Science & Nature

Syndicate content BBC News - Science & Environment
BBC News - Science & Environment
Updated: 5 min 29 sec ago

Mission to put millions of hidden fossils online

7 hours 18 min ago
Museums including Washington’s Smithsonian have set out to digitally record specimens in their collection.

'Digital museum' brings millions of fossils out of the dark

7 hours 30 min ago
A global effort to digitally record millions of fossils is set to transform the study of evolution.

Climate change: Why are governments taking so long to take action?

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 00:01
Leading climate scientists say progress is way off track, so what needs to happen to speed things up?

Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 20:25
A major climate conference in Poland has failed to adopt a key report after a dispute over a form of words.

Chang'e-4: China mission launches to far side of Moon

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 19:40
It is the first attempt to land robotic craft on the side of the Moon which never faces Earth.

Nasa's InSight probe listens to Martian winds

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 18:08
Two instruments on the recently landed InSight probe capture the noise made by the planet's wind.

Bloodhound supersonic car project axed

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:20
The driver of the 1,000mph supersonic vehicle says the car is available for the cost of a Ferrari.

Trump's environmental rollback rolls on

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 21:54
The administration plans to open protected lands for drilling and lift curbs on carbon emissions.

Falcon 9 rocket guides itself to sea

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:36
The rocket had a hydraulic problem on its way back to Earth.

Climate change: Warming made UK heatwave 30 times more likely

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 00:16
Rising global temperatures have massively boosted the chances of summer heatwaves in the UK, says a study.

Fossil preserves 'sea monster' blubber and skin

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:02
Scientists identify fossilised blubber from an ancient marine reptile that lived 180 million years ago.

Cars and coal help drive 'strong' CO2 rise in 2018

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:01
CO2 emissions hit an all time high, rising nearly 3% in 2018 thanks to coal and a booming global market for cars.

Game-on for UK's Team Tao in ocean XPRIZE final

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:28
A UK-based team arrives in Greece for the grand final of a contest to find innovative solutions for seafloor mapping.

Ash dieback: ash woodlands 'may flourish once again'

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 00:44
Scientists say there is hope that some ash trees can survive in the future, despite ash dieback.

Rats and pigeons 'replace iconic species'

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 00:44
"Iconic" animals such as tigers are being replaced by "cosmopolitan" species found everywhere - researchers.

Saving the last West African giraffes in Niger

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 22:18
The highly threatened subspecies has been brought back to a reserve in Niger after a 50-year absence.

Albert Einstein's 'God letter' sells for $2.9m

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 21:01
The 1954 letter about religion smashed its predicted price at an auction in New York.

What is that bright object next to the moon?

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:31
A spectacular sight lights up the sky as Venus and the moon rise together

Research worms 'too old' to go to space station

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:46
A launch is delayed due to mouldy food bars, meaning the worms could be a day too old for research.

West Mersea mammoth tusk 'dates back 12,000 years'

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 03:58
It was discovered off the Essex coast after an unusually low tide exposed it for about half an hour.