BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

07/27/2017 09:11 AM
Lapland zoo polar bears enjoy snow gift
Christmas has come early for Lapland zoo polar bears with snow in July.

07/26/2017 08:55 PM
Diesel and petrol car ban: Clean air strategy 'not enough'
The clean air strategy should include a scrappage scheme and clean air zones, campaigners say.

07/26/2017 03:02 PM
Vegan advert claiming 'Humane milk is a myth' cleared by ASA
Complaints from the dairy industry are dismissed as vegan group's advert is given the green light.

07/26/2017 01:22 PM
Passers-by rescue dolphin on Weymouth beach
People wade into the water to help save a dolphin which was stranded close to the shore

07/26/2017 01:34 AM
On a mission to Mars (with Hawaii stopover)
Researchers living near the active Hawaiian Volcano Mauna Loa are simulating what it's like to "live" on Mars.

07/25/2017 06:23 PM
Astronaut shares 'burrito of awesomeness' aurora video
Nasa's Jack Fischer gives his take on this aurora time-lapse from the International Space Station.

07/25/2017 11:28 AM
World's first floating offshore wind farm in Scotland.
Each wind turbine is taller than Big Ben and the farm can power 20,000 homes.

07/25/2017 02:42 AM
Time, not material goods, 'raises happiness'
Contentment comes from paying others to take on chores such as cleaning and cooking, a study says.

07/25/2017 01:13 AM
China set to launch an 'unhackable' internet communication
China might not have the lead in research but its application of secure networks is leading the way.

07/25/2017 12:00 AM
Greenland ice sheet: How do you go the toilet?
There's one question the BBC's science editor keeps being asked about life on the ice.

07/24/2017 11:43 PM
Scientist describes life on the ice in Greenland
Glacial microbiologist Dr Joe Cook is in Greenland to examine the effect of algae on melting ice.

07/24/2017 11:05 AM
High risk of 'unprecedented' winter downpours - Met Office
A new analysis suggests there's a greater chance of the heavy rain that led to extensive flooding in 2014.

07/24/2017 10:32 AM
South African child 'virtually cured' of HIV
The nine-year-old has no active HIV in the body after catching the infection at birth.

07/24/2017 08:13 AM
Electricity shake-up could save consumers 'up to £40bn'
New rules will encourage UK consumers to generate and store their own power, ministers say.

07/23/2017 09:31 PM
World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland
The revolutionary technology allows wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for current turbines.

07/23/2017 10:07 AM
Fukushima disaster: Robot finds possible melted nuclear fuel
An underwater robot spotted the lava-like rocks inside a reactor of Japan's destroyed nuclear plant.

07/21/2017 11:41 AM
Farm subsidies 'must be earned' - Michael Gove
Environment Secretary Michael Gove plans to pay farmers for protecting the environment and creating rural jobs.

07/21/2017 12:28 AM
Moon dust bag sold for $1.8m at New York auction
The bag was used by astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect the first ever samples of the Moon in 1969.

07/20/2017 09:07 PM
New Mexico boy trips over 1.2 million year old fossil
A 10-year-old boy's stumble unearthed a prehistoric skull, which he then got the chance to help excavate.

07/20/2017 06:05 PM
Elephant seals 'recognise vocal rhythm'
Male elephant seals recognise the rhythm of one another's voices, researchers say.

07/20/2017 02:13 PM
Poaching pushes pangolin closer to extinction
Pangolins in the forests of Africa are at risk of being pushed to extinction like their Asian relatives.

07/20/2017 11:28 AM
Australia human history 'rewritten by rock find'
Research shows Aboriginal people entered Australia up to 18,000 years earlier than thought.

07/20/2017 02:06 AM
Why dogs are friendly - it's written in their genes
Being friendly is in dogs' nature and could be key to how they were domesticated from wolves.

07/18/2017 01:00 PM
Mighty T. rex 'walked rather than sprinted'
New research suggests the dinosaur could go no faster than a very brisk walking pace.

07/18/2017 03:23 AM
Sprouting wings
We're all used to ants sprouting wings and taking to the air during summer, but is there really such a thing as a "flying ant day"?

07/17/2017 02:06 PM
Newquay is go!
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green looks forward to the first, low-speed runs of the Bloodhound supersonic car.

07/14/2017 05:27 PM
'Beam me up, Scotty'
Chinese scientists have "teleported" a photon particle to a satellite - could humans be next?

07/12/2017 02:07 PM
Splitting the atom
The government is about to set out its position on membership of Europe's nuclear regulator after Brexit.

07/11/2017 11:50 AM
Fusion wait
We will have to wait until the second half of the century for fusion reactors to start generating electricity, experts have announced.

07/11/2017 01:07 AM
Zoo keepers
Galaxy Zoo is one of the most successful citizen science projects ever conceived. We look back at what it's achieved over 10 years.

07/03/2017 10:48 PM
Ribbiting stuff
The huge diversity of frogs we see today is mainly a consequence of the asteroid strike that killed off the dinosaurs, a study suggests.

06/27/2017 11:27 AM
Saving big cats
Amy Dickman has had some close shaves with big cats and humans while working with cheetahs and lions.

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

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

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

06/15/2017 08:17 PM
Quantum leap
Chinese scientists say their experimental Micius spacecraft paves the way for a new kind of internet.