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Did Usain Bolt win the space race?

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:18
Retired sprinter Usain Bolt took part in a zero gravity race as part of a champagne promotion.

Hen harrier disappears after satellite tag stops working

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:11
Hen harrier Heulwen had flown across Snowdonia when her satellite tag stopped transmitting.

Robots ahoy! Mapping Earth's surface

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:10
Most of the planet hasn't yet been mapped properly. Autonomous vehicles are set to change all that.

Elephant birds: Who killed the largest birds that ever lived?

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 06:45
Scientists are a step closer to explaining a 10,000-year-old crime mystery on the island of Madagascar.

'Oldest known drawing' found on tiny rock in South Africa

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 20:43
Etched with an "ochre crayon", the 73,000 year old drawing looks a little like a modern-day hashtag.

Smarty pants: Robot trousers could keep the elderly mobile

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:00
Artificial muscles could assist mobility as people age.

'Nature-based' greenhouse gas removal to limit UK climate change

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 23:49
Millions of acres of trees and energy crops will be needed to help the UK become carbon neutral by 2050, say scientists

The secret life of fungi: Ten fascinating facts

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 23:48
The first major assessment of the state of the fungi kingdom says they are vital for life on Earth.

How to eat well - and save the planet

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 23:47
Shifting to a healthier diet can reduce a person's water footprint by as much as 55%, according to a study.

Endangered water voles return to Somerset river after 30 years

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 23:05
The National Trust conservation project aims to boost wildlife on the Holnicote Estate in Exmoor.

California governor signs law for clean energy by 2045

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 21:40
Governor Jerry Brown signs legislation committing California to carbon-free electricity by 2045.

'They dammed everything'

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 21:11
Hundreds of hydropower projects threaten to harm Bosnia's rivers, protesters say.

'Climate change moving faster than we are,' says UN Secretary General

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 19:45
Antonio Guterres calls for leadership to break the paralysis on the "defining issue" of our time.

'Internet of animals' spreads its wings

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 14:04
A satellite system that for 30 years has tracked animals will expand to track all manner of objects.

Facebook animal trade exposed in Thailand

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:15
A wildlife trafficking watchdog says it has found hundreds of examples of animal trading.

New El Niño weather event likely this winter says WMO

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:57
The World Meteorological Organisation says there's a 70% chance of a weak El Niño event by the end of this year.

Could Nasa's James Webb Space Telescope detect alien life?

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 21:42
It's come close to cancellation several times, but could the successor to the Hubble telescope make the greatest ever discovery?

Giant barrier to clear Pacific plastic

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 17:54
The ambitious project aims to tackle a collection of waste known as the Great Garbage Patch.

Whale stranding death toll rises to 58 in Scotland and Ireland

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 10:46
Investigations are under way to determine why large numbers of whales are dying off Scotland and Ireland.

Japan says it's time to allow sustainable whaling

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 23:55
Japan is trying to convince the world the time has come to make commercial whaling legal again.