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'Restore UK bogs' to tackle climate change

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 16:23
Restoring peat moors degraded by farming may prove a relatively inexpensive way of tackling climate change.

Chandrayaan-2: India launches second Moon mission

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 12:16
The $145m Chandrayaan-2 aims to become the first space mission to land on the Moon's south pole.

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos: The Silicon Valley space race

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 01:29
The battle between two billionaires vying to take us to the Moon and beyond.

Why 3D printing could be key to a Moon base

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 23:21
Construction materials, ceramics and food could all one day be printed on the lunar surface.

Teen kayaker clocks up 100 miles in Norfolk Broads clean-up

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 02:39
Will Darling has paddled more than 100 miles in his search for rubbish.

Would this burger tempt you to eat meat?

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 23:43
Two BBC presenters put Impossible Foods' meat-free burger to the taste test. How does it shape up?

Women in science: Smashing glass ceilings and glass walls

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 23:20
From pushing boundaries to defying stereotypes - five women who are breaking barriers in science.

Where were you when man first landed on the Moon?

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 23:48
Fifty years on, the 03:56 AM TV moment that was out of this world.

The final 13 minutes before the Moon landing

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 23:43
The minutes before landing were tense, as fuel was feared to be low and connections were lost between the lunar module and mission control.

How Apollo 11 brought humanity together

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 23:40
An endeavour which was born out of conflict ended by bringing the entire world together, at least for a moment.

Algae bio-curtains: Architects' radical solution to capture carbon

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 22:01
Scientists and architects in London have developed 'bio-curtains' to act as an alternative to urban trees.

Iceland pilot whales: Dozens of dead mammals found beached

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:18
The pilot whales were spotted during a helicopter sightseeing tour over Longufjorur.

River Stour runs dry in drought in Constable Country

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:03
The Environment Agency takes steps to refill a river featured in some of the UK's best-loved paintings.

Russia alarmed by large fall in bee populations

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 14:13
Pesticides are blamed for Russia's mass bee deaths, while French honey production is also down.

Big Butterfly Count: Which common UK species to look for

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:45
The public is being urged to spend 15 minutes in a sunny spot for the world's biggest butterfly survey.

Cigarette butts in soil hamper plant growth, study suggests

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:17
A study suggests the butts make up the most pervasive form of plastic pollution on the planet.

Bioluminescent plankton hunters capture 'magical' glow

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 06:12
Photographers and nature lovers capture the natural phenomenon that lights up the sea.

Apollo 11: Few indoor loos, but there was a man on the Moon

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 23:06
Fifty years ago, James Burke was one of the presenters leading the BBC's live coverage of the Moon landing.

Apollo 11: 'I helped the world watch Moon landing'

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 23:06
About 600 million were watching in 1969 - thanks largely to an unlikely outpost in rural Australia.

World experienced hottest June on record in 2019, says US agency

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 21:53
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the average temperature was 61.6F (16.4C).