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Nasa SpaceX launch set to usher in new era for hum
Two US astronauts are about to go to orbit in a commercially developed rocket and capsule system.
SpaceX launch: What is SpaceX and why is it workin
Ahead of the launch of the Crew Dragon mission, the BBC explains what SpaceX does exactly
European contract signed for Moon mission hardware
When astronauts go back to the Moon in 2024, they'll be using European hardware to get there.
Roman mosaic floor found under Italian vineyard
Authorities north of Verona in Italy found the well-preserved tile floor after decades of searching.
Record drop in energy investment, warns Internatio
The pandemic has caused a record fall in energy investment and will likely lead to more pollution.
Dinosaur asteroid's trajectory was 'perfect storm'
The angle at which a life-destroying space rock hit Earth 66 million years ago was particularly lethal.
Epic 7,500-mile cuckoo migration wows scientists
Scientists have tracked a cuckoo's migratory flight from Africa to its breeding ground in Mongolia.
'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under
'Weird and wonderful' animals unlike anything else on Earth are sliding toward extinction, say scientists.
Coronavirus: Can we stay safe as lockdown eases?
As lockdowns ease, what are the risks of getting infected as people come into closer contact again?
Space debris: Smart solutions sought to make orbit
The UK Space Agency is seeking novel ideas to track all the pieces of debris now moving in orbit.
Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit rocket fails on
A California company owned by UK businessman Sir Richard Branson fails to launch a rocket to orbit.
Grenfell fears prevent timber building boom
Plans to reduce the height of wood-based properties contradicts advice to increase construction.
Coronavirus: Drivers plan to walk more to keep cle
Survey suggests British motorists are ready to change their behaviour to protect the environment.
Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronauts complete rehearsal
Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken ready themselves and their kit for Wednesday's flight to the space station.
Canada v US: Loon stabs eagle through heart
The loon, which is on Canada's dollar coin, and the eagle, America's national bird, fought to the death.
Millions of periodical cicadas to emerge in parts
After spending most of their lives in the soil, periodical cicadas will come out in three US states.
Life-sized Crystal Palace Park dinosaur sculpture
The Grade I-listed Megalosaurus statue has been in Crystal Palace Park since the Victorian era.
Evolution of the spacesuit
How SpaceX's stylish spacesuit differs from other attire flown by astronauts.
Nasa SpaceX launch: Who are the astronauts?
BBC News profiles the space travellers who will launch in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule on Wednesday.
Your 10 questions about the mission answered
BBC News answers questions about the first orbital launch of astronauts from US soil in nine years.
Nasa SpaceX mission timeline in graphics
These are the key phases in the first crew mission to go to orbit from the US in nine years.
Nasa SpaceX crew mission cleared to launch
A review panel finds no technical reason to delay the first US orbital crew launch in nine years.
SpaceX entrepreneur: Who is Elon Musk?
Meet the man who inspired Robert Downey Jr's take on Iron Man.
Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronauts get to work ahead o
Nasa's Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are a week away from their flight to the space station.
Bezos vs Musk: Silicon Valley space race
The battle between two billionaires vying to take us to the Moon and beyond.
Nasa: Doug Loverro steps down days before crewed l
Doug Loverro steps down the week before the US's first crewed launch to orbit in almost a decade.
Leaky component led to SpaceX explosion
A leaky component may have been to blame for the dramatic explosion of a SpaceX capsule during testing in April.
SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre
The US company demonstrates how it would rescue astronauts during a failing rocket launch.
Nasa to launch first crewed mission from US in dec
The mission will take place on 27 May using a rocket and spacecraft made by private firm SpaceX.
Covid recovery could 'tip the balance' for nature
Scientists call for the conservation of nature to be at the centre of the economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.
Climate change: Top 10 tips to reduce carbon footp
A report lists some of the best ways people can tackle their own contribution to climate change.
Thailand: Elephants on 'great migration' to surviv
With the collapse of the tourism industry because of the coronavirus, Thailand's captive elephants are now at risk of starvation.
Climate change: Scientists fear car surge will see
An analysis shows a huge daily CO2 drop, but a return to car travel may see emissions rebound.
Antarctic algal blooms: 'Green snow' mapped from s
UK scientists create the first wide-area maps of microscopic algae growing in coastal Antarctica.
Climate change: Future floods will delay emergency
Increases in rainfall in England could impact ambulance and fire crew response times.
How coronavirus is driving a revolution in travel
Manchester is spearheading a new effort to create space for walking and cycling.
Climate change and coronavirus: Five charts about
How the global pandemic is limiting carbon emissions and what this will mean for climate change.
Climate change: Could the coronavirus crisis spur
Some governments want to channel their economic recovery plans into low-carbon industries.
What is climate change? A really simple guide
BBC News looks at what we know and don't know about the Earth's changing climate.
Amazon under threat: Fires, loggers and now virus
How the loss of the Amazon goes beyond deforestation - and what the nine countries that share this natural resource are doing to protect it.
Coronavirus: 'Baffling' observations from the fron
Doctors on the front lines are observing things that they have never encountered before - and it's a challenge.
Project seeks super view of Earth's mantle
UK scientists aim to build some of the most sophisticated models yet for how rock moves inside the planet.
Social distancing: When extreme weather and corona
People displaced by extreme weather are forced to break Covid-19 social distancing safety guidelines.
Space Plane: Mysterious US military aircraft launc
The Atlas V rocket, carrying the X-37B space plane, launched from Cape Canaveral on Sunday.
Meet the baby orangutans learning to climb trees
Baby orangutans are learning new skills from their human surrogate parents.
Mars: Mud flows on Red Planet behave like 'boiling
Scientists make a surprising discovery about the Red Planet by playing with mud in the laboratory.
Robot dog tries to herd sheep
The Spot robot was designed for search and rescue - but may find work in the farming industry.
Coronavirus: 'Fires were tough, but closing Mogo Z
Only weeks after reopening, Australia's fire-ravaged Mogo Zoo had to close again because of Covid-19.
Megaraptor: Fossils of 10m-long dinosaur found in
Palaeontologists say the remains date back 70 million years, close to the end of the dinosaurs.
Covid-19: Inside the UK's top-secret military lab
Military scientists at Porton Down have shown the BBC the work they are doing investigating coronavirus.
Coronavirus: 'We're in the experimental phase'
As lockdown is eased, we all become participants in a vast, very cautious observational experiment, experts say.
Nature crisis: Moths have 'secret role' as crucial
Fluttering creatures of the night are also vital pollinators of plants and flowers, say scientists.


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