BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid
An asteroid that visited our Solar System from interstellar space is one of the most elongated celestial bodies known to science.
11/20/2017 06:53 PM
Albatrosses hit by fishing and climate
The spectacular albatrosses featured in the BBC's Blue Planet series have seen a big slump in numbers.
11/20/2017 07:10 PM
Antarctic glacier's rough belly exposed
The melting glacier contributing most to sea-level rise currently may be more resilient than previously recognised.
11/20/2017 11:11 AM
Small steps forward as UN climate talks end in Bonn
UN climate talks finish with progress on technical issues but with questions on carbon cuts unresolved.
11/18/2017 04:40 AM
Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold
The US president's move comes a day after US hunters were told they could import elephant trophies.
11/18/2017 02:52 AM
Fishing 'best argument for seagrass conservation'
Seagrass meadows are diminishing worldwide, which has serious implications for fishing activity.
11/17/2017 03:43 PM
Interstellar asteroid is given a name
The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name.
11/17/2017 07:56 AM
'Routine' detection of space ripples
Laser labs sense black holes merging at a distance of about a billion light-years from Earth.
11/16/2017 12:54 PM
Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts?
A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.
11/16/2017 12:45 AM
First gene-editing in human body attempt
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.
11/16/2017 09:40 AM
UK and Canada lead global alliance against coal
A significant group of nations take a stand against using coal for electricity generation at UN climate talks.
11/16/2017 03:29 PM
Europe steps in to cover US shortfall in funding climate science
French and UK governments say they will make up for any shortfall in funding for a global science body.
11/15/2017 06:11 PM
Nearby planet is 'excellent' target in search for life
Astronomers have found a cool, Earth-sized planet that's relatively close to our Solar System.
11/15/2017 01:04 PM
SSTL to build Canadian satellite constellation
Vancouver-based UrtheCast contracts UK firm SSTL to build a series of satellites to image Earth every day.
11/15/2017 06:05 PM
'World's oldest wine' found in 8,000-year-old jars in Georgia
Pottery found near Tbilisi shows wine-making was taking place 8,000 years ago, scientists say.
11/13/2017 10:47 PM
Antarctica's warm underbelly revealed
Scientists make the most detailed map yet of the heat rising under the ice sheet from rocks below.
11/13/2017 02:08 PM
First CO2 rise in four years puts pressure on Paris targets
Uptick in coal use in China sees global CO2 emissions projected to rise after years of little or no growth.
11/13/2017 08:30 AM
Gove plans post-Brexit green watchdog
Minister Michael Gove insists environmental standards won't be sacrificed.
11/12/2017 12:56 PM
European memory champion reveals winning trick
Simon Reinhard mastered the Method of Loci to become a European memory champion.
11/20/2017 11:25 AM
Bosnia's silent killer: The coal industry
The Balkan country has the world's second highest death rate caused by air pollution.
11/19/2017 12:17 AM
Floods: How can you save your life when disaster strikes?
Floods have been a deadly staple of 2017. But how can you protect yourself against the natural disaster?
11/19/2017 12:12 AM
How worried should we be about melting ice caps?
As the UN climate change conference ends, BBC Science's David Shukman takes a look at melting ice caps.
11/18/2017 01:02 AM
The world's biggest lithium battery farm
The plant in the US state of California stores enough energy to power 20,000 homes for four hours.
11/18/2017 07:59 AM
Fireball in Finland sky 'probably a meteorite'
The suspected meteor shook buildings when it raced through the sky in Lapland.
11/17/2017 07:07 PM
Epic India leopard rescue photo wins award five years later
In a rare instance, Indian villagers and forest officers worked together for hours to save the animal
11/16/2017 10:56 AM
Ben Nevis gets automatic weather station
For the first time in 113 years, live data is streaming from the top of the UK's tallest mountain.
11/09/2017 02:42 AM
Climate's magic rabbit: Pulling CO2 out of thin air
Can technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere really help prevent dangerous climate change?
11/15/2017 01:02 AM
Press print
The Swedish hi-tech firm at the forefront of using 3D printing to create human ears, noses and other body parts.
11/15/2017 12:02 AM
Green planet
The United Arab Emirates' Mars research programme is turning its attention to date palm trees.
11/15/2017 12:07 AM
Ice ceiling
For decades, there was a ceiling not of glass but of ice, holding women back from doing research in Antarctica.
11/10/2017 01:22 AM
Sewing for Nasa
From the Apollo spacesuits to the Mars rovers, women behind the scenes have stitched vital spaceflight components.
11/08/2017 03:09 AM
Carbon case history
Prof Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London explains why this gas has played a crucial role in shaping the Earth's climate.
10/19/2017 12:15 PM
Rare spectacle
The Norwegian island of Kvaløya is now one of the few places in Europe to see a pod of killer whales.
11/03/2017 04:42 PM
Waterworld
Sir David Attenborough is returning to our screens and people are very excited about it.
10/29/2017 12:42 AM
A new era
We need to be more concerned than ever about how society uses scientific discoveries, says Venki Ramakrishnan.
10/25/2017 12:28 AM