BBC News - Science & Environment
BBC News - Science & Environment
SpaceX launch completes Iridium satellite refresh
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:16:45 GMT
The $3bn refurbishment of the original sat-phone network will help transform air-traffic surveillance.
Cern plans even larger hadron collider for physics search
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:01:16 GMT
The Future Circular Collider could be Europe's £20bn successor to the existing Large Hadron Collider.
How dynamite became a million dollar idea
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:09:43 GMT
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how dynamite became a million dollar idea.
Signals from space: Five theories on what they are
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:50:11 GMT
Mysterious cosmic signals have been picked up. What are they and where do they come from?
Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 18:11:28 GMT
A telescope picks up bursts of radio waves from a distant galaxy, shedding light on an astrophysical puzzle.
Climate change: 'Right to repair' gathers force
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 00:34:27 GMT
EU and US states are to introduce laws helping people to mend appliances that break down.
Recycling: Where is the plastic waste mountain?
Tue, 01 Jan 2019 00:49:30 GMT
A year ago China imposed a ban on waste imports, so what's happened to the UK's plastic?
Ella Kissi-Debrah 'pollution' death: Backing for new inquest
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:30:48 GMT
Nine-year-old Ella died from asthma but her family believe air pollution caused her health to fail.
Sun, 30 Dec 2018 05:10:39 GMT
Aryans are not the earliest or only source of Indian civilisation, suggests new research on genetic ancestry.
South Africa sniffer dog intercepts 116kg of rhino horn
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 18:03:16 GMT
The haul, worth more than $1.3m (£1m), is one of the largest seized in South Africa in recent years.
Watch how air pollution moves across Europe
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:26:10 GMT
See an animation showing the concentration and movement of nitrogen dioxide through the atmosphere.
Concerns over increase in toxic brine from desalination plants
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:39:53 GMT
Operations to extract fresh water from the sea are now producing 50% more of this salty effluent than expected.
Wood burners and open fires face restrictions in new clean air plan
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:34:33 GMT
Ministers hail the UK's "world leading" pollution plan, but green groups call it a missed opportunity.
Anak Krakatau: Finnish radar satellite eyes tsunami volcano
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:05:36 GMT
The innovative ICEYE radar spacecraft views the changing shape of the collapsed volcano.
The 210ft fatberg lurking in Sidmouth sewer
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 10:54:38 GMT
Take a look at the 210ft (64m) mass of congealed fat and rubbish clogging up Sidmouth's sewers.
Chang'e-4: China Moon probes take snaps of each other
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:23:12 GMT
A Chinese rover and static lander put on the far side of the Moon take pictures of each other.
Incredible 'sea monster' skull revealed in 3D
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:55:30 GMT
Face-to-face with the marine reptile that swam the ancient seas 200 million years ago.
World's 'loneliest' frog gets a date
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:02:40 GMT
Scientists find a Juliet for water frog, Romeo, once thought to be the last of his kind in the world.
The women fighting fast fashion waste
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 00:02:06 GMT
Claire and Emily run a hub that empowers people to turn their old clothes into new ones.
James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 15:28:26 GMT
Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has repeated remarks about race and intelligence.
Giant hi-tech tomato glasshouse set to produce millions of the fruit
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:07:43 GMT
The facility is set to produce 150 million tomatoes a year, helped by red LED lights and bees.
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:15:39 GMT
A university in Finland has invented a process to turn waste wood into material for clothing.
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:01:13 GMT
Scientists are getting closer to understanding the damaging tsunami that struck Sulawesi in September.
China in space
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 15:06:25 GMT
China has successfully landed on the far side of the moon, but that is not the limit of its ambitions.
Fri, 04 Jan 2019 00:03:10 GMT
What China's Chang'e-4 mission could tell us about the far side of the Moon.
The rough with the smooth
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:10:21 GMT
The UK claims to be a leader in climate change - but is it?
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:14:28 GMT
One of the most powerful Earth observation tools ever put in orbit is now gathering data about the planet.
Guardian switches to potato starch wrapping
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 15:17:52 GMT
Readers, who pressed for the change, can compost or put the new packaging in their food waste bin.
World's loneliest frog finds a possible mate
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:45:21 GMT
The world's loneliest frog, known as Romeo, finds friends (and a possible date) after water frogs found in the wild.
China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 11:08:01 GMT
The seeds, inside a sealed container, are the first plants ever grown on the Moon's surface.
World's coffee under threat, say experts
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:41:21 GMT
Of 124 coffees in the world, we only drink two, but we need to protect all of them, say scientists.
Spektr-R: Russia's only space telescope 'not responding'
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 12:17:12 GMT
Spektr-R has stopped receiving commands from Earth, Russian astrophysicists say.
Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah dies aged 89
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 12:38:02 GMT
The former Cambridge professor had received the highest honour in his subject - a Fields Medal.
Giant ice disc appears in Presumpscot River, Westbrook
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:00:33 GMT
The approximately 91m (298ft) wide frozen slab formed naturally and has been slowly spinning.