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Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees

February 26, 2017 - 5:46am
Hibatullah Akhundzada says more trees are needed "for the beautification of Earth".
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UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge

February 26, 2017 - 1:42am
The new funding will be made available for robotics research carried out by British universities.
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Island that inspired National Trust finally given to group

February 25, 2017 - 5:07am
The island that inspired the National Trust has finally been gifted to the conservation charity.
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New UN climate chief: 'Action on warming unstoppable'

February 24, 2017 - 8:08pm
The UN’s new climate chief says she is confident, despite concerns about President Trump's policies.
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'Good vibration' hand pumps boost Africa's water security

February 24, 2017 - 11:52am
The simple up-and-down motion of hand pumps could help scientists secure a key water source for 200 million people in Africa.
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Minister to enshrine protection for research independence

February 24, 2017 - 6:28am
The government is to enshrine into law the idea that there should be no political interference in research funding.
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Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change

February 23, 2017 - 3:47am
A new report says that using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a highly flawed policy.
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'Magical thinking' on Heathrow expansion

February 22, 2017 - 6:15pm
A third runway at Heathrow can only be justified if it does not breach climate change laws, MPs say.
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Seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting single star

February 22, 2017 - 12:16pm
Seven planets orbiting a single star have been discovered in a solar system 40 light-years from Earth.
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Star's seven Earth-sized worlds set record

February 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
Astronomers have discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star - a record number.
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Most scientists 'can't replicate studies by their peers'

February 22, 2017 - 10:49am
Science is facing a "reproducibility crisis" as scientists fail to reproduce others' work, it is claimed.
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Plane flies along Antarctica's giant Larsen crack

February 22, 2017 - 10:46am
New video is released of the Antarctic ice crack that promises to produce a giant berg.
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US children's hospital helps save life of baby hippo

February 22, 2017 - 2:20am
Doctors from a children's hospital have saved the life of a premature baby hippo.
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Plastic from tyres 'major source' of ocean pollution

February 21, 2017 - 10:18pm
Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as "plastic soup", a conservationist group warns.
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Meet the frog that can sit on a thumbnail

February 21, 2017 - 12:19pm
Seven new species of night frog have been discovered in India, including four miniature forms.
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Hospital saves dehydrated baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo

February 21, 2017 - 9:46am
Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo Fiona needed urgent treatment for dehydration.
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Thousands of spills at US oil and gas fracking sites

February 21, 2017 - 7:03am
Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids each year, according to new data.
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Lemur facial recognition tool developed

February 21, 2017 - 6:41am
A method that can identify individual lemurs could improve the way the endangered species is tracked.
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What future for E numbers after Brexit?

February 21, 2017 - 4:28am
How Brexit might create complications for the way food in the UK is labelled.
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Scientists 'solve' the ketchup problem

February 20, 2017 - 11:45am
A super-slippery coating for bottles could make getting liquids out much easier, US scientists say.
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