Science & Environment

Climate change: Unlocking the secrets of glacial microbes

Surviving in the Arctic’s freezing environment has helped glacial microbes develop special powers. Read More source

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Smuggled orangutan seized at Bali airport

A Russian is arrested on suspicion of trying to take it back home to keep as a pet. Read More…

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Sir David Attenborough to present climate change documentary

The broadcaster’s film will explore potential threats to our planet and the possible solutions. Read More source

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Planet Venus: Hopes rise of new mission to the hothouse world

New science is ending the longstanding perception that Venus is a dead planet. Read More source

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Green challenge

A student house is challenged to live in a more environmentally-friendly way. How did they get on? Read More source

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Cyclone Idai: How the storm tore into southern Africa

Parts of southern Africa have been left devastated after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, destroying towns and…

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Hayabusa-2: Asteroid mission exploring a ‘rubble pile’

The mission exploring an asteroid finds that it consists of material blasted off another asteroid. Read More source

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Bloodhound: Land speed record car is relaunched

The Bloodhound supersonic car is back and preparing to renew its pursuit of the land speed record. Read More source

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Super bloom tourists cause small town ‘safety crisis’

Tourists hoping to photograph a bloom of wild poppies briefly shut down a California canyon. Read More source

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Old becomes new

Two students take up the challenge of repairing, reusing and recycling clothes for London Fashion Week. Read More source

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Rogue waves occurring less but ‘becoming more extreme’

Rogue waves that can appear out of calm seas are growing in size, a study of the US coast suggests.…

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US detects huge meteor explosion

The fireball is the second most powerful in 30 years and the biggest since Chelyabinsk in 2013. Read More source

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Dig planned at rare ‘Neolithic mortuary’ in Aberdeenshire

Archaeologists hope to uncover new details of a site where dead may have been left for scavengers. Read More source

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Spring arrival: Public to capture new season in words

The public is being asked to contribute entries to a national nature diary documenting the arrival of Spring. Read More…

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Sinking island in the Sundarbans Delta

Thousands of people still live on the Indian island, which has shrunk in size to just 4.5 sq km. Read…

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New Horizons: Ultima Thule ‘a time machine’ to early Solar System

Ultima Thule has been described as a Frankenstein object, composed of “poorly formed snowmen”. Read More source

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Hen harriers ‘vanishing due to illegal killing’ – study

Bird of prey 10 times more likely to die on English grouse moors than other habitats, data shows. Read More…

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Bubble maths researcher wins top award

One of the highest prizes for mathematics is awarded to Prof Karen Uhlenbeck for her ground-breaking work. Read More source

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