Science / Environment

UK astronaut Tim Peake returns to Earth

By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website UK astronaut Tim Peake is back on Earth after a historic six-month stay on the International Space Station. A Soyuz capsule carrying Major Peake and two other crew members touched down in Kazakhstan at 10:15 BST. He called the journey back “the best ride I’ve been on ever”, adding: “The smells of Earth ...

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UK astronaut Tim Peake prepares for return to Earth

BBC News : UK astronaut Tim Peake is preparing to return to Earth after an historic six-month mission to the space station. During his stay, he made the first spacewalk by a UK astronaut, remotely steered a robot on Earth and ran the London Marathon. A Soyuz capsule carrying Major Peake and two other crew members will land in Kazakhstan ...

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El Niño likely to boost CO2 in 2016

BBC News : A big spike in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels means the greenhouse gas is about to pass a symbolic threshold. Twenty-sixteen will very likely mark the first time the concentration of CO2, as measured atop Hawaii’s famous Mauna Loa volcano, has been above 400 parts per million for the entire year. The forecast is from the UK Met ...

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The story of ‘Eve’ the Jurassic sea monster

By Helen Briggs BBC News It’s the biggest jigsaw puzzle you’ve ever seen but in this case, there are no instructions on the box. Hundreds of bones are laid out on the floor and Dr Hilary Ketchum, of the Oxford Museum of Natural History, has kindly offered to piece them all together. It takes more than an hour to slot the ...

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April breaks global temperature record

BBC News : April was the seventh month in a row that broke global temperature records, Nasa figures show. Last month smashed the previous record for April by the largest margin ever, the data show. That makes it three months in a row that the monthly record was broken by the largest margin ever. But in terms of its departure ...

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