BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

03/16/2018 07:11 PM
Glorious mud
Meet the "mudlarkers" looking for archaeological artefacts along the banks of the Thames.

03/16/2018 09:25 AM
Footage of first polar bear cub born in UK in 25 years
The "confident and curious" cub was born at Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig, Scotland.

03/16/2018 01:21 AM
Rotten ideas
As the fight against plastic pollution gains momentum, firms are tackling the issue in different ways.

03/16/2018 01:01 AM
Adapt or die
In the first of our Future of Work series, we look at how new tech could change our working lives.

03/15/2018 07:11 PM
Changing environment influenced human evolution
New evidence from Kenya suggests that local climate change drove early human innovation.

03/15/2018 10:02 AM
MPs warn of 'poisonous air' emergency costing £20bn a year
Petrol and diesel cars must be phased out earlier than the 2040 target, Commons committees say.

03/15/2018 08:26 AM
Hawking's warnings: His predictions
How Stephen Hawking used his recognition to highlight challenges and existential threats for humanity.

03/14/2018 08:24 PM
Stephen Hawking's three great contributions to science
The physicist will be remembered mainly for three things, says fellow scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

03/14/2018 07:02 PM
Rising carbon dioxide levels impair coral growth
A new study shows that the atmospheric carbon levels projected by 2060 will affect coral reefs.

03/14/2018 06:39 PM
Stephen Hawking: Tributes pour in for 'inspirational' physicist
Scientists, politicians and celebrities say the physicist's death leaves an "intellectual vacuum".

03/14/2018 06:16 PM
Stephen Hawking on God, artificial intelligence and mankind's future
Listen to five thought-provoking perspectives from world renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who has died at the age of 76.

03/14/2018 02:27 PM
The book that made him a star
A short history of A Brief History of Time - Hawking's blockbuster.

03/14/2018 02:06 PM
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 01:33 PM
Stephen Hawking: Five things you may not know
From being diagnosed with a life-threatening disease at 21 to experiencing zero-gravity.

03/14/2018 12:24 PM
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 11:27 AM
Stephen Hawking: Scientist in the public eye
From meeting presidents to popes, we look back at some of Professor Hawking's most notable public appearances.

03/14/2018 10:51 AM
The science that made him famous
From black holes boiling themselves out of existence to equations describing the entire history of the Universe.

03/14/2018 10:19 AM
Obituary: Stephen Hawking
Despite a crippling illness, Stephen Hawking became one of the most respected scientists of his age.

03/14/2018 08:00 AM
Science mourns Stephen Hawking
Tributes highlight his breakthrough research as well as his personality and inspiration to millions.

03/14/2018 01:16 AM
War on plastic may do more harm than good, warns think tank
A think tank warns of the risk of unintended consequences from the current concern over plastics.

03/13/2018 06:34 PM
Archaeopteryx flew like a pheasant, say scientists
The famous winged dinosaur Archaeopteryx, once thought of as the first bird, could fly, research shows.

03/13/2018 12:00 PM
Humans 'thrived' after historic Mount Toba eruption
Early humans may have flourished after the largest volcanic eruption in history, according to new research.

03/13/2018 02:54 AM
'Boaty McBoatface' sub survives ice mission
The nation's favourite yellow submarine returns safely after a dangerous dive in the Antarctic.

03/13/2018 01:17 AM
Why sharks like it hot - but not too hot
Scientists have calculated the water temperature at which tiger sharks are most active and abundant.

03/12/2018 06:44 PM
Nerve agents
A nerve agent was used to poison a Russian former spy and his daughter. What are they and what do they do?

03/12/2018 05:21 PM
Microplastics are 'littering' riverbeds
Microplastic particles contaminate the riverbeds throughout the UK, research suggests.

03/12/2018 02:19 PM
UK 'space drones' look to Proton rocket ride
UK-headquartered start-up Effective Space aims to put up its first satellite servicing "drones" in 2020.

03/12/2018 10:01 AM
Feed the birds, but be aware of risks, say wildlife experts
Wild birds may catch and spread diseases as they gather to feed in gardens, say scientists.

03/11/2018 02:39 AM
What happens when AI meets robotics?
Researchers in Texas aim to create robots that can cope with our messy world.

03/09/2018 07:53 PM
Alien atmospheres recreated on Earth
Research shows that planets orbiting distant stars may be surprisingly colourful.

03/09/2018 07:01 PM
Sir John Sulston human genome pioneer dies
Sir John Sulston, a key figure in the race to decode the human genome, has died at the age of 75.

03/09/2018 03:09 PM
Ministers question 'latte levy' on cups
The government says it is better for coffee shops to offer discounts to those who bring their own cups.

03/09/2018 03:54 AM
X-ray probe to save Mary Rose cannonballs
Researchers are using powerful X-rays to look inside cannonballs found on the famous Tudor ship, the Mary Rose.

03/08/2018 08:11 PM
Amelia Earhart: Island bones 'likely' belonged to famed pilot
A new study claims the remains discovered on a Pacific island are a 99% match with the explorer.

03/08/2018 01:44 PM
Planet Jupiter's winds run deep
Nasa's Juno mission begins to unravel the mysteries of the gas giant's interior structure.

03/08/2018 03:15 AM
Climate change 'impacts women more than men'
Women are disproportionately affected by the impacts of changing weather patterns, studies show.

03/06/2018 01:39 AM
Recycling gum
A British designer wants used gum recycled into useful objects - also leading to cleaner streets.

03/06/2018 01:26 AM
Water stress
A report has said the south Indian city is likely to run out of water - but is this really the case?

03/06/2018 01:15 AM
Fast charge
A breakthrough in materials technology could see fast-charging supercapacitors rival lithium-ion batteries.

03/05/2018 01:58 PM
Lassa fever
Since the beginning of the year, Nigeria has been gripped by an outbreak of the deadly Lassa fever.

03/05/2018 01:38 PM
Sound of speed
The Bloodhound supersonic car will produce a huge amount of noise when it starts running later this year.

03/03/2018 05:01 AM
Body hack
The body-hackers who believe chips under the skin could replace keys and wallets in future.

03/01/2018 01:34 AM
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.

02/24/2018 02:38 AM
Nile conflict
A new dam on the river Nile could trigger the world's first war about water, writes Alastair Leithead.

02/23/2018 11:28 AM
Wot, no signal?
Billions of people still have no access to mobile services, but nano-satellites could change this.

02/20/2018 12:55 PM
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.

02/15/2018 02:07 AM
What lies beneath
Winning photos from the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition

02/15/2018 01:36 AM
Great White demystified
Shark diving is helping tourists improve their perception about the largest predatory fish in the world.

02/10/2018 01:38 AM
Rocket man
Elon Musk just launched the world's most powerful rocket. It's only a fraction of what he's up to.

07/07/2017 11:46 AM
Hawking's daughter: 'You could ask dad any question'
Lucy Hawking describes her famous scientist father being asked - what happens if you fall into a black hole?