Mars landing: Photo shows Perseverance rover during landing

Nasa releases an astonishing image of its new Mars robot taken just moments before touchdown.

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Feb. 19, 2021 ~2 min

Mars landing: Busy days ahead for Nasa's Perseverance rover

Space agency engineers begin the process of commissioning their new robot rover on the Red Planet.

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Feb. 19, 2021 ~4 min

Foot-and-mouth outbreak's parallels with Covid pandemic

Twenty years on from the start of the foot-and-mouth crisis, the Covid parallels appear stark.

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Feb. 19, 2021 ~8 min

UK to launch 'high risk' science agency

The new agency will help "cement the UK's position as a science superpower", the government says.

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Feb. 19, 2021 ~5 min

Nasa's Perseverance rover lands on Mars

The six-wheeled robot survives a hair-raising, seven-minute descent to the surface of the Red Planet.

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Feb. 18, 2021 ~4 min

Isle of Man Viking jewellery found by metal detectorist

A retired police officer found the rare silver and gold jewellery, which has been declared treasure.

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Feb. 18, 2021 ~2 min

Smart materials: From tiny robots to colour-swapping clothes

A report examines the potential of materials that can change shape, adapt and repair themselves.

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Feb. 18, 2021 ~5 min

Texas weather: Are frozen wind turbines to blame for power cuts?

Frozen wind turbines are being blamed for power failures - but problems with fossils fuels are a bigger issue.

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Feb. 18, 2021 ~5 min

Texas weather: How to stay safe in freezing conditions

From dressing properly, to keeping warm in power cuts, to signalling for help when stranded.

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Feb. 17, 2021 ~5 min

Climate change: Don't raid home insulation scheme, MPs urge ministers

The government hopes to claw back money from a £1.5bn fund to promote home insulation.

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Feb. 17, 2021 ~5 min

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