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The coffee cup which can be recycled in existing systems

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 16:56
A recyclable coffee cup could help replace the 2.5 billion disposable cups binned each year.

'Soul destroying'

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 17:40
The eco-friendly hobbyists trying to stem the rising tide of plastic in the seas.

Nasa's InSight rocket takes off for Mars

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 05:03
The US space agency has launched its latest mission, heading for the interior of the Red Planet.

Planetary insights

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 04:10
Illustrator and planetary scientist James Tuttle Keane explains the significance of Nasa's new mission.

Nasa's InSight mission will target 'Marsquakes'

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 04:09
The InSight probe launched from California to investigate the interior of the Red Planet.

The UK's biggest outdoor tulip crop grown in Norfolk

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 17:38
The millions of flowers have created a blaze of colour on the Norfolk landscape, but they're destined to meet a violent end.

'Marsquake' monitor due to fly to Mars in Nasa mission

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 05:42
Scientists at Imperial College London have spent more than 25 years developing the device.

New climate 'feedback loop' discovered in freshwater lakes

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 02:27
Methane emissions from lakes could almost double as warming boosts plants that feed gas production.

Extreme weather 'potentially catastrophic' for bats

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:25
Extreme weather appears to be disrupting the lifecycle of bats, raising concern over their long-term future.

Making the desert sand bloom

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 16:31
Norwegian scientists have developed a treatment that can turn arid desert sand into farmland soil.

Ancestral remains 'people not objects'

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 07:48
A collective of scientists recommends that human ancestors be respected as individuals.

Seal avoids 'slow and painful death' by air vent filter

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 07:06
Vets who treated the seal, which had a deep neck wound, had "never seen anything as severe".

Kew Gardens: World's largest glasshouse reopens

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:11
Kew Gardens' largest glasshouse - the Temperate House - reopens after an ambitious five-year restoration.

Kew Gardens will reopen the world's largest Victorian glasshouse

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 16:04
The Temperate House at Kew Gardens, which was built in 1863, is home to some of the world's rarest plants.

How birds got their beaks - new fossil evidence

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:11
Scientists piece together the skull of an ancient bird, which had a primitive beak lined with teeth.

Prof Stephen Hawking's multiverse finale

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 04:15
In his last paper, the Cambridge physicist tackles multiple universes and a cosmic paradox.

InSight Diary: Mars mission ready to rumble

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:48
London scientist Tom Pike is looking forward to InSight, Nasa's new mission to the Red Planet.

This is what coral reefs sound like

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 09:05
Sounds from the Great Barrier Reef have got quieter over the past five years.

Rising levels of 'frustration' at UN climate stalemate

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 17:03
Old divisions between rich and poor are again threatening to limit progress in UN climate negotiations.

Genetic secrets of the rose revealed

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 17:02
Take time to smell the roses, the saying goes, as a study shows they may smell even sweeter in future.