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Why does India's air look different from space?

BBC / Science

Europe's Sentinel-5P satellite tracks formaldehyde emissions in the air over the Indian sub-continent.

10

How to shop in Birmingham's plastic-free supermarket

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Reusable bags, bottles and containers are the key to success for these buyers in Birmingham.

03

Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep

BBC / Technology

Adding or removing the colour cyan can have an impact on sleep, according to biologists.

Thursday, Jun 21

23

Mystery ape found in ancient China tomb

BBC / Science

The discovery of a prehistoric pet gibbon suggests humans pushed apes to extinction far back in history.

18

Koko: Gorilla who mastered sign language dies in California

BBC / News

Koko is said to have been able to communicate thoughts and feelings using more than 1,000 hand signs.

10

The 'Baby' that ushered in modern computer age

BBC / Science

Scientists are celebrating the birth 70 years ago of a machine that kick-started the modern computer age.

03

Deeply dippy

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Dippy the diplodocus is proving a huge draw on its UK-wide tour. Why are some people so fascinated with dinosaurs?

Wednesday, Jun 20

20

The gene-edited pigs immune to lung disease

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Pigs in Scotland have had their genes altered so they are now immune to a deadly respiratory disease.

Gene-edited farm animals are on their way

BBC / Science

Scientists create pigs that are immune to one of the world's costliest livestock diseases.

15

Astronauts eject UK-led space junk demo mission

BBC / Science

The RemoveDebris satellite will trial technologies for snaring broken hardware drifting in orbit.

12

The business of growing legal cannabis

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Canadian MPs have legalised marijuana for recreational use. The BBC visited a huge cannabis farm in British Columbia, which the operators say is the world's largest.

02

Wolves in France: Farmers fear attacks

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One mayor says children under 10 years old should not walk alone, in case of an attack.

Tuesday, Jun 19

00

Mountain lion kittens found living in US cave

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Meet the new residents of a cave in California.

17

Rover test: What's it like to ride a rocket to Mars?

BBC / Science

European engineers shake their Mars rover to see that it can survive the violence of a rocket launch.

08

Puan, oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia

BBC / Asia

Puan left an "incredible legacy" of descendants for the critically endangered species, keepers say.

06

Will Norway's electric plane take off?

BBC / News

A battery-powered plane that could mean guilt-free travel is part of a plan to tackle climate change.

Monday, Jun 18

22

How hats were placed atop Easter Island statues

BBC / Science

It took only small teams using ramps and ropes to cap the giant statues of Rapa Nui, a new study says.

15

'Dumpling-shaped' space rock comes into view

BBC / Science

A Japanese space probe has been sending back images as it approaches its target, the asteroid Ryugu.

03

Hong Kong's fish are eating plastic - and people could be too

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A lot of Hong Kong's fish contains tiny bits of plastic that could end up on your plate.

Saturday, Jun 16

13

Horsefly season: How to avoid being bitten

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It is horsefly season, which means all those enjoying the countryside should watch out for bites.

Friday, Jun 15

17

What a load of crocs!

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Wade Kelly's drone captured dozens of the reptiles on camera this week, sunbathing by the Daly River in Australia.

16

Stars come out for Hawking memorial

BBC

All corners of society attend a London service to pay tribute to the great Cambridge physicist.

15

Work starts to upgrade Large Hadron Collider

BBC / Science

Improvements to the world's biggest particle smasher are designed to uncover new physics.

12

Ten ways to cut down on plastics at home

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Author and activist Will McCallum gives us his top tips for eliminating plastics from our everyday lives.

Kilauea volcano: Molten lava meets the sea

BBC / News

The Kilauea volcano has been pouring lava into the ocean off Hawaii, causing a hydrochloric acid mist.

Thursday, Jun 14

20

Gene therapy reverses rat's paralysis

BBC / Health

Experts say the findings could be life-changing for millions of patients.

17

Prehistoric frogs in amber surface after 99 million years

BBC / Science

Frogs trapped in amber for 99 million years give clues to lost world. The four fossils were found in Myanmar.

13

Stephen Hawking's words will be beamed into space

BBC / UK

The words of the renowned physicist have been set to music by composer Vangelis.

07

Mars Opportunity: Rover 'should ride out storm'

BBC / Science

Nasa says it is concerned but hopeful that a veteran robot rover can survive a big dust storm.

02

Four things to know about Antarctica

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With Antarctica shedding ice at an accelerating rate, here's what you need to know about continent's ice sheet.