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More clean air zones needed, say MPs
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More clean air zones needed, say MPs

“Clean air zones” targeting drivers of high-polluting vehicles should be extended to more cities in England, the Commons environment committee has said. MPs said more cities should get the enhanced…

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James Webb's mirror is revealed
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James Webb's mirror is revealed

Revealed for the first time in all its glory – the main mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope, which will be launched in 2018. JWST is regarded as the…

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Second EU radar satellite launches
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Second EU radar satellite launches

The European Space Agency has launched a second radar satellite into the EU’s new Sentinel constellation. Sentinel-1b was carried into orbit by a Soyuz rocket that flew out of Sinamary…

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Rise in CO2 has 'greened Planet Earth'
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Rise in CO2 has 'greened Planet Earth'

Carbon dioxide emissions from industrial society have driven a huge growth in trees and other plants. A new study says that if the extra green leaves prompted by rising CO2…

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Solar Impulse completes Pacific flight
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Solar Impulse completes Pacific flight

The solar-powered aeroplane Solar Impulse has landed in Silicon Valley, California, after a three-day flight over the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii. High winds delayed the landing at Moffett Airfield, Mountain…

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Peake to 'run' London Marathon in space
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Peake to 'run' London Marathon in space

UK astronaut Tim Peake is preparing to run the distance of the London Marathon on a treadmill in the International Space Station (ISS). To counteract the effects of weightlessness, he…

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Seed clue to how birds outlived dinosaurs
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Seed clue to how birds outlived dinosaurs

Modern birds owe their survival to ancestors who were able to peck on seeds after the meteor that wiped out most dinosaurs, say scientists. Bird-like dinosaurs with toothless beaks survived…

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