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Ariel: Contract signed to build European planet telescope

3 hours 19 min ago
Airbus will lead the construction of the Ariel observatory which will study 1,000 distant worlds.
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Nasa unveils new class of astronaut candidates

16 hours 32 min ago
The six men and four women could fly to the space station and on future missions to the Moon.
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Sarah Gilbert: Next pandemic could be more lethal than Covid

Mon, 2021-12-06 12:35
More funding is needed to prepare for pandemics and prevent gains from being lost, Dame Sarah Gilbert says.
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Climate change: Is ‘blue hydrogen’ Japan’s answer to coal?

Mon, 2021-12-06 11:11
The Fukushima disaster turned Japan away from nuclear. A new energy source may help it quit coal.
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Nasa: Belfast mathematician working towards her astronaut dream

Sun, 2021-12-05 16:24
Dr Caoimhe Rooney, from Belfast, keeps one eye on calculus and the other fixed firmly on the stars.
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Pacific Ocean garbage patch is immense plastic habitat

Sun, 2021-12-05 10:56
Researchers discover coastal species living on debris miles from their natural surroundings.
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Gene edited sex selection may spare animal suffering

Fri, 2021-12-03 20:01
A gene editing technique may prevent the slaughter of animals not needed by the livestock industry.
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Shell pulls out of Cambo oil field development

Fri, 2021-12-03 08:09
The oil giant said the economic case for investment in the controversial project was "not strong enough".
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COP26: UK 'nowhere near' meeting targets agreed at Glasgow climate summit

Thu, 2021-12-02 17:12
Ministers are told they must agree tougher policies to get the UK on track to meet goals set at COP26.
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New plan to pay farmers who protect winter soil

Thu, 2021-12-02 12:09
The empty brown fields of winter countryside could be transformed under new land subsidy rules for England.
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2021 hurricane season was third most active

Thu, 2021-12-02 07:07
The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season has now officially ended, and it's been the third most active on record.
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Scientists claim big advance in using DNA to store data

Thu, 2021-12-02 02:03
Scientists say they have made a major step forward in storing information in molecules of DNA.
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Why Mars-bound astronauts may go to Iceland first

Wed, 2021-12-01 20:59
With a similar landscape to other worlds, it could aid research into extra-terrestrial missions.
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Cyclist deaths soar on rural roads in England

Wed, 2021-12-01 11:29
The number of cyclists being killed on rural English roads rose sharply over the last year.
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Rules to create gene-edited farm animals must put welfare first - review

Wed, 2021-12-01 11:27
An ethics body publishes a report as the government considers whether to allow gene-edited farm animals.
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Wood Wide Web: Scientists to map hotspots of fungal life

Tue, 2021-11-30 19:14
The fungal networks in soil can help fight climate change but are under threat, experts say.
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More work needed to create green jobs, report says

Mon, 2021-11-29 10:02
Efforts to create "green jobs" need to intensify if the government is to meet its target, a report says.
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Upcoming Moon missions spur the search for new spacesuits

Fri, 2021-11-26 10:08
Nasa has asked the private sector to design new spacesuits that can be used on the Moon.
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Roman mosaic and villa complex found in Rutland farmer's field

Thu, 2021-11-25 16:16
The mosaic, part of a villa complex, is said to be one of the most significant found in Britain.
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Germany signals shift to green economy

Thu, 2021-11-25 03:04
Olaf Scholz will head a three-party coalition with broad plans for transition to a green economy.
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