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Teaching offshore robots to speak our language

New technology has been unveiled which allows humans to ask robots questions and understand their actions.

Global warming 'driving California wildfires'

Climate change is behind the scale and impact of recent wildfires in the western US, scientists say.

How lockdown birds sang to a different tune

It's official, bird song did sound different during lockdown, according to a scientific study.

UK can be 'Saudi Arabia of wind power' - PM

The UK prime minister says the UK holds extraordinary potential for wind power.

Man dies from eating more than a bag of liquorice a day

The 54-year-old construction worker ate a bag-and-a-half of black liquorice every day, doctors say.

Mysterious beaked whale smashes mammal diving record

A Cuvier's beaked whale stays under water for almost four hours, leaving scientists puzzled.

Ministers 'seek alternatives' for UK sat-nav

The government says it is after all ideas for a sovereign satellite-navigation system post-Brexit.

Sir David Attenborough joins Instagram to warn 'the world is in trouble'

The broadcaster gained more than 200,000 followers within an hour of posting his first video.

Spinosaurus dinosaur was 'enormous river-monster', researchers say

The findings come after the discovery of 1,200 dinosaur teeth in an ancient river bed in Morocco.

Pringles and Cadbury 'failing on recycled packaging'

KitKats and Babybel are among other big brands that did badly in the Which? recycling test.

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