BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

Dead whale 'had 40kg of plastic in its stomach'

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:15:05 GMT

The Cuvier's beaked whale was found in the Philippines, filled with 16 rice sacks and multiple shopping bags.

Students with a food waste problem

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 01:06:22 GMT

How easy is it to reduce our food waste? Two students have been finding out.

Sir David Attenborough to present climate change documentary

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:00:35 GMT

The broadcaster's film will explore potential threats to our planet and the possible solutions.

IVF ethics pioneer Mary Warnock dies

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:53:13 GMT

The philosopher Baroness Mary Warnock has died at the age of 94.

Hayabusa-2: Asteroid mission exploring a 'rubble pile'

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 22:46:41 GMT

The mission exploring an asteroid finds that it consists of material blasted off another asteroid.

Dragon in graphics

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 19:02:24 GMT

How Elon Musk's Crew Dragon spaceship goes to, and returns from, the International Space Station.

Soggy Ben Nevis can be bone dry

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:18:59 GMT

Old weather data reveals how the UK's highest mountain can experience periods of near-zero humidity.

Phones crushed to reveal precious metals

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:47:02 GMT

Researchers are blending mobile phones to find out what rare and precious metals are in them.

Fund to boost female and black physicist numbers

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:50:05 GMT

Astrophysics star launches a scheme to help female and black students to become researchers.

Climate change: Unlocking the secrets of glacial microbes

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:14:08 GMT

Surviving in the Arctic's freezing environment has helped glacial microbes develop special powers.

Green challenge

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?

Bubble maths researcher wins top award

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:16:51 GMT

One of the highest prizes for mathematics is awarded to Prof Karen Uhlenbeck for her ground-breaking work.

Super bloom tourists cause small town 'safety crisis'

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:31:40 GMT

Tourists hoping to photograph a bloom of wild poppies briefly shut down a California canyon.

Night parrot finding in Australia not backed up by evidence

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:23:07 GMT

Conservationists retract their findings, after evidence for the bird's discovery is disputed.

Bloodhound: Land speed record car is relaunched

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:31:37 GMT

The Bloodhound supersonic car is back and preparing to renew its pursuit of the land speed record.

Dig planned at rare 'Neolithic mortuary' in Aberdeenshire

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:19:14 GMT

Archaeologists hope to uncover new details of a site where dead may have been left for scavengers.

Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 16:35:14 GMT

The number of planets detected around other stars - or exoplanets - is set to hit the 4,000 mark.

Hen harriers 'vanishing due to illegal killing' - study

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:32:02 GMT

Bird of prey 10 times more likely to die on English grouse moors than other habitats, data shows.

'Baby Grady' gives fertility hope to boys with cancer

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:52:06 GMT

A new approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment - thanks to a baby monkey.

Rogue waves occurring less but 'becoming more extreme'

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 01:23:15 GMT

Rogue waves that can appear out of calm seas are growing in size, a study of the US coast suggests.

Smuggled orangutan seized at Bali airport

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:59:17 GMT

A Russian is arrested on suspicion of trying to take it back home to keep as a pet.

Mount Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:24:50 GMT

The remains of mountaineers who died on the world's highest peak are being exposed as its ice melts.

Psyche: Metal world mission targets 'iron volcanoes'

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:20:29 GMT

What exotic processes occur on the world known as 16 Psyche? A Nasa mission will soon find out.

Planet Venus: Hopes rise of new mission to the hothouse world

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:45:59 GMT

New science is ending the longstanding perception that Venus is a dead planet.

The Indonesian paradise island drowning in plastic

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:14:45 GMT

Beaches on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are covered in plastic - and some of it is being dumped there by local businesses.

Climate strikes spread worldwide as students call for action

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:24:14 GMT

Thousands of school pupils protest in cities across Asia and Europe against climate change.

'Super worried' about the planet - in Spain, Kenya, Bangladesh

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:25:52 GMT

Young people around the world on their fears about the effects of pollution and climate change.

Black on white

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 23:59:09 GMT

The first British-led expedition to gather space rocks in the Antarctic returns with 36 objects.

Climate strike: What is a climate emergency?

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:04:10 GMT

Bath is the latest council to declare one, as students protest about the planet.

Trail-blazing gardening women of Kew

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 02:31:44 GMT

The first female gardeners at Kew had to garden in bloomers, but in other ways were ahead of their time.

Artificial meat: UK scientists growing 'bacon' in labs

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:28:56 GMT

Researchers have grown animal cells on blades of grass - could a slaughter-free bacon supply be feasible?

Climate change: Satellite fix safeguards Antarctic data

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 13:07:52 GMT

Scientists ensure the constant monitoring of the White Continent will continue unbroken into the 2030s.

Old becomes new

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:48:05 GMT

Two students take up the challenge of repairing, reusing and recycling clothes for London Fashion Week.

Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:49:54 GMT

The abandoned Chernobyl exclusion zone could be about to change for the first time since the world's worst nuclear disaster.

New Horizons: Ultima Thule 'a time machine' to early Solar System

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:43:16 GMT

Ultima Thule has been described as a Frankenstein object, composed of "poorly formed snowmen".

Cyclone Idai: How the storm tore into southern Africa

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:15:38 GMT

Parts of southern Africa have been left devastated after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, destroying towns and villages in its path.

Spring arrival: Public to capture new season in words

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:37:09 GMT

The public is being asked to contribute entries to a national nature diary documenting the arrival of spring.

Planet Jupiter: Spectacular picture of Jupiter's storms

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:21:22 GMT

Three images of Jupiter are combined to make a striking new image of the planet and its famous spot.

Climate change: Water shortages in England 'within 25 years'

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:00:59 GMT

Wasting water should be as taboo as blowing smoke in a baby's face, says Environment Agency boss.

US detects huge meteor explosion

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 05:07:41 GMT

The fireball is the second most powerful in 30 years and the biggest since Chelyabinsk in 2013.

Sinking island in the Sundarbans Delta

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 00:17:33 GMT

Thousands of people still live on the Indian island, which has shrunk in size to just 4.5 sq km.