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15

A brief history of the Earth's CO2

BBC / Science

Prof Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London explains why this gas has played a crucial role in shaping the Earth's climate.

10

Alarm over decline in flying insects

BBC / Science

Flying insects have declined by more than 75% in 30 years in German nature reserves, alarming ecologists.

02

Stonehenge builders 'ate food from Scotland'

BBC / Science

Animals were transported from as far away as the north east of Scotland to the Neolithic site in Wiltshire.

Wednesday, Oct 18

03

Photo of butchered rhino wins Wildlife Photographer prize

BBC / Science

A shocking image of a dehorned black rhino makes Brent Stirton Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Monday, Oct 16

23

'Big, bad wolf' image flawed - scientists

BBC / Science

New research casts doubt on the idea that dogs are naturally more tolerant and friendly than wolves.

18

Neutron stars: 'Hear' the mighty cosmic collision

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Scientists convert the gravitational wave signal from merging neutron stars into sound.

17

Einstein’s waves detected in star smash

BBC / Science

Scientists detect the warping of space generated by the collision of two neutron stars.

14

How this camel ended up in Norway

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The Saetereng family are trying to live a sustainable lifestyle in Akkarfjord, northern Norway.

11

Bloodhound Diary: Jet engine's stamp of approval

BBC / Science

World Land Speed record holder Andy Green describes the sensation of starting up the Bloodhound supersonic car for the first time.

Friday, Oct 13

23

Floating bin sucking up Portsmouth Harbour's rubbish

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The ‘Seabin’ can collect the equivalent of around 83,000 plastic bags a year.

14

DNA study provides insight into how to live longer

BBC / Health

A year in school adds nearly a year to your life, study in Edinburgh shows.

UK-Dutch-built Sentinel launches to track air quality

BBC / Science

Sentinel-5P lifts off from Russia to make 20 million daily observations of pollution across the globe.

Nasa carbon space observatory 'watches Earth breathe'

BBC / Science

A US space agency satellite provides new insights on how CO2 is moved through Earth's atmosphere.

13

Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding season

BBC / Science

Only two chicks survived in a colony of 36,000 in a "catastrophic" breeding season in east Antarctica.

07

Scraping out the London sewers by hand

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Fitted with a body camera, a sewer engineer tries to remove a blockage.

04

Next-generation internet

BBC / Science

What will it take to build the ultra-fast internet of the future?

Thursday, Oct 12

16

Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 years

BBC / Science

Rising global emissions of some chemicals could slow the progress made in healing the ozone layer.

12

Clean Growth Plan could see stamp duty incentive for homeowners

BBC / Science

The changes are part of the Clean Growth Plan to reduce the UK's greenhouse emissions.

09

Asteroid close approach to test warning systems

BBC

A house-sized asteroid passes close to Earth, allowing scientists to rehearse future strike threats.

Wednesday, Oct 11

11

Satellites spy Antarctic 'upside-down ice canyon'

BBC

An Antarctic ice shelf is shown to have a deep gorge cut in its underside by warm ocean water.

02

Mass extinctions 'offer cautionary tale'

BBC / Science

Past mass extinctions have the potential to guide modern conservation efforts, say scientists.

Tuesday, Oct 10

20

Why British scientists are watching Iceland's volcanoes

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A team of British scientists flies around Iceland's volcanoes to find out how to avoid future air traffic disruption.

18

Clothed in green

BBC / Science

We continue to buy new clothes at an incredible rate. How can manufacturers reduce fashion's environmental footprint?

13

Siberian blue robin excites bird watchers in Orkney

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The sighting in North Ronaldsay is believed to be the first time an adult male Siberian blue robin has been seen in the UK.

02

'Sooty birds' reveal hidden US air pollution

BBC / Science

Black carbon trapped in the feathers of songbirds gives new insight into historic US air quality.

New evidence on how birds took to the air

BBC / Science

Key modifications for flight happened as early as 120 million years ago, a fossil discovery suggests.

Monday, Oct 9

16

British mission to giant A-68 berg approved

BBC / Science

UK scientists will take a ship to explore waters exposed by a huge new iceberg in the Antarctic.

03

Kent mussels tested for plastic contamination

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Almost two thirds of mussels in the sea around Kent are contaminated with plastic particles, research has shown.

02

Blue sky thinking

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British scientists played a key role in developing radar, which has helped deliver safer skies.

Sunday, Oct 8

07

In pictures: Solar challenge race begins in Australia

BBC / Asia

Teams from around the world are competing on solar cars in an epic transcontinental race.