Green group wins in air pollution court battle

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Campaigners have won the latest battle in a legal action against the UK Government over levels of air pollution.
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The story behind a small ivory sculpture that was carved 40,000 years ago.
Spelling and postcode mistakes have triggered thousands of wrongly issued fines, a watchdog says.
The new picture of a mother with her baby was proposed by a nurse at University College London Hospital.
Nicaragua signs the Paris agreement, leaving only two countries not supporting it.
A researcher at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands found that some birds without offspring are eager to help other raise their young if they have a chance to inherit their territory
Pennsylvania State University analyzed both the history and future of sea levels and storm surges, starting with preindustrial times all the way through the year 2300.
Horacio Llorens, 35, joined thousands of the creatures which took to the skies during Denmark's 'Black Sun' - an impressive avian phenomenon which takes place every Autumn.
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and the French National Center for Scientific Research suggest that a deaf Neanderthal lived into his 40's with help from others.
While poor sleep has long been seen as a symptom of trauma and anxiety, the findings from Rutgers University show short and erratic shut-eye could also be a trigger for fear.
Every extra minute of commuting time reduces job satisfaction, increases strain and worsens mental health, according to research led by the University of the West of England (stock image).
In some countries, including Slovakia, Facebook is testing a new model which takes business and publisher content out of a user's News Feed and places it into the new Explore Feed.
Audiobooks read by British narrators were three times more popular among listeners in the United States than those read by their countrymen.
A giant trevally fish defied natural order by emerging from the waves and snapping up a bird in a single bite off the Seychelles. It was captured for new BBC series Blue Planet II.
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have shown that a brain region called the 'default mode network' plays a key role in allowing us to switch to 'autopilot' once we are familiar with a task.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the moment the moon carried out a lunar transit on Thursday. The moon blocked out more than a quarter of the sun at the height of its journey.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology looked at children's ability to understand and interpret emotions (stock image)
Indian researcher Harsha Chigurupati has developed a compound purported to help protect against liver and DNA damage caused by consuming alcohol - called NTX - 'no-tox.'
Features were spotted in the latest beta version of the app by WABetaInfo, along with a photo shared by the company that appears to show a group chat containing video and voice call buttons.
The government will fund small firms to attend the tech expo after claims it did little last time.
Users globally can now simply choose any of the credit or debit cards they've added to their Google Account through Google Play, YouTube, Chrome or Android Pay.
Called the Brizi ecosystem, the air filter it has been endorsed in tests as effective by Surrey University professor Prashant Kumar and created by Yosi Romano.
The electric car maker reaffirmed on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a plant in the region, and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan suggested that his efforts to curb vehicle pollution needed to be matched by extra powers to tackle other sources of emissions, including wood-burning stoves.
Researchers at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa trained African Elephants to sniff out TNT - the main component of landmines,
The electric car maker reaffirmed on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a plant in the region, and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year.
DARPA hopes its Ground X-Vehicle program is can produce 'nimble, fast and smart' combat trucks that are able to shield themselves from enemies and deflect targeted missiles.
Dubbed Dehnel’s phenomenon, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany found that shrew head size changes with the seasons.
Researchers at the the Museum of London Archaeology studied more than 3,000 skeletons and found many of the bodies belonged to people who had moved to the capital from the countryside.
Every extra minute of commuting time reduces job satisfaction, increases strain and worsens mental health, according to research led by the University of the West of England (stock image).
The device, which is described as 'non-invasive transcranial direct current stimulation' (tDCS) was designed by researchers from HRL Laboratories and McGill University in Montreal.
Scientists from Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory in New York carried out the research, which has echoes the 2004 film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (pictured).
Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis, written as a 24-year-old, was made available to the public on Monday.
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