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Thousands of penguin chicks wiped out

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 23:01
The second largest emperor penguin colony in Antarctica disappears, satellite images show.

'Exhilarating' implant turns thoughts to speech

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 17:00
The technology could eventually help those who have lost their voice to speak again.

Nasa's InSight lander 'detects first Marsquake'

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 22:24
It is the first seismic signal ever detected on the surface of a body other than Earth and its Moon.

Greta Thunberg: Teen activist says UK is 'irresponsible' on climate

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 19:22
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg tells UK politicians a generation's future has been "stolen".

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg: 'Listen to climate scientists'

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 08:19
Teenage activist Greta Thunberg has an uncompromising message on climate change.

Disposable nappy recycling: How soiled nappies can be reused

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:12
Each year billions end up in landfill, but engineers have come up with a way to recover the plastic and other materials inside them.

Extinction Rebellion: How might ministers win over the protesters?

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 23:45
A closer look at Extinction Rebellion's demands and how the government might try to achieve them.

Rise in electric community car schemes in Wales

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 23:06
Supporters say they can make it easier for people in rural areas to get around.

Parkinson's disease patient: 'I can walk... it's really helped me'

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 17:46
Parkinson's disease patient Gail Jardine can walk more freely after having a spinal implant fitted.

Britain breaks coal-free power record over Easter weekend

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 15:37
UK sees longest continuous period without generating electricity from coal as temperatures soar.

SpaceX capsule suffers 'anomaly' during tests in Florida

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 06:29
There are plans to launch a manned mission to the International Space Station later this year.

Are plants a necessity or a luxury?

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 00:02
A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health.

Tulips from the air: Artist drawn to beauty of Norfolk flowers

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 23:04
It is their "beauty of colour and space that makes me keep coming back", artist says.

Dame Emma Thompson: 'If I could fly cleanly, I would'

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 14:04
Actress Dame Emma Thompson defends her decision to fly to London from the US to attend a climate change protest.

David Attenborough climate change TV show a 'call to arms'

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:27
The BBC's Climate Change - The Facts, presented by Sir David Attenborough, is praised by TV critics.

Norwich Cathedral peregrine falcons: A photographer's passion

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 23:28
Chris Skipper has been photographing urban peregrines nesting at Norwich Cathedral for nearly a decade.

Extinction Rebellion: Climate protests 'diverting' London police

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:18
Police rest days are cancelled as more than 1,000 officers are deployed in London.

Climate change: Sir David Attenborough warns of 'catastrophe'

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:42
The veteran naturalist's BBC programme on climate change is his strongest warning yet on the threat of rising temperatures.

'Giant lion' fossil found in Kenya museum drawer

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 09:42
The bones of the huge creature belong to a new species which roamed east Africa 20 million years ago.

Evidence of rabbits in UK in Roman times, say academics

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:01
Tests on a bone, found in West Sussex, show for the first time the animal was alive in the first century AD.