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Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees

11 hours 44 min ago
Hibatullah Akhundzada says more trees are needed "for the beautification of Earth".

UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge

15 hours 48 min ago
The new funding will be made available for robotics research carried out by British universities.

Island that inspired National Trust finally given to group

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 11:07
The island that inspired the National Trust has finally been gifted to the conservation charity.

New UN climate chief: 'Action on warming unstoppable'

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 02:08
The UN’s new climate chief says she is confident, despite concerns about President Trump's policies.

'Good vibration' hand pumps boost Africa's water security

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 17:52
The simple up-and-down motion of hand pumps could help scientists secure a key water source for 200 million people in Africa.

Minister to enshrine protection for research independence

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:28
The government is to enshrine into law the idea that there should be no political interference in research funding.

Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 09:47
A new report says that using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a highly flawed policy.

'Magical thinking' on Heathrow expansion

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:15
A third runway at Heathrow can only be justified if it does not breach climate change laws, MPs say.

Seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting single star

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 18:16
Seven planets orbiting a single star have been discovered in a solar system 40 light-years from Earth.

Star's seven Earth-sized worlds set record

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 18:00
Astronomers have discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star - a record number.

Most scientists 'can't replicate studies by their peers'

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 16:49
Science is facing a "reproducibility crisis" as scientists fail to reproduce others' work, it is claimed.

Plane flies along Antarctica's giant Larsen crack

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 16:46
New video is released of the Antarctic ice crack that promises to produce a giant berg.

US children's hospital helps save life of baby hippo

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 08:20
Doctors from a children's hospital have saved the life of a premature baby hippo.

Plastic from tyres 'major source' of ocean pollution

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 04:18
Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as "plastic soup", a conservationist group warns.

Meet the frog that can sit on a thumbnail

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 18:19
Seven new species of night frog have been discovered in India, including four miniature forms.

Hospital saves dehydrated baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:46
Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo Fiona needed urgent treatment for dehydration.

Thousands of spills at US oil and gas fracking sites

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:03
Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids each year, according to new data.

Lemur facial recognition tool developed

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:41
A method that can identify individual lemurs could improve the way the endangered species is tracked.

What future for E numbers after Brexit?

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:28
How Brexit might create complications for the way food in the UK is labelled.

Scientists 'solve' the ketchup problem

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 17:45
A super-slippery coating for bottles could make getting liquids out much easier, US scientists say.