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Plan for a ban in England is announced as Commonwealth leaders are urged to tackle plastic waste.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 1:51 pm
Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) searches for new planets.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 8:42 am
The US space agency's Tess satellite lifts off on a mission to find thousands of new worlds.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 12:22 am
A record number of Nepalese women are climbing Mount Everest this spring season, officials tell the BBC.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 10:55 pm
Wild equines are being reintroduced to the grasslands of Kazakhstan where they once roamed in large numbers.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 10:50 pm
Recurring spells of ocean warming impact the diversity of coral reef communities.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 5:12 pm
The alternative to ice involves pumping livers with blood, nutrients and medicines while in a machine.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 4:59 pm
Experts describe the challenges facing those investigating an alleged chemical attack in Syria.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 1:22 pm
The space rock that exploded in 2008 seems to have come from the early Solar System.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 12:34 pm
The UK's biggest coffee chain says it will recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 8:03 am
China's nuclear fusion research might put the country at the fore of future clean energy solutions.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 12:53 am
Scientists at University College London (UCL) decide to honour Sir David Attenborough and the team.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 12:26 am
The young female porpoise had become stranded at Grange burn near to Grangemouth.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 4:03 pm
Poland violated EU law by ordering large-scale logging in Bialowieza forest, Europe's top court says.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 9:52 am
Karen Nyberg, who's been to space twice, answers questions from primary school children.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 9:46 am
A senior Nasa engineer has said the first person to set foot on Mars should be a woman.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 1:02 am
It's not as easy to recycle your takeaway coffee cup as people may have thought.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 12:01 am
Science created a 'wonder material' in plastic; now nature is helping to unmake it.
Posted: April 16, 2018, 7:46 pm
Calaya, the western lowland gorilla, gave birth at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC.
Posted: April 16, 2018, 6:49 pm
UK astronomer Bill Chaplin demonstrates the "sounds" that stars make and why this is useful to know.
Posted: April 16, 2018, 4:58 pm
Ancient DNA from human remains has helped construct a new narrative for human history.
Posted: April 11, 2018, 11:13 pm
The chemical fog used to hide the Tirpitz battleship in WWII stunted the growth of trees.
Posted: April 11, 2018, 12:22 pm
Satellites make the most detailed observations yet of the magnetism generated by moving seawater.
Posted: April 10, 2018, 9:25 pm
Serbian social media users mock city's tribute to the first man in space.
Posted: April 9, 2018, 1:36 pm
It's been shrinking fast, but could a plan to divert water to one of Africa's largest lakes stop it disappearing?
Posted: March 31, 2018, 1:18 am
A Manchester-led team tests the detector system it will use in Antarctica to find hidden iron meteorites.
Posted: March 28, 2018, 9:48 am
A new museum dedicated to IK Brunel reveals the man behind the carefully cultivated public image.
Posted: March 23, 2018, 12:28 am
VR has suffered from an image problem, so could very high resolution headsets be the answer?
Posted: March 23, 2018, 12:16 am
The Nasa robot this week celebrates 2,000 martian days investigating the surface of the Red Planet.
Posted: March 22, 2018, 9:07 am
The organisation keeping track of the deadly chemicals held by countries around the world.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 11:12 am
Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned by Novichok nerve agents, the PM says. So what are they?
Posted: March 19, 2018, 1:09 pm
Meet the "mudlarkers" looking for archaeological artefacts along the banks of the Thames.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 6:11 pm
As the fight against plastic pollution gains momentum, firms are tackling the issue in different ways.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 12:21 am
In the first of our Future of Work series, we look at how new tech could change our working lives.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 12:01 am
Remembering some of the key theories and quotes of the world renowned physicist, who has died.
Posted: March 14, 2018, 1:06 pm
The physicist, who battled motor neurone disease for most of his life, has died at the age of 76.
Posted: March 14, 2018, 11:24 am
Despite a crippling illness, Stephen Hawking became one of the most respected scientists of his age.
Posted: March 14, 2018, 9:19 am
A nerve agent was used to poison a Russian former spy and his daughter. What are they and what do they do?
Posted: March 12, 2018, 5:44 pm
A British designer wants used gum recycled into useful objects - also leading to cleaner streets.
Posted: March 6, 2018, 12:39 am
A report has said the south Indian city is likely to run out of water - but is this really the case?
Posted: March 6, 2018, 12:26 am
A breakthrough in materials technology could see fast-charging supercapacitors rival lithium-ion batteries.
Posted: March 6, 2018, 12:15 am
Since the beginning of the year, Nigeria has been gripped by an outbreak of the deadly Lassa fever.
Posted: March 5, 2018, 12:58 pm
The Bloodhound supersonic car will produce a huge amount of noise when it starts running later this year.
Posted: March 5, 2018, 12:38 pm
The body-hackers who believe chips under the skin could replace keys and wallets in future.
Posted: March 3, 2018, 4:01 am
In the UK, there is evidence to suggest that snowfall has decreased over the past few decades. Worldwide, it's a more complicated picture.
Posted: March 1, 2018, 12:34 am
A new dam on the river Nile could trigger the world's first war about water, writes Alastair Leithead.
Posted: February 24, 2018, 1:38 am
Billions of people still have no access to mobile services, but nano-satellites could change this.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 10:28 am
Since China refused last month to accept any more foreign waste for recycling, the UK is facing a challenge disposing of its plastic waste.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 11:55 am
Winning photos from the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition
Posted: February 15, 2018, 1:07 am
Shark diving is helping tourists improve their perception about the largest predatory fish in the world.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 12:36 am
Elon Musk just launched the world's most powerful rocket. It's only a fraction of what he's up to.
Posted: February 10, 2018, 12:38 am

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