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Rise in UK weather extremes over the last decade - Met Office

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 01:10
The UK has experienced hotter days and warmer nights over the last 10 years compared to previous decades

Campaign set up to oppose spaceport in Sutherland

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 15:39
Some crofters have concerns about the impact the site would have on the environment and their rights.

Project to decode 'all complex life' on Earth

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:33
Scientists set out to read the DNA of 1.5 million species, starting a "new chapter in biology".

Soyuz rocket: 'Faulty sensor' led to launch failure

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:23
Russian officials have been looking into why the rocket’s booster malfunctioned during a launch last month.

Coral: Palau to ban sunscreen products to protect reefs

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:04
The Pacific island nation becomes the first country to impose a widespread ban on sunscreen products.

Scientists count whales from space

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 06:04
UK scientists demonstrate the practicality of identifying and counting whales from orbit.

Climate change: Oceans 'soaking up more heat than estimated'

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:32
The Earth is far more sensitive to fossil fuel emissions than previously thought, a study says.

Big thaw

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:26
Melting Arctic sea ice may be about to open up the Northwest Passage to cargo shipping.

Kepler: Nasa's telescope that found new worlds has been retired

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 16:57
Nasa's Kepler telescope, which has been looking for inhabitable worlds, has run out of fuel and will look no more.

Hawaii top court approves controversial Thirty Meter Telescope

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 15:55
Construction had halted in 2015 amid protests from native Hawaiians who consider the land sacred.

World's longest DNA sequence decoded

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 15:47
A team of UK scientists have claimed the record for decoding the world's longest DNA sequence.

RemoveDebris: UK satellite tracks 'space junk'

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:57
The British-led mission to test techniques to clear up space junk initiates its second experiment.

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa's Sun mission smashes records

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 09:58
America's audacious mission to "touch the Sun" has now got nearer to our star than any previous human-made object.

Global hunger for soybeans 'destroying Brazil's Cerrado savanna'

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 09:26
Brazil's highly biodiverse Cerrado is being destroyed for soybean production, conservationists say.

WWF report: Mass wildlife loss caused by human consumption

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 09:10
A WWF report blames "exploding consumption" for average losses of 60% among vertebrates since 1970.

Rhino horn: Alarm as China eases 25-year ban on rhino and tiger parts

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 04:29
Experts worry this will increase demand for the animals and jeopardise efforts to protect them.

'Worst year' for Horsey seals injured by rubbish

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 01:14
The animals have been getting fishing nets stuck to them or rings trapped on their necks.

Chocolate: Origins of delicacy pushed back in time

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 00:37
The delights of chocolate were first discovered in the Amazon rainforest about 5,000 years ago.

Brecon project gives water vole a fighting chance

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 00:00
A Powys captive breeding project aims to give water voles a fighting chance of a revival.

Climate change is 'escalator to extinction' for mountain birds

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 20:00
A new study shows that rising temperatures drive the disappearance of mountain-top bird species in Peru.