BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

02/17/2018 02:39 AM
New scanning technique reveals secrets behind great paintings
An innovative scanning system is making it easier to find the hidden stories behind artworks.

02/16/2018 12:48 PM
Pollution blights UK seagrass meadows
Excessive nitrogen from sewage and livestock waste is damaging the health of marine flowering plants.

02/16/2018 09:01 AM
The Bornean orangutans clinging on to survival
More than 100,000 of the animals have been killed since 1999.

02/16/2018 01:39 AM
Consumer products' air quality impact 'underestimated'
Chemicals from household products rival vehicles as a key source of urban air pollution.

02/15/2018 08:54 PM
'100,000 orangutans' killed in 16 years
Borneo has lost a "shocking" number of its great apes, according to a new survey of the island.

02/15/2018 11:02 AM
Probe provides rapid lung investigation
Scientists develop technology that goes inside the lung to make fast diagnoses of infection.

02/15/2018 10:17 AM
Woburn Safari Park: Elephant Tarli survives deadly virus
Tarli, an endangered Asian elephant, has beaten the odds to overcome an Ebola-like virus.

02/15/2018 10:09 AM
Scientists have developed a lung probe that finds infections
The probe provides access deep inside a patient’s lung, which means doctors will be able to diagnose lung conditions much quicker and more accurately.

02/15/2018 04:11 AM
UK air pollutants continue decline
Nitrogen pollutants from motor vehicles fell 12% from 2012 to 2016, according to official statistics.

02/14/2018 05:07 PM
What lies beneath
Winning photos from the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition

02/14/2018 04:36 PM
Great White demystified
Shark diving is helping tourists improve their perception about the largest predatory fish in the world.

02/14/2018 04:17 PM
Musk's Tesla to stay in space for millions of years
A car launched by Elon Musk could stay in space for millions of years before hitting Earth or Venus.

02/14/2018 11:25 AM
Quantum computers 'one step closer'
Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the recent development of a silicon-based programmable quantum processor.

02/14/2018 09:19 AM
AI does grunt work on China's pig farms
Alibaba rolls out a system that analyses pig squeals and coughs to improve pork production.

02/14/2018 03:43 AM
Crypto-currency craze 'hinders search for alien life'
A scientist says the search for alien intelligence has been hit by a shortage of computer hardware.

02/13/2018 12:31 PM
BBC to ban single-use plastics by 2020 after Blue Planet II
The move comes after the 'shocking' scale of plastic waste featured on the Blue Planet II series.

02/13/2018 09:56 AM
Genes remain active after death
Cells continue to function even after an individual dies, a discovery that could be developed into a forensic tool.

02/13/2018 05:19 AM
Amazon fish challenges mutation idea
Study of an Amazon fish has challenged ideas about how DNA gathers deadly mutations over time.

02/12/2018 07:51 PM
New antibiotic family discovered in dirt
The compounds are called malacidins and can kill several stubborn infections, including superbug MRSA.

02/12/2018 02:36 PM
Trump budget cuts US cash for International Space Station
Mr Trump's proposed budget includes funds to transition the space station from public to private.

02/12/2018 12:22 PM
Antarctic iceberg expedition set to reveal hidden realm
Footage shows the iceberg scientists hope will reveal an Antarctic realm hidden for thousands of years.

02/12/2018 05:28 AM
UK team set for giant Antarctic iceberg expedition
Scientists investigate undersea life exposed by the iceberg that broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula.

02/10/2018 11:53 PM
'Oumuamua: 'space cigar's' tumble hints at violent past
The 'Oumuamua asteroid from outside our Solar System was involved in a collision, a study finds.

02/10/2018 04:32 PM
Nigeria's soil-free salad farm
The entrepreneur growing greens in shipping containers.

02/10/2018 04:42 AM
The barren desert preparing astronauts for life on Mars
Researchers have created a simulation of the red planet with the hope humans will one day live there.

02/09/2018 04:38 PM
Rocket man
Elon Musk just launched the world's most powerful rocket. It's only a fraction of what he's up to.

02/09/2018 06:05 AM
Asteroid set for 'close' 43,300 mile flight past Earth on Friday
The asteroid, up to 40m in size and only discovered five days ago, passes by on Friday.

02/09/2018 06:04 AM
Getting a grip
The Bloodhound supersonic car aims to run in South Africa this October, and there is a lot to prepare.

02/08/2018 04:24 PM
Power switch
Wind and solar energy are expected to account for more than half of Tamil Nadu's power by 2027.

02/08/2018 04:03 PM
Potato plastics
Better recycling and compostable materials could be an answer to our plastic pollution problem.

02/08/2018 11:56 AM
Secrets of solar flares are unlocked
Scientists may finally understand the mechanism behind solar flares., which can play havoc with technology on Earth.

02/08/2018 08:33 AM
DNA story of when life first gave us lemons
From sweet oranges to bitter lemons, all citrus fruit came from the Himalayas millions of years ago, say scientists.

02/08/2018 04:52 AM
Plastic waste 'building up' in Arctic
Plastic waste is building up in the supposedly pristine wilderness of the Norwegian Arctic, scientists say.

02/07/2018 05:57 AM
Cheddar Man: DNA shows early Briton had dark skin
Scientists put a face to Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest complete skeleton from 10,000 years ago.

02/06/2018 09:01 PM
Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully
The world's most powerful rocket successfully lifts clear of its pad on historic maiden flight.

02/06/2018 04:41 PM
UK 'could adopt' Norway bottle recycling system
A Scandinavian deposit-based system for recycling bottles is thought likely to be adopted in the UK.

02/02/2018 08:33 AM
Mayan surprise
Latest technology reveals a network of more than 60,000 structures under Guatemala's jungle.

02/01/2018 04:05 PM
Mind control
Controlling machines using thought can be used in medicine, gaming, transport and many other sectors.

01/31/2018 04:26 PM
Dying in agony
While the US suffers an overdose epidemic, most of the world misses out on painkillers.

01/29/2018 04:05 PM
Robo news
As more media outlets use automated algorithms to write news stories, are journalists doomed?