Robot boat completes three-week Atlantic mission

A UK uncrewed ocean-going vessel provides a glimpse of the future of robotic maritime operations.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Aug. 14, 2020 ~4 min

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Early ocean plastic litter traced to 1960s

Scientists "accidentally" record the history of ocean plastic, including what may have been the first plastic bag to be fished out of the ocean.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
April 16, 2019 ~3 min

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Can you spot ocean plastic from space?

Scientists work on the challenging task of tracking pollution from orbit with encouraging results.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 12, 2019 ~5 min

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Extreme allergies: 'I couldn't even eat an apple'

How do you cope when allergies prevent you from eating a long list of foods?

By Amy Gladwell • bbcnews
Feb. 25, 2019 ~8 min

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