Plastic pollution: ‘Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo’

Flushing daily disposable lenses down the toilet is increasing the threat from plastics, say experts. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Study suggests drastic decline in mountain hares

Conservation groups have called for an end to the "indiscriminate and ruthless" mountain hare culls. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Climate change: ‘Hothouse Earth’ risks even if CO2 emissions slashed

Researchers warn that even limited climate warming could trigger conditions not seen in a million years. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Rush to dam

Developing economies around the world are investing in hydropower. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science & Environment News Full article...

UK heatwave: All you need to know about snakes

Prof Tim Cockerill of the University of South Wales explains where you can find snakes in the summer. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Science behind the blood moon

Friday night's lunar eclipse will last longer than any in the 21st Century. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science...

Hyperloop test pod sets speed record

German engineering students set a record as their pod hits 457km/h in a hyperloop tunnel test. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Recycled packaging 'may end up in landfill', warns watchdog

There is no guarantee that the products you recycle are actually recycled, the UK watchdog warns. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Wave of plastic hits Dominican Republic

This was the scene on a beach in the Dominican Republic after a storm. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Nairobi National Park railway ‘threatens Kenyan wildlife’

Conservationists are crying foul over a high-speed railway being built through Nairobi National Park. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Ecuador’s colonial past ‘written in soil’

The impact of European settlers on the country is preserved in a detailed soil record, researchers have found. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Prehistoric bake-off: Recipe for oldest bread revealed

Charred crumbs found in a middle-eastern desert show that bread-making dates back 14,000 years. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Brexit ‘could damage UK environment’

MPs demand legislation to ensure the government delivers on post-Brexit air pollution promises *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science...

Fossil of ‘first giant’ dinosaur discovered in Argentina

Discovery of "first giant" shows how and when dinosaurs grew to such massive proportions. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

UK engineers to design new Mars rover

The robot vehicle would retrieve rocks that could be brought to Earth for detailed study. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Embryo breakthrough ‘can save northern white rhino’

The loss of the endangered northern white rhino could be reversed by IVF, say scientists. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Discovering King Tutankhamun’s tomb: Harry Burton’s photographs

A new exhibition reappraises the work of Harry Burton, who photographed the decade-long Tutankhamun excavation. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

What is a shelf cloud?

The weather system was captured at Lake Superior, Michigan, in the US. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science &...

Why scientists are counting seal pups in the Thames Estuary

From biologically dead to a haven for wildlife. How the Thames Estuary has become a sanctuary for seals. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Young will pick up climate change bill, advisers warn

Without action on climate change, the coming generation will pay much more to curb emissions, a UK report says. *Featured images and content are taken...

Flamingo that escaped a zoo in 2005 spotted in Texas

The bird, tagged as number 492, is seen near Lavaca Bay, Texas, after fleeing a Kansas zoo in 2005. *Featured images and content are taken...

Mirage-like dust devil swirls in Llandrindod Wells heat

The strange weather phenomenon was spotted in Powys, as temperatures soared across Wales. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science...

Greenwich observatory: Astronomers to start studying the sky again

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is to start serious study of the sky again after a break of 60 years. *Featured images and content are taken...

Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb

The discovery of a prehistoric pet gibbon suggests humans pushed apes to extinction far back in history. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Astronauts eject UK-led space junk demo mission

The RemoveDebris satellite will trial technologies for snaring broken hardware drifting in orbit. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science...

Wolves in France: Farmers fear attacks

One mayor says children under 10 years old should not walk alone, in case of an attack. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

How hats were placed atop the Easter Island statues

It took only small teams using ramps and ropes to cap the giant statues of Rapa Nui, a new study says. *Featured images and content...

Antarctic ice sheets: Four things you need to know

With Antarctica shedding ice at an accelerating rate, here's what you need to know about continent's ice sheet. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Top hat

With the first 500mph runs now pushed back to mid-2019, there is more time to prepare the world's first supersonic car. *Featured images and content...

Big cat spat

The US has more captive tigers than the rest of the world has wild ones. Why? *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Scientists shocked by mysterious deaths of ancient trees

Many of the oldest and largest specimens of Africa's baobab tree have died over the past 12 years. *Featured images and content are taken from...

How many animals are born in the world every day?

Calculating the number of daily births takes in the very largest and smallest creatures. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Key ‘step forward’ in cutting cost of removing CO2 from air

A Canadian firm says new technology has dramatically cut the cost of removing carbon from the air. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

How does plastic move around the oceans?

BBC Science Editor David Shukman explains what happens to plastic once it gets into the sea. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

50 nations ‘curbing plastic pollution’

Levies and bans have been among the most effective strategies to curb plastic waste, a UN report says. *Featured images and content are taken from...

How to inspect a nuclear energy site

BBC News went to the IAEA’s labs at Seibersdorf near Vienna to find out how they inspect the world's nuclear sites. *Featured images and content...

Margaret Atwood: ‘If the ocean dies, so do we’

Speaking at a climate change conference in London, author Margaret Atwood supported a ban on single use plastic. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Methane ice dunes found on Pluto by Nasa spacecraft

Scientists say they have found evidence of dunes of frozen methane on Pluto. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science...

Japanese whale hunters kill 122 pregnant minke

The team caught 333 minkes, many of which were pregnant females, in its Antarctic "field survey". *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Waterspout emerges from Florida storm

Strong winds from Storm Alberto have caused a small waterspout in a swimming pool in Panama City Beach, Florida. *Featured images and content are taken...

Seal released after recovering from plastic air filter injury

The seal named Relashio was close to death when he was rescued. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science &...

Environment Agency warns of serious water deficits for England

"Unsustainable" levels of extraction plus climate change could see water supply deficits across England by 2050. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Clean air plan ‘ambitious but vague’

Plan promises much cleaner air for many, but it's accused of ducking difficult issues *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Seeds of hope: The gardens springing up in refugee camps

The gardens giving hope and a sense of belonging to Syrian refugees in Iraq. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Fracking planning laws should be relaxed say ministers

Critics say it will be as easy to get the go-ahead to do a test drill as it is for a home conservatory. *Featured images...

Mysterious rise in emissions of ozone-damaging chemical

Researchers discover an unexplained rise in a compound that is highly destructive to the ozone layer. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Dinosaur parenting: How the ‘chickens from hell’ nested

Dinosaurs may have used a unique nesting strategy to prevent their eggs from being crushed. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

‘Memory transplant’ achieved in snails

Memories are transferred from one snail to another in a laboratory. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science & Environment...

Plant ‘thugs’ crowd roadside flowers

It is claimed the UK's roadside wild flowers are suffering because of pollution and poor management. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

UN climate stalemate sees extra week of talks added

Negotiations deadlocked as delegates get bogged down in technical arguments about the Paris climate pact. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...