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World’s biggest bee found alive

Image copyright Clay Bolt Image caption A single female Wallace’s giant bee was found The world’s biggest bee has been re-discovered, after decades thought...

Great Barrier Reef: One million tonnes of sludge to be dumped

Image copyright EyesWideOpen/Getty Images Image caption The Great Barrier Reef in 2015 Australia plans to dump one million tonnes of sludge in the Great Barrier Reef....

Virgin’s Unity plane rockets skyward

Image copyright MarsScientific.com/Trumbull Studios Virgin Galactic has pushed its Unity rocket plane faster and higher than it’s ever been. Chief pilot, Scotsman...

Israel’s Beresheet Moon mission gets under way

Image copyright Reuters The first privately financed mission to the Moon has lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The Israeli robot was put on a path to the lunar...

UN: Growing threat to food from decline in biodiversity

Image copyright Getty Images The plants, animals, and micro-organisms that are the bedrock of food production are in decline, according to a UN study. If these critical...

Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft touches down on asteroid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Artwork: Hayabusa-2 successfully touched down on asteroid Ryugu A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on an asteroid in an attempt...

Cultured lab meat may make climate change worse

Image copyright Getty Images Growing meat in the laboratory may do more damage to the climate in the long run than meat from cattle, say scientists. Researchers are...

‘Brexit gap’ over wildlife protection is looming

Image copyright WWF Image caption WWF formally complained to the EU in 2012 that UK governments had failed to identify areas to offer adequate protection to harbour...

CO2 emissions from UK housing ‘go up’

Image copyright Andrew Aitchison Greenhouse gas emissions from your heating boiler are fuelling climate change, a report by MPs has said. UK government advisers warn...

Neolithic skull found by Thames ‘mudlarkers’

Image copyright Museum of London Image caption The frontal bone was radiocarbon dated to 3,600 BC Here’s a piece of history pulled from the muddy banks of the...