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Thursday, Oct 18

04

Can a cooker help save the rainforest?

www.bbc.co.uk

The solar-powered cooker that uses an alternative to charcoal.

Wednesday, Oct 17

03

Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world

BBC / Australia

Ian Kiernan's iconic anti-litter campaign, begun in Australia in the 1980s, became a global success.

02

A long walk: New insight into history of dogs and humans

BBC / Science

A study of ancient dog DNA shows man's best friend has been at our side for at least 9,000 years.

Tuesday, Oct 16

00

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Gazing monkeys image wins

BBC / Science

Two snub-nosed monkeys sitting on a stone is the top shot at Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018.

20

US senator Elizabeth Warren faces backlash after indigenous DNA claim

BBC / US / Canada

President Donald Trump goes on the attack after the Cherokee nation dismisses Elizabeth Warren's claim.

19

Herefordshire firm launches biodegradable crisp packet

www.bbc.co.uk

The manufacturer says the bags once disposed have a six-month lifespan.

16

Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption may have been later than thought

BBC.com

Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24 August, 79 AD - or at least, that's what historians thought until now.

04

The 'ugly duckling' fossil from the deep

BBC / Science

Meet the baby reptile that is shedding new light on the giants that lived at the time of T. rex.

02

Unique insight

BBC.com

The physical effects of being in space offer a unique insight into how our bodies work on Earth.

Crisp climate

www.bbc.co.uk

Ships are the lifeblood of global trade, but their fuel is highly polluting. What's the answer?

01

Would you eat slaughter-free meat?

BBC.com

There's a looming crisis over the world's appetite for meat. This chicken nugget may be the answer.

Chicken nuggets grown in a lab

www.bbc.co.uk

Can chicken nuggets grown in a lab actually taste like... well... chicken? The BBC's James Cook put JUST's chicken to the test.

Monday, Oct 15

00

What's stopping Bloodhound getting to 1,000mph?

www.bbc.co.uk

The project to race a car at more than 1,000mph runs into a financial roadblock, with the company behind the venture going into administration.

15

Fracking starts at landmark Lancashire site

BBC / UK

It is first time fracking has occurred in the UK since it was linked to earthquakes in 2011.

13

Buckethead the bear cub's head freed from jar after three days

www.bbc.co.uk

Rangers in Maryland help "Buckethead", three days after it is spotted with a plastic jar on its head.

12

Trump: Climate change scientists have 'political agenda'

BBC / US / Canada

The US president says he accepts the climate is changing but does not want to "lose millions of jobs".

Bloodhound supersonic car hits financial roadblock

BBC / Science

The UK-led supersonic car project goes into administration. There are just weeks to save the venture.

11

New Zealand votes tipsy pigeon bird of the year

BBC / Science

A love for fermented fruit means the kereru can get tipsy at times, falling out of trees.

02

UK steps towards zero-carbon economy

BBC / Science

Ministers are responding to scientists' climate challenge. But are they doing enough so far?

Sunday, Oct 14

14

Is meat's climate impact too hot for politicians?

BBC / Science

Climate scientists say we must eat less meat but the UK government will not sell that message.

11

Olive Harrisson: Story of unsung gardener revealed

BBC / Science

Who was Miss Harrisson? We now know the story of the gardening pioneer denied a scholarship in 1898.

02

The children on puffin patrol

BBC / News

Puffin populations are struggling, but some young volunteers are coming to their rescue.

Saturday, Oct 13

04

Rothera wharf 'kit of parts' heading to Antarctica

BBC / UK

A team is preparing for the trip to the "most remote construction site in the world".

02

South Africa's ancient lost city of Kweneng rediscovered by lasers

www.bbc.co.uk

Descendants of the 15th Century residents are now fighting to have it recognised as their homeland.

Friday, Oct 12

14

Fracking to start in Lancashire as legal challenge fails

BBC / UK

Fracking for shale gas can go ahead for first time in the UK since it was linked to earthquakes in 2011.

Norfolk man who illegally hoarded 5,000 rare eggs faces jail

BBC / UK

When he was searched by police, Daniel Lingham said: "I've been a silly man, haven't I?"

07

Europe's new koalas arrive at Longleat

BBC / News

Five southern koalas have been flown from Australia to the UK to create a back-up population.

02

Rice 'safely conserved' in Philippines gene bank

BBC / Science

Scientists say that more than 100 thousand varieties of rice have been safeguarded for the future.

Six climate questions for 'Green GB'

BBC / Science

Cars, planes, heating, fracking and food will come under scrutiny as the UK bids to keep climate change to 1.5C.

Thursday, Oct 11

18

Hawking's final science study released

BBC / Science

Stephen Hawking's final scientific paper has been released, and deals with one of the central topics in the physicist's 56-year-long career.