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Big rise in number of British children held in custody before trial
Hundreds of British children arrested by the police are being locked up before trial by ‘risk-averse’ judges, who often view them as gang members, according to a significant new report.
Ten big science stories of 2018
By Paul Rincon*
UK’s Big Issue to trial card readers after steep decline in carrying cash
With cash no longer king and electronic payments on the rise in the UK as well as other parts of the world, there is less and less of the spare change that homeless people and many charities rely on around.
IKEA targets big cut in greenhouse gas emissions from production
IKEA, the world’s biggest furniture group, pledged on Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its production by 80 percent in absolute terms by 2030 from their levels two years ago.
Big Oil spent one percent on green energy in 2018
Top oil and gas companies jointly spent around one percent of their 2018 budgets on clean energy, but investments by Europe’s giants vastly outpaced their US and Asian rivals, a study showed.
Stars, planets can be seen in high-resolution at big new planetarium
The sky is so big it makes superlatives seem superfluous. It’s dizzying in scope and it seems there’s always something new to explore.
Americans making big plans to make a big purchase (video)
Survey: 1 out of 2 of all Americans say they're very likely to buy things like furniture, a TV or an airline ticket before the end of the year
A new theory on why whales got so big
Scientists think they've figured out why the biggest whales — those of the baleen variety, including blue whales — got so big.
Big genetics study blazes path for bringing back tomato flavor
An analysis of nearly 400 kinds of tomatoes suggested which flavor compounds could bring heirloom deliciousness back to varieties that were bred for toughness over taste.
How the Big Bang created future of Universe
A mysterious effect at the start of the Big Bang propelled the universe and all within it through time, a new theory has claimed.
Big four banks' lending to Australian renewable projects falls
Australia’s big four banks’ lending for Australian renewable energy projects has tumbled in the first half of 2016, despite all of them spruiking their continuing support for the sector.
Sanctions relief big boon to climate
The removal of draconian sanctions on Iran will enable the country to quadruple its efforts to curb fossil fuel emissions, the country's lead envoy at UN climate negotiations said.
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