BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

04/19/2018 10:34 PM
Stella McCartney: Fashion is swamping our planet
Designer Stella McCartney says fashion is a medieval industry, which produces a huge amount of waste.

04/19/2018 05:40 PM
Closing gender gap in physics 'will take generations'
The gender gap in science subjects like physics is likely to persist for hundreds of years, study suggests.

04/19/2018 04:57 PM
National Trust needs to be 'radical'
The new director-general of the National Trust says the charity needs to reach out to people in urban areas.

04/19/2018 01:02 PM
UK weather: Why this isn't a heatwave... yet
People across the UK have been enjoying unusually warm weather, but when can we call it a heatwave?

04/19/2018 11:49 AM
Bajau people 'evolved bigger spleens' for free-diving
In an example of human natural selection, Asia's Bajau people have evolved bigger spleens for diving.

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

04/19/2018 06:51 AM
Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed
Plan for a ban in England is announced as Commonwealth leaders are urged to tackle plastic waste.

04/19/2018 01:42 AM
Nasa's Tess: Planet-hunting satellite lifts off
Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) searches for new planets.

04/18/2018 05:22 PM
Planet-hunter launches from Florida
The US space agency's Tess satellite lifts off on a mission to find thousands of new worlds.

04/18/2018 03:55 PM
100 Women: 'Record number' of Nepalese women climbing Everest this season
A record number of Nepalese women are climbing Mount Everest this spring season, officials tell the BBC.

04/18/2018 03:50 PM
Last of the wild asses back from the brink
Wild equines are being reintroduced to the grasslands of Kazakhstan where they once roamed in large numbers.

04/18/2018 10:12 AM
Heatwaves 'cook' Great Barrier Reef corals
Recurring spells of ocean warming impact the diversity of coral reef communities.

04/18/2018 09:59 AM
Keeping livers 'alive' boosts transplant success, trial finds
The alternative to ice involves pumping livers with blood, nutrients and medicines while in a machine.

04/18/2018 06:22 AM
Chemical attack
Experts describe the challenges facing those investigating an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

04/18/2018 05:34 AM
Meteorite diamonds 'came from lost planet'
The space rock that exploded in 2008 seems to have come from the early Solar System.

04/18/2018 01:03 AM
Costa Coffee vows 'cup recycling revolution'
The UK's biggest coffee chain says it will recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020.

04/17/2018 05:53 PM
Will China beat the world to nuclear fusion and clean energy?
China's nuclear fusion research might put the country at the fore of future clean energy solutions.

04/17/2018 05:26 PM
Blue Planet: Plankton named after David Attenborough series
Scientists at University College London (UCL) decide to honour Sir David Attenborough and the team.

04/17/2018 09:03 AM
Porpoise plucked from shallow waters
The young female porpoise had become stranded at Grange burn near to Grangemouth.

04/17/2018 02:52 AM
Bialowieza forest: Poland broke EU law by logging
Poland violated EU law by ordering large-scale logging in Bialowieza forest, Europe's top court says.

04/17/2018 02:46 AM
Kids ask Nasa astronaut about going to space
Karen Nyberg, who's been to space twice, answers questions from primary school children.

04/16/2018 06:02 PM
The first person on Mars 'should be a woman'
A senior Nasa engineer has said the first person to set foot on Mars should be a woman.

04/16/2018 05:01 PM
Reality Check
It's not as easy to recycle your takeaway coffee cup as people may have thought.

04/16/2018 12:46 PM
Recycling hope for plastic-hungry enzyme
Science created a 'wonder material' in plastic; now nature is helping to unmake it.

04/11/2018 04:13 PM
Past in focus
Ancient DNA from human remains has helped construct a new narrative for human history.

04/11/2018 05:22 AM
Nazi legacy found in Norwegian trees
The chemical fog used to hide the Tirpitz battleship in WWII stunted the growth of trees.

04/10/2018 02:25 PM
Magnetic water
Satellites make the most detailed observations yet of the magnetism generated by moving seawater.

04/09/2018 06:36 AM
Belgrade's 'tiny head' Gagarin statue causes dismay
Serbian social media users mock city's tribute to the first man in space.

03/30/2018 05:18 PM
Vanishing lake
It's been shrinking fast, but could a plan to divert water to one of Africa's largest lakes stop it disappearing?

03/28/2018 01:48 AM
Iron test
A Manchester-led team tests the detector system it will use in Antarctica to find hidden iron meteorites.

03/22/2018 04:28 PM
Engineering giant
A new museum dedicated to IK Brunel reveals the man behind the carefully cultivated public image.

03/22/2018 04:16 PM
Human-eye VR
VR has suffered from an image problem, so could very high resolution headsets be the answer?

03/22/2018 01:07 AM
2,000 days on Mars
The Nasa robot this week celebrates 2,000 martian days investigating the surface of the Red Planet.

03/20/2018 03:12 AM
Toxic task
The organisation keeping track of the deadly chemicals held by countries around the world.

03/19/2018 05:09 AM
Rare poison
Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned by Novichok nerve agents, the PM says. So what are they?

03/16/2018 10:11 AM
Glorious mud
Meet the "mudlarkers" looking for archaeological artefacts along the banks of the Thames.

03/15/2018 04:21 PM
Rotten ideas
As the fight against plastic pollution gains momentum, firms are tackling the issue in different ways.

03/15/2018 04:01 PM
Adapt or die
In the first of our Future of Work series, we look at how new tech could change our working lives.

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.

03/14/2018 01:19 AM
Obituary: Stephen Hawking
Despite a crippling illness, Stephen Hawking became one of the most respected scientists of his age.

03/12/2018 09:44 AM
Nerve agents
A nerve agent was used to poison a Russian former spy and his daughter. What are they and what do they do?

03/05/2018 04:39 PM
Recycling gum
A British designer wants used gum recycled into useful objects - also leading to cleaner streets.

03/05/2018 04:26 PM
Water stress
A report has said the south Indian city is likely to run out of water - but is this really the case?

03/05/2018 04:15 PM
Fast charge
A breakthrough in materials technology could see fast-charging supercapacitors rival lithium-ion batteries.

03/05/2018 04:58 AM
Lassa fever
Since the beginning of the year, Nigeria has been gripped by an outbreak of the deadly Lassa fever.

03/05/2018 04:38 AM
Sound of speed
The Bloodhound supersonic car will produce a huge amount of noise when it starts running later this year.

03/02/2018 08:01 PM
Body hack
The body-hackers who believe chips under the skin could replace keys and wallets in future.

02/28/2018 04:34 PM
Scarcer snow?
In the UK, there is evidence to suggest that snowfall has decreased over the past few decades. Worldwide, it's a more complicated picture.

02/23/2018 05:38 PM
Nile conflict
A new dam on the river Nile could trigger the world's first war about water, writes Alastair Leithead.

02/23/2018 02:28 AM
Wot, no signal?
Billions of people still have no access to mobile services, but nano-satellites could change this.

02/20/2018 03:55 AM
Burn or bury
Since China refused last month to accept any more foreign waste for recycling, the UK is facing a challenge disposing of its plastic waste.

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.

02/09/2018 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.