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Public 'back' taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste
Ministers say they are looking at measures after thousands support action to reduce single-use items.
What's the truth about spiders in our homes?
Animal expert Dr Tim Cockerill talks us through the truth about spiders.
When flying to Mars is your day job
Living on Mars time, landing nightmares and sometimes spreadsheets... a day in the life of a Nasa engineer.
Earliest galaxies found 'on our cosmic doorstep'
Some of the earliest galaxies to form in the Universe are sitting on our cosmic doorstep, a study says.
Wheat gene map to help 'feed the world'
Researchers are set to develop higher yield wheat varieties requiring less water after making a gene map.
Ancient Egyptian mummification 'recipe' revealed
Forensic examination of a mummy shows the original ancient Egyptian embalming recipe, scientists say.
New pesticides 'may have risks for bees'
Attempts to find a new generation of pesticides to replace neonicotinoids have been dealt a potential blow.
Star Trek saga casts new Spock actor Ethan Peck
How will Ethan Peck compare to Leonard Nimoy and other actors who've played the pointy-eared science officer?
Mystery Russian satellite's behaviour raises alarm in US
Official says "there is no way to verify" what object is and whether or not it may pose a danger.
Footage suggests basking sharks use Scottish seas for courtship
Scientists collected footage showing basking sharks being "sociable" with each other off the coast of Mull.
Hot weather reveals hidden history to archaeologists
The UK heatwave has been good for aerial archaeologists spotting hidden treasures in the dry fields.
How the humble cabbage can stop cancers
Researchers reveal how chemicals in some vegetables can prevent bowel cancer.
Study suggests drastic decline in mountain hares
Conservation groups have called for an end to the "indiscriminate and ruthless" mountain hare culls.
Rare Chinese tree's flowers attract visitors to Roath Park
The Chinese tree has flowered for the first time since it was planted in Cardiff more than 100 years ago.
Next few years 'may be exceptionally warm'
The next few years could be "anomalously warm", according to a new study.
Being human: Big toe clung on longest to primate origins
Our big toe was one of the last parts of the foot to become human-like, as our early ancestors evolved to walk on two legs.
Palm oil: A new threat to Africa's monkeys and apes?
Large-scale expansion of palm oil in Africa will very likely risk the lives of primates, a study finds.
The farmers using sewage to make saris
As groundwater supplies dwindle in rural India, farmers turn to wastewater to grow crops like mulberry, which is used to make silk.
Going plastic-free with kids
Reducing your dependence on plastics can be daunting, especially if you've got a young family.
Hippo bite kills Taiwan tourist in Kenya
The animal turned on the Taiwanese man after he got too close with his camera at Lake Naivasha.
Winged reptiles thrived before dinosaurs
A newly discovered species of pterosaur that lived about 210 million years ago has been found in the Utah desert.
Tax haven link to rainforest destruction and illegal fishing
Deforestation of the Amazon and illegal fishing have both been linked to tax havens according to a new study.
US mid-term elections: Truth-seeking scientists run for office
"Scientists are not natural politicians... but they solve problems," says one of the record number running in the US mid-term elections.
Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world
With frequent floods, sinking markets and engulfed homes, by 2050 parts of Jakarta will be underwater.
Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days
After 17 days, the orca at last stops carrying her newborn and begins chasing salmon off Canada.
Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun'
The US space agency launches a probe that aims to travel closer to the Sun than ever before.
Nasa's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft launches successfully
Nasa's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft has taken off on its mission to 'touch the Sun'.
Weedkiller glyphosate 'doesn't cause cancer' - Bayer
The new owner of the Monsanto group insists glyphosate use is safe despite a cancer payout.
Parker Solar Probe: Nasa delays mission to unlock Sun's mysteries
The US space agency delays for a day a mission to the Sun - one of the boldest in its history.
Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial
A US jury finds the company knew its Roundup weedkillers were dangerous, but Monsanto vows to appeal.
The Meg: the myth, the legend (the science)
What to we really know about the giant prehistoric shark reincarnated by Hollywood?
Rise in wolf attacks alarms Dutch sheep farmers
After one wolf killed 26 sheep Dutch farmers worry about installing costly electric fencing.
Coral reefs 'weathered dinosaur extinction'
Researchers have found that the algae living in coral reefs may have evolved 160 million years ago.
Primate speech: How some species are 'wired' for talk
Primate brain study reveals a "wiring" key to our ability to talk.
Organic solar cells set 'remarkable' energy record
Cheap, flexible solar panels could become a reality as organics achieve the same power efficiency as silicon.
Killer whale still carrying dead baby after 16 days
A mother whale is still carrying her baby's body more than two weeks after it died.
Elusive nightjar back at RSPB Sandy reserve
A pair have been spotted breeding at the Bedfordshire site for the first time in 45 years.
Beastie joys: Photographer's love of Scottish bug life
A woman passionate about insects and photography shares images of some of Scotland's colourful bug life.
Parker Solar Probe: How Nasa is trying to 'touch' the Sun
Nasa's Parker Solar Probe will get closer to our star than any other in history.
Online dating: Aim high, keep it brief, and be patient
Researchers say that contacting people "out of your league", can be a successful online dating strategy.
Why stealthy viruses are making you ill
Newly discovered trick used by viruses makes them more dangerous.
Hailstorm kills two animals and injures 14 people at a zoo in Colorado
Two animals died and 14 people were injured after hailstones reported to be the size of baseballs hit a zoo in Colorado.
Summer's extreme weather captured
The last month has seen deadly wildfires, monsoon rains and droughts hit several countries.
Artist's paper cup pyramid highlights waste problem
After walking past bags of rubbish in Oxford, artist Simon Mandarino decided to illustrate the issue in a rather more visual way.
Climate change: 'Hothouse Earth' risks even if CO2 emissions slashed
Researchers warn that even limited climate warming could trigger conditions not seen in a million years.
It'll be toasty
When the Bloodhound supersonic car attempts to break the land speed record, managing heat around the vehicle is going to be important.
Rush to dam
Developing economies around the world are investing in hydropower.
Plastic food pots and trays are often unrecyclable, say councils
The majority of plastic containers used for yoghurts, ice cream, ready meals and fruit end up in landfill.
Meet Nasa's commercial flight astronauts
They will be aboard the first US flights to the International Space Station since the shuttle programme ended.
Nasa names astronauts for first commercial flights
The US space agency assigns the first men and women to fly on commercial rockets and capsules.
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