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Northern Forest: Plan to plant 'ribbon of woodland' across England

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 05:00
'Ribbon of woodland' will be planted, but critics say other projects are destroying ancient forests.

Pioneer astronaut John Young dies

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 17:51
US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has died aged 87, Nasa said.

John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 11:51
He was the only person to have flown missions on the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programmes.

Florida iguanas falling from trees

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 03:59
They're not dead, just chilling in cool temperatures in the US.

'Latte levy' of 25p urged by MPs in bid to cut cup waste

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 03:36
The UK throws away 2.5 billion non-recyclable coffee cups every year, MPs say.

Trial of laser beams to scare sea eagles from lambs

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 03:12
The beams will be shone on a hillside to see if they scare the birds away from sheep flocks.

Braer: The huge oil spill that Shetland survived

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 02:33
On 5 January 1993 an oil tanker ran aground off Shetland spilling 85,000 tonnes of crude oil.

Cardiff University scientists' drugs test breakthrough

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 22:38
After 10 years, a team at Cardiff University helps identify a process to speed up drug development.

Coral reefs head for 'knock-out punch'

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 13:10
Repeat bouts of warmer seawater are posing a significant challenge to the world's tropical corals.

Post-Brexit farming funding set out by Michael Gove

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 07:35
Farmers are to receive payments for "public goods", such as planting meadows, instead of subsidies.

Alaskan infant's DNA tells story of 'first Americans'

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:34
The 11,500-year-old bones of a child unearthed in Alaska shed light on the peopling of the Americas.

What a woman with a bionic hand can feel

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:33
Scientists have unveiled the first bionic hand with a sense of touch that can be worn outside the laboratory.

How plastic is harming India's holiest river

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 09:12
Over a billion tonnes of plastic each year is taking its toll on the Ganges.

Fire reductions 'make methane numbers add up'

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 04:34
Fewer fires globally may help explain the recent change in atmospheric methane, a study says.

Taking your eyes off the motorway with VR

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 04:10
Fed up with motorway driving? Now you can switch to virtual reality thanks to a new driverless car from Renault.

Weather: What to expect in 2018

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:43
More hurricanes? Rising temperatures? BBC meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker looks ahead to the year.

Whale people

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:35
A glimpse into the life the Inupiat, an indigenous community in Alaska.

AI early diagnosis could save heart and cancer patients

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 11:05
The systems will save billions of pounds by enabling the diseases to be picked up much earlier.

Solving a problem like waste recycling

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 07:41
The BBC's Dan Johnson visited a plant in Southwark to see how they're dealing with recycling build-up.

The gene editing tech that uses 'molecular scissors'

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 23:37
In 2012 a form of gene editing was discovered, it is called CRISPR Cas9. It uses "molecular scissors" to alter a very specific strand of DNA.