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UK meteorite hunt thwarted by equipment damage

January 9, 2020 - 1:37am
Scientists' quest to find Antarctica's "missing" space rocks is beaten into submission by hard ice.
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Plastic packaging ban 'could harm environment'

January 9, 2020 - 1:14am
Stopping plastic packaging could lead to higher carbon alternatives, a Parliamentary report says.
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Climate change: Arctic ice melt makes permafrost vulnerable

January 8, 2020 - 9:58pm
A new study shows that the absence of Arctic sea ice is linked to the melting of permafrost.
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Australia to cull thousands of camels

January 8, 2020 - 11:59am
Feral camels and horses will be shot dead as they are damaging settlements in search of water.
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Natural History Museum will showcase 'fantastic beasts'

January 8, 2020 - 12:46am
The Harry Potter universe will be used to shine a light on nature's own amazing creatures.
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Food 'made from air' could compete with soya

January 8, 2020 - 12:43am
Finnish scientists say the food could be grown with near-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
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Vast 'star nursery' region found in our galaxy

January 7, 2020 - 8:36pm
Astronomers find a vast structure in our galaxy, made up of many interconnected "star nurseries".
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Australia fires: Misleading maps and pictures go viral

January 7, 2020 - 3:44pm
Maps of Australia's fire crisis are spreading on social media but many are misleading.
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Gravitational waves: Cosmic vibrations sensed from unusual star merger

January 7, 2020 - 11:03am
Laser labs pick up a signal emanating from the collision of two dense, dead stars.
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SpaceX sends 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit

January 7, 2020 - 3:28am
The California company's latest mission makes it the world's largest commercial satellite operator.
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New rules for low carbon heating in Scots homes

January 5, 2020 - 12:41am
The new regulations will see alternatives to gas boilers installed in new homes from 2024.
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Pocahontas Heacham mulberry tree DNA test 'inconclusive'

January 5, 2020 - 12:03am
Researchers are unable to establish whether the Native American planted a mulberry tree in Norfolk.
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Australia fires: How do we know how many animals have died?

January 4, 2020 - 1:17am
A biodiversity expert suggests almost half a billion animals might have been affected in Australia.
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Nobel Prize-winning scientist Frances Arnold retracts paper

January 3, 2020 - 9:04pm
A Nobel laureate is being praised for retracting a scientific paper that was not reproducible.
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Australia fires: A visual guide to the bushfires and extreme heat

January 3, 2020 - 10:06am
The scale of the nation's ongoing emergency is terrifying - here's what fire crews are facing.
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The scientist powering drones with 'happy gas'

January 3, 2020 - 9:23am
The hydrogen-powered drone which could revolutionise the travel industry.
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Met Office: Last decade 'second hottest in 100 years'

January 3, 2020 - 3:33am
The year 2019 saw several high temperature records in the UK - concluding a record-breaking decade.
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Belching in a good way: How livestock could learn from Orkney sheep

January 3, 2020 - 12:47am
The sheep of North Ronaldsay could teach other livestock how to belch in a way less harmful to the climate.
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Tackling the Earth's orbiting space junk

January 3, 2020 - 12:11am
How the Japanese firm Astroscale is set to start cleaning up the Earth's orbiting space debris.
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Climate change hope for hydrogen fuel

January 2, 2020 - 12:02am
A trial where hydrogen is added to natural gas raises hopes of a zero-carbon heating revolution.
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