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Katowice: UN climate talks stand-off continues

6 hours 28 min ago
Climate talks are in an extra day as negotiators try to agree the next steps for the Paris agreement.

Katowice UN climate talks extended due to sticking points

12 hours 20 sec ago
Rows continue over paying poorer countries for damages caused by rising temperatures.

Plan for food waste to be separated

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 19:40
Councils will have to offer separate food caddies in a bid to combat methane emissions.

'Miracle' six-day-old baby survives Ebola

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 16:12
It took five weeks of round-the-clock treatment to keep Benedicte alive after her mother died.

Hope for 'decent' climate talks outcome

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:36
The likelihood of a deal at global climate talks in Poland has increased after a new draft text was released.

What chance has Nasa of finding life on Mars?

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:16
When the US space agency's next rover gets to Mars in 2021, it will seek evidence of ancient life.

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo: The view from the edge of space

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:43
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket ship has made a successful test flight, 82.7km above the Earth's surface.

Dive over Jupiter's cloud-tops with Nasa's Juno craft

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:52
Nasa's Juno mission to Jupiter has reached its halfway mark and revealed spectacular views of the planet's polar storms.

Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:26
The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic makes it to the edge of space and back.

Astronaut Nick Hague ready for second space flight attempt

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:15
Astronaut Nick Hague is ready for his next space flight attempt, after the first mission was aborted.

Nasa's Jupiter mission Juno reveals giant polar storms

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:27
Stunning images from Nasa's Jupiter "JunoCam" show huge, "endless storms" at the planet's poles.

Climate change: Failure to tackle warming 'suicidal'

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:22
UN secretary general tells climate negotiators in Poland that failure to make progress would be a desperate blow for the planet.

Parker Solar Probe: Sun-skimming mission starts calling home

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 23:16
Having become the closest-ever human-made object to our star, the Parker spacecraft returns its first data

Climate change is 'shrinking winter'

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:49
Snowy mountain winters are being squeezed into shorter periods, threatening water supplies and increasing wildfire risk.

Samples cut around Soyuz hole in spacewalk

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:19
Cosmonauts have cut samples from around a hole, which Moscow says may have been caused by a drill.

'Planet of the chickens': How the bird took over the world

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 03:20
With around 23 billion chickens on the planet at any one time, the bird is a symbol of our times, say scientists.

Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 00:24
Climate change in the Arctic has caused the wild reindeer population to crash by 56%, a report says.

How Apollo 8 Astronauts took the famous 'Earthrise' photograph

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 00:17
Frank Borman was the Commander of the Apollo 8 mission to the Moon. The astronauts took an iconic photo of the Earth rising above the lunar surface.

Poland climate summit protest limits anger young activists

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 00:10
Protesters are frustrated by strict controls on protests at the UN climate summit in Poland.

Nasa's IceSat space laser makes height maps of Earth

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 21:14
One of the most powerful Earth observation tools ever put in orbit is now gathering data about the planet.