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Climate change: Which vegan milk is best?

The popularity of vegan foods continues to grow, with January seen as a traditional time to consider giving them a try. Milk alternatives, such as oat, soy, almond or coconut, are one area of interest, with sales rising in the UK. A scientific study suggests the greenhouse gas emissions used in the production of plant-based […]

Climate change: ‘Right to repair’ gathers force

Image copyright Getty Images It is frustrating: you buy a new appliance then just after the warranty runs out, it gives up the ghost. You can’t repair it and can’t find anyone else to at a decent price, so it joins the global mountain of junk. You’re forced to buy a replacement, which fuels climate […]

Climate change: Which are the best vegan milks?

The popularity of vegan foods continues to grow, with January seen as a traditional time to consider giving them a try. Milk alternatives, such as oat, soy, almond or coconut, are one area of interest, with sales rising in the UK. A scientific study suggests the greenhouse gas emissions used in the production of plant-based […]

Climate change: ‘Right to repair’ gathers force

Image copyright Getty Images It is frustrating: you buy a new appliance then just after the warranty runs out, it gives up the ghost. You can’t repair it and can’t find anyone else to at a decent price, so it joins the global mountain of junk. You’re forced to buy a replacement, which fuels climate […]

‘New’ apple and pear varieties found in Wales

Image copyright Welsh Perry & Cider Society Image caption Anglesey Sweet Jane (A1789) was found on a tree believed to be about 100 years old A total of 73 previously unrecorded varieties of apples and pears believed to be unique to Wales have been discovered by researchers. About 200 trees were DNA-tested in the two-year […]

Incredible ‘sea monster’ skull revealed in 3D

Image copyright Nigel Larkin Image caption The skull is nearly a metre long Some 200 million years ago in what is now Warwickshire, a dolphin-like reptile died and sank to the bottom of the sea. The creature’s burial preserved its skull in stunning detail – enabling scientists to digitally reconstruct it. The fossil, unveiled in […]

Chang’e-4: Chinese rover now exploring Moon

Image caption An image of the rover rolling off the lander A Chinese robotic rover has got its wheels dirty after rolling off its landing craft and onto the lunar soil. The Chang’e-4 spacecraft touched down on the far side of the Moon at 10:26 Beijing time (02:26 GMT) on Thursday. Lunar exploration chief Wu […]

No sign of ‘distressed sperm whale’ in loch

Media captionSperm whale trapped in Loch Eriboll in Highlands A search of a Highlands loch has found no sign of a sperm whale believed to be in difficulty earlier this week. The animal, which has been estimated to be up to 9m (30ft) long, was reported to have been tangled in rope in Loch Eriboll, […]

Genetically modified ‘shortcut’ boosts plant growth by 40%

Image copyright Brian Stauffer Image caption These genetically modified tobacco plants were found to be 40% more productive Scientists in the US have engineered tobacco plants that can grow up to 40% larger than normal in field trials. The researchers say they have found a way of overcoming natural restrictions in the process of photosynthesis […]

Chang’e-4: Chinese rover now exploring Moon

Image caption An image of the rover rolling off the lander A Chinese robotic rover has got its wheels dirty after rolling off its landing craft and onto the lunar soil. The Chang’e-4 spacecraft touched down on the far side of the Moon at 10:26 Beijing time (02:26 GMT) on Thursday. Lunar exploration chief Wu […]