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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The current motorway speed limit is 130km/h although a lower limit can apply at various times and places The daytime speed limit on Dutch roads is to be cut to 100km/h (62mph) in a bid to tackle a nitrogen oxide pollution crisis, according to cabinet sources widely quoted by …

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A man is given the Ebola vaccine in DR Congo A second Ebola vaccine is to be offered to around 50,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as part of a major clinical trial. The Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine will be used alongside a vaccine made by Merck, …

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Image caption Curiosity has been exploring Gale Crater, which once hosted a body of liquid water The oxygen in Martian air is changing in a way that can’t currently be explained by known chemical processes. That’s the claim of scientists working on the Curiosity rover mission, who have been taking measurements of …

By Louis Lee Ray, Resty Woro Yuniar and Sri Kusmiati BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme Image caption Villagers sort through plastic in Bangun for the better-quality material they can sell The burning of plastic waste in Indonesia, much of which has been sent there by the West, is poisoning the food chain, the BBC has learned. …

Image copyright Sarah Skinner/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Image caption “Grab life by the…” We imagine there was nothing funny about the aftermath of this photo Frightened fish, shy bears, sarcastic owls and birds that were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. These are the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finalists – but we …

Image caption Apollo II is a prototype deep sea mining machine being tested off the coast of Malaga The future of electric cars may depend on mining critically important metals on the ocean floor. That’s the view of the engineer leading a major European investigation into new sources of key elements. Demand is soaring for …

Image copyright Prof Wei Wang Image caption Little is known about the ape as only a few fossils are known, including this jawbone A fossilised tooth left behind by the largest ape that ever lived is shedding new light on the evolution of apes. Gigantopithecus blacki was thought to stand nearly three metres tall and …

Image copyright BLOODHOUND LSR Image caption The airbrakes are panels that open into the air stream, producing drag to slow the car The Bloodhound supersonic car returned to racing on Wednesday after four days of repairs in the workshop. The vehicle swept down its desert track at 200mph (320km/h) – well short of its current …

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionParts of Venice have been left under water by record flooding Severe flooding in Venice that has left much of the Italian city under water is a direct result of climate change, the mayor says. The highest water levels in the region in more than 50 years …

Image copyright Jaxa/AFP Image caption The Ryugu asteroid is 900m (2,950ft) wide Japan’s Hayabusa-2 spacecraft has departed from a faraway asteroid and begun its yearlong journey back to Earth. The spacecraft left its orbit around Ryugu on Wednesday with samples of the asteroid in tow. Hayabusa-2 is expected to return to Earth in late 2020, …