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.
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.