How flowering plants conquered the world

How flowering plants conquered the world

Scientists think they have the answer to a puzzle that baffled even Charles Darwin: How flowers evolved and spread to become the dominant plants...
Large meteor spotted in skies across UK

Large meteor spotted in skies across UK

People across Britain reported seeing a large greenish light streak across the sky on Sunday evening. Large meteor spotted in skies across UK Source: Science &...

'Worrying alarm call' for world's birds on brink of extinction

Overfishing and changing sea temperatures are pushing seabirds to the brink of extinction, according to new data on the world's birds.Birds that are now...

Sea reptile fossil gives clues to life in ancient oceans

A new fossil is shedding light on the murky past of the sea reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.With tiny heads...

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...

The whales who love to sing in the dark

A new study reveals the surprising complexity of bowhead whale song. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science & Environment...

Tourism’s carbon impact three times larger than estimated

A new study says global tourism accounts for 8% of carbon emissions, far larger than previously thought. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

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...
Cloned Newmarket dachshund expecting puppies

Cloned Newmarket dachshund expecting puppies

A dachshund created through cloning is now expecting naturally-conceived puppies.Minnie Winnie was cloned after her owner Rebecca Bourne, from Wickhambrook, near Newmarket, entered her...

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...

UK 'faces build-up of plastic waste'

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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...

Plankton named after Attenborough series

Scientists at University College London (UCL) bestowed the honour on Sir David Attenborough and the documentary team. *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...

How Greenland would look without its ice sheet

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Northern Forest: Plan to plant 'ribbon of woodland' across England

Plans to create a new Northern Forest stretching from Liverpool to Hull have been kick-started by the government.It is providing £5.7m to increase tree...

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...

Nasa's New Horizons probe strikes distant gold

The American space agency's New Horizons mission has struck gold again. After its astonishing flyby of Pluto in 2015, scientists have just discovered that...

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...

New plant list to help deter garden deer

The public is being asked to report damage to garden plants from visiting wild deer. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

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...

Trash Robot cleans up Chicago River’s rubbish

The robot connects to the internet so web users can control it and donate to pay maintenance costs. *Featured images and content are taken from...

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:...

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...

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:...

John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

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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...

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...

Red squirrel numbers boosted by predator

Why red squirrel numbers are boosted by the activity of their natural predator, the pine marten. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

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...

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...

'Face of climate change'?

It is harrowing footage. An emaciated polar bear searches for food on Baffin Island, north-eastern Canada.Exhausted, it drags one leg slowly behind it, eventually...

‘Boaty McBoatface’ sub survives ice mission

The nation's favourite yellow submarine returns safely after a dangerous dive in the Antarctic. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Dracula ticks in amber tell ancient blood-sucking tale

Feathered dinosaurs were covered in ticks just like modern animals, fossil evidence shows.Parasites similar to modern ticks have been found inside pieces of amber...

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...

Making the desert sand bloom

Norwegian scientists have developed a treatment that can turn arid desert sand into farmland soil. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

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...

Pacific 'baby island' is natural lab to study Mars

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Delay for Nasa’s Tess planet-hunter

The launch of the Tess mission to find new worlds beyond our Solar System is delayed by 48 hours. *Featured images and content are taken...

InSight Diary: Mars mission ready to rumble

London scientist Tom Pike is looking forward to InSight, Nasa's new mission to the Red Planet. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Largest population of penguins found in Antarctic Peninsula

Over 1.5m penguins, the largest population on the Antarctic Peninsula, has been found on the Danger Islands. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

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 &...

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...

'Job done'

A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). Powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet...