Nasa Mars 2020 Mission’s MiMi Aung on women in space – Asia News

Next year, Nasa will send a mission to Mars. The woman in charge of making the helicopter that will be sent there – which is set to become the... Read more »

Why a brainless yellow ‘blob’ that can learn is mystifying scientists – Asia News

A yellow organism which looks like fungus but acts like an animal has gone on display at the Paris Zoological Park. The slim mould – Physarum polycephalum – has... Read more »

Plastic pollution: how plastic bags could help save the planet – Asia News

The plastic carrier bag has become something of a symbol for the problems caused by plastic pollution. But according to the family of the man who created it, Sten... Read more »

Could cricket and worm burgers help save the planet? – Asia News

Insects are increasingly being promoted as an alternative protein source which produces lower greenhouse gas emissions than meat. But could consumers really stomach burgers made from bugs? One family... Read more »

How the Great Barrier Reef was saved in the 1960s – Asia News

In the 1960s, conservationists began fighting to prevent the Queensland government from allowing mining and oil drilling on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It was declared a marine park by... Read more »

Plastic-free Penzance: The UK’s most eco-friendly town? – Asia News

Penzance became the first town in Britain to receive “plastic free” status for its crackdown on single-use plastic. Fishermen collect litter at sea, schoolchildren march about climate change, and... Read more »

How Misha the Bristol polar bear changed zoos forever – Asia News

A circus polar bear rescued 40 years ago and brought to live at Bristol Zoo helped change zoos forever. Misha – who died in 1992 -became the centre of... Read more »

How do you breathe less pollution on school run? – Asia News

Families from Sheffield took part in a test to see who breathes in more pollution on the school run – kids who walk, bike or go by car. The... Read more »

Goshawks: The rare bird of prey returns to the New Forest – Asia News

A rare bird of prey which was once close to extinction has more than doubled in number in eight years in a national park. There were 20 goshawk breeding... Read more »

How do you choose a Nobel Prize winner? – Asia News

The winners of the 2019 Nobel Prizes are being announced between 7 and 14 October. Previous winners include Barack Obama, Toni Morrison, Bob Dylan, Marie Curie and Albert Einstein.... Read more »