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 2018-12-10 16:00 

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Himalayan and other Asian glaciers put the brakes on...

The ice streams that flow down the flanks of Asia's high mountains are moving slower as they thin....

 2018-12-10 15:08 

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Amount of deep life on Earth quantified...

Having dug and drilled into the Earth, scientists can now estimate how much life exists at depth....

 2018-12-10 13:54 

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Where did the Sun come from?...

Earth would be a frozen lump of rock without the energy created from our nearest star....

 2018-12-10 13:53 

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Nasa's Voyager 2 probe 'leaves the Solar System'...

Voyager 2, a space probe launched in 1977, becomes only the second human-made object to enter the space between the stars....

 2018-12-10 06:41 

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Climate change: Trump coal event overshadowed at COP24...

White House efforts to promote fossil fuels are set to be upstaged by investors moving away from coal....

 2018-12-09 18:46 

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Mission to put millions of hidden fossils online...

Museums including Washington's Smithsonian have set out to digitally record specimens in their collection....

 2018-12-09 00:01 

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Climate change: Why are governments taking so long to take action?...

Governments are taking too long to tackle climate change and here's why....

 2018-12-07 18:08 

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Nasa's InSight probe listens to Martian winds...

Two instruments on the recently landed InSight probe capture the noise made by the planet's wind....

 2018-12-07 14:11 

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Chang'e-4: China mission targets Moon's far side...

It will be the first attempt to land robotic craft to the side of the Moon which never faces Earth....

 2018-12-07 11:09 

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Bloodhound supersonic car project axed...

The firm behind the 1,000 mph supersonic vehicle failed to find an injection of 25m to keep going....

 2018-12-06 12:36 

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Falcon 9 rocket guides itself to sea....

The rocket had a hydraulic problem on its way back to Earth....

 2018-12-05 18:02 

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Fossil preserves 'sea monster' blubber and skin...

Scientists identify fossilised blubber from an ancient marine reptile that lived 180 million years ago....

 2018-12-05 18:01 

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Cars and coal help drive 'strong' CO2 rise in 2018...

CO2 emissions hit an all time high, rising nearly 3% in 2018 thanks to coal and a booming global market for cars....

 2018-12-05 13:28 

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Game-on for UK's Team Tao in ocean XPRIZE final...

A UK-based team arrives in Greece for the grand final of a contest to find innovative solutions for seafloor mapping....

 2018-12-05 00:44 

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Ash dieback: ash woodlands 'may flourish once again'...

Scientists say there is hope that some ash trees can survive in the future, despite ash dieback....

 2018-12-04 22:18 

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Saving the world's last West African giraffes in Niger...

The highly threatened subspecies has been brought back to a reserve in Niger after a 50-year absence....

 2018-12-04 12:48 

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Albert Einstein's 'God letter' expected to sell for $1.5m...

The 1954 letter about religion is expected to fetch up to $1.5 million at auction in New York....

 2018-12-04 11:46 

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Research worms 'too old' to go to space station...

A launch is delayed due to mouldy food bars, meaning the worms could be a day too old for research....

 2018-12-04 00:31 

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World's strangest sharks and rays 'on brink of extinction'...

A shark that uses its tail to stun prey and a ray half the length of a bus are on the list of 50 species....

 2018-12-03 17:32 

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Osiris-Rex: Nasa probe arrives at Asteroid Bennu...

Nasa's Osiris-Rex spacecraft moves alongside the 500m-wide rock from which it hopes to grab a sample....

 2018-12-03 12:13 

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Gravitational waves: Monster black hole merger detected...

Laser labs sense gravitational waves from a black hole collision nine billion light-years away....

 2018-12-03 08:01 

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Climate change: 'Trump effect' threatens Paris pact...

President Trump's actions are restricting global efforts to cut carbon, a study suggests....

 2018-12-03 05:04 

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Sacked man claims discrimination against his 'ethical veganism'...

Jordi Casamitjana wants to have ethical veganism recognised as a philosophical belief, in a landmark legal action....

 2018-12-03 00:06 

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Climate activist: 'It's high time that Poland phased out coal'...

Almost 80% of Poland's electricity is generated by burning coal. Patryk Bialas says its high time that changed....

 2018-12-02 13:14 

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Climate change: Urgency the main theme as COP24 opens...

The most significant conference on climate change since the 2015 Paris agreement opens in Poland....

 2018-12-02 02:56 

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Why some see Chile's plastic bag ban as a rubbish proposal...

Chile has banned stores from handing out free plastic bags to shoppers and it is a headache for some....

 2018-12-02 00:14 

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Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help...

As representatives gather in Poland for talks on climate change, we look at how hot the world has got and what can we can all do to tackle global warming....

 2018-12-01 01:24 

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TEDWomen: Vibrations offer new way to track elephants...

A technique used to study earthquakes have been adapted to track elephants in the wild....

 2018-11-30 22:40 

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UK plans sat-nav system to rival EU's Galileo...

Britain will no longer seek access to the EU's answer to GPS for defence, after a row with Brussels....

 2018-11-30 02:09 

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Berta Cceres: Seven convicted of murdering anti-dam activist...

A Honduran court finds seven men guilty of killing renowned environmental campaigner Berta Cceres....

 2018-11-30 01:55 

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Extinction crisis: Five things you should know...

The United Nations biodiversity chief on why extinction is a "silent killer" and deserves more attention....

 2018-11-30 00:36 

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Satellites warn African farmers of pest infestations...

UK researchers develop an early warning system to prevent crops in Africa being devastated....

 2018-11-30 00:06 

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'Miss Environment': The 11-year-old girl 'saving Lagos'...

Misimi Isimi is an 11-year-old environmentalist on a mission to clean up Lagos....

 2018-11-29 22:04 

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Carmichael project: Visiting Australia's controversial Adani mine...

The BBC's Vineet Khare visited the controversial Carmichael project by Indian energy giant Adani....

 2018-11-29 18:00 

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Climate change: Can 12 billion tonnes of carbon be sucked from the air?...

Is it remotely feasible to remove 12 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air?...

 2018-11-29 10:01 

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Climate change: Last four years are 'world's hottest'...

Twenty of the warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, say the World Meteorological Organization....

 2018-11-29 04:22 

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Climate change: 'It is a global issue we are all failing'...

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned that the rise of nationalism around the world has reduced the political will of some countries to tackle global warming....

 2018-11-29 01:11 

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The Romanian forest that's disappearing...

Why one of Europe's last great beech forests is facing the chop....

 2018-11-28 09:17 

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Seal colony in Norfolk expects more than 2,700 pups...

England's largest grey seal colony, in Norfolk, could see record numbers this pupping season....

 2018-11-28 03:44 

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From burping cows and food miles to greenhouse gasses...

Why gases produced by livestock, along with the carbon footprint of many of the foods we eat, are a major factor in global warming....

 2018-11-28 00:21 

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The two Swedish mums who want people to give up flying for a year...

Two climate-conscious Swedish mums have launched a campaign urging people not to fly in 2019....

 2018-11-27 12:49 

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'Siberian unicorn' walked Earth with humans...

A giant rhino that may have been the origin of the unicorn myth survived until about 35,000 years ago....

 2018-11-27 10:59 

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Strong chance of a new El Nio forming by early 2019...

The World Meteorological Organization says there's a 75-80% chance of the weather phenomenon forming by next February....

 2018-11-27 01:01 

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Nasa Mission: InSight successfully lands on Mars...

The probe has already taken its first picture from the surface of the red planet....

 2018-11-26 11:30 

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Climate change: UK summers could be over 5C warmer by 2070...

The chances of a summer as hot as 2018 could be as high as 50% by 2050 according to new Met Office study....

 2018-11-26 07:57 

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Mars InSight: Inside Nasa's mission control...

As Nasa prepares to land on Mars, Victoria Gill has been to the centre of operations and found out about an unusual tradition....

 2018-11-26 00:55 

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Nasa's Mars InSight mission heads for '7 minutes of terror'...

The InSight mission is about to make the hair-raising descent to the surface of the Red Planet....

 2018-11-26 00:31 

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'Virtual safari': Wildlife photos from around the world...

A new exhibition highlights the work of the 2018 Nature's Best Photography award winners....

 2018-11-25 15:30 

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Tossing dead salmon is good for plants...

Tossing the carcasses of dead salmon on to a river bank over two decades has boosted tree growth, a study finds....

 2018-11-25 00:11 

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InSight Diary: The silence of space...

Nasa's latest probe is carrying super-sensitive UK seismometers to the Red Planet....

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