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China coal power building boom sparks climate warning

6 hours 24 min ago
Concerns over CO2 emissions as development restarts at hundreds of coal-fired power stations in China.

Europe's Ariane-5 rocket makes 100th flight

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 23:20
Europe's workhorse rocket racks up its 100th launch as it battles stiff American competition.

Is being vegan better for the environment?

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 14:20
An increasing number of people are choosing the plant-based diet.

Portugal shipwreck is 'discovery of a decade'

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 09:32
The wreckage of a boat that sank 400 years ago is found to contain currency used in the slave trade.

Climate change kills Antarctica's ancient moss beds

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:32
Climate change is killing Antarctic's mosses, hardy plants growing at the bottom of the planet for centuries.

Quiz: Test your knowledge of evolution

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:02
There are many myths and misunderstandings about evolution - how much do you know?

India's solar power ambitions

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 23:09
India has big solar ambitions, but could recent policy uncertainties cast a shadow on its plans?

Gene editing wipes out mosquitoes in the lab

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 15:57
Researchers have used gene editing to completely eliminate populations of mosquitoes in the lab.

Rare double-headed snake found in garden in Virginia

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 10:17
The rare copperhead was discovered in a garden in Virginia and is unlikely to survive in the wild.

Life as a medical photographer at Addenbrooke's Hospital

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 23:44
See what life is like as a medical photographer at a city hospital.

Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers send pictures from asteroid

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 14:52
Pictures have emerged from the surface of an asteroid after Japan landed two robotic rovers on it.

Who was the mysterious gardener Miss Harrison?

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 08:48
A box of archives reveals the story of a pioneering 19th century gardener who blazed a trail for women.

The couple helping hedgehogs back into the wild

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 23:19
Frank and Veronica Tett have been nursing hedgehogs back to health for the last 30 years.

Report slams 'high flying' UN environment chief

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 16:49
Erik Solheim is criticised for risking the UN's reputation by extensive use of expensive air travel.

Gulper eel caught on camera in Hawaii

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:14
A rare gulper eel is caught on camera displaying its huge pouch-like mouth in Hawaii.

All the plastic you can and cannot recycle

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 06:04
England is recycling more plastic than ever - but for this trend to continue, the system needs to change

Earliest animal fossils are identified

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:45
Scientists have identified the earliest known animal in the geological record.

The inventor who plans to build a city under the sea

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:35
After spending decades exploring the deep sea, Phil Nuytten plans to build a colony there.

Giant pandas can tell a mate from their calls

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:20
Pandas have to be within 20 metres of each other to identify each other's calls in their bamboo forest home.

Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers ready for touchdown on asteroid

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:11
If successful, the Japanese mission would be the first rover landing on the surface of an asteroid.