‘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...

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...

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...

Warmer Arctic is the 'new normal'

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'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...

How Greenland would look without its ice sheet

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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...

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...

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,...

Map records UK’s small ups and downs

The subtle warping of the land surface across Britain is fully mapped in detail for the first time. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Space muscles study to use tiny worms

The worms are being used because they have a similar muscle structure to humans. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Science stories coming up in 2018

Science stories coming up in 2018

The BBC's global science correspondent, Rebecca Morelle, reveals what to watch out for in the new year. Science stories coming up in 2018 Source: Science &...

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...

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:...

Geminid meteor shower dazzles over northern hemisphere

If you missed the annual Geminid meteor shower, cameras captured the celestial display over China. Geminid meteor shower dazzles over northern hemisphere Source: Science & Environment If...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Origin of ‘six-inch mummy’ confirmed

Scientists investigate an unusual, small, mummified skeleton from Chile to establish its medical history. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France

The first panda ever born in France has gone on display to the public. Source: Science & Environment Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France

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...

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 &...

Waterwheel: Ten times faster than a Venus flytrap

The hunting mechanism of the carnivorous waterwheel plant has been studied in detail for the first time. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

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...

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:...

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...

Heinz Wolff, Great Egg Race presenter and scientist, dies

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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...
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 &...

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...

Why sharks like it hot – but not too hot

Scientists have calculated the water temperature at which tiger sharks are most active and abundant. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

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:...

Interstellar asteroid checked for alien technology

A project searching for intelligent life in the cosmos is going to check the first known interstellar asteroid for signs of alien technology.The odd-shaped...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 &...

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...

The coffee cup which can be recycled in existing systems

A recyclable coffee cup could help replace the 2.5 billion disposable cups binned each year. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

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...