Rare 'blue moon' to enchant Halloween stargazers

A full moon at Halloween is a rare event but this year it is a blue moon which is even more unusual.

bbcnews
today ~2 min

Great Fox-Spider rediscovered on MoD land in Surrey

The Great Fox-Spider had not been seen since the early 1990s and was feared extinct in the UK.

bbcnews
today ~2 min

Tags: spiders

Climate change: You've got cheap data, how about cheap power too?

The iPhone transformed mobile phones in just 10 years. Could green energy see a similar revolution?

bbcnews
today ~11 min

Tags: climate-change wind-power renewable-energy renewable-energy-in-the-uk

Osiris-Rex: Nasa asteroid probe ready to return to Earth after leak

The Osiris-Rex probe is now safely carrying rock from an asteroid several million kilometres from Earth.

bbcnews
Oct. 29, 2020 ~2 min

UK fusion experiment used in hunt for clean energy

A pioneering nuclear fusion experiment based in Oxfordshire has been switched on for the first time.

bbcnews
Oct. 29, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: nuclear-fusion amanda-solloway

Dogs are humans' oldest companions, DNA shows

A study of dog DNA patterns shows that our "best friend" among animals is also our oldest one.

bbcnews
Oct. 29, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: genetics genome dogs animals wolves

Cheaper to prevent pandemics than 'cure' them

Preventing pandemics could be more than 100 times cheaper than tackling their deadly effects.

bbcnews
Oct. 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: biodiversity coronavirus-pandemic

'Moderate to strong' La Niña weather event develops in the Pacific

The phenomenon results in the large scale cooling of ocean surface temperature.

bbcnews
Oct. 29, 2020 ~3 min

Light pollution's wasted energy seen from space

Entire city dims its streetlights, enabling scientists to measure light pollution from space.

bbcnews
Oct. 29, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment light-pollution

Great Barrier Reef: Scientists find reef taller than Empire State Building

Standing 500m (1,640ft) tall, the "blade-like" reef was found off Australia's far north.

bbcnews
Oct. 28, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: australia coral-reefs great-barrier-reef

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