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Are animals conscious? How new research is changin
A series of experiments have led a number of scientists to say animals may be conscious.
Drones reveal Antarctic whale 'acrobatics'
Aerial footage of humpback whales shows how efficiently they can twist and turn their huge bodies.
BBC uncovers 6,000 possible illegal sewage spills
Data from English water firms suggests thousands more sewage spills took place on dry days, including during record 2022 heatwave.
Explorer Shackleton's last ship found on ocean flo
Wreck hunters find the ship on which famed polar explorer Ernest Shackleton made his final voyage.
Who owns the Moon? A new space race means it could
A race for the lunar surface's resources is currently under way. Whats to stop a Wild West opening up?
Crossbows and eerie silences following Antarctic
How scientists are discovering secrets of Antarctic climate change in the bodies of giant humpback whales.
Nature groups launch legal bid over wildlife loss
Countryside and wildlife conservation groups want a judicial review of government action on nature loss.
Call for UK agency to regulate harmful chemicals
The Royal Society of Chemistry says the current regulation of chemicals is 'not fit for purpose'.
Satellite to probe mystery of clouds and climate
Europe's Earthcare satellite will tell us if the planet could lose the cooling effect of clouds.
27 new wild swimming sites for England - but are t
Twenty-seven new sites have been designated for summer pollution monitoring.
Together in wonder: North America awed by total so
Stunning spectacle is witnessed by millions across the continent. Here are some of the stories.
Hottest February marks ninth new monthly record
It's the ninth month of global temperature records in a row, driven by climate change and El Nio.
UK quits treaty that lets oil firms sue government
The ECT allowed fossil-fuel companies to sue governments for billions in compensation for lost profits.
Why firms are racing to produce green ammonia
Ammonia is essential for fertiliser production but producing it is carbon intensive.
World breaches 1.5C warming threshold for full yea
The last 12 months were the hottest on record, temporarily sending the world past a deeply symbolic mark.
China's far-side Moon mission begins journey back
Chang'e-6 will bring home rock samples that could help scientists study how planets are formed.
Earliest and most distant galaxy ever observed
The James Webb Space Telescope smashes its own record for detecting the most distant known galaxy.
Airbus UK to build satellite to monitor Sun storms
The spacecraft will give earlier warnings of conditions that produced the recent auroral lights.
Space telescope reveals new images of the Universe
The Euclid telescope mission, backed by Durham University scientists, releases dark Universe images.
More Northern Lights soon as Sun storms strengthen
Another spectacular light show could come within two weeks as Sun storms reach 11-year high.
US says Russia likely launched anti-satellite weap
The Russian satellite launched last week may be capable of attacking other satellites, the Pentagon says.
The man on a mission to open up space to disabilit
John McFall is studying whether it's possible for someone with a physical disability to go to space.



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