Science & Environment

Canada’s longest space mission comes to an end

Astronaut David Saint-Jacques spent 204 days in space alongside crew mates from Russian and the US. Read More source

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Nasa puts up deep-space atomic clock

The miniaturised timepiece will be used to overhaul deep-space navigation if it proves its worth. Read More source

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‘Jet in a box’ powers remote Halley Antarctic base

Engineers succeed in automating science experiments at the UK’s Halley research station. Read More source

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Rhino release: European parks bring animals to Rwanda

Five critically endangered rhinos from European zoos are flown to Rwanda to be released into the wild. Read More source

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Nasa’s Curiosity Mars rover senses methane spike

Nasa’s Mars robot records its largest measurement yet of methane in the Red Planet’s air. Read More source

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CO2 and how it links manure and fizzy drinks

Roger Harrabin looks at how manure could help to deal with CO2. Read More source

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Spy satellites reveal extent of Himalayan glacier loss

The melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled over the last 40 years, scientists say. Read More source

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The women fighting for Lapland

As climate change affects the livelihoods of Finland’s indigenous Sami people, a proposed new Arctic railway, forestry and mining could…

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‘Friendly’ bacteria could help save frogs from disease

A discovery by UK scientists could help save species such as the European common frog from extinction Read More source

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Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada’s Arctic Plains

A 50-year-old mystery has been solved by scientists who identified the teeth of ancient Arctic hyenas. Read More source

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How recyclable is your food shop?

Research suggests almost half of packaging used by major UK supermarkets can’t be easily recycled. Read More source

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Greenland’s ‘unusual’ melting sea ice captured in stunning image

A climate scientist has captured the reality of sea ice loss in Greenland in a viral picture. Read More source

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British orchids thriving in Dunstable Downs ‘sunken trails’

Eight species of British orchid are flourishing on historical sheep-driving pathways. Read More source

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The chart that defines our warming world

Communicating what’s meant by climate change in one simple, easy to understand visualisation. Read More source

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‘I want to be a guinea pig to help others’

How one amputee is helping scientists improve the lives of other people who rely on prosthetic limbs. Read More source

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‘Clean electricity’ will dominate power supply

Britain is set to obtain more of its power from zero-carbon sources than from fossil fuels. Read More source

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Dogs’ eyes evolve to appeal to humans

Scientists have found a muscle that allows dogs to make ‘puppy eyes’ and bond with humans. Read More source

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Atlantic Ocean ‘running out of breath’

Edinburgh University leads an international research programme to assess the health of the Atlantic. Read More source

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