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SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts set for second try

5 hours 13 min ago
SpaceX will need to beat the weather to get Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into orbit.

Climate change: 'Stunning' seafloor ridges record Antarctic retreat

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 11:58
Scientists are learning just how fast the ice margin of Antarctica can retreat in a warming world.

World's deepest octopus captured on camera

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 23:09
A "Dumbo" octopus is photographed at a depth of 7,000m in the Indian Ocean's Java Trench.

COP 26: New date agreed for UN climate summit in Glasgow

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 19:19
The COP26 UN summit, which was postponed due to coronavirus, will now take place between 1 and 12 November 2021.

Biggest UK solar plant approved

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 16:33
Climate change: Go-ahead for controversial solar farm - the UK's biggest

Isle of Wight pterosaur species fossil hailed as UK first

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 15:09
The University of Portsmouth identified it as a tapejarid, a flying pterosaur from the Cretaceous period.

Evolution of the spacesuit

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 10:57
How SpaceX's stylish spacesuit differs from other attire flown by astronauts.

Nasa, SpaceX crew launch stymied by weather

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 20:21
A late decision is made to delay the first astronaut launch to orbit from US soil in nine years.

How we got to this point

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 17:07
Why is SpaceX launching astronauts to the International Space Station for Nasa?

Roman mosaic floor found under Italian vineyard

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 09:10
Authorities north of Verona in Italy found the well-preserved tile floor after decades of searching.

Record drop in energy investment, warns International Energy Agency

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 04:00
The pandemic has caused a record fall in energy investment and will likely lead to more pollution.

SpaceX launch: What is SpaceX and why is it going to the ISS?

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 23:46
Ahead of the launch of the Crew Dragon mission, the BBC explains what SpaceX actually does.

Epic 7,500-mile cuckoo migration wows scientists

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:45
Scientists have tracked a cuckoo's migratory flight from Africa to its breeding ground in Mongolia.

Australia's megafauna roamed the tropics with first humans but then disappeared

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 15:02
New evidence shows climate change may have wiped out Australia's giant beasts.

Dinosaur asteroid's trajectory was 'perfect storm'

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 15:01
The angle at which a life-destroying space rock hit Earth 66 million years ago was particularly lethal.

'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under threat

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 11:33
'Weird and wonderful' animals unlike anything else on Earth are sliding toward extinction, say scientists.

European contract signed for Moon mission hardware

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 09:17
When astronauts go back to the Moon in 2024, they'll be using European hardware to get there.

Coronavirus: Can we stay safe as lockdown eases?

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 07:21
As lockdowns ease, what are the risks of getting infected as people come into closer contact again?

Space debris: Smart solutions sought to make orbital traffic safer

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 05:43
The UK Space Agency is seeking novel ideas to track all the pieces of debris now moving in orbit.

Thailand: Elephants on 'great migration' to survive coronavirus starvation

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 23:02
With the collapse of the tourism industry because of the coronavirus, Thailand's captive elephants are now at risk of starvation.