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Biden urged to back AI weapons to counter China and Russia threats

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 17:54
A long-awaited report says the US president should ignore calls for a ban on autonomous weapons.

Radar images capture new Antarctic mega-iceberg

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 13:37
Spacecraft that can see through cloud get their first good look at the frozen block known as A74.

UK meteor spotted above Midsomer Norton and Bath

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 09:11
Social media users reported seeing a 'flash' with a 'tail of orange light' in the night sky.

Letter demands action over 'UK nature in freefall'

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 08:56
Wildlife experts urge the prime minister to step up action on the loss of species in the UK.

Cumbria coal mine plan 'damaging PM's reputation'

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 06:04
Foreign ambassadors say Boris Johnson's tacit support for the mine prompts accusations of hypocrisy.

Pompeii: Archaeologists unveil ceremonial chariot discovery

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 20:37
The ornate discovery was used during festivities and parades almost 2,000 years ago, experts say.

How Bitcoin's vast energy use could burst its bubble

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 00:22
Could the cryptocurrency's huge electricity consumption also sink it?

Aberdeen physicist behind first full-body MRI scanner dies

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 20:10
Prof John Mallard, formerly of Aberdeen University, was known for his pioneering work in medical imaging.

Brunt Ice Shelf: Big iceberg calves near UK Antarctic base

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:22
The berg covers 1,270 sq km - nearly 490 square miles - but its break-off was expected.

Climate change: Carbon emission promises 'put Earth on red alert'

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 13:22
Nations' current carbon-cutting plans will not keep global temperature rise below 1.5C, the UN says.

National Trust to plant blossom trees in cities

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 00:15
The National Trust is planning to plant dozens of blossoming trees to create new green spaces.

Amazon rainforest plots sold via Facebook Marketplace ads

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 00:04
Protected land reserved for Brazil's indigenous communities is being traded on the social network.

AI conquers challenge of 1980s platform games

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 17:00
A computer program that can solve 1980s exploration games could help improve robot intelligence.

How 30,000 elephant 'selfies' will help in conservation

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 14:13
Researchers are developing new technology to help reduce human-elephant conflicts.

Mary Anning: Fossil hunter celebrated with Jurassic 50p coins

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 08:03
The 19th Century fossil hunter's achievements were often overlooked during her own lifetime.

Rare bird: 'Half-male, half-female' cardinal snapped in Pennsylvania

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 19:32
Jamie Hill said taking the stunning photos of the northern cardinal was "once in a lifetime".

Most pheasants sold for food 'contain lead shot'

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 00:58
Scientists say a pledge by shooting groups to phase out lead shot has had no detectable effect.

Walker Swamp: The mission to restore an Australian wetland

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 00:06
Walker Swamp had been destroyed by 150 years of farming - now it is replenished and welcoming life.

Budget 2021: Chancellor must 'make finance green', say campaigners

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 00:01
Campaigners call for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to make system changes including a carbon emissions tax.