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Osiris-Rex: Asteroid Bennu 'is a journey back to our origins'

A handful of dust from an asteroid streaming through space could tell Nasa how life on Earth began.

Metal-mining pollution impacts 23 million people worldwide

They live on flood-plains contaminated by potentially harmful levels of toxic waste, research reveals.

Get a grip on greener housebuilding and pollution rules, government told

A Lords committee warns that the government risks missing housebuilding and environmental targets.

UK migratory birds 'in freefall' over climate change

Bird lovers will see a very different pattern of species in the future, scientists warn.

Could Rishi Sunak's green review threaten UK net zero?

The prime minister has rolled back some net zero policies, but says he's still committed to targets.

Rishi Sunak delays petrol car ban in major shift on green policies

The prime minister claims the changes will support "hard-pressed families" but opponents accuse him of "selling out".

Half-million-year-old wooden structure unearthed in Zambia

Ancient timber preserved in a riverbed suggests humans were building wooden structures 500,000 years ago.

Google DeepMind AI speeds up search for disease genes

Google DeepMind has used its technology to identify parts of human DNA that might cause diseases.

Prince William warns against 'doom and gloom' in eco-debates

The Prince of Wales joins the global stage in New York as the Earthshot Prize finalists are revealed.

Royal Society aims to boost number of black scientists

The Royal Society's scheme comes after black scientists tell the BBC they feel unsupported and overlooked.

'This could be the holy grail to replace palm oil' - research team

An Edinburgh food research team produces a lower-fat alternative aimed at cutting palm oil dependence.

Chandrayaan-3: How important are India's Moon mission findings?

A former Nasa scientist decodes the significance of the discoveries made by the lunar lander and rover.

Antarctic sea-ice at 'mind-blowing' low alarms experts

Missing winter sea ice signals changes that could be a "disaster for the world", scientists say.

Major UK methane greenhouse gas leak spotted from space

The detection of methane by satellite raises hopes future leaks can be stopped more quickly.

Africa proposes global carbon taxes to fight climate change

Despite suffering some of the worst impacts of climate change, the continent only gets 12% of financing.

Kenya's Lake Baringo: Surviving hippo and crocodile attacks

Residents say that with Lake Baringo getting bigger they are at greater risk of attack.

Ocean heat record broken, with grim implications for the planet

The oceans are a vital regulator for the climate and our weather but are rapidly heating up.

Will the Gulf Stream really collapse by 2025?

A new paper says its collapse could be imminent, but some experts argue science is not established.

What is net zero and how are the UK and other countries doing?

The UK may weaken some key green commitments, despite its pledge to reach "net zero" by 2050.

Tantalising sign of possible life on faraway world

Nasa's James Webb Telescope may have discovered a molecule thought only to be produced by life.

James Webb: Telescope reveals new detail in famous supernova

Looking like a pearl necklace, the object known as SN1987A is the closest star explosion to Earth.

Aditya-L1: India successfully launches its first mission of the Sun

Aditya-L1 will carry out scientific studies of the Sun from a vantage point 1.5 million km above Earth.

Chandrayaan-3: Isro puts India's Moon lander and rover in 'sleep mode'

It is hoped the Vikram lander and Pragyaan rover will reawaken when the next lunar day starts.

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Japan joins race to Moon with successful rocket launch

Japan's H-IIA rocket carrying the national space agency's moon lander launched from the Tanegashima Space Center on 7 September

Baby turtles leave for sea from rare nest found on Mississippi beach

The reptiles were dug out of a nest by the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies.

Watch: Where had the best view of the blue supermoon?

The rare spectacle, not expected again until 2037, lit up the skies - here are the best views from around the world.

Towering waterspout spotted off coast of Isle of Wight

The Met Office said the waterspout was spotted on Saturday morning.

A meteor shower and a satellite 'train' caught on camera

The camera was recording a meteor shower from Hawaii when a parade of satellites passed through.

Hawaii: BBC Weather takes a look at the Maui fires

At least 36 people have died in wildfires sweeping through the Hawaiian island of Maui.

Telescope records stunning footage of Milky Way

Located on a dormant volcano in Hawaii, the telescope takes pictures of deep space.

Smuggled spider monkeys found in backpack in Texas

The US Border Patrol seized seven animals as a person was arrested in Fort Brown, Texas.

The race to save coral from Florida's hot ocean temperatures

Historically hot seawater in Florida threatens to kill coral, but scientists are fighting to stop it.

Why July is the 'world's hottest month'... in 61 seconds

With July "virtually certain" to be the warmest month on record, BBC Weather has this analysis.

Greece fires: What's happening on the island of Rhodes?

A number of hotels on the Greek island have been evacuated and some tourists have had to flee on boats.

What is that? Rare animal sighting delights onlookers

Experts in Hong Kong believe it to be a rarely-spotted whale mid-feed, filtering small fish into its mouth.

AI robot asked 'will you rebel against humans'?

The question was posed at the world's first robot-human press conference at a UN summit in Geneva.

Weather satellite captures lightning spectacle across Earth

Spectacular movies of lightning spreading across the Earth have been released by the European weather agency Eumetsat.

Watch: 'Dark explorer' telescope launched into space

The launch is part of a mission that will map the cosmos to try and investigate so-called dark matter.

Virgin space plane takes off with first customers

The 70-minute mission was purchased for the Italian Air Force and the Italian National Research Council.

Australia: Watch ‘curious’ whale swim alongside kayaker in Sydney

Drone footage shows a humpback whale swimming alongside a kayaker near Bondi Beach in Australia.

Watch rare footage of ‘ferocious’ platypuses fighting in the wild

Two male platypuses were caught on camera fighting for territory in Tasmania, Australia.

Wind vortex seen over Kilauea volcano after eruption

The Hawaiian volcano erupted on Wednesday and is still spewing hot lava from various vent sources.

Wolf pups practise howling for the first time

Their parents, Camelia and Uyosi, need to teach these weeks-old wolves pack behaviour.

Australia: Watch moment trapped humpback whale is cut free

A 10m humpback whale has been rescued after becoming entangled in a shark net off Australia’s Gold Coast.

Watch: Brain implants help paralysed man to walk again

A paralysed man has been able to walk simply by thinking about it, thanks to electronic brain implants

International space station: Space trash floats away during spacewalk

Cosmonauts threw a parcel of hardware into open space in a planned manoeuvre.

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