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Coronavirus will transform UK work and travel, says AA

The motoring organisation predicts a permanent reduction in the demand for travel.

Conifer is top tree in urban sound absorption test

Scientists say trees have a role to play in combating noise pollution in urban environments.

Three human-like species lived side-by-side in ancient Africa

Two million years ago, Africa was home to three human-like species, new discoveries reveal.

UK using 1.2 billion tonnes of material a year

The figure is the equivalent of 18.5 tonnes of material per person and that has increased.

Coronavirus: Expert panel to assess face mask use by public

Experts are set to assess the value of face masks in helping slow the spread of coronavirus.

'Dinosaurs walked through Antarctic rainforests'

Sediments drilled off the coast of the ice continent reveal a time of great warmth and plant growth.

Coronavirus forces postponement of COP26 meeting in Glasgow

A key climate conference due in November is delayed over disruption caused by the coronavirus.

Oceans can be successfully restored by 2050, say scientists

Researchers say there are good reasons to be optimistic about the future of our oceans.

Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'

Astronomers say they have found the best evidence yet for an elusive class of black hole.

Coronavirus: Are loss of smell and taste key symptoms?

However, experts say a fever and a cough are still the main ones to look out for.

Coronavirus: Lockdown prompts clear fall in UK air pollution

Ground monitoring stations in major British cities detect clear reductions in two major pollutants.

Self-isolation proves a boon to rainfall project

Scientists have been amazed at the public's response to help digitise the UK's old rainfall records.

Coronavirus: Potential drug treatment starts UK trials

A drug that could treat patients with coronavirus is to undergo clinical trials at 15 NHS centres.

Machine translates brainwaves into sentences

Scientists have taken a step forward in their ability to decode what a person is saying just by looking at their brainwaves when they speak.

'Virus-fighting' scientist gets magnets stuck in nose

The astrophysicist was trying to create a necklace which would stop people touching their faces.

Coronavirus: OneWeb blames pandemic for collapse

OneWeb, the high-profile London-based satellite start-up, files for bankruptcy protection in the US.

Climate change: Warming clips the nightingale's wings

Rising temperatures may be having a profound impact on one of the world's favourite songbirds.

Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and rivers

Scientists find out more about the threats of plastic to thousands of fish, whales and other aquatic life.

Antarctica prompts questions that matter

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt found a visit to Antarctica made him emotional, and ultimately hopeful.

Coronavirus: Air pollution and CO2 fall rapidly as virus spreads

Some regions show significant drops in air pollutants as the coronavirus hits work and travel.

Electric car emissions myth 'busted'

Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are a baseless, a study suggests.

Natural history TV 'boosts species awareness'

Programmes, such as Sir David Attenborough's, triggered a greater interest in species.

What is climate change? A really simple guide

BBC News looks at what we know and don't know about the Earth's changing climate.

The 'climate doomers' preparing for society to fall apart

Few scientists think climate change will cause society to collapse any time soon - but some people are getting ready anyway.

Climate change: Will planting millions of trees really save the planet?

From Greta Thunberg to oil firms, people are pushing for more trees to be planted - but why?

Greta Thunberg: What does the teenage climate change activist want?

The Swedish teenager started a climate change protest that grew into a global movement of millions.

Thomas Becket: Alpine ice sheds light on medieval murder

Ancient air pollution, trapped in ice, reveals details about life and death in 12th Century Britain.

Coronavirus: Clear nights skies delight photographers

Photographers in England capture amazing star trails, from home or on their daily exercise.

Peacock spiders show more of their colours

A new batch of these ostentatiously coloured and popular arachnids is described in Australia.

Coronavirus: Lockdown 'must become the social norm'

"Social pressure from others" will be key in persuading the UK to stay at home, a study suggests.

Heirloom plants: Saving the nation's seeds from extinction

The incredible history of the UK's heirloom plants and why they're set to make a comeback.

Coronavirus: Pangolins found to carry related strains

Smuggled pangolins were carrying viruses closely related to the one sweeping the world, say scientists.

Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching in five years

The third such event in five years prompts scientists to renew urgent warnings about climate change.

Coronavirus: How can I shop or get deliveries and takeaways safely?

If coronavirus can be transferred on to surfaces, safe food shopping presents challenges.

Coronavirus: What we still don't know about Covid-19

There are many unanswered questions about the new coronavirus, Covid-19.

Launching the Hubble Space Telescope: 'Our window into the Universe'

How the launch of the Hubble telescope wasn't all plain sailing.

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US Space Force launches first national security mission

The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Green sea turtles: Vulnerable animal's hatching season draws to close

The green sea turtle is vulnerable to extinction as the climate warms, Australian scientists say.

Coronavirus: Melbourne locals celebrate vivid sunrise 'amid the chaos'

Locals post images of spectacular orange skies, with many describing it as a welcome distraction.

Apollo 13: One family's agony and triumph

On 11 April 1970, the Lovells watched their husband and father blast off on an ill-fated mission to the Moon.

Coronavirus: Chris Packham on Covid-19's impact on nature

Chris Packham says nature can help during self-isolation and considers coronavirus's environmental impact.

Launching the Hubble Space Telescope: 'Our window into the Universe'

How the launch of the Hubble telescope wasn't all plain sailing.

Coronavirus: Venice canals clearer after lockdown

Venetians say they're seeing fish once again in the city's famous waters.

Coronavirus: Cambridge scientists race for a vaccine

Cambridge scientists say they are working "as hard and as fast as we possibly can" to find a vaccine.

Tree planting: 'I want to plant one million’

At top speed, Canadian Shelby Barber can plant more than 4,000 trees a day.

Christmas Island: 'A giant robber crab stole my camera'

Troublesome crabs on Australia's Christmas Island are suspected of pinching expensive equipment.

How cruise ships contribute to Southampton's air pollution

How one of the most profitable leisure industries in the world can also be one of the most polluting.

Benin company harvesting plants that could soak up oil spills

A company in Benin harvests water hyacinths which can be used to soak up oil.

Can Finland's Saimaa seals survive climate change?

This breed of seal is facing extinction but conservationists in Finland are trying to save it.

The million-dollar trade in trafficked rosewood trees

For a year BBC Africa Eye has been investigating the million-dollar trade in trafficked rosewood.

Antarctic sea creatures 'stressed to the max'

Justin Rowlatt reports from Antarctica's Ross Sea, where rising temperatures could affect marine life.

Computer inside the heart aims to aid treatment

A new tiny computer injected into the body could help millions of people suffering from heart failure.

Making chopsticks into house furnishings

ChopValue collects 350,000 used bamboo chopsticks from Vancouver restaurants every week.

Leap years and why we need them

It's a leap year which means there's an extra day in the calendar - 29 February 2020. But why do we need it?

Greta Thunberg in Bristol: 'The world is on fire'

The Swedish teen environmental campaigner rallies protesters ahead of a march through the city.

Climate change: Why are tomato prices in Africa increasing?

The price of tomatoes have skyrocketed in East Africa in recent weeks after floods ruined crops.

Outdoor heaters: Paris campaigners want them banned

A campaign is under way in Paris to ban heaters due to concerns about their electricity use.

Oxford food waste used to help grow more food

How unwanted food is processed to produce electricity and fertiliser.

Blind Portsmouth astronomer shares his love of space

Nic Bonne, who uses 3D-printed models to study galaxies, wants more people to stargaze.

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