- Nuclear energy: Fusion plant backed by Jeff Bezos to be built in UKon June 17, 2021 at 11:48 am
Canadian company General Fusion is set to build a $400m fusion demonstrator near Oxford.
- China space station: Shenzhou-12 delivers first crew to Tianhe moduleon June 17, 2021 at 9:07 am
Three astronauts successfully take off for China’s longest ever human spaceflight mission.
- UK warned it is unprepared for climate chaoson June 17, 2021 at 7:17 am
Homes need to be more resilient and the government is in a worse position than five years ago, report says.
- Thousandth dormouse brought back to the wildon June 16, 2021 at 11:50 pm
The captive-bred hazel dormouse is now settling into its new woodland home in Lancashire.
- UK could be left behind in the electric car race, warns reporton June 15, 2021 at 11:27 pm
The UK might soon be reliant on electric vehicles imported from abroad, warns an influential group.
- Drone cameras record social lives of killer whaleson June 15, 2021 at 11:00 pm
A new study suggests killer whales may socialise with each other based on age and gender.
- Isles of Scilly: Egyptian vulture seen in UK for first time in 150 yearson June 15, 2021 at 1:27 pm
The sighting of the Egyptian vulture, if confirmed to be wild, would be the first for 153 years.
- Secrets of tiny diving mammals revealedon June 14, 2021 at 11:44 pm
Biologists have uncovered the genetic secrets of water shrews, the world’s smallest diving mammals.
- Gigafactories: Europe tools up against US and Asia as a car battery forceon June 14, 2021 at 11:38 pm
As demand for electric cars grows, giant battery factories are being built across Europe.
- Nato and climate change: How big is the problem?on June 14, 2021 at 11:32 pm
Allied members have agreed to “significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from military activities”.
- UK government pledges a ‘nature-positive future’on June 14, 2021 at 3:59 pm
Campaigners say government position is ‘a step in the right direction but ‘not yet on the money’.
- ‘Really, really rare’ seahorse spotted off UK coaston June 13, 2021 at 11:04 pm
A marine biologist says it’s the first time he’s ever seen a long-snouted seahorse in the wild.
- Swiss voters reject key climate change measureson June 13, 2021 at 5:24 pm
In a shock result, voters narrowly reject a tax on flights and a fuel levy among other policies.
- Bidder pays $28m for space trip with Amazon’s Bezoson June 12, 2021 at 10:46 pm
The mystery auction winner will be part of the the first human flight by space company Blue Origin.
- SLS: First view of Nasa’s assembled ‘megarocket’on June 12, 2021 at 7:44 pm
Nasa has assembled the key elements of its powerful SLS rocket.
- BBC Springwatch: Chris Packham hails maker of 27,000 swift boxeson June 12, 2021 at 6:47 am
Retired 79-year-old John Stimpson started making the boxes as a hobby and now does it full-time.
- UK space race investment ‘is heating up’on June 11, 2021 at 2:14 pm
The space industry is one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors, worth £14.8bn a year.
- Plastic pollution: take-out food is littering the oceanson June 11, 2021 at 10:58 am
Single-use plastic from take-out food is a big source of pollution in oceans and rivers, scientists say.
- Poorer nations ‘more focused on sustainability’on June 10, 2021 at 11:57 pm
Developing nations put scientific research into sustainability than richer countries, a Unesco report finds.
- Backlash against ‘frightening’ tests on whaleson June 10, 2021 at 11:53 pm
An international group of scientists has called on Norway to halt plans for acoustic experiments on minke whales.
- Why it’s the end of the road for petrol stationson June 10, 2021 at 11:05 pm
Many petrol stations will close over the next 20 years, accelerating the shift to electric cars.
- ‘Quick fixes’ to the climate crisis risk harming natureon June 10, 2021 at 3:46 pm
“Climate fails” include misguided tree planting and large-scale bioenergy crops, say scientists.
- X-Press Pearl: The ‘toxic ship’ that caused an environmental disasteron June 10, 2021 at 3:23 am
The X-Press Pearl, off Sri Lanka, could be a threat to marine life and the fishing industry.
- Spaceport Cornwall signs agreement with US companyon June 9, 2021 at 5:24 pm
A memorandum of understanding is signed by Spaceport Cornwall and a US firm to explore opportunities.
- University of East Anglia ‘Climategate’ scandal to be turned into filmon June 9, 2021 at 5:23 am
The Crown’s Jason Watkins will star as a professor who found himself at the centre of a media storm.
- Scientists say new dinosaur species is largest found in Australiaon June 8, 2021 at 2:10 am
The Australotitan grew up to 30m (96ft) long and is among the largest dinosaurs found worldwide.
- Optical illusion of orangutan wins awardon June 3, 2021 at 12:26 pm
A photo of an orangutan reflected in water has won the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year competition.
- Cicadas: What to know about the ‘remarkable’ and noisy bugson June 2, 2021 at 11:22 pm
Why do billions of cicadas emerge from below ground every 17 years? And why are they so loud?
- Drones and live-streams: How tech is changing conservationon May 28, 2021 at 12:07 am
Around the world, animal conservation has evolved so it’s not just humans monitoring wildlife.