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UK steps towards zero-carbon economy

Image copyright Getty Images The UK is taking a tentative step towards a radical “green” future with zero emissions of greenhouse gases. The government is formally seeking Climate Change Committee (CCC) guidance about how and when to make this leap. If it happens it would mark an extraordinary transformation of an economy built on burning […]

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Six climate questions for 'Green GB'

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists say we must keep global temperature rise under 1.5C – so what does that mean for the UK? Next week, ministers are likely to ask their advisers how Britain can reduce carbon emissions in line with that target. They’ve declared what they’re calling Green GB Week – a celebration of […]

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Hawking's final science study released

Image copyright Getty Images Image 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 […]

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Same-sex mice have babies

Image copyright Leyun Wang Image caption This adult mouse has two mums and no dad, was healthy and able to have healthy pups of her own Baby mice have been made with two mums and no dad, say researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It took a substantial feat of genetic engineering to break […]

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Astronauts escape malfunctioning rocket

Astronauts are to make an emergency landing after their Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned on lift-off to the International Space Station. Nasa said there was an “issue with the booster” and the “crew is returning to Earth in a ballistic descent mode”. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. […]