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New UN climate chief: 'Action on warming unstoppable'
The UN’s new climate chief says she is confident, despite concerns about President Trump`s policies.[click for more]
UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge
The new funding will be made available for robotics research carried out by British universities.[click for more]
Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees
Hibatullah Akhundzada says more trees are needed "for the beautification of Earth".[click for more]
'Good vibration' hand pumps boost Africa's water security
The simple up-and-down motion of hand pumps could help scientists secure a key water source for 200 million people in Africa.[click for more]
Minister to enshrine protection for research independence
The government is to enshrine into law the idea that there should be no political interference in research funding.[click for more]
Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change
A new report says that using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a highly flawed policy.[click for more]
Star's seven Earth-sized worlds set record
Astronomers have discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star - a record number.[click for more]
'Magical thinking' on Heathrow expansion
A third runway at Heathrow can only be justified if it does not breach climate change laws, MPs say.[click for more]
Plane flies along Antarctica's giant Larsen crack
New video is released of the Antarctic ice crack that promises to produce a giant berg.[click for more]
Plastic from tyres 'major source' of ocean pollution
Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as "plastic soup", a conservationist group warns.[click for more]
Meet the frog that can sit on a thumbnail
Seven new species of night frog have been discovered in India, including four miniature forms.[click for more]
Thousands of spills at US oil and gas fracking sites
Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids each year, according to new data.[click for more]
Lemur facial recognition tool developed
A method that can identify individual lemurs could improve the way the endangered species is tracked.[click for more]
Slippery bottle solves ketchup problem
Scientists in Boston have found a way to get every last drop of ketchup out of the bottle.[click for more]
US children's hospital helps save life of baby hippo
Doctors from a children`s hospital have saved the life of a premature baby hippo.[click for more]
Island that inspired National Trust finally given to group
The island that inspired the National Trust has finally been gifted to the conservation charity.[click for more]
Seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting single star
Seven planets orbiting a single star have been discovered in a solar system 40 light-years from Earth.[click for more]
Scientists 'solve' the ketchup problem
A super-slippery coating for bottles could make getting liquids out much easier, US scientists say.[click for more]
Call for brain donors
Scientists are calling for more people to donate their brains to research to help find cures for mental and psychological disorders.[click for more]
Cardiff Uni's new way of making compounds for drugs
Researchers in Cardiff develop a new "highly-efficient" method of extracting disease-fighting compounds.[click for more]
Face of Orkney's St Magnus reconstructed
A facial reconstruction has been made of Orkney`s St Magnus by a forensic artist to help mark the 900th anniversary of his death.[click for more]
Most scientists 'can't replicate studies by their peers'
Science is facing a "reproducibility crisis" as scientists fail to reproduce others` work, it is claimed.[click for more]
Roger Harrabin: World v Trump on climate deal?
As the new president settles in, much of the world reaffirms its commitment to the Paris agreement.[click for more]
Satisfying the thirsty
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green describes how the Typhoon jet engine in the Bloodhound supersonic car will be fed with fuel.[click for more]
Illustrious light bulbs
Once too precious to use, now too cheap to notice – the significance of the light bulb is profound.[click for more]
The mobile phone apps that are enabling fishermen to increase their catches at the same time as helping environmentalists monitor and preserve stocks.[click for more]
Gator aid
Texan Christy Kroboth used to have a quiet job in a dentist`s surgery. Now she spends her time jumping on animals many times her size - and taping their jaws tightly shut.[click for more]