Pete Tong NYE ‘balloon drop’ cancelled after protests

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Nasa’s New Horizons: Excitement ahead of Ultima Thule flyby

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Anak Krakatau: Indonesian volcano’s lost stature

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Fireworks banned on the Galapagos to protect wildlife

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Madagascar pochard: World’s rarest bird gets new home

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World’s rarest bird gets new home in Madagascar

The rarest bird in the world – a species of duck called the Madagascar pochard.

The best science long reads of 2018 (part two)

From the search for life in the Universe to fighting fires in Antarctica, here’s a.

Your Christmas tree could help save the planet

Image copyright Kelly Mercer Image caption An estimated seven million trees end up in landfill.

Climate change: Huge costs of warming impacts in 2018

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Heat waves in Europe in 2018 saw big impacts.

The best science long reads of 2018 (part one)

From a CIA mission to recover a lost Soviet submarine to the extraordinary secrets of.