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Parker Solar Probe: Sun-skimming mission starts calling home
Having become the closest-ever human-made object to our star, the Parker spacecraft returns returns its first data
Climate change is 'shrinking winter'
Snowy mountain winters are being squeezed into shorter periods, threatening water supplies and increasing wildfire risk.
Samples cut around Soyuz hole in spacewalk
Cosmonauts have cut samples from around a hole, which Moscow says may have been caused by a drill.
'Planet of the chickens': How the bird took over the world
With around 23 billion chickens on the planet at any one time, the bird is a symbol of our times, say scientists.
Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half
Climate change in the Arctic has caused the wild reindeer population to crash by 56%, a report says.
How Apollo 8 Astronauts took the famous 'Earthrise' photograph
Frank Borman was the Commander of the Apollo 8 mission to the Moon. The astronauts took an iconic photo of the Earth rising above the lunar surface.
Poland climate summit protest limits anger young activists
Protesters are frustrated by strict controls on protests at the UN climate summit in Poland.
Nasa's IceSat space laser makes height maps of Earth
One of the most powerful Earth observation tools ever put in orbit is now gathering data about the planet.
Melting ice art installation opens at London's Tate Modern
An art installation featuring 30 blocks of ice brought from Greenland has been unveiled in London.
ISS: Spacewalk cosmonauts investigate mystery hole
The mystery hole in a Soyuz capsule docked to the International Space Station caused a pressure leak.
Oil thieves cause spill in Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay
Thieves caused at least 60,000 litres of oil to spill into Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay.
Climate change: Protecting the poor from green taxes
Has President Macron's controversial fuel tax set back carbon taxes globally?
East Antarctica's glaciers are stirring
Nasa detects the first signs of significant melting in a swathe of previously quiet ice streams.
'Surprise' Palu tsunami clue found on seafloor
Scientists are getting closer to understanding the damaging tsunami that struck Sulawesi in September.
Himalayan and other Asian glaciers put the brakes on
The ice streams that flow down the flanks of Asia's high mountains are moving slower as they thin.
Amount of deep life on Earth quantified
Having dug and drilled into the Earth, scientists can now estimate how much life exists at depth.
Where did the Sun come from?
Earth would be a frozen lump of rock without the energy created from our nearest star.
Nasa's Voyager 2 probe 'leaves the Solar System'
Voyager 2, a space probe launched in 1977, becomes only the second human-made object to enter the space between the stars.
Climate change and the UK: The good and bad
The UK claims to be a leader in climate change - but is it?
Climate change: Trump coal event overshadowed at COP24
White House efforts to promote fossil fuels are set to be upstaged by investors moving away from coal.
Mission to put millions of hidden fossils online
Museums including Washington’s Smithsonian have set out to digitally record specimens in their collection.
'Digital museum' brings millions of fossils out of the dark
A global effort to digitally record millions of fossils is set to transform the study of evolution.
Climate change: Why are governments taking so long to take action?
Leading climate scientists say progress is way off track, so what needs to happen to speed things up?
Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report
A major climate conference in Poland has failed to adopt a key report after a dispute over a form of words.
Chang'e-4: China mission launches to far side of Moon
It is the first attempt to land robotic craft on the side of the Moon which never faces Earth.
Nasa's InSight probe listens to Martian winds
Two instruments on the recently landed InSight probe capture the noise made by the planet's wind.
Bloodhound supersonic car project axed
The driver of the 1,000mph supersonic vehicle says the car is available for the cost of a Ferrari.
Trump's environmental rollback rolls on
The administration plans to open protected lands for drilling and lift curbs on carbon emissions.
Falcon 9 rocket guides itself to sea
The rocket had a hydraulic problem on its way back to Earth.
Climate change: Warming made UK heatwave 30 times more likely
Rising global temperatures have massively boosted the chances of summer heatwaves in the UK, says a study.
Fossil preserves 'sea monster' blubber and skin
Scientists identify fossilised blubber from an ancient marine reptile that lived 180 million years ago.
Cars and coal help drive 'strong' CO2 rise in 2018
CO2 emissions hit an all time high, rising nearly 3% in 2018 thanks to coal and a booming global market for cars.
Game-on for UK's Team Tao in ocean XPRIZE final
A UK-based team arrives in Greece for the grand final of a contest to find innovative solutions for seafloor mapping.
Ash dieback: ash woodlands 'may flourish once again'
Scientists say there is hope that some ash trees can survive in the future, despite ash dieback.
Rats and pigeons 'replace iconic species'
"Iconic" animals such as tigers are being replaced by "cosmopolitan" species found everywhere - researchers.
Saving the last West African giraffes in Niger
The highly threatened subspecies has been brought back to a reserve in Niger after a 50-year absence.
Albert Einstein's 'God letter' sells for $2.9m
The 1954 letter about religion smashed its predicted price at an auction in New York.
What is that bright object next to the moon?
A spectacular sight lights up the sky as Venus and the moon rise together
Research worms 'too old' to go to space station
A launch is delayed due to mouldy food bars, meaning the worms could be a day too old for research.
West Mersea mammoth tusk 'dates back 12,000 years'
It was discovered off the Essex coast after an unusually low tide exposed it for about half an hour.
World's strangest sharks and rays 'on brink of extinction'
A shark that uses its tail to stun prey and a ray half the length of a bus are on the list of 50 species.
A journey underground into one of Poland's working mines
As Poland hosts COP24 in nearby Katowice, David Shukman journeys into the depths of a working mine.
House in a lab
Scientists have rebuilt a terraced house inside a laboratory to help make UK homes energy-efficient.
Bacton Gas Terminal to be protected by sandscaping plan
A nationally important terminal on the Norfolk coast is to be protected by a new "sandscape".
Soyuz rocket: First crewed launch since failure docks at ISS
Russia's space agency confirmed the docking - the first crewed launch since October's failure.
Osiris-Rex: Nasa probe arrives at Asteroid Bennu
Nasa's Osiris-Rex spacecraft moves alongside the 500m-wide rock from which it hopes to grab a sample.
Gravitational waves: Monster black hole merger detected
Laser labs sense gravitational waves from a black hole collision at least five billion light-years away.
Sir David Attenborough: Climate change 'our greatest threat'
Naturalist Sir David Attenborough says climate change is humanity's greatest threat in thousands of years.
Climate change: 'Trump effect' threatens Paris pact
President Trump's actions are restricting global efforts to cut carbon, a study suggests.
The country where being a climate activist is a lonely job
Almost 80% of Poland's electricity is generated by coal. Patryk Bialas says it's time that changed.
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