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Last feed update: Friday July 30th, 2021 04:14:38 PM

Russian module mishap destabilises International Space Station

Friday July 30th, 2021 04:06:53 AM
The ISS was pushed out of position after engines on a new Russian module unexpectedly fired up.

UK already undergoing disruptive climate change

Thursday July 29th, 2021 07:13:32 AM
Last year was the third warmest, fifth wettest and eighth sunniest on record in the UK, scientists warn.

Electric car charging prices 'must be fair' say MPs

Wednesday July 28th, 2021 12:23:39 AM
Consumers should not have to pay excessive prices to use public car charging, MPs say.

COP26 climate summit president says progress made, but not enough

Monday July 26th, 2021 06:29:54 PM
The first in-person climate meeting in 18 months sees some tentative progress, but no breakthroughs.

'Most powerful' tidal turbine starts generating electricity off Orkney

Wednesday July 28th, 2021 06:44:23 AM
The Orbital O2, which is anchored off Orkney, has the capacity to meet the annual power demand of 2,000 homes.

Bezos' $2bn offer to get back in race to the Moon

Monday July 26th, 2021 08:31:34 PM
The billionaire offers to cover $2bn in Nasa costs to be reconsidered for a Moon lander contract.

Climate change: Researchers begin discussions on vital report

Sunday July 25th, 2021 11:31:41 PM
A two-week virtual negotiation begins on the most critical climate change report since 2013.

Extreme weather: What causes flash flooding?

Monday July 26th, 2021 04:24:51 PM
Cities across the world are at risk of extreme rainfall overwhelming their streets

Climate change: Israel to cut 85% of emissions by mid-century

Sunday July 25th, 2021 07:17:36 PM
PM Naftali Bennett says the decision will help the country gradually shift to a low-carbon economy.

Road planners able to ignore climate change, campaigners claim

Thursday July 22nd, 2021 11:47:35 PM
Government guidelines mean road planners can effectively ignore climate change, campaigners say.

Met Office issues first UK extreme heat warning

Monday July 19th, 2021 04:53:42 PM
It covers south-west England and large parts of Wales as the UK experiences a prolonged hot spell.

Climate change: US pushes China to make faster carbon cuts

Tuesday July 20th, 2021 03:28:46 PM
US climate envoy John Kerry says help from China is needed to avoid a dangerous rise in heat.

National Food Strategy: Tax sugar and salt and prescribe veg, report says

Thursday July 15th, 2021 01:17:46 PM
Boris Johnson says he will consider the proposal, but finds the idea of extra taxes on people unattractive.

Climate change: Science failed to predict flood and heat intensity

Friday July 16th, 2021 11:36:23 AM
Scientists want a super-computer powerful enough to accurately project the most damaging extremes.

Meteor wows Norway after blazing through night sky

Sunday July 25th, 2021 02:42:56 PM
The meteor is believed to have landed in a forest after flashes of light were seen across Norway.

Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson may not be astronauts, US says

Friday July 23rd, 2021 09:04:15 PM
The US government has tightened rules on which space-goers can claim their astronaut wings.

Jeff Bezos launches to space aboard New Shepard rocket ship

Tuesday July 20th, 2021 04:11:11 PM
The world's richest man and three other passengers return safely just over 10 minutes after launch.

Russia sends long-delayed module to space station

Wednesday July 21st, 2021 03:55:04 PM
The 13m-long, 20-tonne Nauka laboratory is finally going into orbit after a delay of 14 years.

The new surgical tool inspired by a wasp

Sunday July 25th, 2021 11:06:50 PM
The device avoids clogging by using friction instead of suction, similar to the way a parasitoid wasp lays its eggs.

Is there a future for Africa's lions?

Monday July 26th, 2021 11:00:22 PM
As lion populations decline across much of Africa, could community-led conservation help reverse this trend?

AI breakthrough could spark medical revolution

Thursday July 22nd, 2021 03:24:57 PM
A program has been used to predict the structures of nearly every protein in the human body.

Virgin Galactic: Richard Branson's long, winding path to space

Sunday July 11th, 2021 04:47:25 PM
The BBC tracks the long, winding road to Sir Richard Branson's flight to the edge of space.

'Jurassic Pompeii' yields thousands of 'squiggly wiggly' fossils

Wednesday July 21st, 2021 05:12:30 AM
Scientists are excavating one of the most important Jurassic sites ever discovered in the UK.






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