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Plastic pollution: 'Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo'
19/08/2018 12:35 - Flushing daily disposable lenses down the toilet is increasing the threat from plastics, say experts.

When flying to Mars is your day job
17/08/2018 20:41 - Living on Mars time, landing nightmares and sometimes spreadsheets... a day in the life of a Nasa engineer.

Public 'back' taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste
18/08/2018 12:58 - Ministers say they are looking at measures after thousands support action to reduce single-use items.

Earliest galaxies found 'on our cosmic doorstep'
16/08/2018 23:09 - Some of the earliest galaxies to form in the Universe are sitting on our cosmic doorstep, a study says.

Ancient Egyptian mummification 'recipe' revealed
16/08/2018 03:01 - Forensic examination of a mummy shows the original ancient Egyptian embalming recipe, scientists say.

Wheat gene map to help 'feed the world'
16/08/2018 20:00 - Researchers are set to develop higher yield wheat varieties requiring less water after making a gene map.

New pesticides 'may have risks for bees'
15/08/2018 19:46 - Attempts to find a new generation of pesticides to replace neonicotinoids have been dealt a potential blow.

Being human: Big toe clung on longest to primate origins
14/08/2018 15:35 - Our big toe was one of the last parts of the foot to become human-like, as our early ancestors evolved to walk on two legs.

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa's monkeys and apes?
14/08/2018 11:16 - Large-scale expansion of palm oil in Africa will very likely risk the lives of primates, a study finds.

How the humble cabbage can stop cancers
15/08/2018 02:22 - Researchers reveal how chemicals in some vegetables can prevent bowel cancer.

Mystery Russian satellite's behaviour raises alarm in US
15/08/2018 14:05 - Official says "there is no way to verify" what object is and whether or not it may pose a danger.

Next few years 'may be exceptionally warm'
14/08/2018 17:31 - The next few years could be "anomalously warm", according to a new study.

Footage suggests basking sharks use Scottish seas for courtship
15/08/2018 13:57 - Scientists collected footage showing basking sharks being "sociable" with each other off the coast of Mull.

Tax haven link to rainforest destruction and illegal fishing
13/08/2018 17:00 - Deforestation of the Amazon and illegal fishing have both been linked to tax havens according to a new study.

Winged reptiles thrived before dinosaurs
13/08/2018 17:20 - A newly discovered species of pterosaur that lived about 210 million years ago has been found in the Utah desert.

Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world
13/08/2018 01:10 - With frequent floods, sinking markets and engulfed homes, by 2050 parts of Jakarta will be underwater.

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun'
12/08/2018 11:03 - The US space agency launches a probe that aims to travel closer to the Sun than ever before.

The Meg: the myth, the legend (the science)
10/08/2018 17:33 - What to we really know about the giant prehistoric shark reincarnated by Hollywood?

Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days
12/08/2018 23:11 - After 17 days, the orca at last stops carrying her newborn and begins chasing salmon off Canada.

Hippo bite kills Taiwan tourist in Kenya
13/08/2018 17:50 - The animal turned on the Taiwanese man after he got too close with his camera at Lake Naivasha.

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