Asteroid capsule landing point detected

A search is under way for a capsule carrying the first large quantities of rock from an asteroid.

today ~2 min

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Bird flu: All captive birds in Britain to be kept indoors amid outbreak

The virus - said to be "low risk" to humans - has been identified at sites across Great Britain.

today ~3 min

Leg-lengthening: The people having surgery to be a bit taller

Hundreds of people are having long, often painful surgery to extend their legs. Is it worth the risk?

today ~8 min


World's biggest iceberg captured by RAF cameras

A reconnaissance flight in the South Atlantic obtains spectacular imagery of the giant iceberg A68a.

today ~3 min

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Rocks from an asteroid set for delivery to Earth

A Japanese spacecraft is set to deliver its precious sample cache to the Australian outback.

yesterday ~3 min

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Nasa to pay company $1 to collect moon rocks

The US space agency has awarded two American and one Japanese firm contracts to pick up lunar soil.

yesterday ~3 min

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Amazon rainforest rock art depicts giant Ice Age creatures

Researchers say the paintings in modern-day Colombia are believed to be about 12,000 years old.

Dec. 3, 2020 ~2 min

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Climate change: UK aims to cut emissions by 68% by end of 2030

The "ambitious" target would see the UK cutting emissions faster than any major economy so far, the PM says.

Dec. 3, 2020 ~7 min

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Gaia 'discovery machine' updates star catalogue

The world's most productive astronomical facility releases its third big tranche of sky data.

Dec. 3, 2020 ~6 min

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China's Chang'e-5 mission leaves Moon's surface

The robotic probe lifts off the lunar surface carrying samples of rock and dust to send to Earth.

Dec. 3, 2020 ~3 min

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