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‘I want to be a guinea pig to help others’

Image copyright Tim Gander/Bath University Image caption John had an amputation after years of pain John Roberts says he is happy to be a “guinea pig” if he...

‘Friendly’ bacteria could help save frogs from disease

Image copyright Getty Images Bacteria living on the skin of frogs could protect them against a deadly virus, according to research. The work by scientists at the...

British orchids thriving in Dunstable Downs ‘sunken trails’

Image caption The slopes of the sunken trails on Dunstable Downs were carpeted by orchids in June Acres of arable fields left to revert to meadow three years ago have...

The chart that defines our warming world

Is this the simplest way to show what is meant by global warming? The chart below organises all the countries of the world by region, time and temperature. The trend is...

Clean electricity overtaking fossil fuels in Britain

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The past decade has seen a huge surge in wind and solar capacity For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, Britain...

UK climate emergency: What does it mean for how we live?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Making homes more energy efficient is on the climate emergency “to do” list The Welsh and UK governments have...

Spy satellites reveal extent of Himalayan glacier loss

Image copyright NRO/USGS Image caption The Hexagon images were declassified in 2011 and digitised for scientific study Images from Cold War spy satellites have revealed...

European Space Agency probe to intercept a comet

Image copyright SPL Image caption Artwork: There may be little warning of a very distant visitor The European Space Agency is to launch another mission to a comet. After...

Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada’s Arctic Plains

Image copyright Thinkstock A 50-year-old mystery surrounding a pair of fossilised teeth has been put to rest by new research that suggests hyenas once roamed...

Vaccines: Low trust in vaccination ‘a global crisis’

Media captionIt’s a numbers game… if some people are not vaccinated, it can cause a big problem for us all Public mistrust of vaccines means the world is...