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Plastic bottle scheme that could help clean the oceans

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:04
As the scale of plastic pollution in the world's oceans becomes ever more apparent, could bottle deposit schemes help turn the tide?

Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 21:01
The world's most powerful rocket successfully lifts clear of its pad on historic maiden flight.

Hedgehog numbers 'down by half', warn wildlife groups

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 16:44
Hedgehogs are continuing to decline in the UK, particularly in rural areas, according to a new report.

UK 'could adopt' Norway bottle recycling system

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
A Scandinavian deposit-based system for recycling bottles is thought likely to be adopted in the UK.

The story of Elon Musk rocket launch

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:47
The rocket's payload is Elon Musk's own Tesla, and two of the three rocket segments have landed.

Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket blasts off

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 13:15
Wild cheering greets the launch of the maiden flight of the new rocket.

Elon Musk's huge Falcon Heavy rocket set for launch

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:12
The entrepreneur will attempt to fly the world's most powerful rocket with his own Tesla as payload.

The oddities sent into space

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 11:22
A car, a golf ball, a pie... and other items items dispatched on cosmic journeys over the years.

Dinosaurs ‘too successful for their own good’

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 17:42
A study modelling how dinosaurs spread worldwide shows they may have been a victim of their own success.

'Extraordinary' fossil sheds light on origins of spiders

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 08:03
A fossil preserved in amber for 100 million years is shaking up ideas about the evolution of spiders.

Plastic pollution: Scientists' plea on threat to ocean giants

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 21:01
Scientists call for monitoring of plastic pollution risks to whales, sharks and rays that strain water to feed.

Mayan surprise

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:33
Latest technology reveals a network of more than 60,000 structures under Guatemala's jungle.

Design call for 'solar sentinel' mission

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:24
The UK will play a leading role in developing a spacecraft to warn of solar storms.

Bones clue to 'lost' Viking army which made England

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 06:40
New analysis suggests part of a nation-changing army of Vikings was buried in a town churchyard.

Are we stuck with plastic drinking straws?

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 06:30
A leading maker of straws says greener alternatives are too costly and their development has stalled.

Fossil from south Wales named as new reptile species

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 06:20
The ancient animal would have shared its home with dinosaurs, say Bristol researchers.

New Zealand gannet 'no mates Nigel' dies alongside fake partner

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 02:50
The lonely bird died beside a concrete bird replica he had courted - and nested with - for years.

Volcanic eruptions in Guatemala captured in time-lapse video

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 01:33
Volcan de Fuego sent ash over a mile into the sky.

Mind control

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 16:05
Controlling machines using thought can be used in medicine, gaming, transport and many other sectors.

Polar bears captured on collar cams

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:33
High-tech tracking collars on polar bears reveal a growing Arctic struggle, say scientists.