:07
The 15-year mission of "Oppy" the robot is declared over after repeated failed attempts to contact it.