BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

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 10:23 PM
Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test
Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.

05/22/2017 09:32 PM
Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance
Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than lowlanders.

05/22/2017 04:11 PM
Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says
A waste disposal firm claims that plastic drinking straws are "the ultimate in human wastefulness".

05/22/2017 02:17 PM
Two dead whales at Felixstowe and Orford
One is up a river estuary, the other is awaiting removal from a beach.

05/22/2017 12:58 PM
The moment a sea lion pulls a girl under water
Experts warn against getting too close to wild animals after a sea lion pulls a young girl under water.

05/22/2017 12:23 PM
All three chicks at Cairngorms osprey nest die
The nest in the Cairngorms in which three osprey chicks had hatched now appears to have been abandoned.

05/22/2017 03:47 AM
Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universities
Make science and research a priority in Brexit talks, says Russell Group.

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

05/21/2017 06:33 PM
Mount Everest's famous Hillary Step destroyed, mountaineers confirm
The world's highest mountain poses new hazards after the collapse of a key rocky outcrop.

05/21/2017 05:03 PM
Mesmerising lava flows from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii
Look but don't touch as it tumbles down the Pulama Pali slope in Hawaii.

05/20/2017 07:23 PM
First high-energy proton beam machine 'great for UK'
A key component of the UK's first high-energy proton beam machine is delivered to its new home in Newport.

05/20/2017 05:20 PM
Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate change
Measures are announced after water enters a frozen facility guarding the world's key crop seeds.

05/20/2017 02:23 AM
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary's first Humboldt penguin chick in decade
A Humboldt penguin chick has hatched at a sea life sanctuary for the first time in more than a decade.

05/19/2017 04:51 PM
Greece battles locust plague on Agios Efstratios island
Locals say sheep on Agios Efstratios are starving as so much plant life is being devoured by swarms.

05/19/2017 01:29 PM
Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging
The packaging for Pringles and Lucozade Sport are among the most difficult to recycle, a trade body says.

05/19/2017 12:25 PM
UN looks to protect birds from green energy threats
Shutting down wind farms when birds pass over is one of the methods being tested to save migrating species.

05/19/2017 11:27 AM
China claims breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'
The vast reserves of methane hydrates under the bottom of the sea could be key to future energy needs.

05/19/2017 11:03 AM
2017 Whitley Gold Award winner: 'Fish loved me but people didn't'
Zafer Kizilkaya's work saved a Turkish community. His fish conservation model's now widely adopted.

05/18/2017 04:58 PM
Nasa seeks experiment ideas for Europa lander
Nasa is seeking the best ideas for experiments to fly on a mission that will land on Jupiter's moon Europa.

05/18/2017 03:50 AM
Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed
Almost 2,000 plants new to science have been identified in the past year, but many are at risk.

05/17/2017 11:50 PM
Florida man tries to kiss rattlesnake; gets bitten
"One boy said: I'm going to kiss it in the mouth," the snake's owner said.

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

05/17/2017 01:06 AM
Cities need 'hedges as well as trees' for environment
Scientists suggest smaller plants are better at absorbing air pollution around tall buildings.

05/16/2017 07:18 PM
Snail's DNA secrets unlocked in fight against river disease
Scientists have decoded the genome of a snail involved in the spread of a deadly parasitic disease.

05/16/2017 12:58 PM
Google DeepMind patient app legality questioned
A leaked letter throws doubt on the legal basis for sharing 1.6 million patient records with DeepMind.

05/16/2017 09:54 AM
Remote island has 'world's worst' plastic rubbish density
The uninhabited Pacific island is littered with 37.7 million pieces of plastic debris, scientists say.

05/15/2017 01:10 PM
Dinosaur asteroid hit 'worst possible place'
How different Earth's history might have been if the space rock had struck a different location.

05/12/2017 05:39 PM
Why does Belgium shine so brightly?
Tens of thousands of people marvel over shots of brightly lit Belgium taken from space.

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.