BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

11/23/2017 11:25 AM
Deep fat fryers may help form cooling clouds
The fatty acids released in cooking may help form clouds that limit global warming, say scientists.

11/23/2017 12:43 AM
EU ban on bird imports sees 'massive' cuts in global trade
There's been a 90% drop in the trade in wild birds around the globe mainly due to an EU ban, say researchers.

11/22/2017 08:15 PM
High-energy 'ghost particles' absorbed by Earth
Neutrinos are famous for travelling through solid objects, but they don't go through everything, a study shows.

11/22/2017 08:00 PM
Light pollution: Night being lost in many countries
Much of the world is "losing the night" as artificial light becomes brighter and more widespread, say scientists.

11/22/2017 06:11 PM
Plague reached Europe by Stone Age
Plague was present in Europe during the late Stone Age, according to a study of ancient remains.

11/22/2017 05:06 PM
Research money central to Budget
The Chancellor Philip Hammond has made investment in research the centrepiece of his budget.

11/22/2017 01:57 PM
How dinosaur scales became bird feathers
The genes that caused scales to become feathers in the early ancestors of birds have been found by US scientists.

11/22/2017 01:45 AM
UK judges to get scientific guides
A Supreme Court judge launches the first of a series of scientific guides for the UK judiciary.

11/22/2017 01:41 AM
Seeds hold hidden treasures for future food
More than 70,000 seeds have been sent from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank to Lebanon, for vital crop research.

11/22/2017 12:11 AM
Looking for cures
The biohacker movement wants to cure disease without the help of government or big companies

11/21/2017 05:35 PM
Drug-driving cases dropped over forensics
Thousands more cases - including violent and sexual crimes - could be affected by "manipulated" tests.

11/21/2017 01:57 PM
Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive traces found
The weather service says the levels of a radioactive isotope were nearly 1,000 times normal levels.

11/21/2017 10:49 AM
Bialowieza forest: EU threatens Poland with fine over logging
Europe's top court says Poland must prove it has stopped logging in Bialowieza forest or face fines.

11/20/2017 08:10 PM
Albatrosses hit by fishing and climate
The spectacular albatrosses featured in the BBC's Blue Planet series have seen a big slump in numbers.

11/20/2017 07:53 PM
Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid
An asteroid that visited our Solar System from interstellar space is one of the most elongated celestial bodies known to science.

11/20/2017 12:25 PM
European memory champion reveals winning trick
Simon Reinhard mastered the Method of Loci to become a European memory champion.

11/20/2017 12:11 PM
Antarctic glacier's rough belly exposed
The melting glacier contributing most to sea-level rise currently may be more resilient than previously recognised.

11/19/2017 01:17 AM
Bosnia's silent killer: The coal industry
The Balkan country has the world's second highest death rate caused by air pollution.

11/19/2017 01:12 AM
Floods: How can you save your life when disaster strikes?
Floods have been a deadly staple of 2017. But how can you protect yourself against the natural disaster?

11/18/2017 08:59 AM
The world's biggest lithium battery farm
The plant in the US state of California stores enough energy to power 20,000 homes for four hours.

11/18/2017 05:40 AM
Small steps forward as UN climate talks end in Bonn
UN climate talks finish with progress on technical issues but with questions on carbon cuts unresolved.

11/18/2017 03:52 AM
Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold
The US president's move comes a day after US hunters were told they could import elephant trophies.

11/18/2017 02:02 AM
How worried should we be about melting ice caps?
As the UN climate change conference ends, BBC Science's David Shukman takes a look at melting ice caps.

11/17/2017 08:07 PM
Fireball in Finland sky 'probably a meteorite'
The suspected meteor shook buildings when it raced through the sky in Lapland.

11/17/2017 04:43 PM
Fishing 'best argument for seagrass conservation'
Seagrass meadows are diminishing worldwide, which has serious implications for fishing activity.

11/17/2017 08:56 AM
Interstellar asteroid is given a name
The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name.

11/16/2017 04:29 PM
UK and Canada lead global alliance against coal
A significant group of nations take a stand against using coal for electricity generation at UN climate talks.

11/16/2017 01:54 PM
'Routine' detection of space ripples
Laser labs sense black holes merging at a distance of about a billion light-years from Earth.

11/16/2017 11:56 AM
Epic India leopard rescue photo wins award five years later
In a rare instance, Indian villagers and forest officers worked together for hours to save the animal

11/16/2017 10:40 AM
First gene-editing in human body attempt
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.

11/16/2017 01:45 AM
Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts?
A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.

11/15/2017 02:02 AM
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?

11/15/2017 01:07 AM
Green planet
The United Arab Emirates' Mars research programme is turning its attention to date palm trees.

11/15/2017 01:02 AM
Press print
The Swedish hi-tech firm at the forefront of using 3D printing to create human ears, noses and other body parts.

11/10/2017 02:22 AM
Ice ceiling
For decades, there was a ceiling not of glass but of ice, holding women back from doing research in Antarctica.

11/09/2017 03:42 AM
Ben Nevis gets automatic weather station
For the first time in 113 years, live data is streaming from the top of the UK's tallest mountain.

11/08/2017 04:09 AM
Sewing for Nasa
From the Apollo spacesuits to the Mars rovers, women behind the scenes have stitched vital spaceflight components.

11/03/2017 05:42 PM
Rare spectacle
The Norwegian island of Kvaløya is now one of the few places in Europe to see a pod of killer whales.

10/29/2017 02:42 AM
Waterworld
Sir David Attenborough is returning to our screens and people are very excited about it.

10/25/2017 02:28 AM
A new era
We need to be more concerned than ever about how society uses scientific discoveries, says Venki Ramakrishnan.

10/19/2017 02:15 PM
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.