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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.

Mount Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies

The remains of mountaineers who died on the world's highest peak are being exposed as its ice melts.

IVF ethics pioneer Mary Warnock dies

The philosopher Baroness Mary Warnock has died at the age of 94.

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.

Hayabusa-2: Asteroid mission exploring a 'rubble pile'

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

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.

Artificial meat: UK scientists growing 'bacon' in labs

Researchers have grown animal cells on blades of grass - could a slaughter-free bacon supply be feasible?

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".

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.

Fund to boost female and black physicist numbers

Astrophysics star launches a scheme to help female and black students to become researchers.

Bubble maths researcher wins top award

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

Climate change: Water shortages in England 'within 25 years'

Wasting water should be as taboo as blowing smoke in a baby's face, says Environment Agency boss.

Psyche: Metal world mission targets 'iron volcanoes'

What exotic processes occur on the world known as 16 Psyche? A Nasa mission will soon find out.

Super bloom tourists cause small town 'safety crisis'

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

US detects huge meteor explosion

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

Climate strikes spread worldwide as students call for action

Thousands of school pupils protest in cities across Asia and Europe against climate change.

The Indonesian paradise island drowning in plastic

Beaches on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are covered in plastic - and some of it is being dumped there by local businesses.

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.

'Super worried' about the planet - in Spain, Kenya, Bangladesh

Young people around the world on their fears about the effects of pollution and climate change.

Phones crushed to reveal precious metals

Researchers are blending mobile phones to find out what rare and precious metals are in them.

The photos that made Moon landings possible

Fifty years after the Neil Armstrong moment, these pictures show the value of photography to that mission.

YouTuber Jack Harries: 'Climate change protests were worth arrest'

Jack Harries is to appear in court after taking part in climate change protests.

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.

Soggy Ben Nevis can be bone dry

Old weather data reveals how the UK's highest mountain can experience periods of near-zero humidity.

Climate change: Satellite fix safeguards Antarctic data

Scientists ensure the constant monitoring of the White Continent will continue unbroken into the 2030s.

Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment

The abandoned Chernobyl exclusion zone could be about to change for the first time since the world's worst nuclear disaster.

Climate strike: What is a climate emergency?

Bath is the latest council to declare one, as students protest about the planet.

Trail-blazing gardening women of Kew

The first female gardeners at Kew had to garden in bloomers, but in other ways were ahead of their time.

Black on white

The first British-led expedition to gather space rocks in the Antarctic returns with 36 objects.

Dragon in graphics

How Elon Musk's Crew Dragon spaceship goes to, and returns from, the International Space Station.

Students with a food waste problem

How easy is it to reduce our food waste? Two students have been finding out.

Old becomes new

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

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The Indonesian paradise island drowning in plastic

Beaches on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are covered in plastic - and some of it is being dumped there by local businesses.

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.

'Super worried' about the planet - in Spain, Kenya, Bangladesh

Young people around the world on their fears about the effects of pollution and climate change.

Phones crushed to reveal precious metals

Researchers are blending mobile phones to find out what rare and precious metals are in them.

The photos that made Moon landings possible

Fifty years after the Neil Armstrong moment, these pictures show the value of photography to that mission.

YouTuber Jack Harries: 'Climate change protests were worth arrest'

Jack Harries is to appear in court after taking part in climate change protests.

Bristol project aims to cut plastic waste from takeaways

A project in Bristol is trying to help takeaways solve their plastic container problem.

SpaceX: Dragon capsule splashes down after ISS mission

SpaceX's capsule has splashed down after a week-long test mission to the International Space Station.

Government's worries over backdoors in Huawei’s 5G tech castle

One potential problem with next-gen mobile technology may have more to do with castles than you’d expect.

The patch unplugging premature babies

A team at Northwestern University developed a wireless patch that monitors the vitals of premature babies.

The women too scared of climate change to have children

These women from BirthStrike took the decision because they're so scared for the future of life on Earth.

Northern white rhinos: could science save the sub-species?

After the death of the last male northern white rhino, scientists are looking at new ways to revive the sub-species on the brink of extinction.

Inside the SpaceX Dragon capsule that has docked on the ISS

ISS astronauts have a look inside the unmanned capsule, which has been designed for commercial travel.

SpaceX: Nasa astronaut capsule demo takes to the skies

SpaceX has launched a capsule designed to carry people from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Hunting for space rocks in Antarctica

60% of the world's meteorites have been found in Antarctica. But what's it like for those who have to look for them?

Virgin Galactic: Scots-born pilot rockets into space

Scotsman Dave Mackay piloted Virgin Galactic's rocket plane to 90km above California's Mojave Desert.

Why is this horse dressed like a zebra?

Researchers from the University of Bristol have found a novel way of keeping flies away from horses.

'Super snow moon' lights up the skies

The biggest and brightest supermoon of 2019 was observed around the world.

Insects decline: What do insects actually do?

Reports show many insect populations are declining. How will that affect us?

Plastic waste - what Neath pupils think

What do these Neath pupils think of plastic waste after a beach clean-up?

Space travel edges closer at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

It is still the final frontier, but space travel has come a little closer to the public at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.

'Hundreds' of badgers illegally killed each year in NI

Badger baiting: 'Hundreds' illegally killed every season in Northern Ireland

Climate march students: 'We need change and we need it now'

Students have protested across the UK to air their views on the issue of climate change. We talked to some of those in Manchester.

Space junk: Harpoon tested to clean up space

New footage from a space mission shows the latest idea to collect space junk.

Hiker speaks after taking on mountain lion... and winning

Travis Kauffman was hiking in Colorado when he came toe-to-toe with a young mountain lion

'I'm standing up for our planet'

Every Friday morning, 13-year-old Holly Gillibrand skips school for an hour to demand more is done over climate change.

Greta Thunberg: The Swedish teen inspiring climate strikes

Greta Thunberg spoke to the BBC in September, but since then she's become a global phenomenon.

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