BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

12/10/2017 04:42 PM
Mt Hope installed as 'UK's highest peak'
Scientists re-measure the tallest mountains in the Antarctic territory claimed by Britain.

12/10/2017 03:55 AM
Australian town driven batty by flying foxes
Residents of an Australian town are being overwhelmed by thousands of flying foxes.

12/09/2017 04:37 PM
Botanical exploits: How British plant hunters served science
Collecting in the clouds: Remembering the British plant-hunters who diced with death to discover plants

12/09/2017 04:09 PM
Plastic planet
More and more waste plastic is ending up in our oceans. How big is the problem and why is plastic such a threat?

12/08/2017 04:16 PM
The 'Godfather of Coral' who's still diving at 72
Charlie Veron's been diving for 50 years and has discovered more than 20% of the world's coral species

12/07/2017 12:08 PM
Narwhal escape: Whales freeze and flee when frightened
Narwhals show a "costly" response to threats, raising concerns over how they will respond to increased human contact.

12/07/2017 10:36 AM
US firm picks UK for weather satellites
Orbital Micro Systems' demonstration weather satellite should pave the way for a network in the sky.

12/07/2017 04:31 AM
Researchers find 'oldest ever eye' in fossil
The remains of the extinct sea creature include an early form of the eye seen in many of today's animals.

12/06/2017 01:17 PM
Farthest monster black hole found
Astronomers discover the most distant "supermassive" black hole known to science.

12/06/2017 12:20 PM
A closer look at '3.67m-year-old' skeleton
It took 20 years to excavate, clean and put together Little Foot, found in caves north of Johannesburg.

12/06/2017 10:55 AM
Google's 'superhuman' DeepMind AI claims chess crown
An algorithm developed by the DeepMind team claims victory against a world-beating AI chess program.

12/06/2017 07:39 AM
Little Foot skeleton unveiled in South Africa
One of the oldest and most complete skeletons of our ancestors is unveiled in South Africa.

12/06/2017 05:38 AM
UN signals 'end' of throwaway plastic
The end of the era of throwaway plastic has been signalled by UN environment ministers meeting in Kenya.

12/05/2017 04:26 AM
Hinkley Point's Cardiff Bay toxic mud claim 'alarmist'
300,000 tonnes of mud from Hinkley Point C is due to be dumped in the sea off Cardiff Bay.

12/05/2017 02:44 AM
Pizza night aboard the International Space Station
Crew members aboard the International Space Station are treated to a special meal.

12/05/2017 12:25 AM
Australia's frog count: App calls on citizen scientists
Scientists hope the public will help them record the sounds of the amphibians via an app.

12/04/2017 11:08 PM
IUCN Red List: Wild crops listed as threatened
Wild relatives of modern crops deemed crucial for food security are threatened with extinction.

12/04/2017 04:13 PM
How UK's birds are being affected by a changing climate
Migratory birds are arriving in the UK earlier each spring and leaving later each autumn, a study shows.

12/04/2017 02:54 AM
The 'supermoon' celestial wonder seen across the UK
Skywatchers have enjoyed spectacular views of the Moon appearing larger and brighter in the sky.

12/03/2017 06:25 PM
What is a 'supermoon'?
Tom Kerrs from the Royal Observatory explains the phenomenon that causes the moon to look larger and brighter.

12/03/2017 04:16 PM
Schoolgirl invents low-cost lead detecting device
Gitanjali Rao's device uses carbon nanotubes to detect the presence of lead in water.

12/02/2017 05:42 AM
Chief vet defends support of larger hen cages
On Twitter, Nigel Gibbens says the pens are a "necessary defence" against bird flu.

12/01/2017 04:54 PM
The other Dodo
In the middle of the 18th Century, a large flightless bird became extinct on an Indian Ocean island.

12/01/2017 09:21 AM
Gravity signals rapidly show true size of giant quakes
Researchers develop a new speedy approach to estimate the true size of very large earthquakes.

12/01/2017 04:19 AM
New Sentinel satellite tracks dirty air
A UK-Dutch-built Earth observing spacecraft shows its promise with some stunning images of pollution.

11/30/2017 11:56 PM
'Zero tolerance' plan eyed for plastic pollution
A plan to drastically cut plastic pollution of the oceans may be agreed at a UN summit.

11/30/2017 04:45 PM
Unesco adds Sir Isaac Newton's papers to world register
Sir Isaac Newton's papers and personal accounts are added to a Unesco register of globally important documents.

11/30/2017 02:00 PM
Fossilised eggs shed light on reign of pterosaurs
A collection of 200 eggs gives new insights into the development of the extinct flying reptiles.

11/30/2017 02:24 AM
Huge weather rescue project under way
After digitising old weather data from atop Ben Nevis, citizen scientists tackle a much bigger project.

11/29/2017 03:29 PM
'Unnatural' microbe can make proteins
A bacterium made with "unnatural" DNA assembles proteins - a key characteristic of a functioning organism.

11/29/2017 11:33 AM
Hidden history of prehistoric women's work revealed
Prehistoric women's manual work was tougher than rowing in today's elite boat crews, say scientists.

11/29/2017 06:32 AM
Trophy hunting removes 'good genes' and raises extinction risk
Hunting animals with the biggest horns, tusks or manes could lead to extinction, according to a study.

11/28/2017 12:35 PM
River departed 'before Indus civilisation emergence'
One of the world's earliest urban civilisations thrived in the absence of a big Himalayan river, a new study finds.

11/28/2017 10:32 AM
RemoveDebris: Space junk mission prepares for launch
A spacecraft that will test the best methods to clean up space debris is nearing completion.

11/27/2017 06:43 AM
Off and running
World land-speed record-holder Andy Green describes the performance of his new new car - Bloodhound SSC.

11/24/2017 07:29 AM
Flies more germ-laden than suspected
Flies' disease-carrying potential may be greater than previously thought, say US researchers.

11/21/2017 03:11 PM
Looking for cures
The biohacker movement wants to cure disease without the help of government or big companies

11/14/2017 05:02 PM
Climate's magic rabbit: Pulling CO2 out of thin air
Can technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere really help prevent dangerous climate change?

11/14/2017 04:07 PM
Green planet
The United Arab Emirates' Mars research programme is turning its attention to date palm trees.

11/14/2017 04:02 PM
Press print
The Swedish hi-tech firm at the forefront of using 3D printing to create human ears, noses and other body parts.

11/09/2017 05:22 PM
Ice ceiling
For decades, there was a ceiling not of glass but of ice, holding women back from doing research in Antarctica.

11/07/2017 07:09 PM
Sewing for Nasa
From the Apollo spacesuits to the Mars rovers, women behind the scenes have stitched vital spaceflight components.

11/03/2017 08:42 AM
Rare spectacle
The Norwegian island of Kvaløya is now one of the few places in Europe to see a pod of killer whales.

10/19/2017 05:15 AM
Carbon case history
Prof Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London explains why this gas has played a crucial role in shaping the Earth's climate.