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Why does India's air look different from space?

5 hours 20 min ago
Europe's Sentinel-5P satellite tracks formaldehyde emissions in the air over the Indian sub-continent.

How to shop in Birmingham's plastic-free supermarket

9 hours 47 min ago
Reusable bags, bottles and containers are the key to success for these buyers in Birmingham.

Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 00:15
Adding or removing the colour cyan can have an impact on sleep, according to biologists.

Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 20:30
The discovery of a prehistoric pet gibbon suggests humans pushed apes to extinction far back in history.

Koko: Gorilla who mastered sign language dies in California

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:03
Koko is said to have been able to communicate thoughts and feelings using more than 1,000 hand signs.

The 'Baby' that ushered in modern computer age

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 07:33
Scientists are celebrating the birth 70 years ago of a machine that kick-started the modern computer age.

Deeply dippy

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 00:43
Dippy the diplodocus is proving a huge draw on its UK-wide tour. Why are some people so fascinated with dinosaurs?

The gene-edited pigs immune to lung disease

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:30
Pigs in Scotland have had their genes altered so they are now immune to a deadly respiratory disease.

Gene-edited farm animals are on their way

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:00
Scientists create pigs that are immune to one of the world's costliest livestock diseases.

Astronauts eject UK-led space junk demo mission

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:50
The RemoveDebris satellite will trial technologies for snaring broken hardware drifting in orbit.

Wolves in France: Farmers fear attacks

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 23:03
One mayor says children under 10 years old should not walk alone, in case of an attack.

Mountain lion kittens found living in US cave

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:58
Meet the new residents of a cave in California.

Rover test: What's it like to ride a rocket to Mars?

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:36
European engineers shake their Mars rover to see that it can survive the violence of a rocket launch.

Puan, oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 05:04
Puan left an "incredible legacy" of descendants for the critically endangered species, keepers say.

Will Norway's electric plane take off?

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 03:18
A battery-powered plane that could mean guilt-free travel is part of a plan to tackle climate change.

Hot air

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:01
As demand for air conditioning goes through the roof, what are the implications for our planet?

How hats were placed atop the Easter Island statues

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:10
It took only small teams using ramps and ropes to cap the giant statues of Rapa Nui, a new study says.

'Dumpling-shaped' space rock comes into view

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:27
A Japanese space probe has been sending back images as it approaches its target, the asteroid Ryugu.

Hong Kong's fish are eating plastic - and people could be too

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 00:15
A lot of Hong Kong's fish contains tiny bits of plastic that could end up on your plate.

Horsefly season: How to avoid being bitten

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:19
It is horsefly season, which means all those enjoying the countryside should watch out for bites.