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Large hydropower dams ‘not sustainable’ in the developing world

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Problems at the Oroville dam in California in 2017 saw 10,000 people evacuated A new study says that many large scale...

Fish fingers surprisingly sustainable, say conservationists

Image copyright PA Fish fingers are surprisingly sustainable and some of the best products to buy are also the cheapest, the Marine Conservation Society says. Some 85%...

Government urged to ditch ‘bonkers’ fracking plan

Image copyright PA Fracking is controversial, this much we know. But the government has ratcheted-up tensions with plans that could see shale gas projects fast-tracked...

Scottish researchers create ‘crystal maze’ for light

Image copyright Channel 4 Image caption The TV programme Crystal Maze is rather different to the research experiment Researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh...

India man-eating tigress killed after huge hunt

Image copyright AFP Image caption India is home to 60% of the world’s tigers A tigress in India which is said to have killed 13 people has been shot dead after a...

InSight: The jeopardy of landing on Mars

Media captionNasa’s Insight video is fronted by chief engineer Rob Manning The American space agency has released a video describing the perilous journey its...

‘Test tube trees’: An insurance policy against extinction?

Image copyright Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Image caption A mini oak tree growing in a test tube A tiny oak tree emerges from a test tube in the laboratory. The seedling...

Orion capsule: Europe delivers astronaut spaceship’s first ‘powerhouse’

Image copyright AIRBUS Image caption The European Service Module pushes the Orion capsule through space European industry has handed over a key part of the spaceship...

New £50 note will feature a British scientist

Image copyright Bank of England The new £50 note will feature a prominent British scientist, the Bank of England has announced, with the public being asked for...

Weather: UK experiencing hotter days and ‘tropical nights’

Image copyright PA Image caption While 2018 saw an extremely hot summer in the UK, the previous decade was also warmer than the long-term average The UK has experienced...