BBC News - Science & Environment
BBC News - Science & Environment
'Exhilarating' implant turns thoughts to speech
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:00:34 GMT
The technology could eventually help those who have lost their voice to speak again.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:20:29 GMT
A student house is challenged to live in a more environmentally-friendly way. How did they get on?
Stonehenge: DNA reveals origin of builders
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 23:37:17 GMT
Ancestors of the people who built Stonehenge travelled west across the Mediterranean to get to Britain.
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 00:00:21 GMT
Jo Cameron is one of two people on Earth known to have a mutation that means she feels almost no pain.
Disposable nappy recycling: How soiled nappies can be reused
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 04:12:55 GMT
Each year billions end up in landfill, but engineers have come up with a way to recover the plastic and other materials inside them.
Nasa's InSight lander 'detects first Marsquake'
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 22:24:21 GMT
It is the first seismic signal ever detected on the surface of a body other than Earth and its Moon.
'Mission Jurassic' dinosaur hunt to get under way
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:01:16 GMT
British scientists are about to participate in one of their biggest dinosaur hunts in decades.
Only one in 50 people have nights free from light pollution
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:32:18 GMT
Just one in 50 people in England experiences nights that are free from light pollution.
Dame Emma Thompson: 'If I could fly cleanly, I would'
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:04:24 GMT
Actress Dame Emma Thompson defends her decision to fly to London from the US to attend a climate change protest.
Deforestation: Tropical tree losses persist at high levels
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 04:01:24 GMT
Forests in tropical regions are disappearing at the rate of 30 football fields a minute, say researchers.
President's underwater plea for the oceans
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 10:53:03 GMT
Seychelles' leader delivers a speech in defence of the Indian Ocean from inside a submersible.
Tasmanian devils 'adapting to coexist with cancer'
Sat, 30 Mar 2019 01:32:59 GMT
There is hope for the world's largest carnivorous marsupials whose numbers have been ravaged by disease.
First ever black hole image released
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:07:31 GMT
The "monster" black hole is three million times the size of Earth.
Rise in electric community car schemes in Wales
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:06:05 GMT
Supporters say they can make it easier for people in rural areas to get around.
Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:00:25 GMT
Kakapos were one of New Zealand's most common birds, but they are now on the brink of extinction.
Back on track
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:08:00 GMT
The British-led project to break the Land Speed Record is brought back from the brink of cancellation.
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg: 'Listen to climate scientists'
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:19:14 GMT
Teenage activist Greta Thunberg has an uncompromising message on climate change.
David Attenborough climate change TV show a 'call to arms'
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:27:29 GMT
The BBC's Climate Change - The Facts, presented by Sir David Attenborough, is praised by TV critics.
Tulips from the air: Artist drawn to beauty of Norfolk flowers
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:04:13 GMT
It is their "beauty of colour and space that makes me keep coming back", artist says.
Climate change: Sir David Attenborough warns of 'catastrophe'
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:42:27 GMT
The veteran naturalist's BBC programme on climate change is his strongest warning yet on the threat of rising temperatures.
Evidence of rabbits in UK in Roman times, say academics
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:01:00 GMT
Tests on a bone, found in West Sussex, show for the first time the animal was alive in the first century AD.
Pig brains partially revived four hours after death
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:00:27 GMT
The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and death.
Thousands of penguin chicks wiped out
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 23:01:03 GMT
The second largest emperor penguin colony in Antarctica disappears, satellite images show.
Confused about climate change? Talk to our chat bot
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:49:00 GMT
BBC News launches a chat bot to help users learn about climate change in weekly conversations.
Extinction Rebellion: Climate protests 'diverting' London police
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:18:47 GMT
Police rest days are cancelled as more than 1,000 officers are deployed in London.
'Giant lion' fossil found in Kenya museum drawer
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:42:47 GMT
The bones of the huge creature belong to a new species which roamed east Africa 20 million years ago.
Are plants a necessity or a luxury?
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:02:08 GMT
A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health.
TED 2019: The $50 lab burger transforming food
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 23:07:15 GMT
TED fellow Bruce Friedrich tells the TED conference about his vision for the future of food.
Microplastics found in 'pristine' Pyrenees mountains
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:26:07 GMT
Scientists from Scotland and France spent five months monitoring the secluded site in the Pyrenees.
Plastic toys: Is it time we cut back?
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 04:07:51 GMT
Plastic toys are convenient and cheap but they can be bad for the environment.
The lunar effect - why the Moon makes us all romantics
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 18:48:32 GMT
For centuries, our lunar neighbour has been a source of fascination and inspiration for poets and artists.
Extinction Rebellion: What do they want and is it realistic?
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:58:33 GMT
The UK needs to move to net zero CO2 emissions by 2025 say protestors but how hard would that be to achieve?
Can you spot ocean plastic from space?
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:20:07 GMT
Scientists work on the challenging task of tracking pollution from orbit with encouraging results.
Early ocean plastic litter traced to 1960s
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:48:49 GMT
Scientists "accidentally" record the history of ocean plastic, including what may have been the first plastic bag to be fished out of the ocean.
Climate change: How green is your parcel?
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 01:15:59 GMT
The Royal Mail is introducing e-trikes but what are other delivery companies doing to cut their emissions?
SpaceX capsule suffers 'anomaly' during tests in Florida
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 06:29:32 GMT
There are plans to launch a manned mission to the International Space Station later this year.
Britain breaks coal-free power record over Easter weekend
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:37:54 GMT
UK sees longest continuous period without generating electricity from coal as temperatures soar.
India eco-school: Is this the greenest campus on Earth?
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 23:55:11 GMT
Secmol is an Indian school pioneering practical green education in one of the harshest environments.
Baby boom for North Atlantic right whales off US coast
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 16:25:09 GMT
US researchers spot three mother and calf pairs of the endangered North American right whale species.
Greta Thunberg: Teen activist says UK is 'irresponsible' on climate
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:22:58 GMT
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg tells UK politicians a generation's future has been "stolen".
Study identifies danger glacial lakes across Tibetan Plateau
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:25:59 GMT
A comprehensive study assesses the flood danger posed by glacial lakes across the Tibetan Plateau.
Extinction Rebellion: How might ministers win over the protesters?
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:45:25 GMT
A closer look at Extinction Rebellion's demands and how the government might try to achieve them.
Extinction Rebellion London activists chained to Jeremy Corbyn's home
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 19:51:31 GMT
Four Extinction Rebellion campaigners glued themselves together outside the Labour leader's home.
Beresheet spacecraft: 'Technical glitch' led to Moon crash
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 16:03:50 GMT
Preliminary data suggests a technical glitch caused the Beresheet spacecraft to shut down its main engine at the wrong time.