BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

06/24/2017 10:11 PM
Pandas in Berlin: Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in new home
Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in Germany from China ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

06/23/2017 11:11 PM
Yellowstone grizzly: Endangered or not?
The Yellowstone grizzlies are about to be taken off the endangered species list - after they were first added more than 40 years ago.

06/23/2017 11:13 AM
Splish splashing spinning gorilla
Zola has been cooling off in his favourite blue swimming pool at Dallas Zoo.

06/23/2017 03:42 AM
Watched chimps change their hunting habits
Wild chimpanzees have changed their hunting strategies in response to being watched and followed by scientists, observations suggest.

06/23/2017 03:12 AM
How the presence of humans can affect chimp hunting habits
Two chimp 'tribes' have developed different hunting habits in response to human presence.

06/23/2017 01:55 AM
Future of energy on show in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan's Expo 2017 provides a taste of what could be the future of greener and renewable energy.

06/22/2017 10:59 PM
Indian teen celebrates as Nasa sends satellite to space
The tiny satellite was designed by Rifath Sharrook, 18, and manufactured using a 3-D printer.

06/22/2017 06:29 PM
Whale body size warning for species collapses
The shrinking size of whales over the 20th Century could help scientists detect when wildlife populations are in trouble, a study suggests.

06/22/2017 04:21 PM
German-UK team maintains Galileo success
OHB and SSTL will make the next eight, possibly even the next 14, satellites for Europe's GPS.

06/22/2017 12:20 PM
Koalas 'facing extinction' in some Australian states
The conservation group WWF is warning that koalas could be wiped out in some Australian states amid deforestation and increasing attacks by livestock.

06/22/2017 01:53 AM
India genome plan could boost healthcare
Could an effort to gather genetic data from its population of one billion people help India take the lead in advanced healthcare?

06/22/2017 12:00 AM
Race to the bottom
The obscure and difficult to reach tracts of the seabed being claimed in the hope they contain mineral riches.

06/21/2017 04:09 PM
Queen's Speech: Plan aims to secure space sector
A government plan to protect the UK's £13.7bn space industry has been laid out in the Queen's Speech.

06/21/2017 02:34 AM
Why suitcases rock and fall over - puzzle solved
Scientists crack the problem of why two-wheeled suitcases can rock from side-to-side and turn over.

06/20/2017 05:04 PM
Hawking urges Moon landing to 'elevate humanity'
Prof Stephen Hawking has called for leading nations to send astronauts to the Moon by the end of this decade.

06/20/2017 04:55 PM
Europe selects grand gravity mission
After decades in the planning, a space mission to detect gravitational waves finally gets the go-ahead.

06/19/2017 10:59 PM
Volcanoes 'triggered dawn of dinosaurs'
A million-year-long period of volcanic activity led to the rise of the dinosaurs, a study suggests.

06/19/2017 05:03 PM
How cats conquered the ancient world
The domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice - in the Near East and then Egypt.

06/19/2017 03:58 PM
Brexit 'will enhance' UK wildlife laws - Gove
Any Brexit changes to the UK's wildlife laws will increase - not reduce - environmental protection, Michael Gove has pledged.

06/19/2017 03:06 AM
Scientists fear new EU rules may 'hide' forest carbon loss
Forestry researchers condemn attempts to change the way carbon from trees is counted in Europe.

06/18/2017 02:42 AM
Trump's divided desert: Wildlife at the border wall
Science reporter Victoria Gill joins researchers in Arizona to find out how President Trump's wall could affect endangered desert wildlife.

06/16/2017 11:30 PM
Genome pioneer John Sulston enters elite club
Sir John Sulston is elevated to the Companion of Honour in the Queen’s birthday list.

06/16/2017 06:21 AM
'Little sunfish' robot to swim in to Fukushima reactor
It'll be a tough journey - previous robots sent in to the ruined nuclear reactor didn't make it back.

06/15/2017 08:17 PM
China's quantum satellite in big leap
Chinese scientists say their experimental Micius spacecraft paves the way for a new kind of internet.

06/15/2017 11:43 AM
Air pollution plan 'unfair' on local authorities
Solving air pollution is a national not a local issue, says the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

06/14/2017 07:17 PM
Dams could 'permanently damage Amazon'
Scientists warn that hydroelectric dams in the Amazon could have a significant impact on the environment.

06/14/2017 06:44 PM
Ancient bird like 'a kangaroo-sized flying turkey'
New details on an early megapode bird that lived alongside Australia's extinct giant marsupials.

06/14/2017 05:00 PM
Juncker rejects US climate deal re-negotiation
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the EU will not re-negotiate the Paris climate agreement.

06/14/2017 03:27 PM
'Bottled nature' helps ease dental pain
Taking a walk along a virtual-reality beach helps ease dental patients' discomfort, a study finds.

06/13/2017 02:09 PM
The battle for nesting sites among the birds and the bees
Competition for nesting sites could explain why some birds and bumblebees are declining faster than others.

06/12/2017 07:07 PM
Bloodhound supersonic car set for October trials
The Bloodhound 1,000mph car will conduct some "slow speed" runs at Newquay airport in Cornwall.

06/12/2017 05:25 PM
Global hotspots for alien invasions revealed
Great Britain is in the top 10% of areas for harbouring alien species, according to a study.

06/12/2017 11:34 AM
The oldest living thing on Earth
Mayflies live for a day, humans live a century - if we’re lucky - but what is the oldest living organism on the planet?

06/12/2017 10:38 AM
3D printed bionic hands trial begins in Bristol
The hands could become available on the NHS bringing life-changing improvements for patients.

06/12/2017 02:56 AM
Rehydrating the bodies
Dr Alejandro Hernández Cárdenas has developed a new technique to help identify corpses.

06/12/2017 01:26 AM
Trading tool
The earliest known script was a tool developed to help run the economy.

06/09/2017 01:28 PM
Fiendishly complex
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green examines how the extremes of speed and acceleration will affect the airflow around the Bloodhound supersonic car.

06/09/2017 10:08 AM
Dogs and wolves share sense of fair play
Animals take umbrage when they feel that others are getting greater rewards than they are.

06/08/2017 04:51 PM
Quack science
The biological trick that allows a female mandarin duck to become a male.

06/08/2017 06:43 AM
'Monster' rocket 'selfie' delights India
Onboard footage from the Indian space agency's 640-tonne rocket has been widely shared on Twitter.

06/07/2017 09:28 AM
Big move
The permanent reoccupation of the UK's Halley station depends on how an ice crack develops.

06/05/2017 01:01 AM
Cold revolution
Initially invented for the printing industry, the technology has transformed the way we live and work.

06/03/2017 03:52 PM
Not green enough
Only three countries have not signed up to the Paris agreement - but for very different reasons.

06/03/2017 01:50 AM
Poison pill
A Canadian doctor says one short letter managed to convince doctors that opioids were safe.

06/03/2017 01:33 AM
Beaver return 'benefits environment'
A researcher says re-introducing beavers in England would help water supplies and prevent floods.

06/02/2017 03:12 AM
Sky-high wi-fi
ViaSat-2 enters the record books as the most powerful commercial broadband spacecraft ever launched.

05/31/2017 12:37 PM
Roadkill rescue
One of the world's worst hotspots for roadkill in Canada is helped by a project that cuts animal deaths by almost 90%.

05/23/2017 03:16 AM
Herd knowledge
As a warming climate threatens traditional food supplies in the Arctic, one rural Alaskan village is flying in hundreds of reindeer by cargo plane. James Cook went to find out why.

05/23/2017 03:14 AM
The DNA detective
A man abandoned as a baby 61 years ago traced his family using a DNA detective. But what do they do?

05/22/2017 01:17 AM
Reproductive rebels
Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

05/17/2017 02:17 PM
A creepy solution
What are the options for tackling antibiotic resistance?

05/08/2017 03:00 PM
Staying on course
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green describes how the Bloodhound supersonic car will drive in a straight line.

05/07/2017 01:36 AM
Keep out
The minefields laid in the Falkland Islands 35 years ago have been a blessing for penguins, which are not big enough to trigger explosions. But now the time has come for their home to be demined.

05/04/2017 06:05 AM
Big birds
Super-sharp images from a US satellite are keeping track of remote bird-breeding sites.

05/04/2017 01:48 AM
Big bang theory
Pioneering work that extracts information from audio of gunshots could help solve criminal cases.