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Inmarsat rides SpaceX Falcon into orbit

Inmarsat rides SpaceX Falcon into orbit

Image copyright SpaceX Image caption An evening launch for the Falcon rocket and its Inmarsat passenger Inmarsat, the UK’s biggest space company, has boosted its global broadband network with the launch of a fourth high-frequency satellite. The I-5 F4, which will service the voice, video and data needs of remote and on-the-move customers, was taken […]

Dinosaur asteroid hit ‘worst possible place’

Dinosaur asteroid hit ‘worst possible place’

Image copyright BARCROFT PRODUCTIONS/BBC Image caption Artwork: The impact hit with the energy equivalent to 10 billion Hiroshima bombs Scientists who drilled into the impact crater associated with the demise of the dinosaurs summarise their findings so far in a BBC Two documentary on Monday. The researchers recovered rocks from under the Gulf of Mexico […]

Lack of dust makes China’s air pollution much worse

Lack of dust makes China’s air pollution much worse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Studies suggest that the deaths of 1.6 million people a year in China are linked to air quality Airborne dust is normally seen as an environmental problem, but the lack of it is making air pollution over China considerably worse. A new study suggests less dust means more solar […]

Lack of dust makes China’s air pollution much worse

Lack of dust makes China’s air pollution much worse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Studies suggest that the deaths of 1.6 million people a year in China are linked to air quality Airborne dust is normally seen as an environmental problem, but the lack of it is making air pollution over China considerably worse. A new study suggests less dust means more solar […]

Lack of dust makes China’s air pollution much worse

Lack of dust makes China’s air pollution much worse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Studies suggest that the deaths of 1.6 million people a year in China are linked to air quality Airborne dust is normally seen as an environmental problem, but the lack of it is making air pollution over China considerably worse. A new study suggests less dust means more solar […]

Lack of dust makes China’s air pollution much worse

Lack of dust makes China’s air pollution much worse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Studies suggest that the deaths of 1.6 million people a year in China are linked to air quality Airborne dust is normally seen as an environmental problem, but the lack of it is making air pollution over China considerably worse. A new study suggests less dust means more solar […]

Why does Belgium shine so brightly?

Why does Belgium shine so brightly?

Image copyright Thomas Pesquet / ESA Image caption The orange-tinted glow of Belgium can be seen towards the top of picture – with the Aurora Borealis captured to the north Belgium’s penchant for extravagant motorway lighting is suddenly in the spotlight thanks to pictures posted by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet. The images of Europe taken […]

Safeguarding Islam’s ancient past

Safeguarding Islam’s ancient past

Image copyright Richard Duebel Image caption The citadel in Aleppo, Syria, has suffered damage during the country’s six-year-long conflict A recent conference in Bahrain brought together experts in Islamic archaeology to discuss the lessons of the past and how to safeguard Muslim heritage for future generations. Under the blistering Bahraini sun archaeologist Salman Al Mahari […]

Arctic summit: Trump to make ‘right decision for the US’ on climate

Arctic summit: Trump to make ‘right decision for the US’ on climate

Media captionThe BBC’s James Cook explains why the Arctic Circle summit in Alaska matters The US will consider its interests first as it reviews its climate change policy, the secretary of state says. Rex Tillerson told a meeting of the eight Arctic nations in Alaska that the US would not rush to make a decision […]

Lions face same threats as extinct Ice Age cats – study

Lions face same threats as extinct Ice Age cats – study

Image copyright University of Sussex Image caption The African lion formerly ranged throughout Eurasia and Africa, but today is only found in sub-Saharan Africa Two big cats – the African lion and the Sunda clouded leopard – are most at risk from extinction caused by loss of prey, according to a new analysis. Lack of […]