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Apollo 11: Michael Collins returns to launch site on 50th anniversary

Michael Collins visits the exact spot the first human mission to the moon launched from 50 years ago.

Leaky component led to SpaceX explosion

A leaky component may have been to blame for the dramatic explosion of a SpaceX capsule during testing in April.

Michael Gove: Time running out to stop damage to planet

Mr Gove says there is a moral, political and economic imperative to tackle climate change.

Climate change: Used cooking oil imports may fuel deforestation

Imports of waste oil from Asia, intended to cut carbon from transport, are linked to rising levels of deforestation

Fishermen 'still illegally discarding dead fish' says report

A House of Lords inquiry looked at the impact of the ban on fishing discards six months on.

New face of the Bank of England's £50 note is revealed as Alan Turing

The note - once called the currency of corrupt elites - gets a makeover with the image of a computer pioneer.

Suzanne Eaton murder: Man arrested for murder of US scientist

The man who allegedly killed Suzanne Eaton was reported to be a father of two from the Greek island.

Nasa Moon mission: Open University partners with space agency

It is hoped a new instrument will help scientists understand the sources and movement of water on the Moon.

Galileo sat-nav system still without service

"Europe's GPS" remains offline as it grapples with a technical glitch in its ground infrastructure.

Anorexia stems from body as well as mind – study

The eating disorder charity Beat said the findings were groundbreaking.

Spektr-RG: Powerful X-ray telescope launches to map cosmos

One of the most important Russian space science missions in the post-Soviet era lifts off from Baikonur.

Chandrayaan-2: India space launch delayed by technical problem

India's space mission to the Moon's south pole will not launch on Monday, due to a technical problem.

India air pollution: Will Gujarat's 'cap and trade' programme work?

An Indian state has launched the world's first "cap and trading" programme to curb air pollution.

The coal mine that ate Hambacher forest

Much of Germany's power is still made by burning coal. Activists have occupied a forest in protest.

Hayabusa-2: Japanese spacecraft makes final touchdown on asteroid

The Hayabusa-2 craft will pick up fresh space rock that could help explain how the Solar System evolved.

A68: World's biggest iceberg is on the move

The giant block of ice has spun around and is now moving north along the Antarctic Peninsula.

Climate change: How hot cities could be in 2050

Edinburgh will feel like Paris and Leeds could be as warm as Melbourne, according to a study.

Earliest modern human found outside Africa

Researchers have found the earliest example of our species outside Africa.

European Vega rocket lost minutes after lift-off

The rocket carrying a satellite is believed to have landed in the sea, the first failure in 15 launches.

Moon landings: What was the 1969 Apollo 11 mission?

It's 50 years since the first ever manned landing on the Moon - what was involved?

Apollo 11: Four things you may not know about the first moon landing

Fifty years on, here are four things that made the Apollo Moon programme one of humankind's greatest technological achievements.

Neil Armstrong - the man behind the legend

The public knew little about this enigmatic man, but now we are gaining a glimpse of the real Neil Armstrong.

Apollo Moon landing: 'My dad literally loved us to the Moon and back'

All the focus was on the Moon, the mission and the men – but what about the families back on Earth?

Extinction Rebellion: Who are they and what are their aims?

The Extinction Rebellion group is holding climate protests across the UK.

Apollo 11: 'The greatest single broadcast in television history'

The moon landing 50 years ago brought previously unthinkable images and ideas to millions.

Mumbai rains: Is India's weather becoming more extreme?

With Mumbai seeing its heaviest rain in a decade, Reality Check looks at India's extreme weather patterns.

Artificial lionfish powered by ‘robotic blood’

The circulatory system fitted to the synthetic fish allows it to be powered for about 40 hours.

Predator Free 2050: New Zealand ramps up plan to purge all pests

New Zealand digs in with its controversial plan to protect native species by wiping out all predators.

Why blue jeans are going green

A growing number of denim producers are embracing environmentally-friendly production methods.

Giant jellyfish spotted off Cornwall coast

The huge barrel jellyfish, as big as a human, was seen off the coast of Cornwall.

Could this robot help save coral reefs?

The submersible robot delivers baby corals to damaged areas allowing reefs to regenerate.

Manta ray in distress helped by divers

Deep-water divers Jake Wilton and Monty Halls formed an unlikely friendship with a manta ray after she appeared to ask them for help.

Wreckfish: The fish that gobbles up unsuspecting sharks

These sharks thought it was swordfish on the menu, but there was something hungrier in the darkness.

Environmental work in Brecon Beacons estate handed to young people

The project will restore habitats and ecosystems and explore innovative farming and forestry approaches.

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Giant jellyfish spotted off Cornwall coast

The huge barrel jellyfish, as big as a human, was seen off the coast of Cornwall.

Could this robot help save coral reefs?

The submersible robot delivers baby corals to damaged areas allowing reefs to regenerate.

Apollo Moon landing: 'My dad literally loved us to the Moon and back'

All the focus was on the Moon, the mission and the men – but what about the families back on Earth?

Manta ray in distress helped by divers

Deep-water divers Jake Wilton and Monty Halls formed an unlikely friendship with a manta ray after she appeared to ask them for help.

Wreckfish: The fish that gobbles up unsuspecting sharks

These sharks thought it was swordfish on the menu, but there was something hungrier in the darkness.

Environmental work in Brecon Beacons estate handed to young people

The project will restore habitats and ecosystems and explore innovative farming and forestry approaches.

'Climategate': 10 years on, what's changed?

Hackers stole 6,000 emails and other documents from a climate research centre almost 10 years ago.

How a fake hand test can help the study of empathy

People with a rare condition called mirror-touch synesthesia could help scientists understand empathy.

Igloo made out of empty plastic milk bottles at County Durham school

The structure aims to teach about plastic pollution and give the pupils somewhere to read and play.

Climate change: How important is the rainforest in limiting global warming?

Billions of leaves in the Amazon rainforest take in CO2 – a gas that contributes to global warming.

Dancing cockatoo videos: Snowball 'shows social behaviour'

Snowball went viral in 2008, but now scientists say he can teach us about dance and social behaviour.

Getting money for your bottles and cans

Recycling reverse vending machines will soon be a common sight across Scotland.

David Attenborough: 'To chuck plastic into the ocean is an insult'

Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has told the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee that "to chuck plastic into the ocean is an insult".

Jodrell Bank Observatory made Unesco World Heritage site

Jodrell Bank has now joined locations such as the ancient city of Babylon on the prestigious list.

Chernobyl: Rescuing the abandoned dogs in the exclusion zone

The offspring of abandoned pets in the nuclear exclusion zone are receiving veterinary help.

How China is trying to stop its deserts spreading

The deserts in China are constantly spreading due to human activities.

Wildfires: Our generation needs to stop climate change

The UK has had more wildfires in half of 2019 than any year on record, Joe wants to learn why.

Nairobi’s park is at risk of further land loss

Nairobi's National Park is vital for the city's fight against climate change - so why is it being built on?

Ten Arctic fox cubs born at Highland Wildlife Park

RZSS's Highland Wildlife Park, near Aviemore, has welcomed ten Arctic fox cubs.

How robo-boat tech could help uncover ocean secrets

By launching underwater vehicles in situ the boat will allow more time to survey the ocean floor.

James Lovelock on the future of AI and climate change

Scientist James Lovelock speaks to the BBC's Mishal Husain ahead of his 100th birthday.

Purple emperor butterfly makes 'official' Norfolk comeback

The purple emperor, the second largest butterfly in the UK, is "officially" back.

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