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Bloodhound car ramps up its speed to 461mph

November 1, 2019 - 3:26pm
The arrow-shaped, jet-powered racer is now the third fastest British car of all time - unofficially.
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Climate policies 'will transform UK landscape'

November 1, 2019 - 7:27am
Britain's countryside could be transformed by policies to combat climate change.
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Climate change 'making mountaineering riskier'

November 1, 2019 - 12:44am
Thinning ice and snow cover is leading to more rock-falls and landslides.
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Brazil wildfires: Blaze advances across Pantanal wetlands

November 1, 2019 - 12:11am
The area is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, and a popular tourist destination.
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Measles makes body 'forget' how to fight infection

October 31, 2019 - 6:03pm
The virus can cause 'immune amnesia' which shifts our defences back to a 'baby-like' state.
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Climate change: Spain offers to host COP25 in Madrid

October 31, 2019 - 4:18pm
After Chile withdraws from holding the global climate summit, Spain offers to host it in Madrid.
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Spiders inspire double-sided sticky tape to heal wounds

October 31, 2019 - 1:09am
The tape could help surgeons bind tissues together when stitching is difficult, scientists say.
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Bronze Age monument discovered in Forest of Dean

October 31, 2019 - 12:20am
The previously unknown site was found after a laser survey of woodland in the Forest of Dean.
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'Alarming' loss of insects and spiders recorded

October 30, 2019 - 6:03pm
A new study shows hundreds of different butterflies, bugs and flying insects are declining across Germany.
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DeepMind AI achieves Grandmaster status at Starcraft 2

October 30, 2019 - 6:00pm
Artificial intelligence firm says its AI agents have achieved Grandmaster status at Starcraft 2.
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Chile cancels climate and Apec summits amid unrest

October 30, 2019 - 3:25pm
The country will also no longer host next month's Apec trade summit, as mass protests continue.
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Climate change: Sea level rise to affect 'three times more people'

October 30, 2019 - 1:00pm
A new analysis of land heights suggests coastal regions are at greater risk of flooding.
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Greta Thunberg rejects Nordic Council environmental award

October 30, 2019 - 12:24pm
She turned down the prize money and said "the climate movement does not need any more awards".
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Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat'

October 30, 2019 - 12:39am
Seven in every 10 inhalers prescribed in England contain propellants harmful to the environment, researchers say.
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Double reflected rainbow photographed in Orkney

October 29, 2019 - 8:35pm
The photographer who captured the image described the sight as "amazing".
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Great Orme copper mine 'traded widely in Bronze Age'

October 29, 2019 - 1:12am
Copper from a prehistoric mine was traded from "Brittany to the Baltic", metal analysis shows.
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Narcissists 'horrible people but happy'

October 29, 2019 - 12:43am
They might be shameless attention-seekers but narcissists are also likely to be happier people.
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Probing the Universe's Dark Energy with a super-telescope

October 28, 2019 - 6:20pm
A super telescope has begun the most detailed observation of the Universe ever undertaken.
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Origin of modern humans 'traced to Botswana'

October 28, 2019 - 4:18pm
Scientists say the possible homeland of all humans alive today is an area south of the Zambesi River.
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5,000 'fibre-optic eyes' to probe Universe's Dark Energy

October 28, 2019 - 3:01pm
The most detailed survey of the cosmos aims to shed light on the mysteries of its creation.
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