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Scientists detect biggest explosion since Big Bang

   

   The blast in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster left a cavity 15 times bigger than our Milky Way galaxy.
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   Image of the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster
   

Scientists detect biggest explosion since Big Bang

   

   The blast in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster left a cavity 15 times bigger than our Milky Way galaxy.
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   Environmentalists could try to block new road plans if they fail to take climate targets into account.
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   The UK will endeavour to continue in an EU science programme after Brexit.
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   Campaigners celebrate the court ruling
   

Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case

   

   Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.
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   Investors are facing scrutiny like never before about what they're doing to tackle climate change.
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   Image of the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster
   

Scientists detect biggest explosion since Big Bang

   

   The blast in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster left a cavity 15 times bigger than our Milky Way galaxy.
     * 7h7 hours ago
     * Science & Environment

   Roadworks on the M4 in 2007
   

Road schemes may face Heathrow-style court action

   

   Environmentalists could try to block new road plans if they fail to take climate targets into account.
     * 8h8 hours ago
     * Business

   Boris Johnson
   

PM gives green light to post-Brexit research deal

   

   The UK will endeavour to continue in an EU science programme after Brexit.
     * 15h15 hours ago
     * Science & Environment
     * Comments

   Campaigners celebrate the court ruling
   

Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case

   

   Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.
     * 13h13 hours ago
     * Business
     * Comments

   Ducks at a poultry wholesale market February 26, 2006 in Nanjing of Jiangsu Province, China
   

China may deploy ducks to battle with locusts

   

   The hungry ducks could be sent to eat the insects that are devouring crops in Pakistan, experts say.
     * 16h16 hours ago
     * China

   BP refinery
   

Pressure on big investors to act on climate change

   

   Investors are facing scrutiny like never before about what they're doing to tackle climate change.
     * 23ha day ago
     * Science & Environment

   Intelsat-901
   

Docking gives telecoms satellite new lease of life

   

   A shepherding spacecraft grabs an ageing telecoms satellite to help extend its mission life.
     * 1da day ago
     * Science & Environment

   Roadworks on the M4 in 2007
   

Road schemes may face Heathrow-style court action

   

   Environmentalists could try to block new road plans if they fail to take climate targets into account.
     * 8h8 hours ago
     * Business

   Boris Johnson
   

PM gives green light to post-Brexit research deal

   

   The UK will endeavour to continue in an EU science programme after Brexit.
     * 15h15 hours ago
     * Science & Environment
     * Comments

   Campaigners celebrate the court ruling
   

Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case

   

   Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.
     * 13h13 hours ago
     * Business
     * Comments

   Ducks at a poultry wholesale market February 26, 2006 in Nanjing of Jiangsu Province, China
   

China may deploy ducks to battle with locusts

   
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Astronomers have detected what they describe as the biggest known explosion in the universe since the Big Bang. The blast came from a supermassive black hole in the distant Ophiuchus galaxy cluster, the cause of which has only recently been established with the use of giant radio telescopes. Professor Melanie Johnston-Hollitt is a co-author of the study and the director of the one of the radio telescopes used on the project. Speaking from Perth, Australia she told BBC Newsday just how big the bang was.

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   Plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport were thrown into doubt on Thursday, after a court ruling said that the expansion was unlawful.

   Jasmine Whitbread, chief executive of business group London First, told Wake Up to Money that while the ruling was disappointing, it doesn't mean this is the end.

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   "Those airlines know they're going to have to change in order to be successful."
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