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...

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...

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 &...

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...

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...
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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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:...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 &...

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...

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...

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...

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 &...

Warmer Arctic is the 'new normal'

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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Handheld device sequences human genome

Scientists have used a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How Greenland would look without its ice sheet

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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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

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

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:...

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...

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...

'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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...