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Nasa SpaceX launch set to usher in new era for human spaceflight

4 hours 18 min ago
Two US astronauts are about to go to orbit in a commercially developed rocket and capsule system.

How we got to this point

6 hours 25 min ago
Why is SpaceX launching astronauts to the International Space Station for Nasa?

Evolution of the spacesuit

11 hours 20 min ago
How SpaceX's stylish spacesuit differs from other attire flown by astronauts.

Roman mosaic floor found under Italian vineyard

14 hours 22 min ago
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 working with Nasa?

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

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.

Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit rocket fails on debut flight

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 21:26
A California company owned by UK businessman Sir Richard Branson fails to launch a rocket to orbit.

Grenfell fears prevent timber building boom

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 05:51
Plans to reduce the height of wood-based properties contradicts advice to increase construction.

Coronavirus: Drivers plan to walk more to keep cleaner air of lockdown - survey

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 02:39
Survey suggests British motorists are ready to change their behaviour to protect the environment.

Millions of periodical cicadas to emerge in parts of US

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 21:35
After spending most of their lives in the soil, periodical cicadas will come out in three US states.

Life-sized Crystal Palace Park dinosaur sculpture damaged

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 16:38
The Grade I-listed Megalosaurus statue has been in Crystal Palace Park since the Victorian era.

Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronauts complete rehearsal for historic mission

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 09:36
Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken ready themselves and their kit for Wednesday's flight to the space station.