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World 'faces 80% calorie increase by end of century'

December 23, 2019 - 8:36am
The amount of food needed to feed the world's population by the end of the century could increase by almost 80%, a study suggests.
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Starliner spacecraft returns early after failed mission

December 22, 2019 - 5:34pm
Boeing's Starliner spacecraft returned early after a timing error meant it failed to dock with the ISS.
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'The closest thing on Earth to interplanetary travel'

December 22, 2019 - 12:41am
Justin Rowlatt lands in a dazzling white and blue world to join scientists checking up on Antarctic ice.
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The teenage activists taking after Greta Thunberg

December 22, 2019 - 12:19am
These three teenagers are passionate about issues they see around them, and are training to be activists at The Advocacy Academy in London.
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Netherlands climate change: Court orders bigger cuts in emissions

December 20, 2019 - 12:34pm
The top court upholds a ruling requiring 1990 levels to be cut by at least 25% by the end of 2020.
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Boeing launches Starliner capsule to ISS for Nasa

December 20, 2019 - 12:07pm
The test flight has a dummy on board but, if successful, astronauts are due to start using the craft from 2020.
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Miss America 2020: Biochemist wins crown after on-stage experiment

December 20, 2019 - 5:41am
Camille Schrier, who wowed judges with a science experiment, said she aims to "break stereotypes".
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Boeing prepares to launch astronaut capsule for Nasa

December 20, 2019 - 3:02am
If the Starliner vehicle's demonstration flight goes well, crew could start using it next year.
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World's oldest fossil trees uncovered in New York

December 19, 2019 - 5:33pm
Fossil trees, dating back 386 million years, have been found at an abandoned quarry in New York.
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Robert Downey Jr launches YouTube doc featuring AI baby

December 19, 2019 - 3:40pm
The original series sets out to explain and demystify artificial intelligence technology.
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Climate change: Met Office says warming trend will continue in 2020

December 19, 2019 - 12:34am
Next year is expected to be another warm year, extending the series of the hottest on record.
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Senegal's plastic recycling 'monster' campaigns for a cleaner country

December 19, 2019 - 12:10am
Modou Fall had to get creative to grab people thinking more about plastic waste in Senegal.
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How the scramble for sand is destroying the Mekong

December 19, 2019 - 12:01am
The Mekong river is being damaged by sand extraction, adding to calls for limits on sand usage.
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Homo erectus: Ancient humans survived longer than we thought

December 18, 2019 - 8:39pm
An ancient ancestor of modern humans survived into relatively recent times in South-East Asia.
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$5bn fund unveiled for climate-friendly shipping

December 18, 2019 - 11:20am
Ship owners announce plans for a $5bn fund to design zero-emissions vessels.
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Climate watchdog urges PM to get back on track

December 18, 2019 - 12:50am
The comments from the UK's official climate come ahead of a global climate conference in Glasgow.
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DNA from Stone Age woman obtained 6,000 years on

December 17, 2019 - 4:01pm
Ancient DNA extracted from a tooth print in ancient "chewing gum" reveals new clues about our ancestors.
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Giant prehistoric caiman had extra hip bone to carry its weight

December 17, 2019 - 3:11pm
Purussaurus mirandai could grow to 10m in length and was able to move on land, scientists believe.
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Europe's Cheops telescope will profile distant planets

December 16, 2019 - 6:49pm
The Cheops space mission will get beyond just counting worlds to start describing their properties.
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Rwanda climate change: Kigali homes built near wetlands are destroyed

December 16, 2019 - 4:25pm
Kigali residents demand compensation as hundreds of houses vulnerable to flooding are knocked down.
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