Meet the free range reindeer that tour the UK

Free-ranging reindeer are spending time touring the UK to help children learn about them. Meet the free range reindeer that tour the UK Source: Science &...

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...

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:...

Pacific 'baby island' is natural lab to study Mars

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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...

Pioneer astronaut John Young dies

US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has died aged 87, Nasa said."Today,...

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:...

How Greenland would look without its ice sheet

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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...

IPCC: Climate scientists consider ‘life changing’ report

Scientists meet in Korea to discuss a report aimed at keeping global temperature rise under 1.5C this century. *Featured images and content are taken from...

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...

Gove lambasts water company chiefs

The Environment Secretary attacks water industry bosses' salaries and lack of investment. *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...
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 &...

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...

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 &...

Swarm of starlings causes ‘roadblock’ in Norfolk

The birds were captured at about 14:30 GMT on Wednesday at Flitcham, near King's Lynn. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Signal detected from ‘cosmic dawn’

Scientists observe a signature on the sky from the very first stars to shine in the Universe. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

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...

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...

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...

Jupiter Great Red Spot has deep roots

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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...

Earliest animal fossils are identified

Scientists have identified the earliest known animal in the geological record. *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...

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...
Most expensive year on record for US natural disasters

Most expensive year on record for US natural disasters

The US experienced a record year of losses from fires, hurricanes and other weather related disasters in 2017, according to the US National Oceanic...

Hurricane Harvey rainfall 'weighed 127bn tonnes'

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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:...

US flood risk 'severely underestimated'

Scientists and engineers have teamed up across the Atlantic to "redraw" the flood map of the US. Their work reveals 40 million Americans are...

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...

Archaeopteryx flew like a pheasant, say scientists

The famous winged dinosaur Archaeopteryx, once thought of as the first bird, could fly, research shows. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Dozen black holes found at galactic centre

A dozen black holes may lie at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way, researchers say. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Eight amazing science stories of 2017

It was a year of endings and beginnings: the plucky Cassini spacecraft's 13-year-long mission reached its finale, while the fledgling field of gravitational wave...

Golden eagle migration out of sync with climate change

Golden eagles in North America may have the timing of their migration shifted out of step with a seasonal boom in food they need...

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...

Africa ‘set to miss UN development goal on malnutrition’

At current rates of progress no African country will meet the UN goal set for 2030, a study reveals. *Featured images and content are taken...

Kew Gardens will reopen the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse

The Temperate House at Kew Gardens, which was built in 1863, is home to some of the world's rarest plants. *Featured images and content are...

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...

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...
El Nino's long reach to Antarctic ice

El Nino's long reach to Antarctic ice

Antarctica may be thousands of kilometres from the central Pacific but events there can have a significant effect on the White Continent's ice. Scientists...

California fires: Sentinel satellite tracks wildfire smoke plume

Europe's new Sentinel-5P satellite has captured a dramatic image of the smoke billowing away from the devastating California wildfires.It is a powerful demonstration of...

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...

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...