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Ariane rocket suffers rare launch anomaly

Europe's normally highly dependable rocket, the Ariane 5, experienced an anomaly during its lat..

Government loses clean air court case

Campaigners have won a third High Court victory over the UK government's plans to tackle air po..

Design call for ‘solar sentinel’ mission

UK scientists and engineers will play a leading role in developing a satellite that can warn if Eart..

‘Latte levy’ of 25p urged by MPs in bid to cut...

Media playback is unsupported on your device MPs are calling for a 25p "latte levy" on disposable c..

Australia’s frog count: App calls on citizen scientists

Croaks and chirps. Even whistles and barks. These are some of the sounds that Australian frogs make..

Alien atmospheres recreated on Earth

Researchers have recreated the chemistry of atmospheres on distant planets for the first time in the..

Secrets of solar flares are unlocked

Scientists may finally understand the mechanism behind solar flares. Flares can occur on their own,..

World’s fishing fleets mapped from orbit

It's another demonstration of the power of Big Data – of mining a huge batch of statistics to s..

John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle missi..

Trophy hunting removes ‘good genes’ and raises extinction risk

Hunting animals that stand out from the crowd because of their impressive horns or lustrous manes co..

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