BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

06/22/2018 08:06 PM
Marine plastic: Hundreds of fragments in dead seabirds
Flesh-footed shearwater chicks are starving to death because of plastic, a BBC documentary reveals.

06/22/2018 04:34 PM
The birds filling up with plastic
On a remote island in the Tasman Sea scientists are battling to save flesh-footed Shearwater chicks.

06/22/2018 04:51 AM
Why does India's air look different from space?
Europe's Sentinel-5P satellite tracks formaldehyde emissions in the air over the Indian sub-continent.

06/22/2018 12:23 AM
How to shop in Birmingham's plastic-free supermarket
Reusable bags, bottles and containers are the key to success for these buyers in Birmingham.

06/21/2018 05:15 PM
Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep
Adding or removing the colour cyan can have an impact on sleep, according to biologists.

06/21/2018 01:30 PM
Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb
The discovery of a prehistoric pet gibbon suggests humans pushed apes to extinction far back in history.

06/21/2018 08:03 AM
Koko: Gorilla who mastered sign language dies in California
Koko is said to have been able to communicate thoughts and feelings using more than 1,000 hand signs.

06/21/2018 12:33 AM
The 'Baby' that ushered in modern computer age
Scientists are celebrating the birth 70 years ago of a machine that kick-started the modern computer age.

06/20/2018 05:43 PM
Deeply dippy
Dippy the diplodocus is proving a huge draw on its UK-wide tour. Why are some people so fascinated with dinosaurs?

06/20/2018 10:30 AM
The gene-edited pigs immune to lung disease
Pigs in Scotland have had their genes altered so they are now immune to a deadly respiratory disease.

06/20/2018 10:00 AM
Gene-edited farm animals are on their way
Scientists create pigs that are immune to one of the world's costliest livestock diseases.

06/20/2018 06:50 AM
Astronauts eject UK-led space junk demo mission
The RemoveDebris satellite will trial technologies for snaring broken hardware drifting in orbit.

06/19/2018 04:03 PM
Wolves in France: Farmers fear attacks
One mayor says children under 10 years old should not walk alone, in case of an attack.

06/19/2018 02:58 PM
Mountain lion kittens found living in US cave
Meet the new residents of a cave in California.

06/19/2018 07:36 AM
Rover test: What's it like to ride a rocket to Mars?
European engineers shake their Mars rover to see that it can survive the violence of a rocket launch.

06/18/2018 10:04 PM
Puan, oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia
Puan left an "incredible legacy" of descendants for the critically endangered species, keepers say.

06/18/2018 08:18 PM
Will Norway's electric plane take off?
A battery-powered plane that could mean guilt-free travel is part of a plan to tackle climate change.

06/18/2018 04:01 PM
Hot air
As demand for air conditioning goes through the roof, what are the implications for our planet?

06/18/2018 12:10 PM
How hats were placed atop the Easter Island statues
It took only small teams using ramps and ropes to cap the giant statues of Rapa Nui, a new study says.

06/18/2018 05:27 AM
'Dumpling-shaped' space rock comes into view
A Japanese space probe has been sending back images as it approaches its target, the asteroid Ryugu.

06/15/2018 06:51 AM
Stars turn out for Stephen Hawking memorial at Westminster Abbey
All corners of society attend a London service to pay tribute to the great Cambridge physicist.

06/15/2018 05:26 AM
Work starts to upgrade Large Hadron Collider
Improvements to the world's biggest particle smasher are designed to uncover new physics.

06/14/2018 10:08 AM
Gene therapy reverses rat's paralysis
Experts say the findings could be life-changing for millions of patients.

06/14/2018 07:58 AM
Prehistoric frogs in amber surface after 99 million years
Frogs trapped in amber for 99 million years give clues to lost world. The four fossils were found in Myanmar.

06/14/2018 06:20 AM
Stephen Hawking's words will be beamed into space
The words of the renowned physicist have been set to music by composer Vangelis.

06/13/2018 09:34 PM
Mars Opportunity: Rover 'should ride out storm'
Nasa says it is concerned but hopeful that a veteran robot rover can survive a big dust storm.

06/13/2018 06:09 PM
Einstein's travel diaries reveal racist stereotypes
Xenophobic comments are found in private journals from the physicist's 1920s tour of Asia.

06/13/2018 10:01 AM
Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years
Satellites observing the White Continent detect a jump in the rate of ice being lost to the ocean.

06/13/2018 09:36 AM
UK rebuffed over Galileo sat-nav procurement
Delegations to the European Space Agency vote to procure another batch of spacecraft, despite British calls to delay.

06/12/2018 04:09 PM
One in five British mammals at risk of extinction
The red squirrel, the wildcat, and the grey long-eared bat face severe threats, a study says.

06/12/2018 08:18 AM
Top hat
With the first 500mph runs now pushed back to mid-2019, there is more time to prepare the world's first supersonic car.

06/11/2018 02:58 PM
Big cat spat
The US has more captive tigers than the rest of the world has wild ones. Why?

06/07/2018 04:43 AM
Shunning Britain
British farmers say they are facing a shortage of workers to pick fruit and vegetables as recruitment companies say they can't find enough to fill vacancies.

06/06/2018 05:00 PM
Human planet
Scientists Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin believe humans are not on an inevitable course to self-destruction.

06/06/2018 04:24 PM
Meet the nuns helping save a sacred species from extinction
The axolotl - a salamander unique to Mexico - has almost been wiped out by pollution and over-fishing.

06/06/2018 09:07 AM
Has US physics lab found a new particle?
Results from the MiniBooNE physics experiment suggest a particle known as the sterile neutrino might have been found.

06/04/2018 05:33 PM
What do slugs hate? Home remedies put to the test
Traditional remedies used by gardeners to deter slugs and snails are to be tested scientifically for the first time.

06/04/2018 02:46 AM
Does Jurassic Park make scientific sense?
How were the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park created, and what have we learned about them since?

06/03/2018 01:29 PM
Margaret Atwood
Speaking at a climate change conference in London, author Margaret Atwood supported a ban on single use plastic.

05/27/2018 12:21 PM
Moonwalkers
Read the experiences of the four surviving astronauts to have set foot on the lunar surface.

05/25/2018 07:17 AM
Global problem
National Geographic magazine has published some startling images of the global plastic pollution scourge.

05/21/2018 04:05 PM
Fatal confusion
Drivers may be confusing autonomous cars with driver assistance technology, with sometimes fatal consequences.

05/20/2018 04:27 PM
Seeds of hope
The gardens giving hope and a sense of belonging to Syrian refugees in Iraq.

05/17/2018 04:14 PM
Pump it down
A high-tech solution being tested in Iceland gets rid of waste carbon dioxide by pumping it 1,000m underground.

05/15/2018 01:21 AM
Building back up
After last years first test runs, the Bloodhound supersonic car is being rebuilt ready to go faster still.

05/13/2018 04:42 PM
Ebola's return
It is unrealistic to think Ebola will ever be eradicated, but it is now easier to prevent a crisis.

05/07/2018 04:23 PM
Sea giants do battle
As demand for natural gas continues to surge, huge extraction vessels are about to go into action.

05/05/2018 05:40 PM
'Soul destroying'
The eco-friendly hobbyists trying to stem the rising tide of plastic in the seas.

05/05/2018 04:10 AM
Planetary insights
Illustrator and planetary scientist James Tuttle Keane explains the significance of Nasa's new mission.

04/19/2018 04:14 PM
Solar sailing
How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it? The isolated Achuar peoples of Ecuador have created an ingenious solution.

04/19/2018 09:00 AM
Poison project
Scientist Vladimir Uglev has no doubt the agent that poisoned the Skripals was made in Russia.

03/14/2018 05:06 AM
Stephen Hawking dies: Scientist's most memorable quotes
Remembering some of the key theories and quotes of the world renowned physicist, who has died.

03/14/2018 03:24 AM
Stephen Hawking: A life in pictures
The physicist, who battled motor neurone disease for most of his life, has died at the age of 76.