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...

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...

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:...

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:...

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...

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...

‘Guns, germs and trees’ determine gorilla’s fate

The largest ever survey of western lowland gorillas shows most are living in unprotected areas. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Seventh EU Sentinel goes into orbit

Europe's latest Earth observation satellite will focus on the behaviour and health of oceans. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Mesmerising footage shows lava lake overflow in Hawaii

Lava has risen above the crater floor in Hawaii's Kilauea volcano for the first time since 2016. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Climate change: Michael Bloomberg offers $4.5m for Paris deal

The former New York Mayor offers $4.5m to cover the lapsed US contribution to the Paris climate deal. *Featured images and content are taken from...

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...

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...

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...

How ancient DNA is transforming our view of the past

Ancient DNA from human remains has helped construct a new narrative for human history. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘Send in the drones’ to protect soil

Drones should be used to locate and penalise farmers who let soil run off their fields, a report will say. *Featured images and content are...

RAF looks to space for the future

The Royal Air Force is pushing boundaries, 100 years since it began. Three women serving with the RAF explain. *Featured images and content are taken...

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...

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:...

Macular degeneration: ‘I’ve been given my sight back’

Two patients have had pioneering stem cell therapy to restore their vision. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC 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...

‘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...

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:...

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...

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...

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 &...

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:...

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...

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...

Handheld device sequences human genome

Scientists have used a...
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...

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
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...
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...
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...
Puppy dog eyes influence dog choice

Puppy dog eyes influence dog choice

Why do we choose one dog over another? Prof Bridget Waller, an evolutionary psychologist from the University of Portsmouth, UK, found one factor influences...

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...

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,...

John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

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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 &...

UK 'faces build-up of plastic waste'

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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 &...

'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...

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...

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 &...