BBC News - Science & Environment
BBC News - Science & Environment
Copy of BepiColombo Mercury mission goes on display
Wed, 16 May 2018 13:42:00 GMT
London's Science Museum unveils a replica of the probe Europe will send to the inner-most planet.
Dinosaur parenting: How the 'chickens from hell' nested
Wed, 16 May 2018 00:48:06 GMT
Dinosaurs may have used a unique nesting strategy to prevent their eggs from being crushed.
'Oldest' turtle, 80, returns to Blackpool after 15 years
Sat, 12 May 2018 23:30:35 GMT
The giant green sea turtle is thought to be oldest of its kind in captivity in the UK.
Seeds of hope: The gardens springing up in refugee camps
Sun, 20 May 2018 23:27:02 GMT
The gardens giving hope and a sense of belonging to Syrian refugees in Iraq.
Building back up
Tue, 15 May 2018 08:21:36 GMT
After last years first test runs, the Bloodhound supersonic car is being rebuilt ready to go faster still.
Delay for Bloodhound supersonic car's high-speed trials
Wed, 16 May 2018 07:55:55 GMT
Testing of the 1,000mph car is pushed back ahead of next year's attempt on the land speed record.
'Shocking' human impact reported on world's protected areas
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:12:14 GMT
One third of the world's protected lands are being degraded by human activities, says a new study.
Madagascar emerges as whale shark hotspot
Thu, 17 May 2018 16:42:26 GMT
The endangered whale shark has been hiding in plain sight off Madagascar, say scientists.
Could illegal mines in Ghana lead to an increase in chocolate prices?
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:30:25 GMT
There's a warning that cocoa plantations in Ghana are being turned into illegal gold mines.
Mysterious rise in emissions of ozone-damaging chemical
Wed, 16 May 2018 18:38:52 GMT
Researchers discover an unexplained rise in a compound that is highly destructive to the ozone layer.
Sea giants do battle
Mon, 07 May 2018 23:23:36 GMT
As demand for natural gas continues to surge, huge extraction vessels are about to go into action.
Sat, 05 May 2018 11:10:35 GMT
Illustrator and planetary scientist James Tuttle Keane explains the significance of Nasa's new mission.
A baby elephant surprised zoo keepers
Mon, 21 May 2018 12:58:08 GMT
A baby elephant surprised zoo keepers after being born to a mum whose pregnancy they thought had failed.
Air pollution plans to tackle wood burners
Tue, 22 May 2018 08:44:09 GMT
Critics of the government proposals say they put too much responsibility on local councils.
Scientists detect oxygen legacy of first stars
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:58:43 GMT
The very first stars to shine in the Universe left a tell-tale trace in a far-distant galaxy.
PM will pay to have 'full association' with EU research
Mon, 21 May 2018 15:55:31 GMT
The Prime Minister makes the strongest commitment yet to "fully associate" the UK with the EU's £68bn research programme post-Brexit.
'Memory transplant' achieved in snails
Mon, 14 May 2018 17:31:37 GMT
Memories are transferred from one snail to another in a laboratory.
Sun, 13 May 2018 23:42:11 GMT
It is unrealistic to think Ebola will ever be eradicated, but it is now easier to prevent a crisis.
Bee crisis: EU court backs near-total neonicotinoids ban
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:52:32 GMT
Three insecticides blamed for bee colony collapses will be restricted to greenhouses.
Pump it down
Thu, 17 May 2018 23:14:29 GMT
A high-tech solution being tested in Iceland gets rid of waste carbon dioxide by pumping it 1,000m underground.
Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly
Tue, 22 May 2018 00:20:37 GMT
A genetic study reveals the secrets of how malaria evolved to be a killer of humans.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:14:04 GMT
How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it? The isolated Achuar peoples of Ecuador have created an ingenious solution.
Switzerland to vote on pesticide ban 'in 3 years'
Wed, 16 May 2018 13:36:14 GMT
Campaigners force a referendum on the future use of synthetic pesticides in Switzerland.
1,600 IT workers and engineers denied UK visas
Wed, 16 May 2018 04:59:02 GMT
More than 1,600 IT specialists and engineers offered jobs in the UK were denied visas between last December and March, BBC News has learned.
Stephen Hawking dies: Scientist's most memorable quotes
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:06:16 GMT
Remembering some of the key theories and quotes of the world renowned physicist, who has died.
Hedgehogs: Thousands sign petition over rat trap threat
Fri, 18 May 2018 13:00:49 GMT
Hedgehog lovers are worried that a rat trap, licensed by the government in England, could harm their spiky friends.
Mon, 21 May 2018 23:05:22 GMT
Drivers may be confusing autonomous cars with driver assistance technology, with sometimes fatal consequences.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:00:13 GMT
Scientist Vladimir Uglev has no doubt the agent that poisoned the Skripals was made in Russia.
'Permanent' interstellar visitor found
Mon, 21 May 2018 12:11:13 GMT
An asteroid from beyond our Solar System has been orbiting near Jupiter for billions of years, scientists say.
The 'day spa' for pregnant sharks
Sun, 20 May 2018 23:16:08 GMT
Visit the 'day spa' where pregnant dusky sharks treat themselves to a warm bath
China launch will prep for Moon landing
Mon, 21 May 2018 13:12:59 GMT
China has launched a relay satellite to prepare for a Moon rover mission planned for later in the year.
UK's clean car goal 'not ambitious enough'
Sun, 20 May 2018 23:07:55 GMT
An industry expert says petrol and diesel cars should be banned by 2030 or 2035, not 2040.
'Living fossil' giant salamander heading for extinction
Tue, 22 May 2018 00:21:26 GMT
The world's largest amphibian is in "catastrophic" decline, with probably only a handful left in the wild.
Sun, 06 May 2018 00:40:04 GMT
The eco-friendly hobbyists trying to stem the rising tide of plastic in the seas.
Stephen Hawking: A life in pictures
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:24:37 GMT
The physicist, who battled motor neurone disease for most of his life, has died at the age of 76.
MPs criticise government clean energy policies
Wed, 16 May 2018 10:26:49 GMT
Two parliamentary committees say ill-thought out policies have driven down clean energy investment.
How physics gender gap starts in the classroom
Thu, 17 May 2018 00:28:05 GMT
Some progress has been made in encouraging girls to study A-level physics, but not enough, says report.
Kilauea: What happens when lava meets the sea
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:05:19 GMT
BBC correspondent Chris Buckler explains what happens when lava flow meets the sea.
Grace mission launches to weigh Earth's water
Tue, 22 May 2018 20:17:57 GMT
The joint US-German Grace satellites go into orbit to monitor Earth's most important resource.
'Rare' birth of live reindeer twins in Cairngorms
Tue, 22 May 2018 13:12:15 GMT
Previously twins born in the herd in the Cairngorms have been stillborn or died shortly after birth.
Stephen Hawking thanksgiving service public ballot closes
Wed, 16 May 2018 12:47:06 GMT
More than 27,000 people applied for 1,000 public places at the scientist's Westminster Abbey service.
Fracking planning laws should be relaxed say ministers
Thu, 17 May 2018 16:11:53 GMT
Critics say it will be as easy to get the go-ahead to do a test drill as it is for a home conservatory.
UK referred to Europe's top court over air pollution
Thu, 17 May 2018 11:14:41 GMT
Britain is being taken to the European Court of Justice over persistent breaches of pollution limits.
Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations begin in DR Congo
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:05:02 GMT
Some 4,000 vaccines are being used to try to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 26 people.
Hawaii's Volcano Kilauea spews out 'ballistic blocks'
Thu, 17 May 2018 14:29:02 GMT
But projectile boulders are not the only hazard facing islanders near the erupting Kilauea volcano.