Science & Nature

Syndicate content BBC News - Science & Environment
BBC News - Science & Environment
Updated: 1 hour 17 min ago

Cane toad DNA breakthrough 'may help stop' toxic pest

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 03:21
It may help stop the animal's rapid and destructive march across Australia, researchers say.

RemoveDebris: UK satellite nets 'space junk'

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 00:04
A British satellite successfully deploys a net in orbit to demonstrate how to capture space debris.

Why do we hate wasps and love bees?

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 00:03
Both are as ecologically useful, say scientists, and the same effort must be made to protect them.

The satellite that can clean up space rubbish from Earth's orbit

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 23:54
It's part of a plan to clean up the millions of pieces of rubbish floating in Earth's orbit.

Starvation fears after piglets stolen from London farm

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 19:55
There are fears for the welfare of 11 tiny piglets stolen from a farm in London.

Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop'

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 08:57
The first private passenger to fly around the Moon with SpaceX will be a Japanese billionaire.

Solar Orbiter: Spacecraft to leave UK bound for the Sun

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 01:19
UK engineers finish building a satellite that will carry cameras closer to the Sun than ever before.

NovaSAR: UK radar satellite launches to track illegal shipping activity

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 17:43
The all-British NovaSAR spacecraft will monitor big stretches of ocean for suspicious shipping activity.

Nasa laser launches into space

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 16:41
ICESat-2 will use laser beams to measure ice levels on Earth as it orbits 500km above the planet.

'World's oldest brewery' found in Israel

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 13:51
Researchers believe they have found the world's oldest brewery in a prehistoric cave in Israel.

ICESat: Space will get unprecedented view of Earth's ice

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 13:46
The US space agency launches a laser into orbit to assess the impact of climate change on the poles.

Nightingales 'could become extinct in Hampshire'

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 23:26
A wildlife trust is warning the species could become extinct in Hampshire.

Prickly cactus species 'under threat'

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 23:14
The iconic cactus plant is veering into trouble say researchers.

Intensive farming 'least bad option' for food and environment

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 15:58
Scientists say that high-yield farming may be the best way to meet demand for food while conserving biodiversity.

Cities lead the way on curbing carbon emissions

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:04
Twenty-seven leading cities see their greenhouse gas emissions peak and decline over the past five years.

Salford scientists show how cars could power your home

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 08:11
The electric cars with stored power that could be transferred to a dwelling.

Ig Nobel win for kidney stone removing roller-coaster

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 00:04
It's a scream: Riding on some types of roller-coaster is an effective way of removing kidney stones.

'A single piece of plastic' can kill sea turtles, says study

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 16:14
New study: Ingesting even a single piece of plastic exposes sea turtles to a 20% chance of death.

Did Usain Bolt win the space race?

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:18
Retired sprinter Usain Bolt took part in a zero gravity race as part of a champagne promotion.

Hen harrier disappears after satellite tag stops working

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:11
Hen harrier Heulwen had flown across Snowdonia when her satellite tag stopped transmitting.