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Siberian Arctic 'up to 10 degrees warmer' in June

16 min 14 sec ago
The average temperature in the region reached a record high in some area, EU data shows.

Sunak to unveil £2bn home insulation scheme

3 hours 2 min ago
The chancellor will announce some households could get grants up to £10,000 for energy-saving projects.

Coronavirus: Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity feasibility

4 hours 28 min ago
A Lancet study estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies.

Dinosaur ancestors 'may have been tiny'

4 hours 36 min ago
Dinosaurs are thought of as giant creatures, but new work adds to evidence they started out small.

Dakota Access Pipeline: Judge suspends use of key oil link

4 hours 57 min ago
The pipeline, which protesters fought against, is ordered to conduct a fresh environmental review.

Street traders losing 'right to shade' under trees

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 16:05
Traders in India are being denied the "right to shade" under trees, threatening food security.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos: The richest person in the world

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 16:01
His wealth is now estimated to be $171bn (£137bn), having made billions during the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Fear over rise in animal-to-human diseases

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:48
A report says a rise in animal-to-human diseases will continue without urgent action.

What is bubonic plague?

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 03:25
Authorities in China have stepped up precautions after a reports of a suspected case.

China bubonic plague: Inner Mongolia takes precautions after case

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 01:36
A rural herdsman tested positive for the infection, which can be treated with antibiotics.

Robotic scientists will 'speed up discovery'

Sun, 07/05/2020 - 23:36
Robotic scientists could speed up scientific discovery, while human scientists work from home, developers say.

Rocket Lab: Latest mission from New Zealand lost in flight

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 19:38
An Electron rocket launched from New Zealand's North Island fails in flight, destroying its satellites.

Boris Johnson's newt-counting claim questioned

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 08:05
The PM is accused of inventing an allegation that wildlife rules are holding back house-building.

UK government takes £400m stake in satellite firm OneWeb

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 05:55
The UK helps rescue company from bankruptcy as part of a plan to replace the EU's Galileo sat-nav system.

Coronavirus: Testing sewage an 'easy win'

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 09:00
Wastewater analysis could provide localised Covid-19 test results much earlier than at present.

Nasa Mars rover: Perseverance launch pushed back again

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 04:57
The launch of Nasa's Mars rover Perseverance is delayed again to 30 July at the earliest.

Amazon fires at 13-year high for June

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 03:52
This early peak indicates a potentially devastating dry season ahead - perhaps even worse than 2019.

Phil Evans: Briton to take top weather satellite agency job

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 01:22
Phil Evans, formerly at the UK Met Office, will be the new director general of Eumetsat.

Hundreds of elephants found dead in Botswana

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:36
Some 350 elephant carcasses have been spotted in Botswana's Okavango Delta since May.

Core of a gas planet seen for the first time

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 08:45
Astronomers have found a previously unseen type of object circling a distant star.