Matthew J. Stock

Fearsome T-rex was a plodder not a sprinter, researchers say

18 Jul 2017

LONDON Line up Usain Bolt at the starting blocks with a Tyrannosaurus rex and the dinosaur would be left behind in the sprinter's dust, according to computer-assisted research that turns long-held assumptions on their head. | Video

British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption

10 Jul 2017

(This version of the June 21 story deletes final paragraph which incorrectly states remaining area is open to public) | Video

A neat skateboard trick: Recycling old plastic bags to make boards

06 Jul 2017

LONDON Skateboarders are known for high-flying tricks, from jumping off of ramps to shooting down railings, but now one British designer is touting an environmental trick of his own, by using old plastic bags to make boards. | Video

UK-based start-up hopes to cut plastic waste with innovative water balls

13 Apr 2017

LONDON Small transparent spheres filled with natural or flavoured water could help provide a solution to London's plastic waste problem, according to the start-up company based in the British capital that manufactures them. | Video

Researchers give voice to historic sounds of Stonehenge

11 Apr 2017

STONEHENGE If you listen carefully - and with the right app - you can still hear the prehistoric acoustics that swirled around Britain's ancient monument Stonehenge over the last 5,000 years. | Video

British robot helping autistic children with their social skills

31 Mar 2017

LONDON "This is nice, it tickles me," Kaspar the social robot tells four-year-old Finn as they play together at an autism school north of London. | Video

Wooden stadium key to sustainable success for English club

09 Feb 2017

STROUD, England In the battle for promotion from English soccer's fifth tier, every result is key for title contenders Forest Green Rovers but one victory in particular would have a significant impact on the future of the eco-friendly club. | Video

World News

Global spread of coronavirus raises pandemic fears

Fears mounted on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak in China will grow into a pandemic with disruptive and deadly consequences for countries around the world, after sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran.