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James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race

Image copyright EPA Image caption James Watson, seen here in 2009, apologised in 2007 after making similar remarks Nobel Prize-winning American scientist James Watson...

Government promises ‘bold new goal’ to tackle dirty air

Media captionUK scientists estimate air pollution cuts British people’s lives by an average of six months Wood burning stoves, open fires and farms all face new...

Quantum: Handover for fully flexible satellite

Media captionYohann Leroy: “Quantum writes a new chapter in the satellite telecoms industry” UK engineers have completed the build of the novel Quantum...

Spektr-R: Russia’s only space telescope ‘not responding’

Image copyright STR/AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Spektr-R radio astronomy observatory was sent into space in July 2011 Russia’s only space radio telescope is...

Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah dies aged 89

Image copyright Joe Atiyah One of the world’s foremost mathematicians, Prof Sir Michael Atiyah, has died at the age of 89. Sir Michael, who worked at Cambridge...

Ella Kissi-Debrah ‘pollution’ death: Backing for new inquest

Media captionRosamund, Ella’s mother, says she wants to help other families with children who are affected The family of a nine-year-old girl who died from asthma...

SpaceX launch completes Iridium satellite refresh

Image copyright SpaceX Image caption This was the eighth and final launch in the refurbishment of the Iridium network Ten spacecraft have launched from California to...

Chang’e-4: China Moon probes take snaps of each other

Image copyright CLEP Image caption An image of the rover taken with the lander’s terrain camera (TCAM) A Chinese rover and lander have taken images of each other...

South Africa sniffer dog intercepts 116kg of rhino horn

Image copyright SARS Image caption The rhino horns were found wrapped up in plastic South African authorities have seized 116kg (256 lbs) of illegal rhino horn being...

Anak Krakatau: Finnish radar satellite eyes tsunami volcano

Image copyright ICEYE Image caption The view was built from data acquired on Wednesday Here’s a new view of Anak Krakatau, the collapsed Indonesian volcano that...