Hawking’s final science study released

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Prof Hawking died in March, aged 76 Stephen Hawking’s final scientific paper has been released, and it deals with one of the central topics in the physicist’s 56-year-long career. The work was completed in the days before Hawking’s death in March. It tackles the question of whether black holes preserve […]

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Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe malfunction became apparent about 90 seconds into the flight A US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut were forced to make an emergency landing after their Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned en route to the International Space Station (ISS). Shortly after taking off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, […]

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Soyuz crew back to Earth after malfunction

A capsule carrying two crew members from a Russian Soyuz rocket that malfunctioned on lift-off has landed safely in Kazakhstan. Footage showed the rocket taking off, with the two crew members on board, before a problem was reported with its booster. Search and rescue teams are now on the way to the capsule’s landing site. […]

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BBC helps bust Nepal chimp smuggling

A BBC investigation exposing the scale of chimpanzee trafficking last year has helped police in Nepal uncover a smuggling operation. Even to a hardened detective the discovery was shocking: two baby chimpanzees, exhausted, hungry, and sucking their thumbs. The animals had been captured in the wild in Nigeria and then flown thousands of miles to […]

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Nepal busts chimp smugglers after BBC investigation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s investigation shows how the chimps were smuggled in cages A BBC investigation exposing the scale of chimpanzee trafficking last year has helped police in Nepal uncover a smuggling operation, as Sam Piranty in Kathmandu reports. Even to a hardened detective the discovery was shocking: two […]

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Recycling Antarctica

Image copyright Pete Bucktrout/BASImage caption Up to 4,000 scientists and researchers work in Antarctica during the summer months Picture a wide snowy expanse as far as the eye can see, edged by mountains on one side, and an iceberg-filled sea on the other. That is the view from the Rothera Research Station on Adelaide Island, […]

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Australia defies climate warning to back coal

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Coal provides about 60% of Australia’s electricity The Australian government has backed coal-fired power, despite the recommendations of a major report on climate change. Phasing out coal is considered crucial to limiting global warming to within 1.5C, as set out in the UN report released yesterday. Australia’s deputy prime minister […]

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