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Nasa probes oxygen mystery on Mars

6 hours 42 min ago
The oxygen in Martian air is changing in a way that can't currently be explained by known chemical processes.

Western plastics 'poisoning Indonesian food chain'

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 05:40
Chicken eggs were found to contain 70 times the level allowed under European safety standards.

Could 'invisible barcodes' revolutionise recycling?

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 00:03
A pilot is in progress to see if invisible barcodes on packaging can improve recycling rates.

Bloodhound car returns to the track for brake testing

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 18:19
The British supersonic vehicle trials its airbrake system after a weekend in the repair shop.

Secrets of the largest ape that ever lived

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 18:00
The fossilised tooth of a mysterious extinct ape is shedding new light on the evolution of great apes.

Ebola vaccine approved as second jab trialled

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 17:31
A second Ebola vaccine is to be offered to thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft leaves asteroid to head home

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 14:05
Hayabusa-2 will return with samples of the asteroid after its yearlong journey back to Earth.

Venice floods: Climate change behind highest tide in 50 years, says mayor

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 13:11
A state of disaster is declared as the Italian city is hit with a high tide of more than 1.87m.

Could digging up the ocean floor help save the planet?

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 12:10
The seabed is rich in metals, but what damage could mining it cause?

Electric car future may depend on deep sea mining

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 12:02
Demand is soaring for the metal cobalt, an essential ingredient in batteries and abundant on the seabed.

Netherlands forced to slash speed limit to reduce emissions

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 11:49
The daytime motorway limit will be cut to 100km/h (62 mph) in a bid to tackle a pollution crisis.

Greta Thunberg to sail to Spain climate summit with YouTubers

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 09:48
The 16-year-old climate activist will sail from the US to Madrid for the COP25 summit.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019: The winning image

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 06:21
The winner of this year's competition has been crowned, and it looks a little painful.

Philippines: The boy diving for plastic

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 00:13
Ranniel dives into one of Manila's most polluted rivers for less than two dollars a day.

England floods: What is making them worse?

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 17:45
Why has the huge amount of rainfall that hit South Yorkshire had such a large impact on people and property?

Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:40
Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research.

Fracking: Have the Conservatives left open the back door?

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 11:58
The Conservatives are accused of harbouring ambitions to revive fracking after the general election.

Some people 'genetically wired' to avoid some vegetables

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:43
An inherited gene makes certain healthy foods taste exceptionally bitter and unpleasant, according to researchers.

Vaping nearly killed me, says British teenager

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 00:36
Vaping caused a catastrophic reaction in Ewan Fisher's lungs that meant he could not breathe.

Is China gaining an edge in artificial intelligence?

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 00:02
The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting.