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How to solve the problem of space junk

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:22
A British spacecraft is trying to clean up what we send up but never bring down.

RemoveDebris: Space junk mission prepares for launch

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:32
A spacecraft that will test the best methods to clean up space debris is nearing completion.

Teenage brains 'not wired for high stakes'

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 09:47
Developing brain circuits shape how adolescents approach their goals, say US psychologists.

Russia loses contact with new weather satellite

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 02:52
The Meteor satellite was found not to be on its planned orbit, hours after launch from a new base.

Bird pulled from brink of extinction facing poisoning threat

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 19:19
The red kite is still at risk from poisoning despite the success of conservation schemes, say scientists.

How bats keep an ear on their prey

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:15
A structure that allows sound information to be processed extremely fast has been identified in bats' brains.

EU settles dispute over major weedkiller glyphosate

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:15
The EU will renew glyphosate's licence for five years, despite some health concerns.

Clean air target 'could be met more quickly'

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 09:02
Targets for reducing illegal levels of NO2 pollution from vehicles will be achieved more quickly than the government expects, a study says.

Off and running

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 07:43
World land-speed record-holder Andy Green describes the performance of his new new car - Bloodhound SSC.

Scientists warn Lake Victoria is dying

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 23:26
They blame over-fishing and pollution for severely damaged fish stocks in Africa's largest freshwater lake.

Catching fly-tippers in the act

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:35
When fly-tipping occurs on private property, it can be very costly for landowners.

Flies more germ-laden than suspected

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 08:29
Flies' disease-carrying potential may be greater than previously thought, say US researchers.

Nasa timelapse paints 'most complete picture of life' to date

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 17:59
Scientists call the new timelapse video the "most complete global picture of life on Earth to date".

Avatar therapy 'reduces power of schizophrenia voices'

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 17:53
Patients became less distressed and heard voices less often compared with those who had counselling.

Galapagos finches caught in act of becoming new species

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:06
A population of finches on the Galapagos is discovered in the process of becoming a new species.

Dolly the sheep health fears 'unfounded'

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 08:17
Concerns that Dolly the cloned sheep had early-onset arthritis were unfounded, scientists say.

Deep fat fryers may help form cooling clouds

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 06:41
The fatty acids released in cooking may help form clouds that cool the climate, say scientists.

Three cups of coffee a day 'may have health benefits'

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 17:32
But there is no reason to start drinking coffee for health reasons, the BMJ study found.

EU ban on bird imports sees 'massive' cuts in global trade

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:43
There's been a 90% drop in the trade in wild birds around the globe mainly due to an EU ban, say researchers.

How we are losing the night

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:05
Satellite images show that artificially-lit areas are expanding around the world.