BBC News - Science & Environment
BBC News - Science & Environment
Bloodhound supersonic car project axed
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:20:13 GMT
The driver of the 1,000mph supersonic vehicle says the car is available for the cost of a Ferrari.
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?
ISS: Spacewalk cosmonauts investigate mystery hole
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:51:20 GMT
The mystery hole in a Soyuz capsule docked to the International Space Station caused a pressure leak.
Out of the shadows
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 07:31:01 GMT
Caroline Herschel discovered eight comets - one was named after her - but her work is less known about than her brother William's.
Climate change is 'shrinking winter'
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:49:22 GMT
Snowy mountain winters are being squeezed into shorter periods, threatening water supplies and increasing wildfire risk.
Climate change: Failure to tackle warming 'suicidal'
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:22:59 GMT
UN secretary general tells climate negotiators in Poland that failure to make progress would be a desperate blow for the planet.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:22:28 GMT
Sainsbury's is the first UK supermarket to stock edible insects - but just how tasty are they?
Climate change: Trump coal event overshadowed at COP24
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 06:41:51 GMT
White House efforts to promote fossil fuels are set to be upstaged by investors moving away from coal.
Nasa's InSight probe listens to Martian winds
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 18:08:15 GMT
Two instruments on the recently landed InSight probe capture the noise made by the planet's wind.
Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:26:46 GMT
The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic makes it to the edge of space and back.
'Surprise' Palu tsunami clue found on seafloor
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:01:13 GMT
Scientists are getting closer to understanding the damaging tsunami that struck Sulawesi in September.
Cars and coal help drive 'strong' CO2 rise in 2018
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:01:50 GMT
CO2 emissions hit an all time high, rising nearly 3% in 2018 thanks to coal and a booming global market for cars.
Gene study unravels redheads mystery
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:57:08 GMT
Researchers at Edinburgh University carry out out the largest genetic study of hair colour to date.
Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:24:38 GMT
Climate change in the Arctic has caused the wild reindeer population to crash by 56%, a report says.
'Digital museum' brings millions of fossils out of the dark
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:35:09 GMT
A global effort to digitally record millions of fossils is set to transform the study of evolution.
Parker Solar Probe: Sun-skimming mission starts calling home
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:16:24 GMT
Having become the closest-ever human-made object to our star, the Parker spacecraft returns its first data
Dive over Jupiter's cloud-tops with Nasa's Juno craft
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:52:05 GMT
Nasa's Juno mission to Jupiter has reached its halfway mark and revealed spectacular views of the planet's polar storms.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo: The view from the edge of space
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:43:16 GMT
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket ship has made a successful test flight, 82.7km above the Earth's surface.
Chang'e-4: China mission launches to far side of Moon
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 19:40:02 GMT
It is the first attempt to land robotic craft on the side of the Moon which never faces Earth.
Sun, 02 Dec 2018 00:14:39 GMT
As representatives gather in Poland for talks on climate change, we look at how hot the world has got and what can we can all do to tackle global warming.
Climate change: Warming made UK heatwave 30 times more likely
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 00:16:21 GMT
Rising global temperatures have massively boosted the chances of summer heatwaves in the UK, says a study.
Research worms 'too old' to go to space station
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:46:11 GMT
A launch is delayed due to mouldy food bars, meaning the worms could be a day too old for research.
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:00:50 GMT
Sophia Jex-Blake was a pioneer of women's education on her way to be Scotland's first female doctor.
What chance has Nasa of finding life on Mars?
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:16:13 GMT
When the US space agency's next rover gets to Mars in 2021, it will seek evidence of ancient life.
Five key takeaways from climate summit
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 01:13:13 GMT
The BBC's Matt McGrath looks back at key developments at UN climate talks that have ended in Poland.
Nasa's Jupiter mission Juno reveals giant polar storms
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:27:47 GMT
Stunning images from Nasa's Jupiter "JunoCam" show huge, "endless storms" at the planet's poles.
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 01:55:24 GMT
Our reliance on technology means a violent storm on the Sun could have serious effects.
East Antarctica's glaciers are stirring
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 04:42:42 GMT
Nasa detects the first signs of significant melting in a swathe of previously quiet ice streams.
Palm oil: One woman's fight to save 'the last place on Earth'
Sun, 18 Nov 2018 00:05:18 GMT
Farwiza Farhan on efforts to protect the forests where orangutan, rhinos, elephants and tigers co-exist.
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 00:00:55 GMT
Hollywood director Ron Howard talked to the BBC about creating a realistic depiction of the first human colonies on Mars.
Trump's environmental rollback rolls on
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:54:27 GMT
The administration plans to open protected lands for drilling and lift curbs on carbon emissions.
'Planet of the chickens': How the bird took over the world
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:20:37 GMT
With around 23 billion chickens on the planet at any one time, the bird is a symbol of our times, say scientists.
'Miracle' six-day-old baby survives Ebola
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:12:31 GMT
It took five weeks of round-the-clock treatment to keep Benedicte alive after her mother died.
Astronaut Nick Hague ready for second space flight attempt
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:15:31 GMT
Astronaut Nick Hague is ready for his next space flight attempt, after the first mission was aborted.
Katowice: COP24 Climate change deal to bring pact to life
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 08:28:25 GMT
Nearly 200 nations agree rules on implementing 2015 Paris agreement at UN climate talks in Poland.
House in a lab
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:02:43 GMT
Scientists have rebuilt a terraced house inside a laboratory to help make UK homes energy-efficient.
Poland climate summit protest limits anger young activists
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:10:07 GMT
Protesters are frustrated by strict controls on protests at the UN climate summit in Poland.
Plan for food waste to be separated
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:40:50 GMT
Councils will have to offer separate food caddies in a bid to combat methane emissions.
New Zealand whales: Why are so many getting stranded?
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:31:00 GMT
Illness, warmer waters and the fact that pilot whales travel in sociable groups could all play a role.
How Apollo 8 Astronauts took the famous 'Earthrise' photograph
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:17:37 GMT
Frank Borman was the Commander of the Apollo 8 mission to the Moon. The astronauts took an iconic photo of the Earth rising above the lunar surface.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 22:29:40 GMT
The endangered African wild dog will enthral TV viewers when it features in David Attenborough's new Dynasties series.
Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 20:25:57 GMT
A major climate conference in Poland has failed to adopt a key report after a dispute over a form of words.
Nasa's IceSat space laser makes height maps of Earth
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.
Stephen Hawking: A life in pictures
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:24:37 GMT
The physicist, who battled motor neurone disease for most of his life, has died at the age of 76.
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:33:53 GMT
This living laboratory could hold the key to controlling malaria and other conditions.
Stephen Hawking dies: Scientist's most memorable quotes
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:06:16 GMT
Remembering some of the key theories and quotes of the world renowned physicist, who has died.
Samples cut around Soyuz hole in spacewalk
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:19:32 GMT
Cosmonauts have cut samples from around a hole, which Moscow says may have been caused by a drill.
Nasa's Voyager 2 probe 'leaves the Solar System'
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:53:12 GMT
Voyager 2, a space probe launched in 1977, becomes only the second human-made object to enter the space between the stars.
Climate change: Protecting the poor from green taxes
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:45:12 GMT
Has President Macron's controversial fuel tax set back carbon taxes globally?
Himalayan and other Asian glaciers put the brakes on
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:00:07 GMT
The ice streams that flow down the flanks of Asia's high mountains are moving slower as they thin.
Amount of deep life on Earth quantified
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:08:00 GMT
Having dug and drilled into the Earth, scientists can now estimate how much life exists at depth.