BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

09/21/2017 01:30 PM
'We are planning weekly rocket launches'
The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

09/21/2017 11:59 AM
The lecture that changed biology
Evolutionary biologist Matthew Cobb unpicks a lecture that, sixty years ago, set the course for the genetic revolution.

09/20/2017 09:58 PM
UK strikes research deal with US in run-up to Brexit
The UK and US reach an agreement that aims to allow freer movement of research equipment and scientists.

09/20/2017 09:18 AM
Owls hold secret to ageless ears
Barn owls keep their acute sense of hearing into old age, scientists have discovered.

09/20/2017 01:11 AM
Neolithic Orkney rivalries detailed in new study
Rivalries in Orkney more than 4,500 years ago led to competition between communities, according to new research.

09/19/2017 12:55 PM
Paris climate aim 'still achievable'
The ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C is still within reach, a study indicates.

09/19/2017 01:53 AM
Size matters when it comes to extinction risk
The biggest and the smallest of the world's fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are most at risk of dying out.

09/18/2017 09:13 PM
Horsey seal injured by flying ring 'making recovery'
Volunteers came to the aid of a seal after its neck was trapped within a plastic flying ring.

09/18/2017 10:04 AM
The man trying to save bats' lives
Meet Dr Matt Zeale who is leading a team of conservationists tracking the rare barbastrelle bat.

09/18/2017 04:48 AM
Rhino horn smuggled as jewellery
Rhino horn is being processed into bangles, beads and bracelets, a charity's investigation reveals.

09/17/2017 09:14 AM
Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord
Reports say the US will no longer withdraw from the Paris deal or will change its approach.

09/17/2017 01:39 AM
Outwitted
How tiny creatures with small brains outwit us so easily.

09/16/2017 03:39 PM
Koala 'hitches' ride under car wheel arch
She survived a 16km (10-mile) car journey, clinging to the axle of a four-wheel drive near Adelaide.

09/16/2017 12:01 PM
Henry the hippo reunites with his baby Fiona
A happy ending for a family of hippos.

09/15/2017 07:00 PM
'Long live Cassini': Nasa scientists say farewell
The chief scientists who worked on the spacecraft react after it plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere.

09/15/2017 01:57 PM
Cassini: Probe incinerates on entry to Saturn
The US-led Cassini space probe reaches a spectacular climax, burning up in Saturn's atmosphere.

09/14/2017 04:50 PM
Snow leopard no longer 'endangered'
The conservation status of the elusive snow leopard is downgraded from "endangered" to "vulnerable".

09/13/2017 08:38 PM
Orchid gives up the secrets of its success
Science is laying bare the secrets of orchids, one of the biggest families of flowering plant.

09/13/2017 03:04 PM
Belfast scientists design flexible organic battery
Queen's University scientists design a flexible long-life battery that could be used in pacemakers.

09/13/2017 02:57 PM
Why are there so many berries this year?
Berries are appearing early this year - and promise to last much longer than usual, according to experts.

09/12/2017 06:24 PM
Man-of-war spotted along coast in Cornwall and Wales
The RNLI closed Perranporth beach to swimmers because of large numbers of jellyfish-like creatures.

09/12/2017 12:33 AM
Photographer settles 'monkey selfie' legal fight
A photographer settles a legal fight against an animal rights group over a "monkey selfie" photograph.

09/11/2017 03:17 PM
Row over AI that 'identifies gay faces'
Researchers and LGBT groups clash over facial recognition tech that supposedly spots gay people.

09/11/2017 02:35 PM
Badger culling gets go-ahead in 11 new areas of England
A vaccination programme to stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis is also restarting.

09/11/2017 11:15 AM
Offshore wind power cheaper than new nuclear
Figures from the government are seen as a milestone in the advance of renewable energy.

09/10/2017 01:54 AM
Tackling the canine obesity crisis
Why, in the mission to improve the health of man's best friend, scientists say greedy Labradors are at the head of the pack.

09/08/2017 02:25 AM
Bats 'tricked' into flying into buildings
Scientists warn of potential hazards from modern structures with large expanses of glass or mirrors.

09/07/2017 02:51 AM
Down on the body farm
Would British forensic science benefit from having its own outdoor laboratory to study human decomposition?

09/06/2017 02:15 AM
Swansea Uni study: African wild dogs 'sneeze to vote'
The animals hold "social rallies" and choose when to hunt via a sneezing ballot, a study finds.

09/06/2017 01:44 AM
Life after Earth
In September 1991, eight scientists sealed themselves inside a giant greenhouse for two years. Linda Leigh was one of them.

08/31/2017 02:02 PM
Flood capital
The reasons why the fourth-largest city in the US has become its flood capital.

08/28/2017 01:16 AM
Poisonous progress
The arguments nearly a century ago over the use of leaded petrol.

08/25/2017 01:53 PM
Alps melting?
A huge rockfall in Val Bondasca raises questions about how climate change is affecting the Alps.

08/22/2017 02:10 AM
High view
BBC correspondent James Cook views the total eclipse from 40,000ft above the Pacific Ocean.

08/17/2017 12:02 PM
Terraforming Earth
A planetary takeover by ocean algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.

08/15/2017 01:56 AM
Majestic archipelago
The Galapagos Conservation Trust has announced the winners in its annual photographic competition.

08/11/2017 01:11 PM
Climate crusader Gore takes up arms again
BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin reviews Al Gore's climate movie sequel.

08/02/2017 01:07 AM
Not just stars
The shortlisted images in this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year have now been selected.