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The future of electric cars may depend on mining critically important metals on the ocean floor. That’s the view of the engineer leading a major European investigation into new sources of key elements. Demand is soaring for the metal cobalt – an essential ingredient in batteries and abundant...

A global group of around 11,000 scientists have endorsed research that says the world is facing a climate emergency. The study, based on 40 years of data...

The European spacecraft that aims to take the closest ever pictures of the Sun is built and ready for launch. The Solar Orbiter, or SolO, probe will put...

A £100m fund has been established to help UK firms capitalise on the boom in offshore wind. With the UK so well suited to exploiting wind power, turbines...

The so-called Simba Kubwa Kutoka Afrika was a lion-like animal with up to 1500 kilograms. It lived 23 million years ago. Researchers in Kenya have discovered...

Pathogens are rapidly conquering new habitats in Europe. They bring Dengue, Chikungunya or West Nile viruses. Mosquito or tick-borne diseases could soon...

SpaceX’s most powerful rocket — the Falcon Heavy — was ready to send Saudi Arabia’s Arabsat-6A telecommunications satellite into...

The UK project to develop a hypersonic engine that could take a plane from London to Sydney in about four hours is set for a key demonstration. The Sabre...

Meat and antlers were discovered on trucks. The find weighs several tons. Poachers face several years imprisonment. According to environmentalists, poachers...

Desalination plants around the world are pumping out far more salt laden brine than previously believed, according to a new study. The salty effluent...