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World's deepest octopus captured on camera

3 hours 1 min ago
A "Dumbo" octopus is photographed at a depth of 7,000m in the Indian Ocean's Java Trench.

Biggest UK solar plant approved

9 hours 37 min ago
Climate change: Go-ahead for controversial solar farm - the UK's biggest

Isle of Wight pterosaur species fossil hailed as UK first

11 hours 1 min ago
The University of Portsmouth identified it as a tapejarid, a flying pterosaur from the Cretaceous period.

Evolution of the spacesuit

15 hours 13 min ago
How SpaceX's stylish spacesuit differs from other attire flown by astronauts.

Nasa SpaceX launch: Big day called off because of weather

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 20:21
A late decision is made to delay the first astronaut launch to orbit from US soil in nine years.

How we got to this point

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 17:07
Why is SpaceX launching astronauts to the International Space Station for Nasa?

Roman mosaic floor found under Italian vineyard

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 09:10
Authorities north of Verona in Italy found the well-preserved tile floor after decades of searching.

Record drop in energy investment, warns International Energy Agency

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 04:00
The pandemic has caused a record fall in energy investment and will likely lead to more pollution.

SpaceX launch: What is SpaceX and why is it working with Nasa?

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 23:46
Ahead of the launch of the Crew Dragon mission, the BBC explains what SpaceX does exactly

Epic 7,500-mile cuckoo migration wows scientists

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:45
Scientists have tracked a cuckoo's migratory flight from Africa to its breeding ground in Mongolia.

Australia's megafauna roamed the tropics with first humans but then disappeared

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 15:02
New evidence shows climate change may have wiped out Australia's giant beasts.

Dinosaur asteroid's trajectory was 'perfect storm'

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 15:01
The angle at which a life-destroying space rock hit Earth 66 million years ago was particularly lethal.

'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under threat

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 11:33
'Weird and wonderful' animals unlike anything else on Earth are sliding toward extinction, say scientists.

European contract signed for Moon mission hardware

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 09:17
When astronauts go back to the Moon in 2024, they'll be using European hardware to get there.

Coronavirus: Can we stay safe as lockdown eases?

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 07:21
As lockdowns ease, what are the risks of getting infected as people come into closer contact again?

Space debris: Smart solutions sought to make orbital traffic safer

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 05:43
The UK Space Agency is seeking novel ideas to track all the pieces of debris now moving in orbit.

Thailand: Elephants on 'great migration' to survive coronavirus starvation

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 23:02
With the collapse of the tourism industry because of the coronavirus, Thailand's captive elephants are now at risk of starvation.

Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit rocket fails on debut flight

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 21:26
A California company owned by UK businessman Sir Richard Branson fails to launch a rocket to orbit.

Grenfell fears prevent timber building boom

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 05:51
Plans to reduce the height of wood-based properties contradicts advice to increase construction.

Coronavirus: Drivers plan to walk more to keep cleaner air of lockdown - survey

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 02:39
Survey suggests British motorists are ready to change their behaviour to protect the environment.