BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

02/23/2017 10:47 AM
Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change
A new report says that using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a highly flawed policy.

02/23/2017 01:15 AM
'Magical thinking' on Heathrow expansion
A third runway at Heathrow can only be justified if it does not breach climate change laws, MPs say.

02/22/2017 07:00 PM
Star's seven Earth-sized worlds set record
Astronomers have discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star - a record number.

02/22/2017 05:49 PM
Most scientists 'can't replicate studies by their peers'
Science is facing a "reproducibility crisis" as scientists fail to reproduce others' work, it is claimed.

02/22/2017 05:46 PM
Plane flies along Antarctica's giant Larsen crack
New video is released of the Antarctic ice crack that promises to produce a giant berg.

02/22/2017 09:20 AM
US children's hospital helps save life of baby hippo
Doctors from a children's hospital have saved the life of a premature baby hippo.

02/22/2017 05:18 AM
Plastic from tyres 'major source' of ocean pollution
Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as "plastic soup", a conservationist group warns.

02/21/2017 07:19 PM
Meet the frog that can sit on a thumbnail
Seven new species of night frog have been discovered in India, including four miniature forms.

02/21/2017 04:46 PM
Hospital saves dehydrated baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo
Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo Fiona needed urgent treatment for dehydration.

02/21/2017 02:03 PM
Thousands of spills at US oil and gas fracking sites
Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids each year, according to new data.

02/21/2017 01:41 PM
Lemur facial recognition tool developed
A method that can identify individual lemurs could improve the way the endangered species is tracked.

02/21/2017 11:28 AM
What future for E numbers after Brexit?
How Brexit might create complications for the way food in the UK is labelled.

02/20/2017 06:45 PM
Scientists 'solve' the ketchup problem
A super-slippery coating for bottles could make getting liquids out much easier, US scientists say.

02/20/2017 06:29 PM
Slippery bottle solves ketchup problem
Scientists in Boston have found a way to get every last drop of ketchup out of the bottle.

02/20/2017 01:27 AM
Environmentalists and libertarians unite in HS2 criticism
Friends of the Earth and Taxpayers' Alliance are normally at odds on policy, but both criticise HS2

02/17/2017 07:32 AM
Call for brain donors
Scientists are calling for more people to donate their brains to research to help find cures for mental and psychological disorders.

02/17/2017 07:28 AM
Cardiff Uni's new way of making compounds for drugs
Researchers in Cardiff develop a new "highly-efficient" method of extracting disease-fighting compounds.

02/14/2017 03:51 PM
The mystery of the whoop whooping bee
Scientists think they have found the explanation behind sounds generated by bees

02/12/2017 03:16 PM
New Zealand whales: Hundreds refloat on high tide at Farewell Spit
More than 200 whales stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand on Saturday have refloated themselves and returned to sea.

02/08/2017 10:50 AM
Face of Orkney's St Magnus reconstructed
A facial reconstruction has been made of Orkney's St Magnus by a forensic artist to help mark the 900th anniversary of his death.

02/06/2017 02:26 PM
Satisfying the thirsty
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green describes how the Typhoon jet engine in the Bloodhound supersonic car will be fed with fuel.

02/06/2017 01:21 AM
Illustrious light bulbs
Once too precious to use, now too cheap to notice – the significance of the light bulb is profound.

02/02/2017 01:06 AM
The mobile phone apps that are enabling fishermen to increase their catches at the same time as helping environmentalists monitor and preserve stocks.

01/23/2017 11:23 AM
Gator aid
Texan Christy Kroboth used to have a quiet job in a dentist's surgery. Now she spends her time jumping on animals many times her size - and taping their jaws tightly shut.

01/21/2017 01:50 AM
Roger Harrabin: World v Trump on climate deal?
As the new president settles in, much of the world reaffirms its commitment to the Paris agreement.