07102020

European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland

Image copyright Kent Wildlife Trust Image caption The bison will be brought in from Europe where they live in similar wild populations [...]

Climate change: 'Rising chance' of exceeding 1.5C global target

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A child tries to cool himself in a heatwave in Gaza The World Meteorological Organisation [...]

New government unit to take over Covid response

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Joint Biosecurity Centre is being asked to develop new ways to respond to coronavirus outbreaks [...]

Coronavirus: Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity feasibility

Image copyright AFP Image caption The study estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies [...]

China bubonic plague: Inner Mongolia takes precautions after case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A bubonic plague smear, prepared from a lymph removed from an adenopathic lymph node of a plague patient [...]

Rocket Lab: Latest mission from New Zealand lost in flight

Image copyright Rocket Lab Image caption The Electron mission was lost late in the ascent from Mahia Peninsula The American [...]

UK government takes £400m stake in satellite firm OneWeb

Image copyright OneWeb Image caption Artwork: The government wants OneWeb to run a sat-nav service as well as deliver broadband [...]

Boris Johnson's newt-counting claim questioned

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The great crested newt is rare in Europe The prime minister has been accused [...]

Coronavirus: Testing sewage an 'easy win'

Image caption Samples could be collected from specific points in the national network of wastewater-treatment plants A sewage-based coronavirus test could [...]

Core of a gas planet seen for the first time

Image copyright Uni Warwick / Mark Garlick Image caption Artwork: The planetary core orbits very close to its parent star Astronomers [...]