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Science & Environment News

Sir David Attenborough to present climate change documentary

10:00 PM 22/03/2019

The broadcaster's film will explore potential threats to our planet and the possible solutions.

Planet Venus: Hopes rise of new mission to the hothouse world

05:45 PM 22/03/2019

New science is ending the longstanding perception that Venus is a dead planet.

Planet Jupiter: Spectacular picture of Jupiter's storms

10:21 AM 22/03/2019

Three images of Jupiter are combined to make a striking new image of the planet and its famous spot.

Night parrot finding in Australia not backed up by evidence

08:23 AM 22/03/2019

Conservationists retract their findings, after evidence for the bird's discovery is disputed.

Mount Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies

01:24 PM 21/03/2019

The remains of mountaineers who died on the world's highest peak are being exposed as its ice melts.

Bloodhound: Land speed record car is relaunched

10:31 AM 21/03/2019

The Bloodhound supersonic car is back and preparing to renew its pursuit of the land speed record.

'Baby Grady' gives fertility hope to boys with cancer

12:52 AM 22/03/2019

A new approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment - thanks to a baby monkey.

IVF ethics pioneer Mary Warnock dies

04:53 PM 21/03/2019

The philosopher Baroness Mary Warnock has died at the age of 94.

Cyclone Idai: How the storm tore into southern Africa

12:15 PM 22/03/2019

Parts of southern Africa have been left devastated after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, destroying towns and villages in its path.

Rogue waves occurring less but 'becoming more extreme'

01:23 AM 21/03/2019

Rogue waves that can appear out of calm seas are growing in size, a study of the US coast suggests.

Hayabusa-2: Asteroid mission exploring a 'rubble pile'

10:46 PM 19/03/2019

The mission exploring an asteroid finds that it consists of material blasted off another asteroid.

Dig planned at rare 'Neolithic mortuary' in Aberdeenshire

12:19 AM 20/03/2019

Archaeologists hope to uncover new details of a site where dead may have been left for scavengers.

Artificial meat: UK scientists growing 'bacon' in labs

01:28 AM 19/03/2019

Researchers have grown animal cells on blades of grass - could a slaughter-free bacon supply be feasible?

New Horizons: Ultima Thule 'a time machine' to early Solar System

04:43 PM 19/03/2019

Ultima Thule has been described as a Frankenstein object, composed of "poorly formed snowmen".

Hen harriers 'vanishing due to illegal killing' - study

05:32 PM 19/03/2019

Bird of prey 10 times more likely to die on English grouse moors than other habitats, data shows.

Fund to boost female and black physicist numbers

08:50 AM 19/03/2019

Astrophysics star launches a scheme to help female and black students to become researchers.

Bubble maths researcher wins top award

11:16 AM 19/03/2019

One of the highest prizes for mathematics is awarded to Prof Karen Uhlenbeck for her ground-breaking work.

Climate change: Water shortages in England 'within 25 years'

12:00 PM 19/03/2019

Wasting water should be as taboo as blowing smoke in a baby's face, says Environment Agency boss.

Psyche: Metal world mission targets 'iron volcanoes'

04:20 PM 18/03/2019

What exotic processes occur on the world known as 16 Psyche? A Nasa mission will soon find out.

Super bloom tourists cause small town 'safety crisis'

12:31 PM 20/03/2019

Tourists hoping to photograph a bloom of wild poppies briefly shut down a California canyon.

US detects huge meteor explosion

05:07 AM 18/03/2019

The fireball is the second most powerful in 30 years and the biggest since Chelyabinsk in 2013.

Climate strikes spread worldwide as students call for action

10:24 AM 15/03/2019

Thousands of school pupils protest in cities across Asia and Europe against climate change.

Dead whale 'had 40kg of plastic in its stomach'

11:15 AM 22/03/2019

The Cuvier's beaked whale was found in the Philippines, filled with 16 rice sacks and multiple shopping bags.

The Indonesian paradise island drowning in plastic

12:14 AM 21/03/2019

Beaches on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are covered in plastic - and some of it is being dumped there by local businesses.

Sinking island in the Sundarbans Delta

12:17 AM 17/03/2019

Thousands of people still live on the Indian island, which has shrunk in size to just 4.5 sq km.

'Super worried' about the planet - in Spain, Kenya, Bangladesh

12:25 AM 15/03/2019

Young people around the world on their fears about the effects of pollution and climate change.

Phones crushed to reveal precious metals

04:47 PM 14/03/2019

Researchers are blending mobile phones to find out what rare and precious metals are in them.

The photos that made Moon landings possible

10:26 PM 13/03/2019

Fifty years after the Neil Armstrong moment, these pictures show the value of photography to that mission.

Spring arrival: Public to capture new season in words

08:37 AM 20/03/2019

The public is being asked to contribute entries to a national nature diary documenting the arrival of spring.

Soggy Ben Nevis can be bone dry

04:18 PM 18/03/2019

Old weather data reveals how the UK's highest mountain can experience periods of near-zero humidity.

Climate change: Satellite fix safeguards Antarctic data

01:07 PM 06/03/2019

Scientists ensure the constant monitoring of the White Continent will continue unbroken into the 2030s.

Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment

05:49 PM 14/02/2019

The abandoned Chernobyl exclusion zone could be about to change for the first time since the world's worst nuclear disaster.

Green challenge

01:20 AM 22/03/2019

A student house is challenged to live in a more environmentally-friendly way. How did they get on?

Climate strike: What is a climate emergency?

10:04 AM 15/03/2019

Bath is the latest council to declare one, as students protest about the planet.

Trail-blazing gardening women of Kew

02:31 AM 08/03/2019

The first female gardeners at Kew had to garden in bloomers, but in other ways were ahead of their time.

Black on white

11:59 PM 27/02/2019

The first British-led expedition to gather space rocks in the Antarctic returns with 36 objects.

Dragon in graphics

07:02 PM 07/03/2019

How Elon Musk's Crew Dragon spaceship goes to, and returns from, the International Space Station.

Students with a food waste problem

01:06 AM 08/03/2019

How easy is it to reduce our food waste? Two students have been finding out.

Old becomes new

01:48 AM 22/02/2019

Two students take up the challenge of repairing, reusing and recycling clothes for London Fashion Week.

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