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Ancient DNA reveals secrets of Pompeii victims

It is an almost complete set of "genetic instructions" from people who died when Mount Vesuvius erupted.

The butterflies we may never see again in Britain

Scientists warn that 24 of Britain's butterfly species are in danger of dying out.

Climate Change: MPs say building demolitions must be reduced

MPs say the amount of demolition and rebuilding must be reduced as it adds to the emissions driving climate change.

Robot developed that’s smaller than a flea

Researchers at Northwestern University in the United States have created robots less than 1mm big.

Government sends gene-edited food bill to Parliament

The legislation will allow the commercial development of genetically-edited plants and animals in England.

Why some farmers are turning away from the Tories

The mood is shifting in an industry destabilised by economic shocks and post-Brexit reforms.

Forecasters predict a very active hurricane season

A second consecutive winter heavily influenced by La Niña weather patterns threatens violent storms.

'Democratic' jackdaws use noise to make decisions

The birds take to the skies en masse after calling out their 'vote', scientists have discovered.

Gene-edited tomatoes could soon be sold in England

A bill is to be introduced in Parliament in two days' time to allow the commercial growing of gene-edited crops in England.

Could hydrogen ease Germany's reliance on Russian gas?

Why hydrogen might be one route for Germany to move away from dependence on Russian imports.

Why is climate 'doomism' going viral – and who's fighting it?

Climate "doomers" believe it’s far too late to do anything about climate change - but they're wrong.

HSBC suspends banker over 'nut job' climate comments, say reports

The banking giant has reportedly suspended its responsible investing leader Stuart Kirk.

Climate change: 'Fifty-fifty chance' of breaching 1.5C warming limit

Scientists say there's now a strong chance that the world will warm by more than 1.5C by 2026.

Climate change: Airlines miss all but one target - report

Campaigners say the aviation industry cannot be relied on to tackle their role in climate change.

Climate change: Don't let doom win, project tells worriers

The BBC gets an exclusive look at a new project to help students deal with rising climate anxiety.

Scottish spaceport's prototype rocket unveiled

The final version of the 19m-long Prime rocket is to be launched from a site in Sutherland.

Moon soil used to grow plants for first time in breakthrough test

The research is an important step towards making long-terms stays on the moon possible.

Rocket Lab: Helicopter catches returning booster over the Pacific

The US-New Zealand Rocket Lab firm takes a big step forward in its quest to re-use launch vehicles.

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Robot developed that’s smaller than a flea

Researchers at Northwestern University in the United States have created robots less than 1mm big.

Professor Brian Cox: Maybe humans are the Martians

The renowned physicist reflects on whether civilisation, like us, exists in other galaxies.

'I pull dirty nappies from people's recycling'

Staff at a £14m recycling facility help manually sort through 85,000 tonnes of waste each year.

The return of California's butterflies

Efforts to protect these beautiful insects include driving electric tractors and hand-rearing them in a lab.

Climate change: How can I deal with my eco-anxiety?

Rachel Hurst is a student at the University of East Anglia helping others to address their climate anxieties.

Nigeria's Spider-Man fighting for a cleaner society

Jonathan Olakunle is fighting for a cleaner society in Osogbo, Nigeria.

Lateral flow tests: Should I recycle the plastic?

Scientists say more could have been done to make lateral flow tests widely recyclable.

Researchers in Hong Kong create 'soft robot' made of magnetic slime

The team hope the slime could one day be used to collect accidentally-swallowed objects.

Australia floods: 'We're resilient, but how about helping us?'

Locals tell dramatic stories of survival and recovery, but accuse politicians of ignoring them.

E-waste: Royal Mint wants to turn your old phone into gold

The Royal Mint has found a way to turn old circuit boards from phones, computers and televisions into gold.

Science and tech: The app founder inspiring kids

Pearce Jarrett is the founder of an award-winning app but didn't originally think it was a career for him.

New plant-grafting technique could save the banana

Scientists at Cambridge University develop a new way of protecting plants from disease.

Endurance: Underwater robots find Shackleton's lost ship

Video captured by underwater robots of the shipwreck shows Endurance to be in remarkable condition.

Italy's Mt Etna volcano erupts for first time this year

Sicily's Mount Etna lights up the night sky in first eruption of 2022, billowing smoke and ash.

Fatherhood joy for paralysis implant dad

David M’zee received an electrical implant to his spine in 2017, it enables him to walk slowly and stand.

Environmental campaigners film '100,000 dead fish' spilled into the Atlantic Ocean

The fishing boat blames a rip in a net, but campaigners accuse it of deliberately dumping the fish.

A 477-mile-long megaflash crossed three US states.

A 477-mile-long megaflash crossed three southern US states. It shattered world records by 37 miles.

Longleat welcomes first southern koala joey

The joey was born six months ago at Longleat safari park but has only recently started leaving its mother’s pouch.

'Beaver dating agency' proves a success

Two pairs of beavers were released into Willington Wetlands in Derbyshire last year.

Sewage pollution: How clean are our rivers?

Footage of what looks like untreated sewage being discharged into the River Thames in Oxfordshire.

Recycling the 'unrecyclable': How are hair salons going green?

Fry Taylor founded the Green Salon Collective which is encouraging sustainable working practices in the hairdressing industry.

How 'fake news' affected the world in 2021

Misinformation about the Covid pandemic and climate change is slowing an effective collective response to these emergencies.

COP 26: The teenagers suing 33 countries

To ensure the promises of COP26 are kept, young campaigners are putting their faith in the courts.

Syntropic agriculture: A new way of farming in dry climates?

Ernst Gotsch's method of agriculture increases, rather than decreases, biodiversity and wildlife.

Why a former oil executive is capping abandoned wells

Around the US, an estimated three million oil wells have been abandoned. They're more dangerous than we think.

James Webb Space Telescope: How does it work?

The telescope has been 30 years in the making and is nearly ready to launch, but what makes it so special?

Southern right whales: Tracking unexpected Southern Ocean migrations

New Zealand scientists have used satellite tags to follow whales around the Southern Ocean.

Nuclear fusion reactor experiment to produce clean energy

An experiment is taking place on an industrial estate just outside Didcot in the south of England.

James Webb Space Telescope scientist: 'It's the future of astrophysics'

The James Webb Space Telescope is expected to be 100 times more powerful than the Hubble.

Rare turtle washes up on UK beach 4,000 miles from home

Tally the Turtle is recovering in a UK zoo awaiting a flight back to the warm waters of Mexico.

Gurkha mountaineer's record climbs in Netflix documentary

Nirmal Purja's record-breaking climb of the world's highest peaks is the subject of a documentary.

Blast off for Nasa mission to strike space rock

The spacecraft is set to crash into an object called Dimorphos in September 2022.

3D-printed 'meat': Does the plant-based product pass the taste test?

For the first time, 3D-printed 'meat' is being served as a whole 'cut' - the BBC's Emily Maitlis tried it.

Red crabs swarm across roads and bridges in Australia

An annual migration of red crabs has covered roads and bridges on an Australian island.

Greta Thunberg: ‘COP26 even watered down the blah, blah, blah’

The climate campaigner says the outcome of the Glasgow summit is far too vague and open to differing interpretations.

COP26: The two week summit in two minutes

The UN’s climate summit has come to an end after two weeks in Glasgow, here are some of the stand out moments.

COP26: Alok Sharma fights back tears as Glasgow Climate Pact agreed

The COP26 president apologised as a late amendment on coal was added to the draft text by India.

COP26: 'Paris built the arena, Glasgow starts the race' - Kerry

US climate envoy, John Kerry, says "we raised ambition here in Glasgow, this was not business as usual".

COP26: 'Glasgow is motoring towards a positive conclusion'

The chief executive of the UK's Climate Change Committee has cautiously welcomed the latest draft agreement.

COP26 1.5C target to avoid 'unliveable' future for grandson - EU's Timmermans

European Commission VP Frans Timmermans said his grandson would be forced to "fight with other human beings for water and food".

John Kerry at COP26: We're going to come up with an agreement

The US climate envoy speaks to the BBC as pressure mounts on governments to strike a deal at COP26.

Climate change: How could a 2050 weather forecast look?

The future climate could be determined by the level of emissions in the coming years.

Himalayan village split in two by climate change

In Kumik, in India's northern Ladakh region, there is a serious water crisis, with some residents forced to abandon their homes and move elsewhere.

COP26: Climate activists on what change means for them

Climate activists from the Philippines, the UK and Argentina take questions on climate change.

Time-lapse video shows Iceland glacier shrink

Footage shows the rapid rate that centuries-old ice from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier is melting.

Astronauts return to Earth on SpaceX capsule

The astronauts spent 200 days in orbit on the International Space Station.

Life at 50C: Lytton - the town that burned down in a day

Lytton saw the highest-ever temperature recorded above the latitude of 50 degrees north.

Climate change: What is the impact on the rail network?

One rail tunnel, built almost 150 years ago, has flooded seven times in the past year.

The kite engineer striving to revolutionise DIY wind power

Engineer Rod Read has spent the past decade building homemade spinning kite turbines that can generate clean electricity.

The space telescopes inspired by lobsters

By mimicking the way lobsters’ eyes work, scientists have designed new X-ray space telescopes that can survey much larger areas.

Could Scotland be a wind power super power?

How hydrogen could help Scotland make the most of its wind energy potential.

Lough Bradan: The peat bog helping to tackle climate change

A peat bog in County Tyrone is providing a "nature-based solution" to climate change.

Ros Atkins on… tree planting and climate change

Ros Atkins looks at why vast tree-planting initiatives are concerning some experts.

How fresh is your food? Sensors could show you

Households contribute the most food waste - so what if you could track spoilage in real time?

What is hydrogen energy and why is it important?

The BBC’s Roger Harrabin takes a look at the tech behind hydrogen energy and its green potential.

Sharks are my best friends

Almost every day for 40 years, expert diver Jim Abernethy has been swimming with sharks in the Bahamas.

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