BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

Hope for threatened 'little tiger cat'
Habitat fragmentation is a bigger threat to Chile's wildcat than human persecution, say conservationists.
01/19/2018 01:25 AM
Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission
Jeanette Epps would have been the first African-American astronaut on the space station crew.
01/19/2018 01:22 PM
Scapa Flow microplastics levels 'similar to Forth and Clyde'
Researchers at Heriot-Watt University took more than 100 sediment samples from 13 Orkney beaches.
01/19/2018 01:50 AM
2017 'warmest year without El NiƱo'
Even with no natural climate boost, last year was the second or third hottest on record.
01/18/2018 03:30 PM
Mystery deepens over mass die-off of antelopes
A mass die-off of antelopes in Kazakhstan was triggered by environmental factors, scientists believe.
01/17/2018 09:59 PM
Moustached monkey is separate species
A monkey from Ethiopia and Sudan with a distinctive "handlebar moustache" has been identified as a distinct species.
01/17/2018 02:34 PM
ICEYE's 'suitcase space radar' returns first image
Finnish start-up ICEYE releases a "first light" picture from its novel radar satellite.
01/17/2018 05:55 PM
Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer
Scientists capture "incredible" images of instructions contained in DNA being read
01/17/2018 06:02 PM
Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told
Three-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030 to meet climate change targets, ministers are told.
01/17/2018 03:05 AM
UK firm contracts to service satellites
Effective Space says it will launch "space drones" to prolong the life of telecommunications satellites in orbit.
01/17/2018 01:15 PM
Dolphin diet study gives conservation clues
Wild dolphins burn up to 33,000 calories a day, say researchers - equivalent to about 60 salmon portions.
01/17/2018 01:06 AM
Hubble scores unique close-up view of distant galaxy
The Hubble telescope has scored an unprecedented close-up view of one of the Universe's oldest galaxies.
01/16/2018 10:58 AM
Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'
Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.
01/15/2018 08:00 PM
Jordan urged to end animal mistreatment at Petra site
Donkeys, horses and camels are beaten and forced to carry tourists in extreme heat, a group says.
01/16/2018 10:35 AM
Female engineers set for success
The UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at less than 10%.
01/13/2018 12:57 AM
UK satellite to make movies from space
The spacecraft paves the way to a constellation collecting full-colour, hi-def video of Earth.
01/12/2018 07:21 AM
Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China
Fuel from the Sanchi has spread over more than 100 sq km and could badly damage marine life.
01/15/2018 12:40 PM
Citizen science bags five-planet haul
Astronomy enthusiasts help to confirm the existence of a five-planet system orbiting a far-off star.
01/12/2018 01:51 PM
The man risking his life to save pink dolphins
Fernando Trujillo works in dangerous areas of the Amazon to save the rare species.
01/19/2018 02:05 PM
Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava
Volcanologists say a "hazardous explosion" could be imminent, as thousands flee the area around Mount Mayon in the Philippines.
01/16/2018 07:33 PM
Wallaby gives police slip on Sydney Bridge
The unusual sight of a wallaby bounding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge has surprised early-morning motorists.
01/16/2018 03:02 AM
'Floating on air' after surgeons remove 19kg tumour
Watch surgeons as they remove a 19.5kg tumour from a woman's body.
01/15/2018 12:44 AM
Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France
The first panda ever born in France has gone on display to the public.
01/13/2018 03:45 PM
Cloned Newmarket dachshund expecting puppies
Minnie Winnie was created by science after her owner won a competition.
01/13/2018 10:45 AM
How flowering plants conquered the world
Scientists solve Darwin's "abominable mystery": How flowers rapidly evolved and spread across the globe.
01/14/2018 12:12 AM
Huge black hole blasts out 'double burp'
A massive black hole is seen to eject streams of high-energy particles after bingeing on hot gas.
01/12/2018 02:29 AM
Paris, London
A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.
01/17/2018 01:38 AM
Crunch question
Insects are often portrayed as a sustainable superfood - and many are delicious.
01/18/2018 11:30 AM
Hot topic
Can a series of scorching summers be blamed on climate change, and what do they tell us?
01/13/2018 04:28 PM
Check your pollution
Enter your postcode to see what the air quality is like where you are living in Britain.
01/10/2018 11:08 AM
How green are the Tories?
Theresa May's environment policy pledge is the latest step in the party's journey on the issue.
01/11/2018 06:15 PM
Thirsty city
With water usage and droughts across the globe rising, the race is on to manage water more efficiently.
01/12/2018 12:04 AM
Kitchen welfare
In Switzerland, lobsters must now be stunned before being boiled - but do they really feel pain?
01/11/2018 12:53 PM
Whale people
A glimpse into the life the Inupiat, an indigenous community in Alaska.
01/03/2018 12:35 AM
Back from the brink
Heavily armed and highly trained anti-poaching patrols have helped the population's recovery.
12/27/2017 10:36 AM
Busy year for storms
Was the remarkable 2017 hurricane season the worst ever? And did climate change play any part?
12/30/2017 12:30 AM
'Job done'
World land-speed record-holder Andy Green reflects on the past 12 months' achievements in developing the Bloodhound supersonic car.
12/25/2017 12:58 AM